for Good Quality Packaging
is committed to delivering your parcels with speed and care. However,
during the transit process parcels may be handled several times.
It is therefore important that all items are adequately packed.
Below are some tips that will help you make sure your package arrives
at its destination in the best possible condition and on time.
- Use a rigid box
with flaps intact.
- Choose the size
of the box according to its content. Under-filled boxes are likely
to collapse, overloaded ones may burst.
- Always use high
quality materials for your package. Consider strength, cushioning,
- Choose boxes
made of corrugated cardboard, with good quality outer liners.
Wrap all items separately.
- Put goods in
the centre of a package ensuring they don't touch the sides. Your
item should be well cushioned on all sides.
- Make use of cushioning
materials, especially to stop your packages contents from moving.
- Use strapping,
when suitable, as a good way to seal and secure your box.
- Use strong tape
designed for shipping if strapping is not available.
- When re-using
a box remove all old labels including any old hazardous materials
- Ensure liquids
are stored in leak-free containers, packed with a lightweight,
strong, internal material (for example, Styrofoam) and sealed
with a plastic bag. Always remember that bad packaging may cause
damage to other items.
Place powders in strong plastic bags, securely sealed and then
packed in a rigid box.
- Use "arrow-up"
labels for non-solid materials.
- Repack your items
properly. Many goods are sold in the original manufacturers packaging
which may not be suitable for carriage.
- The minimum size
for handling by Swift Connections is the equivalent of A4 size
- Protect your
data discs, audio and videotapes with soft cushioning material
around each item.
- Complete the
address label clearly and completely, using capital letters when
handwriting labels to improve readability for Swift personnel.
- Place a duplicate
address label inside the package.
- Do not use bags
made of fabric or cloth.
- Do not use sellotape
to seal your parcel.
- Do not consider
"Fragile" and "Handle with care" labels as
a substitute for careful packaging. They are only appropriate
for information purposes.
* Please note that
Swift Connections will accept no liability for the packaging advice
that it provides.