But who do we trust when we post our art?
Which are the firms we prefer to use when posting or shipping art and which are the ones we like to avoid - and why?
The February Making A Mark Poll is going to try and find out which postal services or courier firms we feel able to use and/or recommend. The comments on this post will hopefully provide some insight into different people's experiences of posting art.
The poll does not set out out to identify who gives the best service in terms of scope of services offered or which is the cheapest or alternatively a total rip-off.
I'm just trying to identify the service we feel most comfortable using when we want to make sure that artwork gets to its destination unharmed and on time
Which service do you trust when posting/shipping artwork?
However I've already started polls like this in How to pack, post and ship art
So what I propose is a very high level (aka "let's see what happens") poll! It includes the big courier services and local postal services in the UK and USA plus a local postal service for everybody else
Which service do you trust when you post or ship artwork? The options are:
- (US) US Postal Service
- (UK) Parcelforce
- (UK) Royal Mail
- (other countries) local postal service
- another parcel carrier / courier service
- a specialist fine art shipping service
What's your experience of different services?
Which services have worked for you and which have caused you problems?
Please also feel free to leave your comments and stories of:
- services which have provided an excellent services and
- services which have let you down.
A Postcard from my Walk project.
You can see the postcard I received on the blog on Thursday next week.
Today you can see the very first postcard which reached its destination having travelled from Germany to France.