Originally Posted by bettamaniac
depending on the people who handle the package even though it is labeled like that they might still treat it like dirt some people dont care whats in the package or in what condition it arrives in as long as they get paid
Can't avoid taking offense here...
(again) I work for FedEx and packages are covered by FedEx Declared Value policy up to $100 included in price or over if you declare it and pay for it.
As a shipper, YOU need to ensure your package is properly packed and if not, then take it to a packing specialist and have them pack it.
On packing/inspection training, FedEx employees are told to pack or inspect items for shipping and then drop them from a ladder. This is the kind of treatment a properly packed item should survive.
Drivers are not liable for the condition a package arrives, it's the person at the counter if they inspect or pack you item or yourself who refuses to have your package inspected or doesn't pack it properly.
So see? As the shipper, you can't expect your package to be treated like a delicate flower. There's no special foam-lined shelf for Fragile items, they go through the same process than pretty much all the packages.