Any consignment sent via postagesupermarket must be packed to a professional standard. If these guidelines are not adhered to, any claim you may need to make may be invalid.
What You Must Do....
Check on any prohibitions or restrictions on goods.
Use a strong outer container such as a corrugated fibreboard carton with a quality kraft outer liner.
Put protective wrapping around each individual item.
Use expanded polystyrene chips, polyethylene foam, bubble plastic, crumpled aircushions or shredded paper to cushion fragile items. Ensure that polyblock surrounds are used on all electrical items.
Seal top and bottom of cartons with an 'H' seal using 48mm or 50mm wide plastic or reinforced carton sealing tape.
Strap (with non-metallic strapping if possible) and tape large or heavy items, and use an outer carton strong enough to withstand fully tensioned strapping.
Include the sender's address on the outer carton/wrapper, and inside the package.
When transporting electrical items – i.e. laptops, DVD players etc – please ensure they have the original manufacturer’s transport screws properly secured so that elements/components do not move.
Please ensure that all liquids are tightly sealed in containers to prevent leakage, and all thick liquids i.e. grease are wrapped in grease proof paper to prevent damage to other consignments.
What You Must NOT Do...
Don't use substandard or damaged cartons.
Don't allow contents to move within their packaging.
Don't allow fragile items inside a package to touch each other.
Don't use domestic adhesive tape.