Packing a parcel can be a nerve-wracking business. If something goes wrong, then you could see delicate or valuable items damaged beyond repair. Luckily, using the right equipment and techniques does reduce the risk, so hopefully you will not need to make use of your compensation cover.
In packing, choosing the most appropriate equipment could mean Jiffy bags, corrugated cardboard boxes, triangular tubes (to hold rolled paper), bubble wrap, polystyrene chips, strong parcel tape or any related products. They should be appropriately sized for your item.
Do not try and cut costs by using thinner, weaker cardboard, and avoid delicate packing materials such as cloth bags unless they are within a stronger container. Packaging that is reused multiple times tends to become weaker and may offer less protection.
No empty spaces
Choose a container the right size for your item, then surround it with interior packaging such as bubble wrap. This means there is no space inside for it to roll around and become damaged. Fragile objects should be right at the centre and thoroughly cushioned.
Not too pretty
It may be tempting to add sequins and ribbons to your package, but these are just likely to be ripped during transit. They also make your package stand out in the wrong ways, attracting the attention of potential thieves.
All packages should be clearly labelled with all pertinent information (check what needs to be included). Ensure labels are not blocked by tape, and old labels on reused packaging are removed.
Check prohibited and restricted items
Not all items can be sent through every courier. Check the specific policies of your chosen delivery service, such as same day courier Leicester All About Freight, as well as wider laws about what can legally be posted. Common restrictions include flammables, perishables and medications.
Successfully packing and sending a parcel means choosing the right type and size of container, with adequate internal packaging and appropriate labelling on the outside. Also adhere to all laws, rules and policies around sending parcels via a same day courier Leicester.