If you’re looking to send books and other gifts to loved ones – either in the UK or internationally – finding suitable packaging and delivery solutions is key to guaranteeing safe and timely arrival.
That’s why PACK & SEND has put together a guide to packing and shipping books. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about shipping books and how PACK & SEND can manage the whole process for you.
When shipping books, it’s important to package them securely to avoid any damage in transit.
Packaging must be durable and robust to prevent scuffs or tears during transit. Packages also need to be well-sealed to limit the risk of liquid and even sun damage, which can ruin a book. This is especially important for commercial sellers and those shipping antique or limited edition works.
If you’re worried about guaranteeing the safe transit of your books, PACK & SEND’s professional courier service collects, packs and ships your items without you lifting a finger.
From collection to door-to-door delivery, PACK & SEND manages the entire process for you. Get a quote today and find out how our bespoke packing services can help you.packing solutions
Books are delicate items. Spines can become easily damaged by knocks and pages ruined by exposure to dust or water. So, wrapping is key.
Each book in a shipment should be wrapped individually in a waterproof material and one that cushions against potential impact during transit.
Extra padding like expanded foam protection or foam pellets can be used as a void filler to prevent damage from impact along the way.
PACK & SEND customises each wrapping solution specifically to your items, offering the best possible protection when shipping books abroad or domestically in the UK.Get a quote
Books often carry both monetary and sentimental value. Whatever the contents of your package, the expert couriers at PACK & SEND help get your package to its destination safely and in perfect condition.
For additional peace of mind when sending books, safeguard your shipment with a warranty protection plan to suit your needs.
Our fully comprehensive warranty protection covers you against loss, damage and theft – so, you can relax knowing your shipment is in safe hands.
If your books are vintage, valuable or have sentimental value, you may want to consider a warranty plan geared towards arts and antiques.Warranty Protection
Depending on the size, shape and whether the books are hardback or paperback copies, we’ll be able to recommend the perfect shipment options to suit your needs.
And whether you’re shipping internationally or cross country – by air, land or sea – PACK & SEND creates custom-made solutions designed with your package in mind, with specialist shipping services available.Get a quote
PACK & SEND Online Self-Service is the perfect solution for sending boxes of pre-packed books. This service enables you to manage the entire shipping process yourself sending goods almost anywhere in the world with the added benefits of a lower cost than the full PACK & SEND service.
All that is required is your box is already safely packaged, no more than 30kg with any dimension longer than 120cm and access to a printer to access your shipping labels.Commence your booking now
PACK & SEND knows what it takes to send anything, anywhere. With over 30 years of experience collecting, packing, and delivering, we’re the only shipping solution you need.Get a quote
Yes, in PACK & SEND service centres we have the facilities to make sure that your books can be shipped safely avoiding damage or tears during transit. Whether you are sending antique books or just your modern collection, there is no book we cannot pack!
Whether your books need to be sent internationally or just domestically PACK & SEND can help. With shipping destinations all over the world, there is nowhere we can’t ship your books. If collection is required, we can collect goods from anywhere in the UK. Alternatively, if your books are outside of the UK, we can advise on how to safely pack them for safe delivery.
At PACK & SEND we offer comprehensive loss and damage cover for all shipments of books regardless of their value. This cover does only apply to goods that have been packed and shipped by PACK & SEND and cannot be offered as a product for goods that are being shipped by a third party. Contact your nearest PACK & SEND service centre to find out how they can organise this for your shipment.
At PACK & SEND we know how important it is for you to reach all your international destinations via a single service provider.
We provide a wide range of options for your international shipping solutions to ensure that you can always find the service you need depending on the package that you need to send overseas.
PACK & SEND are truly the experts when it comes to custom packaging and crating those fragile, large, awkward and valuable items like computers, servers, artworks and antiques.
We specialise in accessing the right type of packaging for any item and using all other resources available to protect your shipment.
We take every care to make sure that your items stay safe during transit.
However, for complete peace of mind when you send your shipments domestically or internationally, we provide Gold Service protection to cover you for loss or damage to your important shipments
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