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: Shipping large paintings

10-08-2018, 07:17 PM
First off, this is my first thread. I just sold a large painting and wanted to feel out the community on what carrier they use to ship large paintings securely and economically. I asked UPS in my rural Vermont area, and they charge $80 to package, and another $200 to ship a 3í x4í painting from VT to NC. The online FedEx chat claimed to pack and send it for $70, but when I got to the center they said to go to, the employee claimed they donít package paintings, or anything else there. FedEx customer service on the phone, and in person was awful. So, any advice from other artists shipping large paintings? Iíll most likely package the painting myself to save on some of the $80.

10-10-2018, 03:14 PM
This is really difficult, but I am usually taking the risk to roll up bigger paintings and post in tubes. But I never sent any big like what you just described. And of course it's can be done only if the customer willing to take the risk and the extra management needed to frame the canvas when it's arrives.