Computer Shipping Cases

Written by Sarah Provost
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When you select computer shipping cases, there are a number of factors that must be taken into account. Are you a manufacturer who will be shipping a computer just once, directly to the consumer? Or will you be shipping several computers to a retail outlet? Are you a business, moving all your electronics to another site? Are you the end user, who needs to take your computer on occasional business trips, or does your job consist of almost entirely of travel?

Selecting Computer Shipping Cases for Personal Use

The biggest question for individuals when buying computer shipping cases is, how frequently do you travel, and by what means? If you travel infrequently, or use your own personal transportation, a light plastic or even a soft-sided case might provide enough protection. If you're always on the road, however, or travel by commercial carriers, a tougher, more rugged case is a better choice.

A business in the process of relocating has a much bigger problem. You might need to transport many computers, with monitors, servers, plasma screens, etc. If this is expected to be a one-time move, you'll want to limit your investment in computer shipping cases. Be economical by all means, but your electronic equipment is too valuable to throw in a cardboard box! Select sturdy but less expensive general-use cases, and be sure there is enough foam to protect your apparatus. If there's any doubt at all, use more.

If you're a manufacturer who ships several computers to retail outlets, you might want to invest in rugged multi-use cases with custom foam. Though they are more expensive than generic cases, the increased cost will be more than recouped when your shipment arrives unscathed. Also, since these heavier cases can be reused many times, the initial expense is amortized.


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