SUB MENU
Packing Guideline
Prohibited Articles
Shipping Advice
Consignment Note
Download

This packaging guide is NOT intended to be a comprehensive guide for packaging every item we accept for transit, but generally describes steps that
will reduce the possibility of loss or damage during transit. We make no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding proper packaging.

Step1
Fillers / Cushioning Material
Step 2
Seal It
Step 3
Inside Carton
Step 4
Orientation Restrictions
Step 5
Addressing and Labeling
Step 6
Special Items,
"Odd Ball" Sizes and Shapes
Step 7
Perishables
Step 8
The DO's and DON'Ts
of packaging




Shake your package. Can you hear or feel the contents moving around?
If so, you need to repack the contents with plenty of good cushioning material. Start by putting a layer of at least two inches of the cushioning material on the bottom of the carton. Then wrap each item individually with cushioning material and center it in the carton, away from the other items and from the sides, corners, top and bottom of the carton. Fill in the spaces firmly with additional filler and add another layer of cushioning material on top. 

Remember :
Cardboard partitions between glass items do not offer enough protection.
Any delicate item needs double cushioning.
Filler materials aren't sufficient protection for heavy metal items (not even nuts and bolts) packed in a thin cardboard box. Always pack such items
  in heavy, corrugated cardboard cartons.
Heavy printed materials which can shift around should be banded or shrink-wrapped, and cushioned within the carton.
Never ship glass or other fragile items in an envelope or soft cardboard box.
Packaging for fragile items must be pre-approved by our Customer Service, Operations or Marketing Department. 

top [▲]  




Before you seal the carton, be sure it's sturdy enough to protect its contents, that it is undamaged and that all flaps are intact.
 Remember, too, that outer packaging should enable you to attach the consignment note or markings, without damaging or affecting the contents of the
  shipping carton.
 Chipboard boxes (including shirt boxes and many retail gift boxes) must be placed inside a strong, corrugated carton, whatever their contents.
 Seal the carton with tape but not just any tape ! Do not use household cellophane tape, or gummed (wet) water-activated tape. These are simply not
  designed for heavy-duty work.
 Instead, use pressure-sensitive platic tape that's at least 2"wide. It sticks to almost any surface, does not need to be moistened, and conforms easily
  to the shape of your package. Apply at least 3 strips of tape to both top and bottom of the carton.

Cans used to ship industrial or non-food liquids should be sealed at the top with at least two clips. (During flight, contents may expand, causing the tops to pop open.) 

top [▲]  



As an added precaution, place a second address label inside the carton, or insert a business card or letterhead with the shipper's address and phone number as well as the recipient/ consignee's address and phone number/ fax number.

(The term "recipient"means the person to whom shipment is being sent. Consignment Note" means any shipping document, manifest, label or similar item used in the Nationwide Express System. For dditional information or assistance, call us.)

top [▲]  



Is your package marked with ÜP"arrows or instructions like "THIS END UP"? Nationwide Express will interpret such directions as implying "preferred"orientation, with no obligation upon Nationwide Express to guarantee orientation handling.

Packaging for all fragile articles and those needing specific orientation should be pre-approved by the Customer Service Department prior to shipping. Failure to use pre-approved packaging releases us from any liability that we would otherwise assume.

Nationwide Express cannot ensure that package needing specific orientation will be specially handled.

top [▲]  


On the consignment note: Always include the Telephone Number, Fax Number and Postal Code of the recipient / consignee. Be sure to use the street address of the recipient, not a post office box. Nationwide Express cannot deliver to Post Office Boxes (P.O. Box).

IMPORTANT:
Please remember that cash or cash equivalents are not acceptable for shipment to any destination.


top [▲]  


Small, valuable items should be shipped as a package inside a package. (For more tips on shipping high value items, see reverse.)
Luggage, briefcases and garment bags, aluminium cases, plastic cases, computer cartons or similar items whose outer finish might be damaged by adhesive labels, soiling, marking, or other type of surface damaged caused by normal handling, or which might pop open during transit, should be placed in a protective container or a special consignment note pouch attached for shipping. Otherwise, we cannot assume liability for damaged to them.

Items that cannot be packed in cartons (auto tail pipes, mufflers, tires, rims, etc.) should have the address label secured by pressure-sensitive tape wrapped completely around the object or attach a special consignment note pouch. Don't use loose tags attached by string or wire. Make sure there are no sharp, protruding edges or points; blunt such surface with firmly taped corrugated panels.
Ship rolled goods (fabric, wallpaper, etc) in a carton, with duplicate labels inside the core or top layers of the material; wrap contnets in "bubble" wrap, reinforced plastic or heavy brown paper before placing in the carton.

Small, valuable items should be shipped as a package inside a package. (For more tips on shipping high value items, see reverse.)
Luggage, briefcases and garment bags, aluminium cases, plastic cases, computer cartons or similar items whose outer finish might be damaged by adhesive labels, soiling, marking, or other type of surface damaged caused by normal handling, or which might pop open during transit, should be placed in a protective container or a special consignment note pouch attached for shipping. Otherwise, we cannot assume liability for damaged to them.
Items that cannot be packed in cartons (auto tail pipes, mufflers, tires, rims, etc.) should have the address label secured by pressure-sensitive tape wrapped completely around the object or attach a special consignment note pouch. Don't use loose tags attached by string or wire. Make sure there are no sharp, protruding edges or points; blunt such surface with firmly taped corrugated panels.
Ship rolled goods (fabric, wallpaper, etc) in a carton, with duplicate labels inside the core or top layers of the material; wrap contnets in "bubble" wrap, reinforced plastic or heavy brown paper before placing in the carton.

top [▲]  


It is recommended that perishable articlea shipped by Nationwide Express should be packed for a minimum transit time of at least 12 hours greater than our delivery commitment time for the shipment. The shipment of perishables on days that will require transit on a weekend is discouraged. We do not offer refrigerated service.

top [▲]  


Read the other side of this guide carefully, then use the information below as a quick reminder of important points.
If you have any questions, we will be glad to assist you.

Read the other side of this guide carefully, then use the information below as a quick reminder of important points.
If you have any questions, we will be glad to assist you.

DON'T ship cash, currency, or other prohibited items. (We will no be liable or responsible for prohibited shipments). DON'T ship used hypodermic needles.
 
DON'T leave old labels on shipping cartons that have been used before. DO place new address labels on two sides of the box and another label inside. DO have names and addresss of both shipper and recipient on each label. DON'T ship blood, urine or liquid diagnostic specimens in Nationwide Express packaging; DO follow requirements for approved packaging when shipping specimens.
 
DON'T allow glass to touch glass. DO wrap each item individually in cushioning foam material. DO have your packaging for fragile items tested, approved and certified by Nationwide Express. DON'T allow packages to get damp or wet before they are picked up.
 
DON'T ship items wrapped in any type of paper or in paper envelope. DON'T secure packages with string and rope.
 
DON'T use household cellophane tape. DO seal packages securely with pressure-sensitive plastic tape. DON'T use damaged cartons, cartons without flaps intact, or chipboard cartons. DO use strong corrugated cardboard boxes.
 
DON'T ship items loose in carton. DO use fillers for inside protection.    


top [▲]  

 

iRepublics.com Disclaimer Terms of Service Sitemap Quick Start Track Nationwide2U