Greetings! I'd like to introduce myself, as a UPS employee, giving you the details you need to know about the company, or possibly: companies, that you ship through. -With the warmer weather coming up, I think it's fair to start off by saying that the temperature inside those big long trucks you see, with your bass in it, can rise to about 35-45 degrees (Fahrenheit) above the temperature outside. 45 above the temperature outside is probably the hottest it'll get in there, until the sun decides to come a bit closer than those 93,000,000 miles of separation. Those trucks are basically massive greenhouses, so feel out the weather involved, and make sure not to cook your new '62 Precision. -Boxes! What'll it be? Wood, or cardboard? Well this is a tough question, and it's mostly a gamble. If you go with cardboard, there's a chance that box'll be crushed by that 150 pound grill someone thought would look nice in their backyard. If you go with wood, it might get slammed around, and most likely dropped a lot more often, because you know- no one wants to carry a wood box around. My best piece of advice is to ship it in a wooden box with the best weight : strength construction, along with a handle on the side: think you're average guitar case. You don't want 100 pounds that'll get dropped, but you also don't want it to be made out of construction... paper. -With all cases, make sure you cover the case with stickers that say "This Side Up", "Fragile" and so on. If the shipper needs to know something about the contents, let it be known throughout it's travels! Keep in mind: Not everyone knows what a Fender is.