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Boxes For Shipping: Packaging Tips

Sending out boxes for shipping starts with careful preparation. Follow these simple guidelines to assure the shipment arrives safely.

Choose Your Boxes For Shipping

Choose a corrugated box size that is suitable for the contents you are shipping. For small items, choose small shipping boxes. For larger items, choose large shipping boxes. For items that are very heavy, go for the double-wall or tripple wall corrugated fiber. In other words, for very heavy items, choose heavy duty shipping boxes. Heavy duty shipping boxes super strength can contain and protect the contents while still retain its shape during shipment.

Protect It

Once you choose the correct size and strength, it is important to cushion the contents of your package properly.

Surround each item with at least two inches of cushioning. This will prevent product-against-product damage. This will also protect the item from rough shipping and handling, jolts, and shocks.

For extra assurance, close your package. Gently shake the shipping box to see whether there is enough padding. If your item still moves in the box, then add more packaging materials. The secret is to keep the items from moving inside the box. You will want it to feel solid and protected. Make sure to fill it with packaging materials such as bubble wrap, kraft paper, peanuts, corrugated roll, and more from Instabox.

Seal It

Keep your shipping tools supply at hand by using the correct shipping tape. Sealing each package is just as important as choosing the correct size box and protecting the interior item. Some tape such as cellophane tape, duct tape or masking tape are not meant for shipping. Instead, keep it simple by using brown or clear two inches packing tape. You may also use heavy duty multi-purpose packing tape. They are built to keep the boxes sealed, and stay sealed during shipment. Rest assured that the shipping tape can also widthstand extreme cold and hot temperatures and will continue to keep the boxes sealed.

Keep Supplies At Bay

A great start to careful preparation is to have your supplies at bay. Keep your supply closet well stocked with shipping boxes, shipping tools, packing materials, shipping bags, shipping tags, and packing tape

11/28/2012

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