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Take Your Time
As is often experienced, rushing a job means that something is forgotten or not done properly. This the same for freight – if
Invest in Quality Packaging Materials
The best materials to use for fragile goods are bubble wrap, foam peanuts, shrink wrap, polystyrene foam
Wrap Each Item Individually
Wrap all individual items separately, not packed together as this could cause them to break. Goods such as glasses and vases should have the inside filled with bubble wrap, then have the outside wrapped in bubble wrap. If you are sending new items, try to send them with the original packaging of the item – these often have polystyrene foam blocks custom fitted to the shape of the item.
Label All Boxes
Once the goods are packaged, the next step is then to label the box with ‘FRAGILE GOODS’ on all sides of the box. A clear label informs the courier or transport company that the box needs extra care when handling. Along with the rest of the consignment, the box will also need to have a box label with the delivery instructions and address.
Insuring Fragile Goods
If the fragile items are expensive, it can be worthwhile to get an insurance policy for the goods while they are with the courier. Purchasing insurance means you can be financially compensated in the event the goods are damaged during transit. While insurance and packaging may seem expensive, it is worthwhile to make sure the goods will reach their destination without any problems, and is definitely cheaper than having to replace the goods.