How to Send Computer Parts Securely
These days people aren’t just settling for any old computer, instead, they’re opting to make them themselves. This is great news for all of those people out there with spare parts they’re looking to offload.
If you’re thinking of selling off old bits or even setting up your own business to supply specialist parts, you’ll no doubt need to get items from A to B. Obviously, computer parts can be quite delicate, which is why you’ll need to take extra care when having them transported.
Below, we’ve outlined some things you should know.
An expert Courier
Of course, the first thing you need to do is ensure the package gets from A to B. Now, this may seem easy, but as computer parts are fragile and could break during the transit process, sending it by simply popping it in a post box just won’t do. Specialist courier services, such as Parcel2Go will help ensure your package is collected and delivered safely, ensuring the part is looked after and the recipient is happy.
Packaging it Yourself
Of course, even when an expert courier is going to take your package for you, you’ll have to ensure that it’s packaged safely and securely so that no damage can occur during transit.
There are a few things you should do to ensure the part is safe while inside the overall package. These are:
- You’ll need to ensure each piece is wrapped to prevent shock and vibration from affecting them while on the move, such as polystyrene surrounds
- Make sure all screws within each part or device is tightened
- All discs, if any, should be removed
- Any peripherals, such as cables and USBs are all removed from main units
- Power supply screws are as tight as can be
- The fan and processor heatsink are both securely attached to any devices that contain them
- Place the device and this secure packaging into a new box, without tears and creases, and securely tighten it ready to be placed into the outer packaging
When it comes to the outer packaging, there are a few steps you can take to ensure everything is extra secure. These include:
- The smaller box that contains the device or item should be placed into a larger box, which is then filled with items such as polystyrene chips
- These polystyrene chips should be placed along the bottom, before placing the smaller box inside
- You’ll then need to ensure there’s adequate clearance all around the box, and on top, for additional strips
- Make sure the box is as tightly packed as possible ensuring there are no air gaps or pockets
- To ensure the box is packed as tightly as can be, give the outer box a shake to ensure everything settles
- Continue to do this until there are zero movements on the inside
- Then tightly tape the outer box