Please make sure your parcel adheres to these guidelines before sending. Parcels that "don't" may be refused by the courier or be subjected to repackaging charges.
- Choose the size of the package according to its content. Under-filled boxes are likely to collapse, overloaded ones may burst.
- Always use high quality materials for your shipments.
- Consider strength, cushioning, and durability when selecting your wrapping supplies. Choose boxes made of corrugated cardboard, with good quality outer liners. Use heavy-duty double-layered board for fragile items.
- Wrap each item carefully in bubble wrap.
- All shipments are unavoidably subject to shocks during transportation. Wrapping them separately will ensure the items do not cause damage to each other. Always place fragile goods in the center of a package; ensuring they don't touch the sides. Your item should be well cushioned on all sides.
- Fill the base of the box with cushioning materials.
- Cushioning your shipment on all sides helps to make sure it arrives in good shape. The contents should never come into contact with the outer packaging.
- Use appropriate packaging for the Item you are sending.
- Seal greasy or strong-smelling substances with adhesive tape, then wrap in grease resistant paper. Place powders and fine grains in strong plastic bags, securely sealed and then packed in a rigid fiberboard box. Use triangular tubes not round tube-type cylinders to pack rolled plans, maps and blueprints. Always remember that bad packaging may cause damage to surrounding items.
- Mark any parcels over 25 kilos as 'Heavy'
- This ensures the parcels are treated in the correct manner, and ensures the appropriate lifting equipment can be used if required during the handling of the shipment.
- Create a double wall at the bottom of the box.
- Insert a double corrugated card on top of the loose fill to create a double wall at the bottom of the box.
- Surround the wrapped object with cushioning.
- This will prevent the item from moving during transportation. The cushioning should be able to absorb shock and vibration.
- Insert a card to create a double wall on the sides and top of you box.
- Place a firm card on top of the cushioning material and to the sides of the outer box to make sure everything stays in place. Allow some room to place extra cushioning on top.
- Protect the upper side of your package by filling up the remaining space with more cushioning material.
- Make sure the box is closed carefully, so no cushioning material can get out. Using a good quality, rigid box with intact flaps is advisable.
- Close the box securely with strong tape.
- Seal your package with pressure-sensitive plastic tape or water-activated paper tape, preferably around 50mm in width.
- Do not use strings or cords: they can get tangled up in automated sorting equipment. Place your address and shipping labels on the top surface of the box, avoid putting them on seams, closures or on the sealing tape.
- Do not use bags made of Fabric or Cloth and if in case you are using this to pack your parcels, there is all chances the courier company might reject the parcels.
- Do not over seal your package.
- Remember that all international shipments can be opened by customs authorities for inspection.
- Do not use rope to seal your shipment.
- Do not consider "Fragile" and "Handle with care" labels as a substitute for careful packaging.
- They are only appropriate for information purposes.
- Do not include any information indicating high value of contents on the address label or outer package.
- Do not exceed the weight specification of the shipment container.
- Do not use damaged containers/box/cartons.
- Do not allow packages to get wet while awaiting pickup.
Additional Tip: Even the stickiest labels can come off - an extra address label placed inside the package is a good precaution. Remove old address/shipping labels from your packages. Use 'Arrow up' labels on relevant packages.