Packaging Tips & Advice


We take the utmost care of your parcels and packages, but they do have to travel through a number of different processes – our careful handling is no substitute for adequate packaging. We recommend that you always pack your parcels securely – the following hints may help:

Always use strong, good quality boxes or packaging materials.

If you are reusing boxes or packaging always remove old labels including any hazardous materials information stickers..

Be sensible about the weight of items that you put in a box – Don’t overload boxes.

Pack items in the centre of a box with plenty of cushioning surrounding, to stop any movement during transit – use bubble wrap, shreds, packaging chips, even old newspapers.

Protect data storage media with appropriate cushioning and ideally wrap each item separately.

Pack smaller items in larger boxes and remember that some attractively packaged gifts are not always suitable for shipping directly, they will usually require separate outer packaging and protection.

Wines and spirits – firstly pack bottles into an inner box, and then add rigid outer packaging for extra protection. Use corrugated cardboard or foam dividers, ideally use bespoke packaging when shipping bottles.

Fragile items should be well cushioned from the sides and particularly at the bottom of the boxes. Label boxes as fragile and include ‘arrow up‘ stickers.

Always protect sharp items securely, carefully wrapping any scissors or knives to protect them from sticking through packaging materials.

Use strong packaging tape to secure parcels, not domestic adhesive tape, making sure all flaps are securely fastened.

It is a good idea to include both address and sender details inside your parcel so that even if the outer label becomes detached, We can still safely deliver your parcel.

* MKLL Ltd accepts no liability for this packaging advice, but hopes it will assist customers to pack items responsibly and securely for their onward journey in our Nextday Groupage System.

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