Safe Packing Guide



Safe Packing Guide

We want your goods to arrive safely at their destination, in the same condition you send them in so it’s important to make sure it is properly packaged before collection.

Your parcel will travel down automated sorting systems and can be turned onto its side or upside down. All packages are handled by multiple people, all of whom are working under very exacting time constraints to get your parcel delivered on time.


1. Always use new or undamaged boxes and packaging

It is extremely  important to cushion the contents of your consignment properly. Ensure you wrap each item separately. Fragile items need separation from each other and from the corners, sides, top and bottom of the box. Each item must be surrounded by at least 2 inches of cushioning, this prevents any of your products being damaged by hitting any other items within the same parcel and protects contents from external shock and vibration. The contents should not move when you shake the container. 

There are some great cushioning products on the market now including bubble wrap, inflatable air bags, expanded polystyrene chips and engineered foam enclosures. 

Fragile items such as electronics, glass, ceramics and artwork require special packaging for safe shipment. Packages containing these and similar items may require added cushioning or a double (over) box.

2. Remove old labels

It is imperative that there are no previous consignment numbers or barcodes visible on the box. Any hazardous or dangerous goods labelling must also be removed as this can cause severe delays! 


Professional Packing Services

We offer a range of professional packing and crating services for fragile, valuable or hazardous shipments, click here for more info.

Need advice on packaging your shipment?

To get help with ensuring your parcel is adequately packed please send us a message using the contact form on the right or call us on 020 8844 0805.

We only disappoint the competition…

Delivering globally since 1987, we pride ourselves on providing simple solutions to complex problems. Whether it’s a document to New York or a container to Nigeria… there’s nothing we can’t deliver!

Watch the video to see how it works.


Get In Touch…

To find out more about Associated Air Services, discuss how we can help your business or get help with a specific consignment call us on 020 8844 0805.

Alternatively fill out the enquiry form or click the button below for other ways to get in touch.



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