Three of the most popular carriers are USPS, UPS and FedEx. Each of these carriers accepts fragile items for shipping.
Shipping Fragile Items with USPS
USPS does offer a Special Handling-Fragile service. There is a fee for each package that has the Special Handling-Fragile service in addition to the postage. You also will need to go in person to the post office to purchase this for your package. This service can be added to these USPS services:
Priority Mail Express®
First-Class Package Service-Commercial™
USPS Retail Ground®
Bound Printed Matter
How to Ship Fragile Items with UPS
UPS can help you a ton when shipping Fragile items. If you are only mailing a few things, UPS has a packing and shipping service using their own materials. Using this service for your packages is a good way to ensure that your package gets to the customer safely as well as adds some insurance on the package. UPS guarantees to reimburse you for the cost of the item if it arrives damaged.
UPS doesn’t charge extra for mailing out fragile items. If your business is mailing out a ton of products that are fragile and need more protection, hiring an order fulfillment company can help you get your products delivered in nice protective packages to ensure they are shipped out in one piece and kept in one piece. 3PLs will be sure to keep your product safe.
Shipping Fragile Items with FedEx
Like UPS, FedEx also doesn’t have a service where they charge you for shipping fragile items. But once again you can use your 3PL to help you ship your fragile items.
Here at Launch Fulfillment, we have all the materials and means to pack your products to ensure there is nothing damaged while your orders are shipped out to your customers. If you need any additional information about us, please contact us. We would love to answer any of your questions.