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Chapter 8 : Official Process Of Packing Fragile Materials

FedEx Guidelines

Pottery, Glassware, Furniture, Computers, Eyeglasses, Electronics

Basic Box-In-Box Packing Method

  • Wrap product(s) individually with at least 2 inches’ thickness of Bubble Wrap® or foam material to fit snugly inside a corrugated box.
  • Use a second, outer container that is at least 6 inches longer, wider and deeper than the inner box.
  • Fill the bottom of the outer box with 2 to 3 inches of cushioning material.
  • Place the inner box in the center of the outer box on top of the cushioning material.
  • Fill voids on all sides with more cushioning material.
  • Seal box.

Box-In-Box Packing Method for Delicate or Thin Parts

  • Wrap product(s) individually with Bubble Wrap® and snugly fit inside the smaller box.
  • Restrict product movement inside the box using filler like crumpled newspapers, Bubble Wrap® or loose-fill peanuts.
  • Close and tape box to prevent accidental opening.
  • Wrap smaller inner box with at least 4 inches’ thickness of Bubble Wrap® and place inside a sturdy outer container.
  • Seal box.

Bubble Wrap® Packing Method for Large, Thick or Flat Surfaces

  • Wrap product(s) individually with at least 4 inches thickness of Bubble Wrap® cushioning.
  • Place the wrapped item(s) inside a sturdy, outer box.
  • Fill all voids with additional Bubble Wrap® cushioning so that the wrapped item(s) fit snugly inside the outer box.
  • Seal box.

Sealing Your Package

Tape all seams securely end-to-end with one of these kinds of tape:

  • Pressure-sensitive packing tape, minimum 2″ width.
  • Water-activated paper tape, 60-lb. grade, and minimum 3″ width.
  • Water-activated reinforced tape.

Please do not use duct tape, craft-paper tape, cellophane tape or masking tape. Also, do not wrap the outside of your package with string or craft paper.

Guidelines for Good Packaging

UPS-United Parcel Service

You can help make sure that your package arrives safely and on time with these good packaging guidelines and procedures developed from UPS research.

  • Use a rigid box with flaps intact
  • Remove any labels, hazardous materials indicators, and other shipment markings from the box
  • Wrap all items separately
  • Use adequate cushioning material
  • Use strong tape designed for shipping
  • Do not use string or paper over-wrap
  • Use a single address label that has clear, complete delivery and return information. Place a duplicate address label inside the package

Step 1. Use a Corrugated Box

Step 2. Provide Internal Protection

Step 3. Close Your Container Securely

Step 4. Use Proper Labeling