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We know you want your consignment to arrive in pristine condition. It’s important that you package it correctly to help ensure this happens.
The best way to protect your parcel in transit is to follow these easy guidelines:
The Shipping Carton
The Shipping Carton is the box in which you place the goods you are sending.
Never use boxes that have hazardous labels or symbols on them: parcels with these symbols will be stopped by the courier and may incur fines.
Parcel Stuffing -
All contents must be packaged in some way, and packaging made of fabric is prohibited.
ou should fill all remaining space in the box with additional cushioning material to minimise the impact of transit on your items. Packages should be able to withstand a drop from waist height onto a solid floor.
Sealing and Labelling
Seal your items with a quality adhesive parcel tape, not sellotape or other materials such as rope or ribbon.
Customs may need to inspect the contents of your package: seal it securely, but do not overseal it!
Ensure your shipping label (also termed air waybill) is securely attached to the flat, topside of your parcel. The barcode and shipping address should be clearly visible and not obscured in any way.
Sharp items such as scissors should be fully protected with securely fixed heavy cardboard at edges and points.
Small items should be packed into flyers and large pack envelopes
Powders and fine grains should be placed in strong plastic bags, securely sealed and packed in a rigid fibreboard box.
Liquids should be stored in leak-
Rolled plans, maps and blueprints should be stored in triangular rather than cylindrical tubes. They are stronger!
Data, discs and audio tapes should be fully cushioned for extra protection
Sending wooden packaging, pallets or crates?
Many countries require wooden packaging materials such as pallets or crates to be heat-
Please see the ISPM 15 regulation section of our website for more information, and to check if the regulation is applicable to your destination country.