packaging guidelines

Tips on packing your products

1. Always have a consignment note on the shipment

Always ensure that the shipping information is present on the package present on an appropriate location. Often this is a label with a barcode. If you did not receive a label, make sure that sender and receiver are always mentioned.

2.Please check for old shipping labels and / or consignment and remove them

Remove all old data from the container. Otherwise it is possible that such data is used to coordinate your shipment. The delay can have serious consequences.

3. Ensure that the consignment note is secured and clearly visible on the item.

Please stick the consignment note on top of the box, preferably on the right hand side. On a pallet, please stick the consignment note on the front on the right hand side. NOT on top!

4. Make sure the packaging is tailored to the content of the shipment

Small boxes can rupture and large boxes can collapse.
It is wise to fill large boxes with cushioning material such as Styrofoam, etc.

5. Pleaseprovide quality shock absorbing packaging

Packaging should absorb shocks during transport and should be sustainable to ensure that your goods arrive neatly at your customers.

6. Check the outer lining of the cardboard box

Please make sure if the box is made of single, double, triple or four double-layered cardboard. The thicker the board, the better the protection

7. Stack cartons always up in the direction of the wave of the cardboard

Corrugated cardboard is strongest when the wave direction is upward. If the cardboard wave direction is horizontal, it is weaker and therefore will more easily collapse.

8. Use enough cushioning material

By using stuffing, you ensure that the contents of your shipment will not shift during transport.

9. Please seal the container properly

Use wide tape or nylon straps to close the packaging properly. This also ensures that nothing can be inserted into the consignment unnoticed . Please note that shipments should be available for customs inspection!

10. If you send fragile goods, always place them in the middle of the packaging

If you ship fragile goods, it is important that the sides of the goods can not hit the packaging. Please make sure the product is in the middle and fill the empty spaces with stuffing. You can place information such as 'fragile' and 'brittle' on the packing box, but this is no guarantee against breakage and is only informative.

11. Protect edges and pointy ends

During transport, the edges and ends of a product / shipment are more susceptible to damage. So ensure that these always are well protected.

12. Please protect data, image and audio materials through good stuffing.

Please provide cushioning material when sending disk material in an envelope so that your product is fully protected.

13. If a shipment weighs more than 30kg it should be placed on a pallet.

Drivers are not allowed to lift more than 30kg. This is determined by the Health & Safety board. You can use mini pallets instead. If a shipment is heavier than 70kg it is always advisable to place it on a pallet, otherwise it becomes unmanageable for the driver. Many carriers require this in their terms.

14. Wrap rolled goods such as carpets and paper in foil

Because rolled goods can glide over surfaces, it is advisable to use robust plastic. Bubble foil can be used to protect the products better.

15. Always send liquids in leak-proof containers

During transport a lot can happen to your shipment. When liquids are shipped in bags or cardboard boxes, there is a grea probability leakage. Cardboard is moisture permeable. Leakage can also affect other cardboard packaging. Please make sure liquid goods are always packed leak free. Use a container sealed with tape and wrap it in an extra sturdy cardboard box.

16. Use greaseproof paper to pack oily and fragrant liquids

Greasy substances often give off and therefore need extra packaging. The same applies to fluids with a strong odor.

17. Powder materials and fine grains should always be packed in boxes of hard fibreboard

When damaged, cardboard boxes let through the the packed materials and can as such affect other packaged goods. The use of hard fiberboard reduces this risk.

18. Please Use separations in fragile cardboard material

Separations ensure that the fragile products cannot touch each other and therefore could reduce the risk of breakage during transport.