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Product Reviews Ups Cardboard Suitcase

Product Reviews Ups Cardboard Suitcase

Over the years there has been a continuing rise in the number of passengers using airlines to travel both domestically and internationally. However with the increased security regulations in operation these days along with the increased cost of baggage it can sometimes be a frustrating experience. Carry on baggage and hold baggage is subject to ever increasing regulations and costs and the chances of this being lost or misplaced on route is a common problem. UPS think they have come up with a clever solution for getting your luggage to your destination without you having to carry it yourself and their cardboard suitcase is one of the newest products they have to offer.

The UPS Cardboard Suitcase is simply that, a suitcase shaped box made from cardboard. It comes supplied in flat pack form and with a few simple folds can be turned into a standard looking suitcase with carrying handles. There are two sizes available. The smaller model is 22 x 14 x 9 inches in size and has a maximum weight capacity of 55lbs. The larger version is 26 x 16 x 12 inches in size and can carry a weight of up to 85lbs. The product is officially known as the UPS Luggage Box and their website has a simple information page which explains the details of the product and has a simple 7 step guide for turning it from a flat pack piece of cardboard into the finished luggage box.

There are a few ways to use the luggage box. It can be simple way to send luggage through the UPS system rather than have to carry it to your destination yourself. The two luggage boxes are of a size that a standard piece of luggage can be slipped inside them. You can therefore pack your suitcase and then put it in the luggage box and send it to your destination ahead of time such that it is there when you arrive. If sending to a hotel it pays to inform them of this such that they can accept the luggage on your behalf and keep it for your arrival. The cardboard suitcase can also be used on its own and your belongings packed in this and sent through the UPS system to your destination. 

If you travel infrequently and don’t want to go to the expense of buying an expensive piece of luggage then the UPS Cardboard Suitcase can be used as an affordable alternative. It can easily be packed with your belongings and carried with you. Both are designed such that they meet airline baggage restrictions and typically the smaller model is suitable as carry on while the larger model can be checked in. It can also be used as a simple carrying solution for a range of purposes if you don’t have a bag available and need an affordable way to carry some belongings. Whether you send the luggage box through the UPS system or carry it yourself it is recommended that you tape up the open seams, as this helps the strength of the box and makes it less likely that it will break open.

There are obvious advantages to using a UPS Cardboard Suitcase. Carrying luggage on a long journey can be tiring and using the luggage box to send some of your belongings reduces the amount of weight you have to carry yourself. It may also work out more affordable to send your belongings through the UPS system rather than pay the extra baggage cost to take your belongings on a plane. The luggage box is also re-usable and should be good for a few journeys. The UPS Cardboard Suitcase is available from UPS stores and cost around $13 for the smaller box with the larger version retailing for around $18. 

If you are looking for a simple way to transport luggage and belongings then the UPS Cardboard Suitcase is an option to consider. It is affordable, easy to assemble and can be used as a means of cutting down the amount you have to carry by sending it through the UPS system or as an alternative to more expensive luggage. This can make it worth considering for your luggage needs.

Details can be found at http://www.theupsstore.com/products/pages/shi.aspx

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