Is it safe to send the parcel in a bag?

When you send a parcel, it is important to pay attention to how your parcel is packed to ensure a safe and orderly parcel journey to its final destination. One of the basic rules to follow is that the items you send must be packed in a box, not in a bag, simply because a bag will not protect your items from potential damage.

When travelling long distances, couriers often face difficult travel conditions and when carrying many parcels at once, they may not always be able to store them individually, so you should pack your items properly for shipping.

Wrapping and packaging advice

  • Step 1 - Choose the right box

Using the right size, at least double lined boxes will ensure a safer journey for your parcel and protect it from other parcels travelling nearby. Remember, that not all cardboard boxes are the same and are suitable for international shipping and long-distance transportations.

• Moving boxes cannot be used for shipments and they should be used for storing belongings before a relocation.

• Packaging boxes are used for storing items only because single-lined walls are not strong enough to stay in good shape and protect everything that is in the box.

• Shipping boxes are, as the name suggests, for shipping.

Re-used boxes offer less protection for your precious cargo, so a new shipping box is a go-to.

  • Step 2 - Properly pack all items inside the box

To do this properly, use bubble wrap or polystyrene peanuts. It is important to ensure that fragile items do not come into direct contact with each other and that they do not touch the box walls.

  • Step 3 - Prepare your box for the eurotrip

It is important to properly affix the shipping label to the top or side of the box using clear packaging tape and you don’t cover any of the barcodes. Also, rigidly seal the box several times vertically and horizontally using the same packaging tape to prevent the box from tearing easily.