Safe Shipping and Packaging Tips

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Safe Shipping and Packaging Tips

Follow these guidelines to help reduce the risk of loss and damage.

Learn from the Experts

Help us help you by using these procedures to ship your high-value goods.

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Secure merchandise in smaller interior box

Use additional packaging material such as padded envelopes, bubble wrap, paper or foam pad, to restrict movement of merchandise inside.  

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Label the interior box

Affix the packing label or clearly mark tracking number, shipper and recipient information on the outside of the interior box.  

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Double box your shipments

Place the small box inside a larger courier box. Make sure movement is restricted with additional cushioning.

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Seal enclosure

Seal all seams or flaps on the outside box with clear or non-descriptive tape in addition to adhesive on the flap.  

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Use proper labeling

Remove words that directly relate to valuables and contents. Abbreviate names: change Johnson’s Gem Shop to Johnson’s Shop.

Additional Suggestions and Precautions

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  • Screen employees and conduct extensive checks prior to hiring.
  • Install video and monitor shipping areas whenever possible.
  • Organize your shipping area and set consistent procedures.
  • Keep accurate records of values and SKUs of all shipments.
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  • Add extra weight to disguise contents and never put loose items in only an envelope or pack.
  • Never reveal the contents of your shipment, even to the courier.
  • Never state a value or reference contents on the box or label (unless required by customs for export).
  • Deliver to businesses rather than residential addresses whenever possible.
  • Always require an adult signature on residential deliveries.
  • Track your packages frequently to ensure key milestones are reached.  
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