Please Read our Packaging Guidlines!
Post my Parcels Packaging Guidlines

PostMyParcels is committed to delivering your parcels with care. However, parcels can travel many miles to reach their delivery destinations and are often stacked. In order to make sure your parcels arrive in the best possible condition, here are some helpful tips on packaging.

  1. Do not consider "Fragile" and "Handle with care" labels as a substitute for careful packaging. They are only appropriate for information purposes.
  2. Choose the appropriate size of packaging for the items you are sending. Under-filled boxes are likely to collapse; overloaded ones may burst.
  3. Always use high quality materials for your shipments. Consider strength, cushioning, and durability when selecting your wrapping supplies. Use expanded polystyrene chips, polyethylene foam, bubble plastic, crumpled aircushions or shredded paper to cushion fragile items.
  4. Choose boxes made of corrugated cardboard, with good quality outer liners. Use heavy-duty double-layered board for valuable items.
  5. Make use of cushioning materials, especially to stop your packaging contents from moving.
  6. Use strapping, when suitable, as a good way to seal and secure your box.
  7. Use strong tape if a strapping machine is not available.
  8. Put fragile goods in the centre of a package; ensuring they don't touch the sides. Your item should be well cushioned on all sides.
  9. Place powders and fine grains in strong plastic bags, securely sealed and then packed in a rigid fibreboard box.
  10. Repack your gifts properly. Many goods sold in attractive packaging may not be suitable for shipping.
  11. Use triangular tubes, not round tube-type cylinders, to pack rolled plans, maps and blueprints.
  12. Remember always to pack small items in Jiffy Bags.
  13. rotect your data discs, audio and video-tapes with soft cushioning material around each item.
  14. Always use cardboard dividers when sending flat, fragile material (such as vinyl records).
  15. When re-using a box, remove all labels and stickers. Ensure that the box is in good shape and not worn out.
  16. Do not use bags made of fabric or cloth.
  17. Don't send dangerous or prohibited goods as you may be liable to prosecution.
  18. Don't use substandard or damaged cartons.
  19. Don't allow contents to move within their packaging.
  20. Don't allow fragile items inside a package to touch each other.

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PostMyParcels Ltd
Unit 3, The Concept Centre Innovation Close
Poole, Dorset, BH12 4QD

Call Us: 01202 530 537

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