Remember when you received your last package? Were you excited? Did you get disappointed that the contents were in less than perfect shape? Packages travel hundreds or thousands of kilometers to reach their destinations and to get your package delivery right, it all starts with preparing your package for delivery properly.

In this quick guide we will dive quickly into instructions and examples of good packing practices for shipment when you ship so your package contents arrive in good condition….

  1. Choose a box strong enough to hold the contents. That means it shouldn’t have tears, rips, bends, or other damage. You can use your own box or official packaging supplied by the logistics company.
  2. Choose and use proper materials to cushion package contents. Wrap items individually and surround them with bubble sheeting and recyclable or foam loose-fill materials. Content should not directly touch the inside of the shipping box.
  3. Securely seal your package. Use pressure-sensitive plastic or nylon reinforced tape that’s at least 2 inches or 5.08 cm wide.
  4. Properly label your package. Include full shipping instructions such as postal codes, apartment numbers or other information that will help with delivery. Make sure to place the label on top of the package and remove any old labels or cross out old markings. Secure the label and avoid placing it on box seams or tape.

As a person, vendor, small business or corporate organization the need to send an item or order physically from one place to another occurs quite often as we go about our business & with you as the sender of a package, your obligation is to do everything you can to ensure that your packages are always delivered on time and in great condition. So use these tips whenever you’re packing your next item.