Follow our step-by-step guide on how to package a parcel, to help your parcel arrive in flawless condition.
It’s a long road to get the parcel to its destination from you. A parcel of yours will be:
- Travelling in multiple vehicles
- Visiting more than one centre for sorting.
- Riding a conveyor belt for several miles and be sorted by automated scanners
There’ll be miles covered. The hills are climbed. The conveyor belts moved. Scanners were bleeping.
1. Find an appropriate box or bag
When you’re looking at how a parcel should be wrapped, consider these factors to ensure the moving of boxes in Singapore is safe:
- Suitable box or bag
2. Wrap your items
Before you put them in the packaging box or bag, wrap up all items. In particular, delicate goods must be wrapped because ‘fragile’ or ‘handle with care’ labels can not be identified by our scanners. Options for packaging include:
- Bubble wrap
3. Pack the all empty spaces
Once it is put in the box, make sure your precious cargo stays safe by filling any gaps around the object. Choices for parcel packing include:
- Paper and newspaper
4. Put your address inside
Your item is safe, but you need to put some information on a piece of paper inside before you fasten the lid to your package for your courier service to know. Make sure to write:
- Your name, address and phone number.
- Name and address of the destination of the parcel
5. Fasten your parcel with tape
When the item is padded inside its packaging, or snugly tucked inside its mailbag, secure it with tape:
- Choose strong tape
- Cover all openings
- Tape the corners
6. Secure any loose edges
We’ve sort of discussed this already. But the importance of protecting the edges around your package can not be overstated by us. Tape it down
if you see it:
- Cardboard flaps at the top or bottom of your box
- Mailbag parts that stand out from the main package
7. Label your package
You’re almost there. Yet one of the most critical aspects of learning how to wrap a box for delivery is labelling. Don’t fall at the final hurdle.
- print out your label
- Position the label
- Secure the label
- Write your address
8. Send your parcel
It’s wrapped, packed and ready to go. Take it to the nearest Parcel Shop or locker to mail it or reserve a collection online. Make sure to book a suitable courier service that will provide optimum care of your parcel no matter the distance. So your parcel stays safe whether you’re sending a parcel to China from Singapore or from Australia to the US.