Wireless speakers are some of the most popular gadgets these days, with every audio company coming up with their own version. These devices pretty much operate in the same way regular speakers do except that they have transmitters, instead of wires, that carries a signal (Bluetooth, RF or Infrared) from the source to the speakers. With wireless speakers, you can instantly play music from your smartphone or tablet without having to install complicated cables and wires.
These devices come at all shapes and prices, from a portable and affordable block to a multi-device system that also comes with a handsome price tag. They can vary wildly in sound quality and features.
Just like other electronic devices, wireless speakers are fragile and must be handled with care during transport. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship wireless speakers to ensure that they survive any form of impact that may occur during transit and arrive in excellent condition.
Wireless speakers are best-shipped double-boxed in their original packaging. The original boxes have designated sections that hold the speakers and their accessories snugly. As the manufacturers’ boxes are shipped crated in bulk to stores, the original packaging may not be sturdy enough to be shipped on its own. This is the reason why the original packaging must be double boxed to ensure safe arrival.
To double box, place the original packaging in a slightly larger box with a couple of inches of packing peanuts in the bottom. Fill the sides with more packing peanuts up to the top of the box. The peanuts should keep the inner package in the center of the outer box and prevent the inner box from moving during transit. Close and seal the outer package with packaging tape.
When shipping wireless speakers without their original box, place every device in an anti-static bag and seal. Then, wrap them individually in at least two layers of anti-static bubble wrap. Arrange the wireless speakers in a box that can snugly accommodate all the pieces. Fill all empty spaces between the items with packing peanuts. All spaces must be filled up to prevent unnecessary movement. Close and seal the inner box and place it in a larger box. Double box the wireless speakers as previously described and seal with packaging tape.
Address and label the package with “Fragile” and “Handle with Care.” Take it to your local post office or shipping company.