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How to properly package an LZ keyboard for shipping
« on: Sat, 05 April 2014, 13:24:47 »
Just a quick how-to.....

Use foam inserts for the sides and top, to ensure that damage from sharp objects outside of the box do not damage the contents. Or that heavy and or sharp objects on the inside don't damage the box.


Make sure you have enough padding on top of the box, as well, to ensure the contents of the package won't shift around during shipping.



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Re: How to properly package an LZ keyboard for shipping
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 05 April 2014, 13:33:17 »
With that kind of packaging you'll be sure to get
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(no dent)

Excellent packaging, sir! I hope other people will take a page out of your book.
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Re: How to properly package an LZ keyboard for shipping
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 08 April 2014, 08:16:36 »
Huehue.

Then double triple box the package, cause EMS llikes to throw heavy packages around like basketball.
(I've always found it hard to find a snug double box)
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Re: How to properly package an LZ keyboard for shipping
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 08 April 2014, 08:23:23 »
Wish my KMAC2 had been packed like that  :'(

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Re: How to properly package an LZ keyboard for shipping
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 08 April 2014, 10:58:58 »
Huehue.

Then double triple box the package, cause EMS llikes to throw heavy packages around like basketball.
(I've always found it hard to find a snug double box)


For some reason, the boxes coming from Korea are thin and flimsy. I typically use amazon shipping boxes to re-ship stuff. Their corrugation is pretty heavy duty.

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Re: How to properly package an LZ keyboard for shipping
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 08 April 2014, 13:22:56 »
Huehue.

Then double triple box the package, cause EMS llikes to throw heavy packages around like basketball.
(I've always found it hard to find a snug double box)


For some reason, the boxes coming from Korea are thin and flimsy. I typically use amazon shipping boxes to re-ship stuff. Their corrugation is pretty heavy duty.

It might just be the higher humidity levels in Asia & sudden temperature drop in the plane that causes the boxes to become moistened & flimsy.
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Re: How to properly package an LZ keyboard for shipping
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 08 April 2014, 15:07:13 »
They use thinner boxes because it's rare that they do international shipping and don't need heavy duty boxes. They can ship everything ground and have it in 3 days or so for the cheapest option.

A buddy of mine worked part-time at a post office in Korea for his summer job. This is what he told me when I asked about what's different compared to what I told him about the US. Might be different in Japan, and I know it's different in China.
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Re: How to properly package an LZ keyboard for shipping
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 08 April 2014, 15:11:22 »
They use thinner boxes because it's rare that they do international shipping and don't need heavy duty boxes. They can ship everything ground and have it in 3 days or so for the cheapest option.

A buddy of mine worked part-time at a post office in Korea for his summer job. This is what he told me when I asked about what's different compared to what I told him about the US. Might be different in Japan, and I know it's different in China.


Amazon uses the heavy duty boxes inside the US. So, it shouldn't matter whether its INTL or CONUS. If you have merchandise that you care to reach its recipient safely, then you should probably use a better box ;)

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Re: How to properly package ANY keyboard for shipping
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 08 April 2014, 15:14:22 »
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Re: How to properly package an LZ keyboard for shipping
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 08 April 2014, 16:18:23 »
Now I just need boxes that are actually a decent size for keyboards + padding.

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Re: How to properly package an LZ keyboard for shipping
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 08 April 2014, 16:43:49 »
Really? I thought the way to do it was with some taped together cereal boxes and 6 sheets of lightly crumpled newspapers.

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Re: How to properly package an LZ keyboard for shipping
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 08 April 2014, 16:46:51 »
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Re: How to properly package an LZ keyboard for shipping
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 08 April 2014, 16:48:35 »
Really? I thought the way to do it was with some taped together cereal boxes and 6 sheets of lightly crumpled newspapers.
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Re: How to properly package an LZ keyboard for shipping
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 08 April 2014, 16:55:05 »
Of course I crumple it! How else are you going to add the extra shock protection?!?

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Re: How to properly package an LZ keyboard for shipping
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 08 April 2014, 19:43:03 »
Of course I crumple it! How else are you going to add the extra shock protection?!?

Wrap it in a layer of newspaper of course!

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Re: How to properly package an LZ keyboard for shipping
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 08 April 2014, 20:14:08 »
For some reason, the boxes coming from Korea are thin and flimsy. I typically use amazon shipping boxes to re-ship stuff. Their corrugation is pretty heavy duty.

The boxes for the Butterfly Pad were ridiculously thick, so it may just be the shipper.