How to Properly Pack Shipping Boxes

Whether getting prepared for shipping a gift to a friend, or sending an order to a respected customer, how you pack the box is risky. When you pack using correct shipping box packing methods it will help ensure that no matter what you place inside the box it will reach without harm and in one piece.

To start you will need cartons of the size and weight best suitable for the article you are shipping, packing materials such as paper, bubble wrap, or other flexible cushioning material, and packing tape.

First let's take a look at the actual shipping carton that you will need.

Definitely try to avoid using non-corrugated wooden containers. These will not give you the ductile strength and protect the item to be shipped and can tear or scrap easily. If you are planning for moving to Scotland, visit for shipping services.

What is usually available are corrugated boxes rated at 200 lb test. This would be about the average thickness of the corrugated board itself. It is possible to obtain boxes rated at 150 lb test although you must be shipping a lighter weight article.

Also boxes made from 275 lb test for a heavier article are available. 150, 200 and 275 lb. test is usually a stock item from a box manufacturer. If you have really heavy items to consistently ship then double wall corrugated shipping boxes are offered on special order. 

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