Packaging Tips When Shipping Products
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Packaging Tips When Shipping Products

Every manufacturer has the goal of producing a perfect product and getting the product to the customer’s door in tip-top condition is obviously of paramount importance. Product packaging is in a constant state of evolution and things like bubble wrap have changed the dynamics of safe transportation. If you are tasked with packaging for shipping, here are a few tips.

Acquiring New Packaging

When you are on the hunt for product packaging, ask a few suppliers to send you a range of samples and you can compare. There are some innovative materials out there, which offer a more secure transportation. Ask your team for their opinion on the packaging, which might lead to making the right choices.


When you receive sample packaging from a local supplier, why not carry out a few tests for yourself? Put your product in as you would if you were despatching and drop it on the floor a couple of times, then open it up and inspect for damage. Another good idea is to play ‘’catch’ and throw the parcel to each other, which replicates the various stresses a package would surely experience during the delivery process.

Send It To Yourself

Pack the product as you would for a customer and call, for example, an Adelaide taxi truck courier service to deliver the package to your home address. If it arrives in A1 condition, then you know the packaging is doing its job. If you really want to test your packaging, send the product to someone on the other side of the world and when it arrives and is inspected, it can be sent back to you for a second trial.

Sustainable Materials

Today’s consumer cares about the environment, so much so that they do check to see what product packaging is made from. Most manufacturers use eco-friendly packaging for this very reason. All businesses want to be seen as making an effort to reduce their carbon footprint. Green packaging doesn’t necessarily have to cost more, indeed, it is often cheaper.

Internal Packing

When you place the product in a cardboard box, it will need some internal packing to stop the item from moving around. Bubble wrap or paper shavings are recommended, as they could cushion impact and protect the product. There are other materials that can do this job, so do experiment until you find the right protective packing.

Labels & Essential Information

Of course, if the product is fragile, this information needs to be clearly written, as does the sender’s and recipient’s address, along with any other important information.

Sealing The Package

Use high-quality duct tape to seal the box, running a strip along the seam and a couple at 90 degrees to that. Tape that tears easily makes for a less stressful experience, and there are lots of brands to choose from. You can have your own tape made, using your colours and logo, which helps with branding.

The packaging is a reflection of the manufacturer and therefore, time and effort needs to be spent when searching for the best packaging. In the unlikely event you can’t find what you’re looking for, there are custom solutions at affordable prices.