We have now explained a number of ways to ensure you package your parcels correctly for safe delivery. To conclude this series of articles, we will be looking at what to do when sending some non-solid and random shaped goods.
If you are shipping any liquids, they need to be stored in special leak-free containers and sealed using a plastic bag. Internal materials should be strong yet lightweight. There are certain ways to ensure liquids are packaged correctly so always check with the service provider as to their instructions on this.
Packages involving non-solid materials should be labelled with an “arrow up” notice on the outside of the parcel.
For posters, blueprints and maps it is better to roll and send them in triangular tubes rather than the more common round tube variety you can buy.
When shipping audio discs and video tapes, these items can be protected using soft cushioning materials.
On a completely different note, one thing many people forget when posting their items or handing them over for collection is that their handwriting may not be legible. To ensure the package reaches its destination safely and on time, even if you don’t use printed labels, make sure you include the full destination address and that it can be read clearly.
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