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Post and packing

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Ripleysbaby, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Because my work is a little hard to find lately. I have started part time in city based parcel distribution depot. :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    This is what i have learned in the last 3 days
    1/ Dont bother with fragile, this way up, or any other warning sticker.
    2/ Pack well. box in box in box with far to much impact packing,
    3/ totally wrap in brown or black high quality tape
    4/ Make sure if possible that the address label is the only sticker on the box. (Write sender address in black permanent marker on another face)
    5/ Try and pack the item so the C of G is low with the address label uppermost.

    Be aware that your package may, no, will, have very heavy items placed on the top of it.
    Also It could be subject to water damage ! Not rain but from flower boxes. I have picked up 2 tv's and had the bottom of the box fall out
    because of this :eek:
    Best packed items are usually from amazon. And the worst as i have seen so far are from Jessops. Seems they just put a sticker on the
    items original box and post it. If you really need to order from them, insist it is packed securely.
     
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  2. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    Thanks for the inside info. It proofs that when it comes to packing and sealing I may be neurotic, but that at least I have reason to be just that...
     
  3. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Pavel
    It happens everywhere. The following video shows Russian Post workers unloading the packages...

    [video=youtube;C-zBbn-N0Dc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-zBbn-N0Dc[/video]
     
  4. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry