Packaging a parcel can be sometimes a bit tricky. There are fundamentals that you must keep in mind before starting to package a parcel. Before we start packing a parcel we must understand that it is always better to use a box that is not too big or too small. There are many times when we use a box not big enough to fit all the items that you want to pack or even too big for the items- that also can create issues while traveling. Let’s look at those fundamentals before you start packaging a parcel :
Sending a Suitcase
There are some associated risks in sending suitcases like the ones in the image here. A most common problem you may experience that wheels may get damaged or broken by the time it is delivered. If they are not tightly locked, there is a chance it might open up and all your items may require further packaging and it causes a lot of delays.
The second most important issue that labels are not affixed on the suitcases or the labels had fallen off the surface of the suitcases. These issues are very important to ensure that labels remain affixed on the surface of the suitcase you are sending. You may find it particularly challenging when the surface of the suitcase is not very friendly with items to stick on them. If you have a suitcase that you intend to send internationally, you must make sure labels with a barcode must be on them. It will remain the responsibility of the sender to ensure the barcode sticker remains there all time until it is delivered. DTDC Australia will not be responsible if your barcode falls off and your items become orphan and eventually gets lost. In term of sending a suitcase, you will also experience in many occasions – wheels are broken or the handle tore or broke. Just wanted to make it clear that even though you have insurance for your shipment, it still does not cover any damage on the outer layer of the box or suitcase or anything else you are sending. In a nutshell, damage to the suitcase or damage of the box is not covered by insurance you may have got through DTDC Australia.
Using A Box To Send :
This is very hard to compare or recommend box or suitcase or one over the other. From our experience, we have seen that boxes have performed better with less damage and better and smoother delivery. It’s not true that we never experienced any damage when a box is used however if a good quality cardboard box is used, chances are you are going to have a better experience for your deliveries. Well, if there is damage on the box your damage is in fact minimal since a good quality cardboard box may cost you somewhere between to Aud $5-10 per box. You can certainly check the price and quality from www.kss.com.au, a reputed brand in Australia and they have stores everywhere so that you can pick up one or as many you want from them. The heavy-duty Jumbo box they sell is particularly good quality and we have seen our customers have been using them without much complaint.