For the sake of honesty and fairness, I do want to say that I do not always have bad experienced with suppliers or delivery companies when I order supplies. While this blog has mostly been moaning or targeting companies that have been doing a bad job, there have been a few companies in Manchester and London that have been doing a really good job. They already know that the brown packaging that many companies use is inefficient and ineffective for the transport of large cargo, and instead use a variety of other materials to help.
A lot of the companies that I use right now use alternative packing supplies. One of the ways that they are now packaging long cargo is using things like old polyester and massive amounts of bubble wrap to transport the supplies instead. This doesn’t always protect completely from damages and little scratches, but it does a lot to make sure nothing comes back broken or smashed.
Another piece of material that some companies I have seen use are the materials that are in bed mattresses. I’m not entirely sure what it’s called because I’m pretty sure it’s just cottons or string or something, and obviously it doesn’t include the springs. But the materials within the mattresses themselves are useful and from what I have seen, effective when it comes to transporting large goods.
Another piece of material other companies have been using to ensure proper transportation is wooden packing supplies. These supplies are smart and work as wooden side slots with padding on the outer side to ensure that when the wood bounces against each other, they do not damage the packing supplies itself. It’s also working well because it ensures that there isn’t much space between the actual supplies and materials themselves. I love this idea and I believe it is relatively inexpensive to purchase in bulk too.