At lorrymover.com, most of our operation is automated. We know how important to ensure that your items are packaged correctly. Packaging items carefully gets them off to a good start. So we offer general packaging guidelines — from measuring and weighing your package, to packing methods, sealing and labeling instructions, and guidelines for restricted shipments. These reminders may help you:

Please check that we can accept your parcel

Prohibitions or restrictions may apply to your goods, please refer each courier's prohibited items for full details. It is your responsibility to ensure that goods you are sending are not prohibited by governmental or customs legislation in the country of delivery. Ignoring them can lead to delays, accidents or damage to other parcels.

Wrap each item in the parcel individually

This takes a little longer, but offers better protection because there’s no movement of contents. Place all items within an inner box and wrap them with bubble wrap. When sending printers, ink cartridges must be removed from the printer and packaged separately in a manner that cannot contaminate any other item. Contents should be placed in a rigid cardboard box and sealed to prevent opening during transit.

Protect fragile items on their journey

Please ensure that all electrical items are secured within the outer packaging using travelling screws and polyblock surrounds. Using the original retail packaging is a good starting point for electrical items, but further packaging will usually be needed. If suitcases or outer hard cases are used as outer packaging, then that outer packaging will not be covered for damage.

Prevent movement of items in transit

Please ensure that multiple items within a parcel do not touch. Place contents in a firm cardboard box, closed so that it cannot come open during transit.

Use strong outer packaging

A corrugated fibreboard box with a good quality outer wrapping is best. Sub-standard and damaged cartons cancause problems.

Seal the parcel well

Seal all open edges of the parcel with 48mm/50mm wide plastic or reinforced carton tape on both the top and bottom of your package. Use the H tapingmethod. Ordinary household adhesive tape isn’t usually strong enough. For heavier items you’ll need a strong outer carton, closed with tape. String around boxes is not suitable as this can get caught and cause damage. Do not use cellophane tape, duct tape,masking tape, string, or rope to seal packages.

Do not strap multiple boxes together

This may cause them to become damaged. Either place all items in one large outer carton or send them in separate parcels. We will not pay compensation for loss on parcels that are strapped together.

Clear, accurate addressing

Make sure all the address information including telephone number and postcode is in the documentation. This should be completed accurately and firmly attached. Please also ensure that the service barcode labels are securely attached to the parcels and clearly visible.

Always use strong outer packaging

A new and thick walled corrugated cardboard box with a good quality, sturdy packaging paper such as Kraft,is recommended for the despatch of most items. The larger the size and weight of an item, the thicker and larger an outer box should be used. Always make sure the cardboard box allows adequate clearance for sufficient internal packaging to be used on the item(s) being sent. A compensation claim for damage of contents will be deemed invalid if the parcel is inadequately packed or if the inner and outer packaging is not retained for verification.

Parcel dimensions

Using the largest facing surfaces, length is the longest dimension and width the shortest. Height is measured at right angles to the largest surface.

Wrap each item in the parcel individually

Protect fragile items on their journey

Please ensure that all electrical items are secured within the outer packaging using travelling screws and polyblock surrounds. Using the original retail packaging is a good starting point for electrical items, but further packaging will usually be needed. If suitcases or outer hard cases are used as outer packaging, then that outer packaging will not be covered for damage.

Prevent movement of items in transit

Please ensure that multiple items within a parcel do not touch. Place contents in a firm cardboard box, closed so that it cannot come open during transit.

Use strong outer packaging

A corrugated fibreboard box with a good quality outer wrapping is best. Sub-standard and damaged cartons cancause problems.

Seal the parcel well

Seal all open edges of the parcel with 48mm/50mm wide plastic or reinforced carton tape on both the top and bottom of your package. Use the H tapingmethod. Ordinary household adhesive tape isn’t usually strong enough. For heavier items you’ll need a strong outer carton, closed with tape. String around boxes is not suitable as this can get caught and cause damage. Do not use cellophane tape, duct tape,masking tape, string, or rope to seal packages.

Clear, accurate addressing

Make sure all the address information including telephone number and postcode is in the documentation. This should be completed accurately and firmly attached. Please also ensure that the service barcode labels are securely attached to the parcels and clearly visible.

Parcel dimensions

Using the largest facing surfaces, length is the longest dimension and width the shortest. Height is measured at right angles to the largest surface.

INTERNAL PACKAGING

All Items must conform to the packaging requirements of courier. Items not correctly packaged or containing dangerous or prohibited materials may be refused and returned to the Customer.
Internal packaging must always be used as cushioning to:
  1. Prevent any damage from shock, vibrations, impacts and pressure during transit
  2. Prevent items within a parcel from touching
  3. Eliminate any internal movement of a parcels contents
  4. Provide clearance from the item and the external packaging

EXTERNAL PACKAGING

Good examples of external packaging
  1. Shrink wrap
  2. Bubble wrap

Bad examples of external packaging
  1. Cardboard box
  2. Wooden crate
  3. Plastic box / tube (able to be sealed)
  4. Metal case / tin