Vantage Parcel delivery service process depends on regulations on air transporation and infrastructure available for ground transporation. Thus, packing before handing over to the carriers is of utmost importance. To assure the rights of our customers and on the basis of our experience, we offer some tips and guidance on packing to minimize unwanted risks during transportation as follows:
I. Packing normal goods
A layer of cushioning materials at least 5cm thick at the bottom of the box. Fragile and heavy goods require more layers at the bottom, all sides and on top. Wrap each item individually with internal packaging materials and place them in the center of the box.
Ensure that each item is seperated from another and all sides, the top and bottom are covered with layers.
Fill the void with suitable materials and add an additional layer on the top of the box. Cushioning materials offer limited protection for heavy metals, such as parts and machinery. Goods of this kind should be transported in reinforced boxes. Small and loose parts should be placed in heavy duty plastic bags that are properly labelled before putting in outer boxes.
Parcels should have at least one smooth and even side to attach recipient information. If parcels are packed in sacks, please make sure they are placed in an outer carton box.
Make sure there is no pointy end or protrusion. Protect such ends with extra padding and heavy duty tapes. Afterwards, secure the parcels with three pieces of pressure-sensitive tape 5cm wide on the top and bottom of the boxes.
You should not use paper and cloth to wrap or ropes to bind goods. Instead you should use tapes and plastic straps as the former materials are easy to get wet, or torn during transporation.
After closing the box, place a piece of tape to connect the two flaps on top and two pieces of tape along the side of the box for support. The heavier the parcel, the more tape is required. It will be better to bind with plastic straps in at least two ways.
Invoices should be placed inside the box. Additionally, another copy should be provided to we to transport together with the goods.
- Before sealing, please check to make sure that recipient’s information (name, address, contact number) is sufficient and attached to the box. This will enable timely delivery to recipient.
- Choose the box that fit your goods dimensions and suitable internal packaging materials to keep them from moving inside the box. Use materials that can withstand the weight of heavy items, e.g. thick wrapping paper can be used to fill the void inside the box.
II. Packing for special goods
Packing for electronic goods, small parts, high-value goods
Goods of this kind include: computers, laptops, phones, cameras, LCD panel, Ram/chip, other electronic devices, etc.
These are usually fragile and easy to damage goods. During lifting and stacking onto vehicles such as air planes, cars, high impact can cause these goods to break or malfunction. Therefore, they need to pack in a special way to limit this effect.
Use cushioning materials to reinforce + pack outside with carton boxes, wooden boxes and wrap them with polyetylene (PE) membrane to make them waterproof, cushioning materials are foam, sponge, etc.
Foam materials include special pads such as: polyurethane (PU) and polypropylene (PP) which have shock absorbing properties. These pads protect fragile goods from colliding under normal packing conditions and maintain this protection throughout delivery process.
- High-value goods having gross weight over > 3kg or at least one dimension > 30 cm must be packed inside sealed wooden boxes and insurance should be bought from service provider.
Packing for goods made of glass, breakable items such as perfume, light bulbs, figurines and potteries, etc.
Use bubble wrap to cover the goods entirely. The bubbles are elastic and can absorb shocks. Bubble wrap is made from bubbles 1/2 inch (1,27 cm) high between 2 nilon pads pressed together. This design allows it to prevent collision. Bubble wrap can be used for internal packaging for most type of goods, no matter the shapes and sizes.
Make sure to wrap the items in several layers to ensure the entirety of the items are cushioned, especially the angles and ends. When packing a number of items, make sure to wrap each item individually. Fragile goods must be placed at a distance from one another and far from all sides of the box.
Each item must be wrapped in layers at least 2 inches (5,08 cm) thick and placed at least 2 inches (5,08 cm) from the walls. This will prevent damage from collision and protect the goods against shock from external forces. Use enough bubble wrap to ensure the goods stay in place inside the box when shaking.
Box-in-box packing is an effecitve method to protect fragile goods in places when normal packing is not suitable for transporation via companies using manual or automatic distribution system. You should ensure the initial packing is good and intact, replace or fix torn cushioning materials and remember to make sure everything stay in their place.
Select a strong new box at least 6 inches (15,24 cm) bigger in all dimensions compared to the original box. Place pads at the bottom of the new box at least two or three inches (5,08 cm to 7,62 cm) thick of polystyrene foam (for goods weighing up to 10 lbs/ 4,54 kg), bubble wrap (for goods weighing up to 50 lbs/22,68kg), polyetylene membranes and other cushioning materials.
Place the original box on top of the cushioning materials and in the center of the outside box and place cushioning pads around it. Seal the top with recommended materials and methods.
Packing for jars and bottles containing liquid
Jars and bottles containing liquid must be completely sealed so that no liquid can escape even when they are turned upside down. These jars and bottles must be placed in a sealed wooden box or tin can with space in the center to fill with absorbent materials (sawdust) to ensure that all liquid is absorbed in case of broken bottles or jars. When packing multiple jars and bottles, ensure to separate them and fill the void between to ensure they stay in place. Materials recommended for use are foam, sponge, beads, etc.
Packing for rolled items: Paintings, maps, etc.
Paintings, maps should be rolled and place inside a plastic tube with sealings on both ends.
Newspapers, magazines, catalogue
Publication such as magazines and other published items must be packed in order to prevent movement that can make them dirty or damaged. Bind all items with rubber bands and fill the void with cushioning materia