Tips on Packaging Fragile Items Safely

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  • Posted on : January 14, 2021
  • Written by : Emenac Packaging UK
  • Category : Blog

Are you among the businesses that make the mistake of taking product packaging lightly and end up regretting it almost instantly? Sometimes, despite taking packaging seriously, products reach their destination damaged. This can be a fault on your courier’s end but the customers will not see it so. They hold your business accountable for false advertising which can lead to adverse impacts on your online reputation and sales. Shipping products internationally, especially fragile and breakable ones, can pose quite a challenge for businesses. If not handled with care and broken, you could end up with very unhappy clients that were impatiently expecting their order. Fragile items are not limited to glass materials, they can be ceramics or delicate electronic parts and antiques, etc. If your online shop is selling any fragile items, you better be ready for a journey of careful packaging and extra care.

Read our tips on proper packaging of fragile products to ensure safe journey for your customer orders:

Choosing the right packaging material for the boxing of your products is very important; here are a few essentials that can help you:

Packaging Tape: Packaging tapes are used for securing the item boxes and wrapping them properly. They count as the first line of defence for your products.

Box of the Right Size: Box sizes matter because they either give your products space for movement or hold them tight in one place. The lesser your product moves inside the container box, the lesser are the chances of damage. At the same time, leave some room for other packaging materials as well that you will need for additionally securing your product.

Bubble Wraps: As much as they help relieve stress, bubble wraps to protect your delicate items against pressure and other shocks that may come as harm to your items. If the product is extremely delicate, then extra layers of bubble wrapping will be required for safe delivery.

Air Bags: Let’s say there is still some empty space left inside the packaging that has sharp corners or movement space that can harm your product, use airbags to fill such spaces and keep the item intact in a single place.

Packing Peanuts: The satisfaction of running your fingers through these soft foams is doubled when your customers find how well they have preserved and secured their order from damage. The best use for packing peanuts is to make a bed of it at the bottom of the box, place the product on the bed, and carry out the extra filling.

Foam Insertions: This method of protection can mostly be observed in the packaging of electronics and products that include large screens mostly. Unlike other methods, you will have to order them or have them shaped according to the shape and dimensions of your product.

Protective Foams: Foam protections in the form of sprays are also popular with safe packaging; they are sprayed around the product where they take the mould of the item shaping a layer of protection around it. They are available in different densities, so make sure you choose the one most suitable for your product.

Corrugated Adding: Another convenient way of immobilising your products in their packaging is through the input of corrugated cutouts that are the size and shape of empty space of the box. Being a tough material, corrugated boxes can also be used for packaging that provides rigid protection. Product packaging plays an incomparably important role in the sale, protection, carriage, and representation of your products. It is of prime importance to choose the right packaging options that can carry and sell your business, both nationally and internationally.