How to wrap a package for shipping

The following tips are recommended for most parcels. Please refer to our postal guide for information on  how to package specialized items  that require additional precautions.

  1. Select a sturdy cardboard shipping box Opt for a rigid, high-quality, corrugated  cardboard box. If you reuse a box, remove old labels or cover previous addresses.
  2. Protect fragile items Wrap fragile items in tissue paper or newspaper. For framed items like pictures, use cardboard larger than the frame to protect both front and back. Place soft material between the frame and the cardboard to lessen pressure on the glass.
  3. Pack item securely Pack and seal the item in a container small enough to fit inside your shipping box. Label the inner container with the address and return address before placing it inside the shipping box.
  4. Cushion your item Surround the inner container with cushioning material—such as an old t-shirt or bubble wrap—on all sides to prevent movement and safeguard the item.
  5. Secure closure Close the shipping box using reinforced tape and wrap it in kraft paper. Tape all seams securely.
  6. Add a label If you’re using a shipping label, make sure it is visible and affixed flat and wrinkle-free to the largest side of the box. The label must not wrap around the edges of the box or be applied over a seam or box closure. Do not cover the label with strapping or tape.

When ready, you can mail your parcel at any post office. If you've used prepaid shipping supplies, drop it in any street letter box.

Remember to adhere to General Terms and Conditions.