We all wish for smooth operations during the shipping and delivery of your products; and one way to help ensure that is to properly prepare them for transportation. Here we’re talking about packages that fit in boxes. While the packaging process should be straightforward, there are some simple preparation steps that all businesses should keep in mind. In order to minimize the risk of breakage, hazards, and dissatisfaction. Here are 6 tips for preparing packages for delivery.
Select the Right Sized Box
The first step when preparing packages for delivery is to select the right sized box. A box that is too small may cause damage to your product if it’s accidentally bumped against something. While a box that is too large will allow your product to move around too much. Choosing a box that your product fits in comfortably means having a little bit of room for movement or for packing materials.
Use Packing Materials
When in doubt, use packing materials to prevent your item from moving around in your box and to provide it with extra protection. This could be anything from tissue paper and bubble wrap to packing peanuts or crumpling up newspaper. Your goal is to limit the movement of your product inside the box and to protect it from any potential impact that may occur during the delivery.
If you’re having trouble deciding what to use, Select Delivery Systems has great expertise in helping you determine a suitable packing material.
Wrap Items Individually
If you’re shipping multiple items, especially if they have the potential of breaking or scratching, wrap them individually. You may be tempted to save time and money by wrapping the products in a group or a batch. However, doing so increases the likelihood of them being damaged by each other in the shipping process. We recommend wrapping each product individually before placing them in a box together.
Seal the Package Properly
Once your box is packed, seal it with sturdy tape to ensure it remains sealed through pickup and delivery. Secure all the spots where there could be potential vulnerability to accidental breakage. We recommend sealing at all seams and then again across the middle of the box for extra assurance.
Proper Addressing and Labeling
It’s vital to place the delivery label on a flat and visible spot. If you’re using reusable or recycled boxes, be sure to remove the old shipping label, black out past addresses, or cover it with your new one to prevent confusion and to omit the possibility of delivering the package to the wrong address and causing unwanted delays.
Ship Your Packages with Select Delivery Systems
If you want to explore your options for packing and shipping, be sure to reach out to us at Select Delivery Systems to discuss your needs. We offer same day in-town courier services in Calgary as well as to surrounding areas and throughout Alberta!