When preparing your packages, you must ensure the security of the items you are shipping. The packaging of your parcel should be appropriate to its contents, to the type of transport and the conditions it will go through. Here's a guide to the best practices for packaging your parcel.
As mentioned in a previous article, choose solid cardboard boxes suited to the contents of your shipments. Prioritize a shipping package that will provide adequate protection for the items that will be sent. You should select a packaging in good condition to ship your parcel. Double or triple corrugated cardboard boxes are recommended for fragile items or heavier items. Used cardboard boxes may not be strong enough to ship your packages and can damage their contents. Remove all shipping marks and labels from a previous shipment to avoid confusion when sending your packages. Seal the middle and the two edge seams of your parcel by forming an "H" with a heavy-duty or reinforced tape designed for shipping. Use tape where the flaps meet in the center of your cardboard boxes, as well as on the flaps to reinforce them. Make sure that the flaps of your packages are in good condition to prevent them from deteriorating during transport and for the contents of your parcel to be scattered all over. To prevent the deformation of long cardboard boxes, add a strip of reinforced tape to the center of the box across the width.
Each item inside the box must be wrapped separately to minimize contact between the contents during the shipping. Be sure to place fragile objects in the center of the box to protect contents from vibrations and shock.
Protect your packages using the proper cushioning material. Several types of cushioning material are available on the market and each has distinct features. Whether you use bubble wrap, inflatable packaging, expanded polystyrene, engineered foam enclosures, corrugated cardboard liners or kraft paper, make sure to surround your items with about 6 cm of cushioning. Take the time to distribute the cushioning of your packages to ensure its stability so that it does not tip over and to prevent the contents from damages. Fill your box so that you eliminate all empty spaces and ensure that the contents will not move.
Then, why not add a delivery label inside your packages? This will allow your parcel to get to its destination even if the label placed on the box is illegible due to outdoor conditions or transport.
These packaging tips will save you a lot of trouble when sending packages. Indeed, the more parcels have an adequate packaging, the more their chances of arriving in good conditions are high. Get strong packaging supplies designed for the contents of your parcel.