Bicycle Ship box UK cardboard
PackedWe'll pack your bike in the same way that bikes are shipped to bike shops. Normally this means removing pedals, handlebars, rack, saddle, front wheel and mudguard. The bikes is protected with foam and cardboard and placed into a cardboard bike box.
ShippedWe use well known national courier firms with online tracking like TNT and insure each bike for your peace of mind. We dispatch as soon as possible and bikes are normally back with their owner within seven days.
PricesThe rate for shipping a standard bike to UK mainland addresses is £55. Tandems are £105. Islands and overseas locations can be quoted on request. We can also have bikes couriered TO John O'Groats. more>>>
Flat Rate Boxes!!
Check into "Flat Rate" boxes. Usually smaller but they may have new sizes. Might run you 7-8 bucks a piece. Good for heavy things that would otherwise cost you more to send normally. Think "Lightweight". See how big you can get in a flat rate box but I think for 25 people you're better off to send in one box instead, just make it easy to unpack and the lighter it is the less wight your family has to wrestle to bring it inside. Budget for the shipping so you have enough.. everyone will love opening a big box of presents. Maybe buy gifts for each 'family' to use.. though I don't know what that might be
It really shouldn't cost more than $5-10 max for a 20x24 for bubble wrap and box purchased from a warehouse. You can buy single boxes or bulk for discounts, and a roll of bubble wrap that will last for many paintings (they come in different sizes and lengths to suit your needs). Just google the packaging warehouses in your area, look around for the best prices and you're all set. And of course charge for actual shipping AND handling (includes packaging materials).