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Pack parcels carefully and securely with these tips

June 24, 2010

Sending parcels from one place to another has become very easy thanks to the introduction of parcel delivery services. This kind of service can deliver just about any parcel you want to any part of the world. A parcel delivery service can take care of all the processes, including documentation and mode of transport for parcels. However, it is necessary that customers ensure parcels are packed properly before shipping them off.

The following are some tips to pack parcels carefully:

Use a suitable box

The first and most important thing is to use a suitable cardboard box to pack the parcel. Doing so makes it easier to stack the parcels and reduces the cost of sending irregularly shaped items. Ensure the box is strong enough to withstand the weight of the parcel.

Include packing materials

You can be sure that your parcel will be moved about a great deal during transition. To prevent it from getting damaged, you should use packing materials and secure it inside. Packing materials include polythene air bags (including bubble wrap), polythene chips and paper which can cushion items from bumps and blows.

Waterproof the Parcel

No parcel delivery service will drop your package in water or purposefully allow it to get wet in any way. However, it is best to keep it watertight in order to protect it from damage. This is especially true with fragile and paper based items. You can use sealable plastic mail bags for this purpose.

Apart from packing parcels carefully, it is also important that you label it clearly if you want the transition to be smooth.

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