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How to Choose the Right Shipping Packaging!

It is not always easy to choose the right packaging for optimal protection of your items. To avoid being a victim of damage or loss, here are some tips and recommendations on the few precautions to take to achieve a well protected and resistant packaging!

Thus, every day millions of parcels or folds are sent. Theft, looting, loss, crushing, or damage of all kinds, this is what your postal items can be subjected to in general. You must know that the adequate packaging is chosen based on 2 key parameters:

The type of object / commodity

The type of transport and / or storage

Appropriate packaging for each object!

It is important to choose the type of packaging for your various items to be sent, so you must choose a medium that is suitable for them:

cut

form

weight

fragility

resistance (to temperature variations, shocks and impacts etc.)

Depending on these criteria, different packaging solutions are available to you:

Mailing envelope: cardboard envelope or bubble envelope

Plastic bag

Bubble bag

Post box

Shipping case

Shipping tube

Packing cardboard (single or double corrugated cardboard, corrugated cardboard etc.)

Whatever packaging type you need, BlueRose Packaging is your best solution. They are specialized in different packaging types.

Achieve perfect shipping packaging

To properly protect your packages and shipments of all kinds, you must therefore choose the type of packaging that will best suit your items: a cardboard box, an envelope or even a post office box adapted to the content, therefore to the type of object (shape, size, weight, fragility, etc.) Here are the 4 essential steps for successful packaging!

Content protection

Depending on its fragility and its shape (sharp angles or difficult to adapt in a classic packaging, for example) it is important to provide it with adequate protection.

The packaging

Once the objects have been circled and protected (using bubble wrap for example), place them inside the packing box or the post office box and fill in the empty spaces with stuffing material (using stuffing particles or bubble wrap, for example). Good to know: If you want to send different items within the same package, we recommend that you protect each item individually and then place them inside the packaging in such a way spaced by filling in empty spaces with stuffing materials. This avoids possible shocks between them and therefore the risk of damage.

The closure

This is also an essential step in ensuring the resistance of your package. To properly strap your shipping packaging, you will need to use strong packing tape. Close using the H-method (central part and ends). It is recommended that the packing box be well encircled on the top and bottom using several layers of adhesive strips. There is a wide choice of packing adhesives more / or less resistant (to tearing, water etc.) and of variable type. If these are fragile objects, it is preferable, for example, to choose an adhesive with a “Fragile” tape.

Labeling

Did you know that faulty packaging and insufficient or unsuitable labeling are the most frequent reasons for loss, theft and damage? Labeling is the fourth important step in achieving compliant and secure packaging. The shipping label should:

include the full address of the recipient

be clearly legible and indelible

be correctly positioned on the packaging box (on the most visible side)

be positioned outside the flaps and cannot be used in place of the adhesive

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