Twenty years ago the primary method of getting a sterling, silver-plate, etc. item restored was through a "silver clinic" hosted by a jeweler in your area. The clinics were advertised in the local newspaper for a specified Saturday and customers would bring in their items to be inspected, packaged and shipped to our facility.
This worked very well in it's day, however, over the years a lot of things changed. Newspaper, radio and TV advertising became very expensive and the "jewelers" increasingly demanded a 50% or more "commission" for hosting the Silver Clinic. All these additional charges, of course, had to be added to the price of restoring the customer's item.
At the same time, UPS, FEDEX and USPS shipping became faster, more convient and less expensive. So today, "shipping only" allows Cincinnati Plating to repair and refinish your items at less cost to you and, in addition, decrease in the turn-around time.
It is essential that your item(s) be carefully packed to prevent damage in shipment. Please select a heavy cardboard box and use plenty of packing material. Be careful to cushion the item on all sides. If you select a USPS Priority Box (free at USPS), it is suggested that your item(s) be boxed and this box be inserted into the USPS priority box.
A very good alternative is to have your item(s) professional packaged by a packaging service. UPS Store, FedEx Office-Kinkos are just a few such services.
Please use the Order Form & Shipping Label provided ... this form must be enclosed with the shipment and include your NAME, MAILING ADDRSSS, PHONE, E-MAIL, AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE ITEM(S).
United Parcel Service (UPS) maintains convenient shipping locations throughout the US and Canada.
Always insure you package and request "Signature Required" when shipping via UPS. To find
a shipping location, find a UPS Store or to get rates click on the following ...
Federal Express (FedEx) likewise maintains convenient shipping locations throughout the US and Canada. Always insure your package and request "Signature Required" when shipping via FedEx. To find a shipping location, find a FedEx (Kinkos) Store or to get rates click on the following ... www.fedex.com
U.S. Postal Service (USPS maintains shipping locations in almost every city , town and village throughout the US. Always insure your package and request "PRIORITY MAIL / Signature Required" when shipping via USPS. To find the nearest post office and to get postage rates click on the following ... www.usps.co