3 Tips for Proper Packaging to Save You Money on Shipping

Posted by Tania

Shipping is an essential part of any business, and it’s crucial to take proper care when packaging your shipment to ensure a successful and hassle-free delivery. With so many courier services to choose from, each with their own set of rules and regulations it important to know the best way to package your shipment to ensure  your package get delivered intact. Using the rules from the leading couriers in the market: Purolator, UPS, FedEx, Canpar, GLS and DHL, we have tips to help you properly package your shipment to avoid added fees and ensure a fast and easy delivery.

Here are three tips to help you properly package your shipment:

  1. Use a new corrugated box
    Whenever possible, it’s best to use a new corrugated box for your shipment. A new box provides extra protection for your goods, as a used box will have lost some of its original protective qualities. Using a new box helps to reduce the risk of damage during transportation, which can be costly and time-consuming to rectify.
  2. Protect your goods
    It’s essential to properly protect your goods when shipping. Anything shipped unpackaged, such as articles that are not protected by rigid shipping containers, are subject to special handling charges. To avoid these fees, make sure your goods are packaged properly and protected from any potential damage. For example, fragile items should be well-wrapped, and any sharp edges or corners should be cushioned.
  3. Use new labels
    If you must re-use a box, make sure all labels and markings that are not relevant to your shipment are removed and/or completely covered up. This helps to avoid confusion and ensures your shipment arrives at its intended destination.

In conclusion, proper care in packaging your shipment is crucial to ensure a successful delivery with no added fees. By using a new corrugated box, properly protecting your goods, and using new labels, you can help to ensure your shipment arrives at its intended destination in a fast and hassle-free manner.

Explore these additional resources for extra tips on packaging and shipping:

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We hope these tips help you to properly package your shipment and enjoy a successful delivery. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us and our customer service team is always available by phone at 1-866-320-8383 or by e-mail at support@flagshipcompany.com