How to pack a parcel
HOW TO SELECT THE PACKING MATERIAL FOR YOUR PARCEL?
Select the packaging material in accordance to the size and the shape of the sent item. You may use corrugated cardboard, packaging foil, cardboard cases and boxes. It is better to use new packaging materials as used material may lack in resistance. When re-using packaging material, make sure that you remove all old registration label (address cards) and bar codes from it.If you wish to retain the original packing without any obligatory shipment markings, then pack it in an additional box.
You may also approach packaging from a creative point of view, by using, for example, wallpaper, plastic bags or shoe boxes as wrapping material. It is important to ensure that packing is strong enough for not breaking up and that the sender’s and recipient’s data may be written on it. Surface of packing must be smooth and level for the attachment of parcel registration label (address card) or the sender’s and recipient’s data to be written. When selecting the packaging material, make sure that the parcel registration sticker (address card) may be well attached to it. In case of textile fabric, for example, the registration sticker (address card) may come off easily at any time.
HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT SIZE OF THE PACKING?
Select a packing of an appropriate size. If the packing box is too big, then the content of parcel may slide, break down and get damaged. If it is too small, however, then it may get damaged too. For example, if clothes are tucked into a plastic bag which is too small, the bag may break during transportation. In such case we recommend to use strong or double packing.
The content of the parcel also must not slide or move inside of the packing. The packing must be of sufficient size to allow using the filling material (if needed). Minimum dimensions of the packing are following: 2 cm x 9 cm x 14 cm. Any smaller packing may slip out of the cage-like container with net-type walls, in which the parcels are transported at sorting terminals. If you want to send a very small item, it might be better to send it in large envelope. If needed, you can also put the small item into a bigger box and use filling material for filling up the empty space.
IS THERE A NEED FOR FILLING MATERIAL?
We always recommend using a filling material for your parcel. Suitable filling material is special pellets and bubble wrap. If the postal consignment is in particular of light-weight, you may also use paper. Layer of filling material on the bottom of the box must be at least 5 cm.
Use plenty of packing and filling material when sending fragile or breakable items. Moreover, we recommend additionally order the service “HANDLE WITH CARE”.
Tightly wrap easily breakable and fragile items into a protective packing material, for example, bubble wrap or newspapers, in order to protect them from breaking during shipment. Make sure that fragile items would not touch each other or hit against the walls of the packing during transportation.
Wrap fragile items separately into packing material and, if possible, place them in the centre of the cardboard box. Fill the empty spaces in the box with filling material.
If you want to send, for example, tableware in a parcel, then wrap abundantly the pieces into bubble wrap and only them place them into the box.
We recommend packing and sending the fragile items, even small ones, safely in the box.
GOOD TO KNOW!
For fragile freight you may order the additional service of “Handle with care!”. If there is no indication of a “Handle with care!”, we do not take the responsibility for the safety of parcel content.
HOW TO PACK A PARCEL WITH LIQUIDS APPROPRIATELY?
Fluids or liquids materials can be sent in hermetically closed containers only. Place the container with the liquid into a strong box, which will prevent the container from breaking and leakage of the liquid.
GOOD TO KNOW!
A parcel that contains a liquid may additionally be marked with an arrow sign, so the postal workers will know how to place the parcel. This will decrease the risk of liquid leakage.
Temperatūrai jautrių siuntų pakavimo rekomendacijos
Siuntos pakuotė turi apsaugoti siuntos turinį nuo užšalimo ar perkaitimo pavojaus. Naudokite terminius siuntos maišelius ar pakavimo dėžes, skirtas siuntos turiniui apsaugoti. Taip pat naudokite vidines ir išorines siuntinio pakuotes. Privalu patikrinti, ar pakuotė apsaugo siuntą nuo išsiliejimo pavojaus. Siunčiant temperatūrai jautrias siuntas, rekomenduojama naudoti paslaugą „Atsargiai“ ir pritvirtinti tinkamus specialiosios paskirties ženklus.
Good to know!
The weight of a parcel is calculated inclusive of its packaging!
HOW TO WRITE THE ADDRESS ON THE PARCEL?
When sending the parcels through self-service parcel terminals, you don’t need to write the address on parcel by hand. Simply enter data of the parcel into the self-service system and print the registration sticker (an address card) and attach it on the parcel. Attach the registration sticker (an address label) on the smooth and even surface of the parcel.
When entering data of parcel receiver and sender in the self-service system or terminal, do not use shortened names, abbreviations, numbers or signs which are not generally known and which may cause difficulties in the forwarding of the parcel to the recipient.