Packing a shipment may seem simple enough; throw a product in, seal the box/polybag, attach your label, and you're good to go. However, some critical aspects can get overlooked. This article contains tips on packing items safely to ensure your products arrive intact.
|Most products can be packaged in boxes. Depending on the product, a malleable packaging method may be cheaper. See below.
|Padded Envelopes/Bubble Mailers
|Small, medium-sized objects that are not overly delicate should be packed in padded envelopes, like figures, digital gadgets, documents, books, stationery, and jewelry.
|Soft and malleable objects should be packed in polybags, such as Clothing (Hoodies, pants, t-shirts, etc), Stuffed toys, Pillows, etc. More info here.
Pack General Items
Avoid wiggle room at all costs, if your product is rattling around, it is far more likely to get damaged. Seal your box to ensure it does not open mid-transit. Safety aside, packing your products into as small a box as possible means shipping price reductions. If there is an 'excess bag' when using polybags/bubble mailers, fold it over and tape it to reduce size. Read more about Volumetric Weight and Dimensions.
Pack Delicate Items
Depending on your product, you should consider using the following material to protect your products in transit: Pick and Pack Foam, Bubble wrap (be generous), packing peanuts, foam sheets, and corrugated wrap rolls. Delicates require padding on all points of contact. Insurance is recommended. However, if a product breaks without clear damage to the box, the claim may be denied due to insufficient packaging.
Single-Box Packing Guideline
• Ship non-fragile products like soft goods inside a sturdy outer box.
• Use fillers like crumpled newspaper, loosefill peanuts, or air-cellular cushioning material such as Bubble
Wrap® to fill void spaces and prevent movement of goods inside the box during shipping.
• Place goods that might be affected by dirt, water, or wet conditions inside a plastic bag.
• Consolidate small parts or spillable granular products in a strong sealed container, such as burlap or
siftproof plastic bag, then package in a sturdy outer box.
• Use the H taping method for sealing your package, this will help prevent accidental opening.
Box-in-Box Packing Guideline
• Wrap product(s) individually with at least 5-cm (2") thickness of air-cellular cushioning or foam material to fit securely inside a corrugated box.
• Restrict product movement inside the box using a filler like crumpled newspaper, loosefill peanuts, or other cushioning material.
• Close and tape the inner box using the H taping method, this will help prevent accidental opening.
• Use a second box that is at least 15 cm (6") longer, wider, and deeper than the inner box.
• Choose the wrap or fill method to cushion the inner box inside the larger, sturdy outer box.
• Ship fragile products individually, wrapping them in a minimum 8-cm (3") thickness of air-cellular
• Wrap the inner box with 8-cm (3") thickness of air-cellular cushioning material or use at least 8 cm (3")
of loosefill peanuts or other cushioning material to fill the spaces between the inner box and outer box on
the top, bottom, and all sides.
• Fill any void spaces with more cushioning material.
• Use the H taping method for sealing your package.
Please note that Easyship doesn't provide any packaging material.