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Help ensure a smooth delivery by following these four packaging tips.

2. Cushion your contents

  • Wrap and pack all items separately
  • To protect the contents, pack items in the centre of the box, ensuring 3” (7.6 cm) of cushioning material from the box walls
  • Wrap any sharp edges or protrusions with extra padding
  • Fill all empty space with appropriate filler material to prevent movement during shipping
open box
taped box

3. Seal the box securely

  • Use pressure-sensitive packing tape or water-activated paper tape that is at least 3” (7.6 cm) wide
  • Seal all flaps and seams using the H – style taping method below
  • Never use masking tape, cellophane tape, duct tape, string, rope or elastic to seal packages

The H – style taping method:

  1. Apply one strip of tape to the centre seam
  2. Seal the edge seams on both ends with two strips of tape
  3. Repeat the process for the top of the box

4. Label the outer box clearly

  • Remove labels and markings from previous shipments
  • Place a clearly completed label with full delivery and contact details on the box’s largest surface, and an extra copy of the label inside the box
  • Never place a label over seams, fold it over box edges or apply tape over it
Labelled Box

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