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Ship Your Fragile Items and Protect Your Holiday Gifts

What, ship your packages at the camera store? Well, you can at Peterborough Camera, Copies & More! The “More” part of our name covers a lot of services, including packing and shipping via UPS, FedEx, DHL, and USPS. If you have last-minute packages to ship out for the holidays, you can do it all at PCCM. We can pack your items for you or ship the packages you have prepared.


Are you packing fragile items to ship out? Take these tips to ensure your items are protected in transit.


Start with the right box.

The simplest way to ensure that your items are well-packed is to use a box that is the right size. Fragile items can break easily if there is too much space in the box, allowing them to move around in transit. Having minimal extra space keeps your items in place. At PCCM, we can even make custom boxes for unusual items.


Don’t skimp on packing materials.

Even when you find a box that is the right size, you still need to protect your item with packing material. Wrap your items with newspaper or bubble wrap so that they fit snugly in the box. If you are packing more than one item in the same box, wrap them separately so that they don’t hit each other and break in transit.


Fill up the empty space.

To ensure that your items can’t move around in transit, you want to fill up any empty space in the box. Stick some extra newspaper or bubble wrap in the corners, or fill up the empty space with packing peanuts.


Seal and label it properly.

What’s inside the box isn’t the only thing you have to worry about. Securely and tightly seal your box; you don’t want it popping open! Finally, you want to label your package clearly. Place the shipping label on the largest surface so it’s obvious which is the right way up. Use “fragile” or “handle with care” stickers or labels so it’s clear that there are breakable items within.


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Camera store, packing & shipping, we do it all!

We’re more than a camera store at PCCM! Make copies, print photos, and ship out your holiday packages, all in the same place! Stop in and take advantage of all our services.


Questions? Our staff is always happy to help.