Shipping Packaging

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Wondering how to package your products for shipping?
The goal is to protect what is inside and help it reach its destination.
No matter what product you need to ship, you should be able to expect that your product will get to its destination just as it was shipped. To ensure product safety, there are several important steps any company should take when packaging. 

Packages that travel overseas are more prone to mishandling so need to have the right box size and proper packing. When products aren’t packed correctly, they become vulnerable to damage as they go through the demanding process of shipping.

Corrugated cardboard is one of the sturdiest shipping box materials, so go with this option if you’re shipping something fragile or large. Reinforce the bottom of the box with quality packing tape to ensure it doesn’t open after sealing. Pack heaviest items at the bottom and lightest at the top. This makes the box more stable and less likely to move in transit. 

For fragile items, such as glassware, mirrors and any delicate items with bubble wrap. Take the bubble wrap. Wrap it 2 or 3 times around the items you are shipping. Consider packing peanuts or bubble wrap – something that will stabilise your item during transport. Corrugated wrap and even old newspaper can also help secure your product in the box for delivery.

To avoid minor shipping mishaps, we suggest using a tape durable enough to secure your packages and withstand any contact with water/moisture. Some popular tapes include clear carton sealing tape, gummed kraft tape, and duct tape. Place a strip of tape over the seams on both sides of the box and down the middle, making sure the flaps meet and there aren’t any gaps.Apply 2-3 strips of tape where packaging overlaps, so you do not have to worry about the packaging opening during shipment.

Woven bags are also a great way to secure packages against handling damage and water. Covering a box with a woven bag.

If you are sending larger goods, consider crating or palletising your goods, whether that’s for part or full shipping. This will improve the structural security of your larger and heavier goods, and make them well prepared for what international shipping has in store. This can also be aided through the use of edge protectors or paperboard to further protect your goods.

When it comes to adding in packing material to protect your items, choose the options that make the most sense for you.

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