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Shipping Mistakes Resources, Guides & Tips

Simplify the process of shipping your belongings and moving your home or office with our shipping mistakes resources, shipping mistakes guides, and shipping mistakes tips.

How To Prepare a Pallet for Shipping: 12 Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on Sep 09, 2019

Pallets are typically shipped through less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. To help make sure your pallet is securely packed and prepared, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common pallet shipping mistakes—and how you can avoid them.

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3 Mistakes to Avoid when Shipping a Xerox Machine

Posted on Jun 24, 2016

Although large and heavy, copy machines and printers are delicate instruments that can easily be damaged if they are not properly prepared for shipment, or if the wrong type of carrier is selected.

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The Difference In Shipping A Couch-Bed vs. A Couch

Posted on May 30, 2016

If you’ve never had to pack up and move your couch or couch-bed, or even if you have, you may be wondering what’s the best way to prep your couch for the trip. Let’s take a look at the right and the wrong way to get your couch ready for shipping.

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3 Types of Items that Cannot be Shipped by Freight

Posted on May 25, 2016

If you’re wondering, “What items can I ship by freight?” or “Why can’t I ship this item by freight?” wonder no more. Learn what items can and cannot be included in your shipment and why.

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Best Practices for Shipping a Large Area Rug

Posted on May 13, 2016

Packing an area rug may be fairly straightforward—often, all you have to do is roll it up, wrap it, and tie it. But moving that heavy, bulky area rug is a whole different story. Keep reading to get our tips for the best way to ship a rug.

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6 Things to Consider when Shipping your Curio Cabinet

Posted on Apr 29, 2016

Curio cabinets are bulky and heavy, and they often contain delicate components like mirrors or glass shelves that require special care when relocating. After carefully wrapping and packing each piece in your curio cabinet, why not extend the same care to the cabinet itself? 

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How To Ship An Antique China Cabinet

Posted on Apr 27, 2016

China cabinets hold our most precious—and most breakable—belongings. Your china cabinet deserves the same extra care and consideration you give when packing its delicate contents—keep reading to get our expert tips for preparing your china cabinet for shipping.

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Top Reasons Entertainment Centers Get Damaged During A Move

Posted on Apr 20, 2016

Learn more from Transit Systems about the reasons why entertainment centers get damaged during a move, make sure you’re protected.

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The Biggest Mistake People Make when Shipping Designer, Unique, or Oddly Shaped Furniture

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

When shipping unique or oddly shaped furniture there are several misconceptions that you should be aware of so that you can protect your assets.

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