Packaging For Every Need
A little extra care can help your express package travel greater distances safely – leaving you with peace-of-mind.
When not using DHL supplies, pick a suitable, sturdy container or durable cardboard box.
If you are re-using a box, be sure that it is:
- In good condition with all flaps intact
- Free of rips, punctures or tears
- Free of all old labels and markings
Use enough material (at least two to three inches on each side) to ensure contents do not shift significantly during shipping. You may also choose to wrap items individually.
Use any combination of:
- Corrugated fiberboard
- Molded plastic materials
- Loose shredded paper
- Bubble wrap or bubble pack
- Plastic or foam peanuts
Sealing and Labeling
It’s a good idea to include copies of all paperwork inside the package should your shipment need assistance to continue moving.
Tape all seams end-to-end with pressure sensitive packing tape, at least 2" in width. Affix the DHL waybill and other shipment paperwork securely on the package. If recycling a box, remove or conceal old addresses or shipping labels.
When shipping multiple express packages under one waybill, affix the original waybill and shipment paperwork to one package. Then affix copies of the waybill to the other packages. Label each box with the total number of boxes in the shipment, such as “1 of 3”, “2 of 3” or “3 of 3”.
What to Avoid
- Do not use wrapping paper, string, masking tape, duct tape or cellophane on your packages
- Also, if possible, avoid packaging the shipment in a container with handles, straps or wheels
Did you know that food flavoring, perfumes, chemicals and electronic equipment can be classed as Dangerous Goods?
Transportation of Dangerous Goods is a risk when they are not correctly packed or handled. If the goods are hidden, declared incorrectly, left completely undeclared, packed or labeled incorrectly, health and safety is compromised.
The shipper is responsible for declaring, packaging and labeling Dangerous Goods. DHL Express will accept Dangerous Goods but with certain restrictions for the different products and services offered and only under certain conditions.
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