How to safely package and ship a TV using a TV shipping box

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Ship your TV safely with these tips

Whether you’re moving and need to get your TV to your new home, you’ve sold your TV on an ecommerce platform, or you’re shipping an old TV to a friend or relative, you might be a bit nervous. TVs are possibly the most fragile appliance in your home, especially flat-screen TVs, and can be easily damaged. However, with the right packaging, you can ensure that your TV is in perfect shape upon delivery.

What you’ll need to package your TV

The ideal way to ship your TV is to put it back into its original packaging. However, if you, like many people, do not keep the original packing materials, you still have options.

The first thing you’ll need to do is get a TV box designed for shipping flat-screen TVs. TV boxes are generally composed of two separate boxes, each with an open end, that slide together in order to be expandable so they can accommodate TVs of various sizes. Each box is placed on one side of the TV, and one slides into the other.

The boxes are frequently made of sturdy, double-walled cardboard to provide extra protection for this valuable appliance. They also often have labels indicating which side is up and warning that the package should not be laid flat. It is essential that flat-screen TVs stay upright at all times throughout the packing and shipping process, as the screens can be easily damaged if they are laid down flat.

TV boxes can be found where other shipping supplies are sold, as well as some major retailers that sell home goods. To simplify the packing process, consider purchasing a TV box kit that includes foam inserts to cover each corner of the TV. These are used to stabilize it in the box and protect it from shocks. If they are not included, you should buy them separately.

Once you have your TV box, you’ll need some other supplies. Most importantly, you’ll need to protect the screen, which is the most vulnerable part of the TV. Leaving it uncovered makes it susceptible to scratches from other packing materials. You can cover the screen with a thin sheet of foam and tape it, being careful not to stick any tape to the screen itself. Or, to make things a bit easier, you can use a foam TV cover, which goes over the entire television, front and back. This should also be secured with tape to ensure it stays on during the shipping process.

You’ll also need packing materials, such as foam or bubble wrap. These will be used to fill any extra space in the TV box so that your TV and any accessories you pack with it don’t move around.

Packing your TV

When you’ve gathered everything you need, begin packing by covering the TV or just the screen with a foam cover or sheet. Then, fit the foam inserts on each of the corners. Slide the TV into one of the sides of the TV box, making sure that the foam inserts stay on the corners and are pressed firmly against the side of the box. Put some of your packing material in the bottom of the box, then place any accessories (such as a remote) along with the stand or wall mount in the box on the back side of the TV. It’s a good idea to secure them to the back side of the box with tape. Fill any remaining empty space in the box with additional packing material. Then slide the other side of the box on, adding any extra packing material as needed and again ensuring that the foam inserts are pressed firmly against the sides of this half of the box. Finally, tape the box on all sides.

Once you’ve done this, your TV is ready to go.

Insuring your TV

Because TVs are so valuable, you’ll probably want to purchase insurance to cover the total cost of the item. Carrier liability is often difficult to claim and collect. It also usually doesn’t cover the entire value of a shipment. By booking your shipment with Koho, you can get the best-in-class shipping insurance from Expeditors International, Koho’s parent company. Any claim you need to file will be dealt with quickly and can cover more than the full value of your freight.

In addition, to further protect your TV and make the claim filing process easier, you should take photos of it prior to packing so you have evidence of the condition it was in when you gave it to your carrier.

By taking all of these steps, you’ll be able to confidently give your TV to your carrier, knowing that even in the unlikely event that your TV becomes lost or damaged, you’ll be covered.

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Ship your TV safely with these tips

Whether you’re moving and need to get your TV to your new home, you’ve sold your TV on an ecommerce platform, or you’re shipping an old TV to a friend or relative, you might be a bit nervous. TVs are possibly the most fragile appliance in your home, especially flat-screen TVs, and can be easily damaged. However, with the right packaging, you can ensure that your TV is in perfect shape upon delivery.

What you’ll need to package your TV

The ideal way to ship your TV is to put it back into its original packaging. However, if you, like many people, do not keep the original packing materials, you still have options.

The first thing you’ll need to do is get a TV box designed for shipping flat-screen TVs. TV boxes are generally composed of two separate boxes, each with an open end, that slide together in order to be expandable so they can accommodate TVs of various sizes. Each box is placed on one side of the TV, and one slides into the other.

The boxes are frequently made of sturdy, double-walled cardboard to provide extra protection for this valuable appliance. They also often have labels indicating which side is up and warning that the package should not be laid flat. It is essential that flat-screen TVs stay upright at all times throughout the packing and shipping process, as the screens can be easily damaged if they are laid down flat.

TV boxes can be found where other shipping supplies are sold, as well as some major retailers that sell home goods. To simplify the packing process, consider purchasing a TV box kit that includes foam inserts to cover each corner of the TV. These are used to stabilize it in the box and protect it from shocks. If they are not included, you should buy them separately.

Once you have your TV box, you’ll need some other supplies. Most importantly, you’ll need to protect the screen, which is the most vulnerable part of the TV. Leaving it uncovered makes it susceptible to scratches from other packing materials. You can cover the screen with a thin sheet of foam and tape it, being careful not to stick any tape to the screen itself. Or, to make things a bit easier, you can use a foam TV cover, which goes over the entire television, front and back. This should also be secured with tape to ensure it stays on during the shipping process.

You’ll also need packing materials, such as foam or bubble wrap. These will be used to fill any extra space in the TV box so that your TV and any accessories you pack with it don’t move around.

Packing your TV

When you’ve gathered everything you need, begin packing by covering the TV or just the screen with a foam cover or sheet. Then, fit the foam inserts on each of the corners. Slide the TV into one of the sides of the TV box, making sure that the foam inserts stay on the corners and are pressed firmly against the side of the box. Put some of your packing material in the bottom of the box, then place any accessories (such as a remote) along with the stand or wall mount in the box on the back side of the TV. It’s a good idea to secure them to the back side of the box with tape. Fill any remaining empty space in the box with additional packing material. Then slide the other side of the box on, adding any extra packing material as needed and again ensuring that the foam inserts are pressed firmly against the sides of this half of the box. Finally, tape the box on all sides.

Once you’ve done this, your TV is ready to go.

Insuring your TV

Because TVs are so valuable, you’ll probably want to purchase insurance to cover the total cost of the item. Carrier liability is often difficult to claim and collect. It also usually doesn’t cover the entire value of a shipment. By booking your shipment with Koho, you can get the best-in-class shipping insurance from Expeditors International, Koho’s parent company. Any claim you need to file will be dealt with quickly and can cover more than the full value of your freight.

In addition, to further protect your TV and make the claim filing process easier, you should take photos of it prior to packing so you have evidence of the condition it was in when you gave it to your carrier.

By taking all of these steps, you’ll be able to confidently give your TV to your carrier, knowing that even in the unlikely event that your TV becomes lost or damaged, you’ll be covered.

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