Packaging tips

Good packaging means safe receipt.

Packaging tips

Good packaging means safe receipt.

Every parcel is subjected to stress during transportation – for example, impacts, vibrations or pressure. Only carefully selected packaging can guarantee safe transportation free from damage.

To enable the packaging to be fully protective, the outer packaging, the goods and the inner packaging must complement one another and work well together.

Inner packaging

  • The inner packaging cushions and holds the product as well as separating the individual contents from one another and from the outer packaging. A high-quality shipping box is not a substitute for packing material.

  • The more delicate the product the more important is good inner packaging. You should use soft packing materials for lightweight parts and harder material for heavy parts.

  • For example, suitable packing materials are bubble wrap, rolled corrugated cardboard or machine-crumpled kraft paper. For very delicate contents such as glass, we recommend using five or six-ply bubble wrap. You should only use crumpled newspapers as filling material for products that are not particularly delicate.

  • Packing chips “congregate” where there is static stress, which may lead to hollows inside so that the contents are no longer held in place. It therefore makes sense to distribute the chips by shaking them about after first filling up the box. You can then allow for any hollows that form by filling up with chips beyond the edge of the box.

  • Shipped goods that are susceptible to pressure and breakage should never be in contact with the outer packaging or with other items contained inside. Breakable items such as glass, ceramics or electronics require particularly careful packaging (ideally the distance between the product and packaging would be at least 5 cm).

  • If different products are put together in one package, separators should be used so that all items inside are well protected against slippage.

Outer packaging

  • It is important that the choice of shipping box takes account of the correct size (goods for despatch plus packing material) as well as providing adequate stability.

  • The more susceptible to pressure and impact, or the heavier and larger the goods to be shipped, the more important it is for the outer packaging to be stable.

  • The original packaging / the packaging in which it was sold is not automatically suitable for sending the parcel. Additional padding is usually required between the despatch packaging and the original packaging.

  • Corrugated cardboard boxes are particularly suitable. You select the size of the packaging according to the contents. Cardboard boxes that are not completely filled can easily cave in and break open, and if over-filled they may often burst open. Depending on the weight, fragility and size of the goods to be shipped, they can be cushioned using packing paper and Jiffy bags (padded or card-backed).

Secure sealing of the packaging

  • The heavier or larger the consignment, the stronger the sealing material has to be. Please ensure that you seal your parcel well when packing. This serves both to ensure its security during transportation and as a proof of its authenticity.