How to Properly Package a Box for Shipping
When it comes to shipping a box, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. How you package the box can make all the difference when it comes to ensuring your item arrives safely at its destination. In this blog post, we’ll explain how to properly package a box for shipping. We’ll also provide some tips on how to avoid any damages during transit. Let’s get started!
Choose your Box
When you order your corrugated box, you’re getting a shipping box that’s made of corrugated cardboard. This type of cardboard is stronger than the thin cardboard used in shoe boxes and other commercial packaging. Boxes that are rated for international shipping are designed to provide high crush resistance, making them safer to use for packing fragile items.
It is important to place the item in the center of the box when packing it for shipment. This will help keep the item stable and prevent it from shifting during transit. When an item is off-center, it can experience a lot of movement, which can damage it or cause it to break. By placing it in the center of the box, you can help ensure that it arrives at its destination safe and sound. So next time you’re packing up a box for shipping, remember to center the contents for safe travel.
Inside the Box
In addition to centering the contents of the box, you’ll also want to make sure that everything is securely wrapped up. Use packing materials like bubble wrap, foam to wrap the items to give extra protection from the sides of the box. Use packing peanuts to fill in any empty spaces and keep the contents from shifting around If you do not have packing peanuts use packing paper, or my favorite shredded paper. This will help prevent damage during transit and will also keep your items from moving around inside the box, which could cause them to break.
Using the shredded paper and packing foam to cushioning material around the item, before close the box and tape it shut make sure that the packing is filled tight to provide the items from to much movement during the travel.
Make sure to use box sticker that is marked “Fragile” or Handle with care, so that the workers at the shipping company know to handle your package with care.
Remember to include your shipping label on the outside of the box make sure that is has Your return address and the destination address correctly labeled on the box, always keep your tracking number, you never know when you may need it.
Using these tips will ensure that your package doesn’t arrive in shambles to your customer.