There is little like the feeling of removing your brand new Smartphone from its package and marveling at its sleek lines and pristine condition.
Of course you know how easily this can change; one drop or even a heavy slide across your desk can leave a scratch across your new toy. This is why most people take out insurance!
But, have you ever considered how the phone gets to you in such pristine condition? Parcel delivery services are not exactly well known for the care they provide during transit!
It’s All About The Packaging
The simple fact is that a well packaged Smartphone can be sent round the world several times without issue.
There are several stages to getting the packaging right:
- The Wrap
The first stage is to enclose the phone is a box designed for this purpose. The manufacturers are usually pretty good at separating a box with cardboard to ensure the phone is in a special slot while the charger and other bits are elsewhere.
But, these boxes are relatively fragile. You need to have something round them to protect a sharp object going into the box.
This is where Shock Watch steps in. They provide fitted packaging which will ensure that these types of accidents can’t happen.
- The Tilt
But this firm takes it a step further. By fitting the box with a tilt and impact sensor the receiver will instantly know if the box has been mishandled during transit.
This will allow you to refuse the delivery and the manufacturer to claim the necessary compensation from the courier service.
This is a great incentive for the courier service to look after the product while in transit.
- The Temperature
A further consideration is the temperature. A Smartphone can arrive in one piece but still be damaged if it has been subject to extreme temperatures.
Fortunately the simple temperature monitor attached to the box can tell you if the agreed temperature range has been exceeded or not.
Some businesses will also add time strips to their packaging as this will help to ensure your parcel arrives when it should. This is particularly important if you have taken time off ready to receive your new Smartphone.
Most of these checks are taken for granted and actually happen behind the scenes. They generally apply to large consignments of Smartphones; ensuring they get to the store on time and in good condition.
Some of the biggest Smartphone companies actually use their own delivery service but this does not change the need to protect and monitor the items in transit.
You can then visit the store and pick up your new Smartphone in confidence.
But, if you are one of those who prefer to have the Smartphone delivered to your home then take note of the packaging that the business uses. It can make a big difference to the quality of your Smartphone when it arrives.
You should also remember to check it thoroughly before signing to say you have received it.