Packaging Tips
Packaging Tips
Interlink Direct is committed to delivering its customer's goods in a careful and timely manner.

All items carried need to be packed to a high standard to ensure that they arrive in pristine condition.

Detailed below are some useful packaging tips

  • Always use a strong rigid carton
  • Use a carton made of high quality corrugated cardboard preferably double walled
  • Avoid using a carton more than once
  • Choose the correct size of carton to match the contents
  • If the carton is under-filled use extra padding materials
  • Wrap all items separately within the carton with protective cushioning such as bubble wrap
  • Seal the carton with strong tape designed for shipping. No sellotape
  • Ensure the carton is sealed securely with all flaps taped down
  • When putting the carton together ensure the base is secure
  • Manufacturer's original packaging is not always suitable for an overnight parcel system
  • If the contents of the carton move inside then they are not packed properly

Packaging Recommendations

To reduce the risk of movement inside the package, we recommend you use one of the following:

  • Loosefill packing, e.g., polystyrene chips
  • Expanded polystyrene foam
  • Polystyrene sheets or blocks
  • Bubble wrap
  • Foam rubber
  • Screwed up newspaper or another other similar item

Good parcel delivery practice - Labelling your parcel

To help us deliver a better service, correct and careful labelling will aid the progress of your consignment.

  • Remove all other labels
  • Ensure the surface where the label is applied is clean and dry and the label is not wrinkled
  • Place the label or consignment note in the area marked on the largest side of the parcel and not over the seams or corners
  • The full delivery address and full delivery postcode should be on every package in the consignment
  • Please make sure that any parcel banding does not obscure the consignment note

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