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safest way to ship a sign?
#765815 Mon Jul 12 2021 07:05 PM
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i have a Socony flange sign i need to ship, around 25"x20". Not huge, but it is heavy. I'm hearing some bad stories about the USPS. What are my other options? thanks for any help!

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Re: safest way to ship a sign?
derailer #765816 Mon Jul 12 2021 07:08 PM
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Build a wooden crate & line it with cardboard & screw the sign down thru it’s mounting holes.

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Thanks, who would you use to ship it?

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cggas #765818 Mon Jul 12 2021 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by derailer
I'm hearing some bad stories about the USPS. !

Originally Posted by cggas
Build a wooden crate & line it with cardboard & screw the sign down thru it’s mounting holes.

just had a sign shipped from 25 miles away & it came damaged shipped by USPS -

some of the blame would be the sellers poor packaging + the shippers throwing around the freight

as Chris posted, you would be assured it would arrive safe

I've had the most luck with fed ex


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derailer #765820 Mon Jul 12 2021 07:56 PM
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I use Fedex ground. Very dependable so far

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derailer #765836 Tue Jul 13 2021 06:07 AM
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Had a number of globes /signs shipped by FEDEX no problems yet Depends alot on the packaging

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Thank you all again for the info!

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I learned, from here, that when shipping a sign, ya gotta crate it up to withstand being thrown across a room landing on a concrete floor, because it probably will! I use wood and fibre board and usually custom make it all. Sometimes I get used materials from appliance stores. If you do it right, take pics of your work and insure it max, then it does not matter who it's shipped through IMHO.

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