Preparing Your Package UPS

Preparing Your Package UPS

At ups.com, you can find easier tips to prepare your package in order to deliver to final destination where you want to send. You're required to follow four steps for Preparing Your Package UPS such as:
  • You can choose a box which is strong enough to hold the contents properly in the sense that it shouldn't have bends, rips, tears, or other damage. To prepare the package, you can use your own package supplies or UPS packaging supplies. Ideally, you're required to use the corrugated box.
  • You need to select and consider proper cushioning materials for package contents. Wrap the items carefully and surround them with bubble sheeting and recyclable or foam loose-fill materials. So, content of the package should intangible directly with the inside of shipping box. 
  • Seal your package securely and use nylon reinforced tape or pressure sensitive plastic for sealing of the package. The length of the tape should at least 2 inches or 5.08 cm wide.
  • In addition to the above-mentioned recommendations, you're required to label your package properly. So, you need to include all shipping instructions such as apartment numbers, postal codes, or other information which can help to deliver the package successfully. You make sure to place the label on top of the package and remove any old labels or cross out old markings. 
You can get the guidelines for how to prepare you package through the online website and it will show you how properly box contents and label packages when you ship so your package contents are arrive in good condition. UPS Store locations offer you eco-friendly air pillow or retention packaging which eliminates the need for bubble wrap and packing peanuts for your fragile to semi-rugged items. You can also refer to your friends to use or participate in the UPS Store of peanut recycling program. 

Guidelines for Your Packaging

UPS online website provides you guidelines for good packaging including guidelines for pallet shipments and how to determine the weight and size. Good packaging guidelines are use a rigid box for packing, wrap all items separately, remove any labels and hazardous materials and other previous shipment markings, use strong tape for shipping, adequate cushioning materials, and place a duplicate address label inside the package. If you're palletizing your shipments for UPS Worldwide Express Freight and Air Freight, you need to follow the guidelines as follows:
  • You need to select the sturdy pallet which is enough to support the load of your shipment and typically sturdy pallets are made from wood and can weigh between 20 and 70 pounds.
  • Select boxes or cartons of proper strength and stack them in columns in the pallet.
  • You're required to use stretch wrap in order to secure all boxes in your shipment to the pallet.
  • Make sure that individual pieces are secure over 150 pounds to the pallet with either metal strapping or unbreakable plastic straps that can be surrounded the box or skid freight for all boxes. 
  • You can label each pallet your shipment with telephone numbers and complete address information subsuming postal codes. 
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