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How to Ship a Kick Scooter

Ship a Kick ScooterA kick scooter is a push-powered vehicle comprised of a handlebar, deck and wheels. The rider places one foot on the deck and uses the other foot to push off. The handlebar provides support and steer the scooter to the desired direction. It is a popular and practical mode of transportation for adults and a fun activity for youngsters.

A typical scooter has two wheels but models with 3 or four wheels, usually designed to be more stable for children, are also available. It is made primarily of sturdy but light weight material such as aluminium with the handle bars usually foldable or retractable for portability and easy storage. Children's toy variant are usually made of plastic and do not fold.

To avoid any damage, a scooter must be appropriately packed prior to shipping. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a kick scooter.

Fold or retract the scooter's handle bar following the manufacturer's direction so you can pack it in its smallest size possible. Wrap the entire scooter in large bubble wrap, making sure that all parts are covered and cushioned well. Non-folding scooters should be bubble wrapped as is. Use tape to keep moving parts such as the handlebar and wheels from moving.

As a preventive measure in case the outer address is damaged, make a label with the name, address and phone number of the recipient and adhere it to the outer layer of the bubble wrap.

Place the bubble wrapped kick scooter into an appropriately-sized box with a layaer of packing peanuts on the bottom. The box should be large enough to accommodate the scooter and provide at least extra two inches on all sides for packing materials. Fill remaining empty space with more packing peanuts. Make sure that the box is entirely filled so that the scooter does not move at all when you close the box and shake it a bit.

Close and seal the box with 2 or 3-inch packing tape. The box should be taped in an “H” pattern so that all seams are sealed and will not pop open during transit.

Put address and labels on at least two sides of the box and take it to the nearest shipping center or post office and send it on its way.

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