5 steps to properly pack a parcel

Posted by Temando on Monday, October 28, 2013

At Temando we are all about helping you get your goods from A to B. Our state of the art delivery management platform lets you pick between a staggering 400 plus carriers, meaning that you will be able to get the right delivery solution. Not only can you find the best carrier for the job but with our platform you can follow your package, print off the labels and do everything you need to do all within our portal. It truly is the next generation of delivery management.
We care about your shipping. We are in the business of helping you move your goods. Temando are the kings of connection, bringing customers and carriers together. We have a cutting edge system that lets you organise and manage your shipping. With our delivery management platform you can choose between 400 plus carriers and you can manage almost every aspect of the process from inside our platform. We have streamlined the entire process.
We are so focused on ensuring that our customers get the best possible result that we go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that everything is perfect. Take packing your parcel. While we never physically handle any goods we still want to make sure that your package arrives in good condition, we also want to make sure that you pay the right price. That is why we have composed this parcel packing guide, so that you do it right. Here goes:
You will need a few basic supplies:
1. A sharp knife.
2. A roll of tape, something like packing or masking tape, it needs to be tough and durable.
3. Stiff cardboard. Use a cardboard box and take it apart.
4. Bubble wrap

Packing the parcel
1. Make sure that whatever you are packing has been taped up and locked in place. It is important that anything that sticks out has is wrapped up or tucked in.   
2. Then bubble wrap it up, use as much as you can. Bubble wrap is your friend and will ensure package arrives intact.
3. Now you are ready to start the packing itself. By undoing a cardboard box and laying it out flat you can now start the process of shaping the cardboard by scoring & bending to fit well around the parcel. Now you need to secure the parcel with the tape. It’s a good idea to use some extra cardboard to form two end pieces or caps to act as energy absorbers when the carrier handles the parcel roughly, which they always do.
4. Use industrial strapping to both secure the parcel as well as give the carrier something to hold the parcel by. Strong string or twine firmly tied up will do this job just as well.
5. Finally make sure that you place the shipping label in a prominent place – we suggest using plastic sleeves or label windows and inserting the label. This will save the shipping label from potentiall falling off or damage from weather.
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