How to Pack your Parcel for Shipping

How to Pack your Parcel for Shipping

One of the most sought after services in the personal cargo industry would be to send parcels. Whether it is gifts, excess baggage or personal effects shipping to Fiji, the requirements stay the same; you’re looking to send a parcel overseas. Often, there are not enough guidelines on how to pack a parcel for shipping. Thus, we are here to help. Step 1: Choose the Right Shipping Box You have the option of purchasing a new shipping box and then pack your parcel for shipping, or you can opt to use a box you have at hand. It is important that you choose a box that is big enough to fit your contents with a bit of leeway too. We always recommend that you utilise a new shipping box, as second hand boxes may have a comprised structure and result in damage en-route. Cardboard shipping boxes are the standard choices when you choose parcel shipping, and they come in single and 2 ply varieties. If you are looking for a parcel for shipping contents that is greater than 5kg in weight, we recommend opting for 2-ply cardboard shipping boxes. In the event you are using second-hand box, and not one purchased through “Cargo to Fiji,” make sure to follow Step 4, which includes removing old shipping labels and address information. Step 2: Wrap Your Contents in Packing Material It is important to protect the contents of your parcel for shipping in packing material. Often, cellophane or bubble wrap are the best choices, the latter being ideal for delicate items that require some padding. Once your contents have been protected,...