BikeFlights Makes It Easier to Ship e-Bikes
We’ve just made it a lot easier for individual cyclists and businesses to ship e-bikes. That’s good news for many of you who ride, sell or service e-bikes!
Our e-bike shipping program is for shipping single e-bikes that have their battery either contained within the frame or fully installed. E-bike shipping is available via BikeFlights ground service within the contiguous U.S.
“As more people have purchased e-bikes, the need to buy and sell as well as travel with e-bikes has grown. We’re excited to release a simple, new program for packing and shipping e-bikes safely and with more confidence.”
Shipping an e-bike is similar to shipping a standard bike with a few key exceptions. The biggest difference is that e-bikes have a battery that is dangerous if damaged. E-bikes also tend to be heavier and more difficult to pack due to their wiring, so they typically require bigger, sturdier boxes like the BikeFlights Bike Box Large.
Prior to shipping, all e-bike shippers must follow these five e-bike-specific packing instructions:
Our new e-bike shipping program makes e-bike shipping more accessible to more people by removing the financial and time costs associated with getting hazmat certified. Previously, we allowed complete e-bike shipments only by shippers who had a current hazmat shipping certification. Such certification is no longer required, effective immediately.
This article was originally published by BikeFlights.com.
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