Protecting your parcel when in the post

May 7, 2020 4:17 pm

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Accidents happen all the time and this is still true when looking to post something. However there are steps that you can take to avoid any unfortunate breakages especially if you are sending something a bit fragile in the post. Rest assured that a Same Day Courier Slough based company like https://www.uk-tdl.com/same-day-delivery.html will do their utmost to look after whatever you send but it pays to be prepared. Here are a few tips.

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  1. Get a decent sized box to put it in. Concentinered cardboard is quite a strong material and works well but it is a good idea to have enough room inside for the next stage of the packing. One overriding thing to remember is that we are looking to absorb impact not repel it. With this in mind;
  2. Place lots of packaging around what you want to transport inside the box. Scrunched up newspaper, packing chips of even sawdust is fine. These materials will absorb the impact if it is hit or dropped. The force needs to be dissipated.
  3. Label it as fragile to make those aware carrying it that there is something breakable inside.

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Whilst no one can legislate against an accident this might go some way to help prevent a breakage.