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- Jun 24, 2018
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- Northwest NJ
The white elephant in the room is most
(As in 99% of them) damaged packages are due to insufficient packing jobs.
On forums people don’t want to offend forum buddies so they usually don’t point out bad packing jobs and instead join in on blame the shipper game.
It has been posted ad nauseam on every forum in the universe by the experienced packers- you must pack to survive a 20’ drop.
The manufacturers know this and engineer their packaging accordingly. Mainly- the item cannot move inside the box and the shock from drops must be absorbed away from the item.
If the shipping companies truly handled packages in a terrible manner- no major retailer, manufacturer or wholesale company would ever use them.
Fed Ex has detailed .pdf packing guides- anyone who ships anything should read them. If you follow their guidelines- it is very hard for them to deny a damage claim.
To the O/P- I think you are over thinking it and are creating solutions to a problem that doesn’t really exist. If a drum company (even a boutique sized one) cannot properly pack a drum for shipment- would you really want to buy something from them? I would think Daville knows what they are doing. If anything- trying to accommodate your bag may screw up their normal packing procedure (i.e box size and packing material) which in turn may jeopardize the package even more so.