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Packing and Shipping Glassware and Fine China 

Glassware and Fine China
Valuable China and glassware takes special care when it needs to be packed for transport. Even when moving with a professional moving company ensure your china and important glass pieces are packed sufficiently to make the move. Gateway crate and freight has years of experience in professionally packing fine pieces of china, crystal and glass. If you need to pack and ship your glassware leave it to the professionals. Arizona packing and crating services for your valuable glassware.
Glass Chandelier Cradle, Crate Pack and Ship
Chandelier Shipping
Packing and shipping a large 350 lb Chandelier takes expertise and a lot of work. This Chandelier was purchased from My Sisters Attic, a consignment store in Chandler, Arizona.

This valuable chandelier was purchased online and needed to be shipped to its new owner in California. We were tasked with picking up, packing, bracing and crating the chandelier to arrive safely.

This is no easy task but was accomplished though mapping out the steps in the logistics chain necessary to make this a success. First, how to transport the Chandelier from the consignment store to the Gateway warehouse?

The first picture on the top right shows a half constructed cradle. We did this to allow easy transfer from the store support into the crate support. If the cradle had been fully assembled the pickup crew would have had to lift the 350 lbs item up and over the supports. 

By only constructing half of the cradle it allowed the crew to move the chandelier onto the cradle bar and into the crate without lifting high. Once the chandelier was placed on the middle bar the crew then assembled the back part of the cradle around the light to support it during transit.

When moving a chandelier there is always a risk of the crystal strings falling. It is important to provide some support to each level of strings to minimize the bounce and vibration that causes them to fall off.

We take great pride in designing a method of safely shipping fragile pieces like this chandelier. We custom design our crates to work best for the item that is being transported. The cradle design and the box crate construction was ideal for packing and shipping this item.

Before designing the packing for anything its important to know HOW an item is going to ship. Is it going, like this item, to a persons house where the item will need to be delivered on a lift gate and rolled into the garage for later removal?  

If you purchase something big, valuable and fragile make sure you know exactly what you need when it comes to packing, crating and shipping. We can give you a quote and discuss your options for free. 

Give us a call Toll free 855-474-4685 or fill out one of our Easy Quote forms and we will get back to you soon. Check out our glassware page for more info 

Fiesta ware Pack and Ship
Fiesta ware packing
This collection of colorful plates and pitchers is known as fiesta ware because of its bright colors. The owner is very fond of this collection and did not want anything damaged.

We took great care in packing this collection. Our process included bubble wrapping each individual plate. The plates where then grouped and wrapped again. These bubble wrapped groups were then wrapped in paper and the groups seperated from each other.

These boxes were then placed in another box with 2" of styrofoam peanuts to protect them. This small dishware collection became a pretty big shipment since the double boxes were 30X30X30.

This method protected the fragile and valuable dishes from cracking or breaking during tranportation. 
Glassware Pack and Ship
Glassware pack and ship
We picked up, packed and shipped the glass items. The owner did not want anything to happen to any of the glass pieces for her move back to the mid west. Although she moved most of her furniture and household goods in a moving van herself. For her valuable china and glassware however, she wanted to have them professionally packed and shipped to ensure they would arrive in good condition.

Everything got to her in perfect condition. 75 pieces of glassware and china were packed boxed and shipped by Gateway Crate and Freight.
We used a combination of small bubble wrapped in large bubble with paper fill and double boxed. The double boxed method is when we can tightly pack one box and then put that box in another box that has about 2" of Styrofoam peanuts between to protect the inner box.

This method protects it from transportation vibration and some dropping or even another object puncturing the outer box and not being able to make contact with the items inside the inner box.

Each packing and shipping job is unique and different packing methods and materials are utilized based on the type of transportation the packing will need to endure. We take these factors into consideration when packing and shipping fine china and valuable glassware for our customers.

