Secure packaging

How to pack a parcel

Packing should suit the type, weight and robustness of the item being sent.

Outer packing

Goods packed in cardboard boxes made of high-quality, moisture-resistant, double-wall cardboard are generally well protected. Corner, surface and edge protection are especially important. New boxes are best; used boxes are only suitable for resistant goods. The heavier the contents, the more stable the outer packaging needs to be.

Internal padding

Any empty spaces inside a box should be filled with padding. Goods should not be allowed to move around. The padding material used should be compatible with the goods being sent. One way on how to pack a parcel with heavy and sensitive goods is the use of precise-fit polystyrene moulds. No direct contact should be possible between goods and the outer packing.

Sealing

The parcel should be wrapped with adhesive tape and well-sealed on all sides. The heavier or larger the parcel, the stronger the adhesive tape needs to be. Robust sealing is essential for secure transport.

Attaching the parcel label

The label should be attached to the largest side of the parcel. Old stickers or router labels should be removed. Parcels should not be bundled together but instead sent individually. Each parcel should have its own label.