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.
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 was 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 be weaken and collapsed. Boxes are available in single, double or triple strength corrugated cardboard and we recommend using double or triple strength boxes for heavy parcles.
Seal your parcels with a strong self-adhesive tape. Choose a tape that is at least 38mm wide. It is best to use parcel tape rather than a standard household or stationary adhesive tape as it is stronger.
Sealing large/heavy parcels
For large and/or heavy parcels we recommend using plastic strapping or biding as well as taping. The strapping should be applied twice from end to end and twice from side to side. The binding should be tight enough to remain in position throughout delivery of the parcel, but should not cut into the edges of the carton. Strap your parcels individually, not together.