Before preparing a shipment, there are certain things that you need to know
First of all, you need to know the 2 types of shipping services that being a business holder you could offer to your customer. On the other hand, contrary to this, you also could attain these shipping services being a customer.
Following are the types of shipping services
- Standard shipping
- Freight shipping
Firstly, you will get a precise discussion on these both shipping categories
What is standard shipping?
You are going to get shipping services and your package is getting fit to the given standard dimensions and weight of a shipment.
What is freight shipping?
Freight shipping is usually defined as the condition in which the weight and dimensions could exceed the given. So, for placing a freight shipping order, you will have to request for getting approved the additional weight and measurements of your parcel.
For this purpose, you will have to request for an individual offer.
Besides the categories of these shipping services, the second main thing that you need to keep in mind is packaging and preparing a shipment. Its appropriate packaging is necessary because of your parcel’s transportation alongside a courier service provider.
Many things are vital and involved in preparing and sending a shipment. These required tings are mentioned below
- Reloading of a parcel
- Mechanical sorting out of a shipment
For letting a shipment passed through the above-given phases, it should be sealed and closed well. Adequate packaging is also the most important thing for avoiding unexpected damages in your product.
What things you will need for preparing a shipment in a well-mannered way?
All the necessary packing material and supplies are listed-below
Pallet for preparing a shipment should be made with high-quality material. Being its used or new will not matter. Just should be good at quality
- Measuring tape
The measuring tape is important for analyzing the dimensions of a parcel
- Weighing scales
While preparing a shipment properly, it’s important to weigh it
- Plastic stretched film
The use of a plastic stretched ruling film is good for securing parcel especially when you are having it in a hard suit case.
- Use a cardboard box
Using sturdy cardboard will be good and optimal to use for packaging a parcel well
- Use of foam
If your products are vulnerable then internal cushioning is very important to secure them from being broken.
Following are the ways to prepare a shipment properly
According to every company, there are few restrictions regarding the weight and size of a parcel. So, for appropriate preparation, you will direly need to follow them
1. Consider the weight restrictions
First of all, you will have to pass through an order process. At the time of passing that order process, you will need to mention the parcel’s weight. After accomplishing this process, the weight that you have mentioned should be followed.
Don’t exceed the mentioned weight; it’s the first rule of preparing a good shipment. In case of exceeding weight, it might possible to take your parcel but keep it in mind it will be rejected later on.
2. Changing the weight parcel
If you will contact the company on the early note, then you will have the option to change the weight of the parcel. But you will have to do it before getting the confirmation inquiry at your mailing address from the company.
In the account of avoiding any hurdle, just make sure that you are aware of your parcel’s weight and size. If you will go to the local post office then it also would be feasible for you and result oriented too.
- Before placing your order just check the dimensions and its restriction by using the online size checker of the company.
- Prepare your shipment within the given size limits
4. Type of packaging
As we have explained earlier that you will need to use the following things
- Plastic stretch tape for binding
- Foam for cushioning effect inside the box
- Use of cardboard box
These things will help you a lot in making a good packaging.