Well i'm gonna weigh in as a pseudo expert of sorts having worked in the shipping industry for 14 years. I write this message while wasting for my plane arrive to unload and reload. I work for a company that I do not want to name, lets just say they really like the color brown. Most people in the industry do actually take care to not damage the packages. However stuff happens. My advise, bubblewrap is your friend.
Autocockers are not more accurate, I'm just more accurate when I shoot autocockers.