How to Protect your Package during Transport

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When shipping a package, you want your shipment to arrive at its destination in pristine condition. Whether you’re a retailer sending off a customer purchase or you’re shipping a gift to a distant family member, it is important that the package arrives undamaged. Your package may get bumped around during transport, but with the right packaging your goods will arrive securely, without a scratch or tear. Give your package the best protection with these guidelines for safe packaging from Smart Send Couriers.

Choose the Right Box

For the most secure shipment use a new, corrugated box. These boxes have protective features to ensure the safety of your items. Choose the right size and box strength for the items you are shipping. Since they have already be handled and torn open, used boxes may not be in the best condition. Only re-use boxes that are in pristine shape. Do not use a box that has any tears, rips or damaged flaps. Also, be sure you remove or cover the old shipping labels.

Provide Internal Protection

Your package will be exposed to outer impacts during transport. Protect your content with internal cushioning, such as bubble wrap, polystyrene peanuts, foam, or corrugated liners. Steer away from using newspaper, blankets, or construction paper in an attempt to protect your materials. Also, do not situate fragile items directly against the external container or against other items. Wrap each item separately using an appropriate form of cushioning. If you’re placing multiple items in the same package, use dividers to prevent your items from shifting during their travel.

Securely Seal your Package

Once your items are safely stored, use strong sealing tape, such as self-adhesive synthetic sealing tape, wet-adhesive strips, or pressure-sensitive plastic, to securely seal your container. For the best protection of your container, do not use masking tape, duct tape, or string.

Smart Send Couriers helps businesses, private individuals, and eBay users get their items in the hands of their customers safely and without delays. Secure your packages today!

 

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