This is a helpful guide to help show you how to save time and unnecessary costs by packaging documents, parcels, pallets, and other items for collection by a courier company in the correct manner.
Proper knowledge in the correct way to package items for collection by a courier company will save issues around goods arriving damaged, going to the wrong destination causing you stress and the eventuality of more cost being incurred. It will also when applicable ensure you meet the insurance.
In the situation where you often send documents, packages, pallets or other important items on a very regular, adhering to quality standards and setting up a robust packing system within your business or organisation is vitally important. As Simon Allan, Managing Director of Point2Point Courier Service based in Glasgow explains “If you do not provide an efficient, timeous and professional service in deliveries to your customers they may look elsewhere. Word of mouth is as strong today as it has always been, especially in these days of ease of communication through the internet. So, manage a proper efficient and professional packaging process that satisfies your customers’ needs at all times.”
DIFFERENT TYPES OF PACKAGING AND HOW IT RELATES TO THE COURIER IN TRANSIT:
• Pallets properly shrink wrapped attached to pallets.
• Correct address labelling with full address, post codes, phone numbers and if needed who the item is for the attention of (FAO).
• Sturdy packaging and where applicable use:
Corner protectors, bubble wrap or corrugate board,
• Waterproof packaging. If there is a dedicated van going through the network and there is a conveyor belt being used in the process, the packaging must be robust and water proof resistant as a conveyor belt could be structured in such a way packages are processed outside a building as well as inside.
ISSUES THAT CAN OCCUR RELATING TO PACKAGING IN PREPARATION FOR COURIER PICK UPS:
• Sharp edges on packages. Edges must be protected
• Flimsy packaging leading to damaged goods. Packages must always be robust for transit.
• Glass bottles not being cased. Glass bottles must always be cased with no exceptions. Royal Mail – Maximum two bottles per case.
• Incorrectly taped goods.
• Address labels falling off.
• Incorrect labeling leading to goods being delivered to the wrong destination.
• 20kg weight of goods into packaging meant for 15kg.
• Pallets properly shrink wrapped attached to pallets
COURIER VOLUME WORK
Main types of packaging for volume goods in transit:
• Cardboard tubes
• Bespoke manufacturing equipment
• Flat packed goods
• Bubble wrap packaging
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If you would like to discuss a quote or a new contract, please contact Simon Allan, Managing Director.
Glasgow: 0141 433 1358
Edinburgh: 0131 300 0771
Stirling: 0178 684 5306
Managing Director of Point2Point Courier Service
Simon Allan, Point2Point Courier Service, Copyright © 2018