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How to Prepare a Safe and Secure Parcel for Your Internation

by Jameshorncastle

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The woes of packaging and preparing an international parcel for safe delivery are a daunting task to many. The job of packing and sending parcels is as much important as the costs of delivery, and especially more so, when it comes to an international parcel. Sending parcels over long distances involving loading and unloading at several points of transit and handling by semi-skilled persons belonging to different nationalities and companies. Hence, to be better safe than sorry, it is always prudent to be very careful in the matter of properly packing and packaging an international parcel.

Most couriers engage third parties in the full delivery route. Even with large companies, work mores vary from person to person, and district to district. While couriers do guarantee safe delivery of your international parcel, the wellbeing of your parcel depends upon how soundly they are packaged to resist the impacts they would be facing en route.

The sort of packaging required for your international parcel is determined upon the destination, the weather, and the type of contents. When sending vital documents in rainy weather, good waterproofing of your international parcel is a necessity. While papers and many wares have high shock tolerance, loose items can be hurt by impact, and good packaging is necessary for international parcels holding fragile items.

For shock tolerance, a container that can hold its shape, like a cardboard container, is ideal for a small international parcel. However, we need to make sure that the box does not cave in under loads. While properly packaging an international parcel, we generally put a layer of shock-absorbent material like cloth, wool, or more commonly bubblewrap, shredded paper etcetera. The contents of the parcel are now placed and packed in firmly with more shock-absorbent material to make sure that they remain fixed in their positions and do not collide within the box in spite of external impacts. Now the lid needs to be placed down firmly and tightly wrapped with tape. For additional safety, you can provide an additional layer of bubble-wrap around your international parcel.

The main thing to remember in case of an international parcel is that it is going to get tossed around en route. Packaging provides the required armour for your parcel, and you are responsible for that in most cases.

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