7 great things to consider when packaging your shipment

Posted by Temando on Friday, October 18, 2013
Here at Temando we are all about ensuring that our customers get the best possible outcome. We have worked hard to create a world class delivery management platform that provides all of our customers with the best method of finding a carrier and managing the shipment. We want to make sure that your package gets there on time and in one piece, which is why we are going to tell you 7 great things to consider when packaging your shipment!

We have developed a state of the art system that allows our customers, whether it is an individual trying to get a birthday present to a friend in another state or a government department wanting to organise a shipment of school books, to get the best price on the right carrier. We want to help you to get your goods where they need to be, and we want them to get there in one piece, which is why we want to tell you 7 great things to consider when packaging your shipment.

  • You need to use clean and strong boxes. Make sure that you use unmarked cardboard boxes so that there is no confusion regarding who it is for. If you send a box that has different names and writing all over it will only increase the chances of a mix up. You also need to use a box that’s listed burst strength (which can be found on the bottom of any good box) is greater than the weight of the item it will hold.
  • Make sure that the box you use is large enough for your item to be protected. Choose a box that large enough to allow for at least four centimetres of packing material on all sides of the item
  • Wrap your item with plastic to protect it. Even just putting a plastic bag around the item to seal it from any exposure to the elements is enough, but make sure that you use a silver anti-static bag if you are shipping an electronic item.
  • Bubble wrap is the best thing to use to protect your item. Make sure that you wrap the item in at least one layer of bubble wrap, large or small, with bubbles intact, all the way round. If it is a fragile or delicate item then you need to use more bubble wrap.
  • Then you can use a foam filler to fill all empty space in the box. Something like peanut foam—if possible, the environmentally sound foam made of vegetable matter. You need to make sure that the item is not going to move around inside the box.
  • Make sure that you seal the box up with good quality packing tape. Do not use normal cello tape or any other inappropriate tape types as you risk the package opening mid transit.
  • Finally you need to carefully clearly attach the shipping label to the box.

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