Preparing your shipment properly is the best way to ensure your shipment arrives on time. This means using the right sized box as well as the correct packaging materials.
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Volumetric weight is used to determine the weight of a package, which determines the shipping costs. By volumetric weight we mean a package’s density, which is the amount of space it occupies in relation to its actual weight – the bigger your shipment, the higher the volumetric weight.
To ensure your shipment arrives safely and in the same condition you sent it, you need to adhere to the relevant packing regulations.
It’s vital labels are attached to your shipment correctly as they provide key information for carriers, like its destination and how it should be handled.
These types of items require extra care. So it’s important to make sure they’re properly wrapped and marked to reduce the risk of damage during transportation.
Check out how to pack your parcels, pallets and irregular types of shipments safely along with sealing and labelling instructions, so you can ensure your goods are correctly packed and ready for transit.
Our updated comprehensive packaging guidelines will be available by early 2023. In the meantime, please refer to our Quick Reference Guide to learn more about our two new surcharges for non-standard shipments (parcels, items, boxes, or packages), including some packaging tips.