There are a wide variety of packaging materials you can use to protect your items. It’s really important to use the right packaging materials.
Corrugated cardboard box
This is the most widely used outer packaging and the strength of the box is absolutely critical. The heavier the items, the stronger the box requirement. A common mistake is to re-use boxes that have been excessively weakened as each time a box is used, it loses rigidity and strength. If other boxes are placed on the top of your box during transit, this puts a strain on the box and eventually, the walls of the box could weaken and collapse. Boxes are available in single, double or triple strength corrugated cardboard, and we recommend using double or triple strength boxes for heavy parcels.
If you’re only shipping documents, we recommend using an express envelope. Your courier will be able to provide this. An express envelope is a rigid cardboard envelope with documents enclosed pouch and a sealable flap. This is ideal for protecting your documents during transit.
Your collecting courier will normally carry express bags on board their vehicle. These sealable plastic bags come in three sizes and protect items from environmental conditions. However, please note they do not provide cushioning or protection from impact, so please place your item in a padded envelope or small box before placing it in the express bag. Never send fragile items inside a courier bag as they will be insufficiently protected.
Below are some of the advantages of sending your parcels with our delivery service.