Using packaging materials is an important thing to do if you want to be able to make sure your package reaches its destination without damage. Some tips for using packaging materials include:
Think about protection – You will need to determine how much protection your packaging materials might need. If you are shipping something of great worth or heavy, you probably will want to use more packaging materials. Make sure the box you choose to ship the items in leaves enough room for the materials.
Spread the love (or at least the peanuts) – If you are using packaging peanuts as one of your packaging materials, you should spread the peanuts throughout the box. Place some on the bottom of the box before the item or items are placed inside the box. After the items are placed inside, use more peanuts to provide protection to the top and sides.
Have packaging materials custom-made – Many specialty packaging companies will allow you to order packaging materials that will allow you to create custom-fit foam packaging around the items you will be sending. This is definitely a more expensive route to go, but is a good option if you want to be certain that your items are being protected as they are shipped. Emballasjen is a well known name in Norway when it comes to cargo safety packaging. They are using the latest methods to secure your goods and reach the destination safely.
Shake it – The best way to tell if you have used the packaging materials correctly is to shake the box after it has been packed and pay special attention to how much the items inside move. If there is little to no movement, this means you have done a good job packing.