E-COMMERCE: GUIDELINES TO THE PERFECT SHIPMENT PACKAGING
Before reaching the final destination, the parcels travel for many kilometers on different means of transportation. It is therefore important that the products are packaged correctly in order to ensure their integrity and safety during the journey.
Below you will find some useful tips on how to properly pack your products.
The first thing to do when preparing a package to be sent is to evaluate your needs and then identify the most suitable packaging solution for the type of goods we are going to send.
The fundamental characteristics that a package must have are the following:
- Quality of the material: it is important to use high quality and durable corrugated cardboard boxes. It is good to choose the type of cardboard based on the weight it has to bear.
- Dimensions: the boxes not completely filled could be crushed so it is good not to leave empty spaces inside the box. On the other hand, boxes that are too full could burst.
- If only one item is shipped, place it in the center of the box, leaving at least 6 cm on each side. If you need to ship multiple items, we recommend using special corrugated cardboard dividers.
As for the closure of the box, it would be better to avoid using cellophane tapes or adhesive paper tapes, preferring polypropylene tapes (brown tape) or vinyl one.
Remember that the correct closing method for packaging is the H one which involves closing the central joint first with a strip of adhesive tape and two strips across the side joints.
How is the courier's shipping label applied?
It is important that the shipping label is positioned immediately visible on a single surface and that it does not cover any joints. Make sure to place another spare label inside the package if the first one is lost and that there are no other tapes or stickers to cover the original shipping label.
What is the best packaging for documents?
To send your documents safely, but with an extra touch, there is nothing better than personalized plastic bags with flexographic printing that you can find on Centuryprint in 3 formats starting from 1000 pieces. On the website you can choose whether to print the logo of your brand or shop, in 1 color or 2 colors according to your needs.
Do you want to convey creativity and inspiration even with your shipments?
If you are a dynamic brand and you don't like banality, you have to choose the best packaging for your shipments too. On Centuryshop you can find quality silk paper in more than 40 different colors, customizable gold or silver bubble wrap pouches, colored round or rectangular stickers, gift wraps in various patterns, satin ribbons, grosgrain ribbons, glossy or matt ribbons.