During its journey, an average parcel is handled 12 to 20 times. With hubs sorting up to 250,000 parcels per night, a small percentage of parcels will inevitably be accidentally damaged.
The way a product is packaged can play a key part in its safe transportation and will affect how it looks when it reaches its final destination.
Here are 10 basic things to consider when preparing your parcel for transportation. (These tips are not exhaustive and are suggestions only.)
Use un-branded boxes, particularly if sending high value electrical items; or wrap boxes in plain black plastic if they bear a description of their contents. Take advice regarding the packaging of sensitive items, liquids, chemical substances, etc. to ensure their safe and legal transportation.