my advice is to pack something very well, obviously, but DON'T put a FRAGILE sticker on there! I think all it does is provoke the little shipping punks to give it a good toss. Best not to draw attention to the fact that something may need a little TLC. That's the last thing on their minds. If UPS and others decided to deduct all these claims from everyone's salaries then maybe they'd show a little more respect and get every parcel to its destination intact.
"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)