Packaging Tips For Sending Your Items

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By DUNCAN FROOMES

When it comes to the proper handling of your package, please make sure that you follow these simple packing tips to help your goods travel safely along its designated shipping route. By following these guidelines, it will not only help get your parcel delivered on time, but it will also assist in making the process hassle-free for those all around.

17 Packaging Tips

1.Package your goods in a sturdy inner AND outer box to ensure full protection.

2.To prevent damage, around all of the edges of your boxes and envelopes, secure a strong tape to seal them securely.

3.When shipping your goods, try to use corrugated cardboard boxes (the newer the box, the better!)

4.Don’t forget that it is your responsibility to increase the protection, and reduce the chances of your items being damaged during transit, so make sure you pack everything as best as possible to decrease the risks of any unexpected issues.

5.If items are fragile, or there’s a lot of empty space in the box, consider packaging goods in polystyrene, foam, and bubble wrap to help prevent excess movement inside of the box.

6.Be sure that the address details are correct, and to prevent smudging, or water damage, make sure the customs documents are fastened securely.

7.Any musical instruments that you wish to send, should travel in a sturdy, and hard case. With that being said, trapezoid cardboard guitar boxes and gig bags aren’t suitable for this.

8.Avoid using jiffy bags or soft cases when packaging and sending tablets, smart phones, laptops, or any similar fragile electrical items.

9.Don’t strap parcels together. Try to package everything within the same, and if needed, send the parcels separately.

10.The size and weight of the items being posted plays a big role in what type of packaging you use; therefore packaging needs to always be of a suitable thickness and strength.

11.String, shrink wrap, bubble wrap, and plastic wrapping can get stuck in our machines… NEVER use it to package the outside of your parcels.

12.Put the delivery labels in a clear plastic envelope and seal it to an easy-to-access handle or strap on the item. Avoid attaching labels using glue, because these can easily become detached.

13.Avoid “polystyrene peanuts” as they don’t offer much protection, and flat or small items can easily slide between them on route.

14.Use an appropriate amount of sealant tape, to avoid your box coming open when being transferred.

15.Don’t place labels across a closure or seam, just in case the package is required to be opened for any necessary reason.

16.It is highly recommended that you include a return address and contact details within your parcel, in case you need to be contacted, in the unlikely event of a package breakage.

17.We recommend measuring and weighing your parcel once it’s fully packaged to ensure it’s within our guidelines. If the parcel is heavier or bigger than what you stated on your booking, you could potentially face extra charges from us. 

Hopefully our tips have answered any questions you had.

If you do have any other questions don’t hesitate to give us a call on 020 7550 6589