Good quality packaging is critical to protecting your shipment during transportation. RDS provides a range of packaging supplies that are tried and tested. However, if you prefer to use your own materials, the following provides some general guidelines.
Always use high quality corrugated cardboard boxes for parcels. For fragile or heavy items, double-wall or tri-wall constructions are recommended.
Avoid reusing old boxes as they may have lost some of their rigidity.
Look out for the manufacturer stamp which tells you information about the construction type and strength of a box. Ask your box supplier for more information as required.
Refer to the box specifications below to select suitable packaging for the weight of your shipment.
Under-filled boxes may collapse and over-filled boxes may burst. Prevent this by choosing a box with the right size for the content being shipped.