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Packaging Tapes - General Shipping Tips


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Tips for your packages to arrive in style. Just like you.
Tip # 3: Protect Fragiles
Tip # 4: Check Weight Restrictions
Tip # 7: Overnight Perishables

General Shipping Tips

  1. Select a Scotch™ Mailing Box that comfortably fits the items you're sending. A box that's too big might dent or collapse, while a box that's too full could burst. Especially fragile items can be protected by cushioning a smaller box inside of a larger one.
  2. If you're sending liquids, first make sure that jar or bottle lids are sealed with Scotch® Packaging Tape. Then place containers into a plastic bag — should anything happen during shipping, this will help ensure that any potential mess is contained.
  3. Center fragile items in the middle of the box, and allow for at least 2" of padding around items and 2" of space between items. Scotch™ Cushion Wrap can help cushion the items from possible damage while filling empty space. It also helps with shock absorption during transport.
  4. If you're shipping heavier items, consider spreading them out over several Scotch™ Mailing Boxes, if possible. Also be sure to check with your shipping carrier to see if there are any weight restrictions.
  5. Use one shipping label per package and include a complete return address. It's also a good idea to include a copy of the shipping address inside the package just in case the original is damaged.
  6. Are you sending perishable items? Your best bet is to send it overnight. Include cold packs in the box to help keep your items fresh. In general it's smart to consider the temperature of your package's destination, and the route your package might take.
  7. Finally, seal the box with Scotch® Heavy Duty Shipping and Packaging Tape to ensure your box stays sealed through transit.

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*In shear adhesion holding power, compared to Acrylic Tapes based on ASTM D3655