Proper packaging will make sure that a package will arrive safely. This list will ensure that packaging is done properly.
- If you have your own packaging boxes, you may use them as long as it is still sturdy and all the flaps are intact and undamaged.
- Use a sturdier outside box for those packages packed inside a gift or shoe box.
- If you are shipping heavy items, use double-wall boxes.
- Use a larger outer box for smaller packages and make sure there is enough, at least 3 inches, cushioning for fragile items.
- For fragile items, wrap them individually and put them in the middle of the box rather than on sides where they can receive any impact. For electronics, it is better to use custom foam packing for protection. This is also perfect for irregular shaped items with sharp edges.
- Liquid bottles must be positioned upright and must contain inner packaging which will contain the liquid in case it breaks. Another ideal situation where one should employ the custom foam packing to ensure no leaks or breakage.
- Remember to put an extra label with the shipper and the recipient’s complete address and contact number inside the box.
- Double check that there are no holes and tears on the outside of the box. Remove old labels on used boxes.
- Non-fragile items may be shipped inside a sturdy outer box.
- Use fillers and other cushioning materials to avoid movement of items inside the box.
- Items that may easily be contaminated when in contact with liquid and dirt must be packed inside a plastic bag before putting inside the box.
- Make sure small items are packed inside a separate strong plastic bag.
- Employ the H-taping method when sealing the package.
For Box in a Box
- Individually wrap items with 2” thickness for cushioning.
- Use fillers to make sure the items won’t move inside the box.
- The inside box should be sealed using H-taping method.
- The outer box should be at least 6” bigger in all dimensions compared to the inner box.
- Fragile products need to be shipped individually with at least 3”cushioning.
- The inner box should have at least 3” cushioning all around.
- Use fillers for any void spaces.
- Seal the outer box with the H-taping method.
After making sure that your package is properly sealed and protected, put delivery information inside and outside the box. This should include the shipper’s and the recipient’s address. Don’t forget to cross out or remove any labels when boxes are reused. Some shipping companies may have specific guidelines and customers need to follow them to ensure that the package will arrive safely and in good condition.