What is the best way to ship a Fragile Item? UPS or FedX?   

Liam Davis
@Liam.Davis · Posted 19 Jul. 2021

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@Business.Upside · Posted 19 Jul. 2021

In order to ship a fragile item globally, one can use FedX services because of their wide base Global support. To ship an item domestically, one can use UPS because of their mainland-wide base network delivery system.

Lily Campbell
@Lily.Campbell · Posted 06 Aug. 2021

Online shopping has made it possible for almost anything to be ordered and shipped to customers. eCommerce has become the dominant method of selling many products in recent years, displacing physical stores. Mattresses, furniture, equipment, and other heavy and large items are routinely shipped and delivered by businesses today. Fragile products can be difficult to ship for eCommerce companies. Fragile items can be shipped without damaging them if you package them properly.

Shipping can cause damage to almost any product. A poorly packed and shipped item can chip, scratch, or rip, even if it is not fragile. Certain products must, however, be handled differently. Ceramics, glassware, electronic devices, and musical instruments are examples of fragile items. It is essential to provide different types of protective packaging for fragile products. Direct impacts such as falling from a height or being dropped onto are the most common ways of damaging breakable products. The following are the steps you should take to ship your fragile items via UPS or FedEx-


UPS Store can pack your box for you for a small fee if you don't ship many fragile items. If UPS receives damaged goods in transit, you will be refunded for the cost of the item if UPS packs and ships the item in its own materials. Fragile items are not charged an additional fee by UPS. The order fulfillment warehouse of your eCommerce company can help you pack and ship fragile products safely with UPS if you ship a lot of products that need extra protection.


UPS and FedEx both offer packing tips for fragile items; however, FedEx does not offer their own service for fragile items. FedEx can assist in arranging the safe delivery of fragile items once again through your 3PL company.


A warehouse worker is an expert on shipping and packing. Packing and shipping fragile products are their expertise and they handle hundreds of orders every day. Shipment of specific products is what best 3PL companies do. Your fragile products may not be safely delivered to your customers by a company that ships mostly clothing.

As a carrier, FedEx has the best overall reliability for fragile items. It would be recommended to take this item to a FedEx Office in order to purchase custom packaging for the item and pay for proper insurance to protect it.

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