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 important aspects can get overlooked. This article contains tips on how to pack items safely to ensure your products arrive intact.
- Select Packaging
- Pack General Items
- Pack Delicate Items
- Single-Box Packing Guideline
- Box-in-Box Packing Guideline
|Cardboard Boxes||Most products can be packaged in boxes. Though 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, things like figures, digital gadgets, documents, books, stationery, jewelry.|
|Polybags||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
Wiggle room should be avoided at all costs, if you are shipping a product that 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 of a box as possible means shipping price reductions. If there is an 'excess bag' when using polybags/bubble mailers, fold it over and tape to reduce size. Read more about Volumetric Weight and Dimensions.
Pack Delicate Items
Delicates require padding on all points of contact. 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, corrugated wrap rolls. Insurance is also recommended, however, if a product is broken in transit 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 cannot provide you with any packaging material.
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