The risk of en-route damage during transportation is a fact of life, no matter how well a product has been built.
Adequate packaging is the answer to protect your goods against the rigours of shipping.
You don’t need expert hands to package your goods properlyIMPORTANT – If the item is not correctly packaged the courier driver may refuse to collect and if the contents are not protected adequately any claim will be invalidated if damage occurs in transit.

Buy your Packaging Supplies:

packagingpackaging – collectmyparcel.com can provide packaging for use with our carrier services.

Please visit the Packaging Store

– Boxes, Packaging, Bubble wrap, Postal bags, Pallets, Tape etc all available to purchase on-line

Please take into consideration that parcels will be handled regularly, stacked into vans, and will pass through many depots and hubs before it reaches its destination.
Below are some tips to keep in mind…

  • All items MUST be packaged ready for transportation
  • All items MUST be able to withstand a small drop as well as knocks and bumps whilst in transit
  • DO use packaging materials to cushion and protect your items from moving around
  • DO complete address labels clearly and attach firmly to the package
  • If re-using a box, ensure any labels and stickers are removed and the box is in a good sturdy condition
  • DO NOT overload or under fill the box as it may collapse or burst
  • DO NOT strap items together as they may be separated in transport
  • DO NOT substitute careful packing with “FRAGILE” or “Handle with Care” labels

For a Pallet Delivery we recommend the following…

  • All items MUST be packaged ready for transportation

All palletised goods need to be suitably protected, packaged and secured.  This is exactly the same as any parcel moving through any of the carriers networks.  If a pallet is needed we do offer wrapping.  Wrapping in this context is not a substitute for any other protection. Pallet wrapping is basically a wrap around with large cling film which keeps an item (or a consignment of smaller boxes) on the pallet.
Wrapping keeps the goods on the pallet only, and provides no other protection. Goods need to be otherwise well packaged. It is the senders responsibility to ensure the goods are suitably packaged and protected whilst in transit.

Here is an example for an ‘In Car Entertainment CD unit’ without the original manufacturers packaging:

Wrap each item carefully in bubble wrap. All shipments are unavoidably subject to shocks during transportation. Wrapping them separately will ensure the items do not cause damage to each other.

Using the right box. We recommend you use corrugated boxes in good condition. You can identify the strength of the box by reviewing the box makers certificate (BMC), which can be found on the base of most shipping boxes.

Fill the base of the box with cushioning materials. Cushioning your shipment on all sides helps to make sure it arrives in good shape. The contents should never come into contact with the outer packaging.

Create a double wall at the bottom of the box. Insert a double corrugated card on top of the loose fill to create a double wall at the bottom of the box.

Add further cushioning. Then add more loose fill on top of the card in preparation for the item.

Insert a double wall divider. This will prevent the contents coming into contact with the outer packaging on the sides of the box.

Surround the wrapped object with cushioning. This will prevent the item from moving during transportation. The cushioning should be able to absorb shock and vibrations.

Insert a card to create another double wall on top. Place a firm card on top of the cushioning material to make sure everything stays in place. Allow some room to place extra cushioning on top.

Extra protection on top. Protect the upper side of your package by filling up the remaining space with more cushioning material.

Close the package carefully. Make sure the box is closed carefully, so no cushioning material can get out. Using a good quality, rigid box with intact flaps is advisable.

Close the box securely with strong tape. Seal your package with pressure-sensitive plastic tape or water-activated paper tape, preferably around 50mm in width.

Finishing touch. Do not use strings or cords: they can get tangled up in automated sorting equipment. Place your address and shipping labels on the top surface of the box, avoid putting them on seams, closures or on the sealing tape.