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The Importance of Proper Shipping

Shipping may be overlooked by many small businesses and individuals, such as eBay sellers and other e-commerce businesses. What you charge, how quickly it arrives and how it looks on arrival all reflect on your brand – and your chances for repeat purchasing. Here’s how to ship more quickly and cost-effectively and look better than your competitors. 1. Boost sales … Continue reading »

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Shipping & Package Tracking

div.pointslist ol li {margin-bottom:5px;} Continued growth of business to consumer (b2c) e-commerce has increased demand for low-cost package shipping services. Demand for inexpensive parcel shipping is especially intense for online and catalog retailers, as well as for private online sellers (such as Amazon and eBay sellers). These merchants face consumers keen on being able to follow their package at all … Continue reading »

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Shipping Golf Clubs

Whether on a family vacation or business trip, countless people enjoy golfing when traveling. Unfortunately, traveling with golf clubs can be difficult and a significant hassle. If the clubs aren’t adequately protected and cushioned, they will likely knock into one another on the flight, possibly damaging them. Carrying a golf club bag around airports and through security checks … Continue reading »

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Containerized Storage

Every day, people around the world pack up their belongings into moving boxes and move to a new home. Oftentimes, however, a person will find themselves lacking the space necessary to store all the packaged boxes. Containerized storage, or storage “pods,” has been growing in popularity as a solution to this lack of space. The service, which is becoming increasingly … Continue reading »

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Automobile Shipping Services

Car Shipping Guidelines Make a copy of all keys. Have your registration and title. Have your proof of insurance. Disable the car alarm. TIP: For liability reasons, you may NOT place clothing or other belongings in the car for shipping.

Countless people require a packing and shipping service nearly every day. A number of customers visit Box Brothers on an … Continue reading »

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Valentine’s Day Shipping

- Distance Can’t Stop Love – Shipping Gifts & Treats for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, couples throughout the world are scrambling to find the perfect gift for their significant other. Unfortunately, many couples are physically separated by great distances. Some people live in different states, some in different countries, and some are in a relationship with … Continue reading »

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Senior Citizen Moves

Packing Up and Moving To A Retirement Community A User-Submitted Post Packing and moving! It should be a breeze by now after a lifetime of following my husband Jack from one military post to another.  I’d gotten the packing and moving process down to an art in those days. I was familiar with all the moving and packing tips ‘n tricks. … Continue reading »

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Auction Fulfillment

Packing, Shipping, and Storage for Auction Items — Anywhere in the World! A visitor-submitted article I’m just a kid at heart!  That’s what I tell my children when they fuss at me about my toy collection.  I’m talking real toys here, handcrafted, and not a one of them needs a battery!  So what if nearly every room in the house … Continue reading »

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Shipping Electronics To/From Las Vegas for CES

The Consumer Electronics Show & The Importance of PROFESSIONAL Electronics Packing/Shipping Services A Guest-Written Article Las Vegas, here I come! This will be my year, I know it! Last year I was just one of the throng, stuck at the back of the room listening to Seidenberg give the keynote address, wending my way through the crowds at the exhibit … Continue reading »

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Distributing and Shipping an Estate

Distributing and Shipping a Loved One’s Estate Around The World A Personal Account of Distributing and Shipping a Loved One’s Estate and Possessions My great aunt Jane passed away last month. She was in her 90s and had been ill recently so her passing wasn’t unexpected. But being appointed the co-executor of her estate was a surprise! It fell to … Continue reading »

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A Massive Site Upgrade

We are excited to announce that the official Box Brothers website is undergoing a significant update over the next couple weeks. These updates will not only extend the design and interface of the site, but its functionality and features as well. They are intended to provide users with additional tools and information regarding moving, shipping, and packing. When completed, the … Continue reading »

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QUICK TIP: Avoid Airline Hassle, Ship Your Baggage

If you plan on taking a flight anytime soon, why not consider shipping your baggage? With gas prices through the roof, airlines are charging more and more for their services, including bag fees. Furthermore, traveling with (large) bags can be a sore inconvenience, especially if traveling alone (I learned this the hard way). A convenient solution to this issue is … Continue reading »

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The Hazards of Used Boxes

Some years ago, people who were moving would often go looking for used boxes behind super markets and grocery stores. Nowadays, there are several companies who actually sell used boxes, especially online. For example, one such company is UsedCardboardBoxes.com. In their “moving kits” section, for example, they refer to other companies’ (including Box Brothers) prices for new boxes, in an … Continue reading »

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A Guide To Moving Boxes & Their Uses

Small Box (1.5 cu. ft.) – 16” x 12” x 12” – The standard “Small Box,” also known as a “Book Box” or “Record Box,” is the ideal box for smaller, heavier items. As the name suggests, it is the standard box for packing books, LP records, and even documents (if a File Box is unavailable to you). This box … Continue reading »

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How To Move Plants

Almost every house has at least one or two house plants in it. Many people don’t think about how they’re going to transport their plants when it comes time to move. Simply placing them bare on a truck is not recommended. Plants can easily be damaged by temperature changes, and are prone to becoming unpotted during a move. Here are … Continue reading »

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Bekins Announces Free Move Contest

Bekins A-1 Movers & Bekins Moving Solutions announced a new contest in which one lucky winner will enjoy a FREE full-service move (up to $7,500 in value) by the nationwide mover. CDS Moving Equipment will provide all the boxes and packaging material for the move. Interested participants are required to submit an essay or video explaining why they deserve to … Continue reading »

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How To Pack For Self-Storage

Packing your belongings properly and efficiently for self-storage (in a storage facility) is beneficial in a number of ways. A. If you will be visiting your storage unit frequently to retrieve, use, or put away belongings, it helps to have room to move about within the unit. B. You will have room to add any unplanned items to the storage … Continue reading »

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Moving Myths

Top Moving Myths Myth 1: “All boxes are the same. There is no benefit to ‘moving’ boxes.” This is simply untrue. Boxes come in varying strengths, and moving boxes are designed and built to hold more weight. Most often, the free boxes you may find behind a grocery store will collapse if you fill them up with books or comparable … Continue reading »

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How To Move With A Pet

Moving can be frustrating enough without pets, but with them it can be a difficult challenge. Follow the guidelines below to ensure that moving with your pet will be a safe and successful task.

Is your pet used to traveling in a car? Get the accustomed to being in a car by taking them with you when you’re driving … Continue reading »

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Open-Me-First Boxes

Open-Me-First Boxes Throughout our many years in the moving industry, we’ve picked up a few tips ‘n tricks that will help anyone relocating their residence. Among the most useful of these tips is “Open-Me-First Boxes” (OMFB’s). An OMFB is a box that has been purposely packed with items that are useful immediately following your arrival at your new home. These … Continue reading »

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Shipping Small Packages.. Correctly

A first-time shipper will often encounter some confusion when shipping a package. This can lead to small mistakes, which will result in a much larger problem. Simply forgetting to properly address your package, or unknowingly failing to apply enough tape to the box, will likely result in your shipment never arriving at its destination. For eBay sellers, this would be … Continue reading »

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