Holiday Ship Tip #1

December 6th, 2016 by

This season, we at Pak Mail want to help you have the best shipping experience possible. We will be getting very busy, very soon, but we are going to try to keep up with giving you solid advice on shipping out your presents to loved ones.

First tip comes courtesy of the UPS holiday shipping guidelines – use a corrugated box. “Whenever possible, use a new box. The more times a box is used, the more it loses its original protective qualities, so a previously used box may not adequately protect your shipment. If you must reuse a box, make sure it is rigid and in excellent condition with no punctures, tears, rips, or corner damage, and that all flaps are intact. Remove any labels and all other shipment markings from the box. Choose a box strength that is suitable for the contents you are shipping.”

At Pak Mail, we have over 100 different box sizes, so we can definitely find one suitable for your needs. Or we can make one custom for you! If you are reusing one of your own, we can also help to cover up the labels. Don’t rip them off as you will likely take some of the box with it! Also, make sure the box is sturdy enough. All boxes come in different strength and should have a seal that has a weight limit on it. Those weights are for freight scenarios, so be sure that you are a good 30% lighter than that limit for shipping in a parcel environment. For instance, the USPS flat rate boxes should really not have anywhere near 30 pounds in them since they are very weak.

If you have any questions, we would be happy to help you with these! Happy shipping!gifts2_2

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