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Packaging Guide

We want your packages delivered safely. Here are several recommendations when it comes to securing your packages and how you can ensure that they are delivered without spills, tears or other damages.


  • Remember to use high-quality materials for your shipments. Do consider strength, cushioning, and durability when selecting your wrapping supplies
  • Choose the right size of the package according to its content. Under-filled boxes are likely to collapse; overloaded ones may burst
  • Choose boxes made of corrugated cardboard, with good quality outer liners. Use heavy-duty double-layered board for your valuable items
  • Using a strap is a good way to seal and secure your box. Use strong tape if a strapping machine is not available
  • Complete the address clearly and completely. Use uppercase letters when handwriting labels to improve readability for courier personnel
  • Remember always to pack small items in flyers appropriately
  • Ensure that fragile goods are in the center of a package, and make sure they don’t touch the sides. Your item should be well cushioned on all sides
  • Store liquids in leak-free containers, packed with a lightweight, strong, internal material (for example, Styrofoam) and sealed with a plastic bag. Always remember that bad packaging may cause damage to surrounding items
  • Seal semi-liquids, greasy or strong-smelling substances with adhesive tape and then wrap in grease resistant paper. Do remember that bad packaging may cause damage to surrounding items
  • Place powders and fine grains in strong plastic bags, securely sealed and then packed in a rigid fiberboard box
  • Label with an “arrow-up” for non-solid materials
  • Repack your gifts properly. Remember that goods sold in attractive packaging may not be suitable for shipping
  • Use triangular tubes and not round tube-type cylinders to pack rolled plans, maps, and blueprints
  • Protect your data discs, audio, and videotapes with a soft cushioning material around each item
  • When shipping sharp items, such as knives or scissors, ensure that the edges and points are secured. Heavy cardboard is suitable for this. Fix the protective material securely so that it cannot be accidentally removed in transit
  • Always use cardboard dividers when sending flat, fragile material. When re-using a box, remove all labels and stickers. Ensure that the box being used is in good shape and not worn out

Things to Avoid

  • Refrain from over sealing your package. Remember that all shipments can be opened by customs authorities for inspection
  • Avoid using cellophane tape or rope to seal your shipment
  • Refrain from using “Fragile” and “Handle with care” labels as a substitute for careful packaging. They are only appropriate for information purposes
  • Avoid using bags made of fabric or cloth