Shipping Supplies – Getting Familiar With Bubble Mailers

Did you have bad experience with your courier service where some goods you are sending were all messed up or broken? Indeed, no recipient would be happy to receive items in bad form or shape. Well, if you must really evaluate further, it may not totally be your courier’s fault. Somehow, your choice of shipping envelopes or any other shipping supplies has something to do with it.

Indeed, we can never do without shipping supplies when we need to send out something with the use of a courier service. When ordinary envelopes can’t do, the sealed air mailers or bubble envelopes can certainly do better.

Bubble envelopes or sealed air mailers are special shipping envelopes. They usually have the self-sealing characteristic and are padded bubble wraps or cushions on the inside. They also help keep or maintain the shape and form of the transported item; which is the reason why they are also known as protective mailers.

A lot of individuals also know them as cushion mailers. Why they are called such is already self explanatory. Just to name a few, photos, books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and electronic components, we need to safely place them in these cushion mailers padded with plastic bubble wraps for some real cushioning.

Since they are only special shipping envelopes that are padded with plastic bubble wraps, the use of bubble mailers, should not apply to all items. There are materials that are breakable or fragile that should be better packed with other shipping supplies.

Fragile materials should use other forms of shipping supplies, instead. For example, we can use shipping boxes with bubble wraps inside to wrap and cushion the fragile material really well. Therefore, we can only use the bubble envelope or sealed air mailers for some light or standard cushioning.

It is generally recommended that we stock up on bubble mailers rather than having to buy them in singles. Just like anything sold online, we can definitely save more if we buy in large quantities.

Photo Book Software: DigitalPrintLab

DigitalPrintLab is new photo book software that you can download and use to create your own designed and personalized photo book with text captions.

This program will allow you to upload all of your favorite pictures and memories into one area. From there you can choose a background and a page layout that will work best to present your photos in the way that you desire. You can choose from a variety of new features and customization options that will allow you to create your photo book easily and to the specifications that you require.

You will be able to manipulate your pictures and add text and captions to them. You can design the text and choose its color and font. You can change the elements on each page of your photo book to be something different than the last; or you can choose to have them all in the same design. You can also arrange the elements and colors on the different pages of your Fotobuch (photobook) into a theme such as red and black or Christmas colors, Halloween colors, etc. You can arrange your photos however way you want them and in the order you wish them to be seen.

You can also choose to have a different background used on different pages with different layouts and styles. You also have the option to trim and resize your photos to fit better within the page layout you have chosen.

The software is designed to be user friendly and easy to use so that anyone can use this software; even those not used to using photo software or manipulation tools. There are functions such as the “manage all” function that will make arranging and collecting your photos much easier for the new user.

The photos will be printed on high quality material and will be printed in high resolution to maintain the highest quality possible.

When you are ready to order your photo book you can order it online as a cd-rom or you can choose to have it printed. If you choose to have it printed it will take 3-7 business days for it to be completed and mailed out to you. You can choose to use the normal mail system or you can choose to you a courier service. Once your photo book has been completed a bill will be sent to you with shipping options and charges.

Let a Professional Courier Help Keep Your Precious Family Photos Safe

A number of television programmes in recent years have made the activity of tracing your family tree very popular indeed. It really is no wonder though that more people are getting involved in this area, as the internet has made the process of research so much easier. You can now access official records and census documents online and there are even online services such as Facebook helping to reunite people with long lost relatives and old friends. It doesn’t take much to start researching your own family tree, and it is said to become quite addictive after a while.

As part of the process of learning about your own family, you will no doubt come to the point where you need other family members to lend a hand and help identify people in photographs. Sometimes it is unavoidable having to send these precious items over to relatives for them to look at, but you’ll want to make sure that they stay safe every step of the way. Items such as old photographs can often be irreplaceable, so if you are sending them to friends or relatives in another part of the UK, or perhaps even in another country, then you will want to make sure that they are in the best hands and will be kept safe and sound.

The best option for sending any items that need to be kept safe is by sending them with a professional and reputable parcel courier. Going online and using an online parcel delivery site will give you access to the world’s top firms, companies that can be trusted to keep your consignment safe. When you are dealing with things as precious as family photographs then you will not want to take any chances whatsoever. Handing your goods over to a reliable firm such as CityLink, FedEx or Parcelforce means that the items will be handled with care and looked after every single step of the journey.

If you have never sent items with a courier before then don’t panic because it really is a simple process. It will take just a few minutes to organise for a leading carrier to come to your home or place of work and pick up your consignment. Just go onto the internet, find a reputable online parcel delivery company and follow the steps on the screen. It really couldn’t be simpler.

7 Tips to Survive a Bad Courier Delivery Experience

Often a business will only find out how good their same day courier service is, when something goes wrong.

This article is seven tips on how to survive a bad same day courier experience.

1. Accept that its happened. From a late delivery or non collection, denial resolves nothing.

2. Gather as much information about the problem as you can as soon as you can.

3. Clarify whether the courier made the delivery or whether you need to get someone else in to complete it.

4. Ascertain the status of your goods, ask the driver to take photos on their mobile phone and send them across to you.

5. Remember – another courier may be reluctant to assist if the cargo is damaged in transit and may need reassuring that the business has no intention of claiming from the new courier companies insurance.

6. Inadequate packaging is not the couriers fault and if they thought it was inadequate they should have verbalised this to you at time of booking (many good couriers carry blankets and wrapping, just in case).

7. Remember traffic can cause infinite problems, and no traffic jam lasts forever (although when approaching a deadline it may seem like it!). Communication with your courier and your customer can make a huge difference to the successful outcome of the delivery.

Communication is the key.

Keeping your customer informed is essential to prevent the bad courier experience costing you the customers business. Remember that the negatives can be turned around to show your capability in dealing with tough and awkward situations, that your communication and customer service are second to none.  If you do this, the chances are your customer will not even notice the potential delivery disaster.

If you find you are constantly on the phone to your courier, if the smallest of jobs are not completed to your satisfaction then it’s time to look at new same day courier services. When comparing costs, always remember to factor in what the cost of the hassle caused by the bad courier service.

Remember – A small saving on price is not worth the inconvenience to your customers.

Good luck with surviving your bad courier service because if you don’t do something about it, your customers will – they will move to a new supplier.

Sarah Arrow