Call us today Toll Free 855-474-4685 Local 602-321-0514

    
Fine China packing and shipping
Fine China packing
This collection of fine china was packed and shipped by Gateway Crate and Freight to ensure its safe arrival to Pennsylvania. This 92 piece collection was dropped off at our pack and ship facility in Tempe, Arizona.
 
Great care was given to packing and shipping this collection. A lot of pieces and a lot of packing material was need for this. It was shipping via truck so we had to ensure all pieces were protected from road vibration and other freight.

The bottom picture shows how 92 pieces of china looks like after its all packed sufficiently in double boxes. Ended up being a pretty tall order but nothing the professionals at gateway Crate and Freight cant handle, in fact we love protecting your fine china and glassware.

These pieces arrived to their owner in perfect condition. Give us a call the next time you have a collection of fine china or expensive glassware you need to have packed and shipped.

Toll Free 855-474-4685 Local 480-966-0795
Waterford Crystal May 2014 Shipment of the Month
Crystal Pack and Ship
Our May shipment of the month was a household goods move that consisted of a valuable collection of Waterford Crystal, fragile china and glassware pieces that needed extra protection for shipping over 1000 miles.

Gateway Crate and Freight has packaged a number of valuable glassware items for residential customers. Utilizing quality packing materials we protected these valuable items by custom making dividers and double boxing the wrapped fragile dishware.

When you pack and ship fragile glass and dishware especially with other household goods it is important to ensure the items are packed well and appropriately positioned in the load to ensure the most protection. 

A large piece collection such as this takes a lot of time to pack correctly, but when the pieces are valuable the packing is the most important step in the process. This particular shipment we just double boxed but for other people boxing and then crating the items help protect the collection even more.

Large household goods moves are best handled by professional moving companies, but when you only are moving a few "Special" items like dishware, an antique table and desk or a couple small furniture items a pack and ship option maybe the most economical for you and it also gives you the ability to have things packed well.

If you have expensive glass ware or dishware and you want to protect it during a move or shipping you should have it professionally packaged. This client was "extremely happy we chose Gateway Crate and Freight to handle our shipment".

Call us Toll Free 855-474-4685 Local 480-363-0304

Our May shipment of the month was a household goods move that consisted of a valuable collection of Waterford Crystal, fragile china and glassware pieces that needed extra protection for shipping over 1000 miles.

Gateway Crate and Freight has packaged a number of valuable glassware items for residential customers. Utilizing quality packing materials we protected these valuable items by custom making dividers and double boxing the wrapped fragile dishware.

When you pack and ship fragile glass and dishware especially with other household goods it is important to ensure the items are packed well and appropriately positioned in the load to ensure the most protection. 

A large piece collection such as this takes a lot of time to pack correctly, but when the pieces are valuable the packing is the most important step in the process. This particular shipment we just double boxed but for other people boxing and then crating the items help protect the collection even more.

Large household goods moves are best handled by professional moving companies, but when you only are moving a few "Special" items like dishware, an antique table and desk or a couple small furniture items a pack and ship option maybe the most economical for you and it also gives you the ability to have things packed well.

If you have expensive glass ware or dishware and you want to protect it during a move or shipping you should have it professionally packaged. This client was "extremely happy we chose Gateway Crate and Freight to handle our shipment".

Call us Toll Free 855-474-4685 Local 480-966-0795

Cradle Build Chandelier
Cradle Build
Packing Chandelier
Packing and bracing
Chandelier Move
Moving Chandelier
Chandelier Crate
Crated Chandelier
Dishware Bubble wrap
Plates Bubble Wrapped
Plates Paper wrapped
Dividers Paper and Boxed
Bubble plates of china
Small bubble plates of China
Double Boxed with Extra Protection
Double Boxed Items and Extra protection
Wrapped and Boxed China
Wrap and Box China
China Double Boxed
Double Boxed and Palletized
Shipping Waterford Crystal
Packing Waterford Crystal Glasses
Ship Waterford Crystal
Shipping Waterford Crystal

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