Our goal as a same-day delivery partner is the efficient transportation of your goods into the hands of your clients, which aids in your business’s continued growth and impact within your local community. However, while we facilitate transportation and customer satisfaction, it is up to you and your team to make sure your goods are packaged safely and in a manner that will allow us to carry out your delivery needs — in a way that benefits all parties involved.
Packaging goods for transportation doesn’t have to be a considerable undertaking, and having a few tricks on standby can make the process efficient and stress-free.
Depending on the goods being shipped, there are many materials you can work with to ensure transport occurs without a hitch. So let’s start with primary receptacles for your goods. If you’re shipping items that don’t weigh heavy on a scale and aren’t particularly fragile, a sturdy plastic or paper bag should work just fine. A packaging tube would also work for items that would benefit from saving space. Then of course there are standard cardboard boxes — and whether they are large or small — make sure they are sturdy and don’t have any faults in their design.
It’s What’s Inside That Counts
To keep your goods secure, interior protection is vital. So take a look at what your business is shipping and accommodate accordingly. Are your goods a bit more on the delicate side? Line your shipments with packaging peanuts or bubble wrap. If they are sturdier than most, crumpled paper and cardboard lining will still keep them in place throughout transport.
Seal the Deal
Above all else, make sure your packages are closed and secured. Look at the corresponding material and see what will work best for it. Cardboard box? Brown plastic tape should do the trick. Packaging tubes or other plastic receptacles? Give some electrical tape a try.
Always double-check what you’re packaging and how because once that’s out of the way, the rest is up to us to drop it off. Reach out to us for more information or answers to any questions you may have about your packaging process. We’re here to help!