One question we frequently get from potential customers is, "how can I be sure that the plant I buy from you will arrive at my home looking amazing?" Great question! Here's a quick overview on how we package our plants for shipment, so that you can get a sense of the care taken when we ship an item. In addition to taking the precautions below, we always check the weather prior to shipping to avoid shipping during a week with extreme weather along the route.
1. CRINKLE PAPER
After potting the plant in the planter you've chosen, we top the soil with crinkle paper. This helps keep the soil in place and holds in some moisture.
2. BUBBLE BAGS
One the crinkle paper is in place, we slip the whole planter inside a poly bubble bag and seal the top with packing tape. This keeps the crinkle paper and soil firmly in place and helps protect the pot. You'd be surprised what kind of ride these guys get!
3. SUPPORT STRUCTURE
Once in a poly bag, the stalks of the plant are protected with a folded cardboard tube. This structure keeps the pot on the bottom of the box if the unit is turned upside down.
4. BOTTOM PADDING
The plant assembly is then placed inside a slightly larger cardboard box, which is lined with two sheets of large bubble wrap along the bottom and sides of the pot. This provides extra padding around the decorative planter.
5. BUTCHER PAPER
Once inside the box, the tube is held in place by packing paper, so that the stalks of the plant are not bent or mangled.
6. BRANDING AND MARKETING MATERIALS (DROPSHIP CLIENTS)
The box is then branded with any marketing materials and closed for staging.
7. CARRIER PICKUP!
After sealing our boxes - which we only do on the day of shipment - we order a carrier pickup and away they go!