PACKING TIPS

 

HOW TO PACK YOUR 

EXCESS BAGGAGE:

You can pack and send your excess baggage using any suitcase, backpack, rucksack, or packing box you like. Just remember your excess baggage has to travel to the other side of the world and proper packaging will help us deliver your goods in the same condition that we received them. Be sure to have plenty of sturdy cardboard cartons, packing paper, sealing tape, and a marker pen, as careful packing prevents breakage and loss of small and fragile items.

           Need supplies? We've got you covered!

Whilst we don't supply packaging, you can get good quality, Heavy-duty, 2 ply cardboard boxes from Kennards Self Storage Box Shop.

Avoid damage to your personal effects and make maximum use of your storage space by following these simple packing tips:

 Use new, Heavy-duty, double-ply cardboard cartons (if using a suitcase or backpack make sure the items inside are securely packed as per below).

 Check the gross weight limit on the bottom of these boxes and do not exceed this limit. Don't overpack. Trying to fit too much in any given package might cause it too burst open during transit which means the contents may get lost. 

 If reusing a carton, make sure none of the sides or flaps are bent, torn or punctured. Remove old labels, and/or markings and scan codes.

 Layer up. Protect your items as much as possible internally, the more protective layers the better. Pack with shipping foam, bubble wrap or other packing material. This will protect your shipment against the shock that may occur when packages come in contact with each other or hard surfaces. Wrap each item separately and completely, and surround each item with bubble wrap. We recommend putting a bin liner in each box or bag first, then packing into the box. For clothes and books, photos  etc, pack these into additional bin liners, seal, then pack into the box(s)

 Protect sharp and pointed objects with added packing material.

 Fragile items, such as glass and ceramics, need extra packaging. Use bubble wrap and place the item in a separate box inside the packing box. The carton is an external barrier only and needs to be strong and durable to hold up during travel. Remember, adequate internal packaging is responsible for protecting what's inside.

 Ship packages separately - do not bind several packages together, as each individual box requires its own label.

 Wrap each item separately.

 Secure heavy objects to prevent shifting.

 Don't forget to create an itemized packing list per carton/suitcase.

 Seal shut securely. Close and seal cartons securely using appropriate packing tape. Use durable and water-resistant tape incase the box comes into contact with wet weather.

 If you need further information or assistance, contact us and a member of the World Baggage team will be only too happy to help you out with more packing tips and suggestions.


LABELS

DO I NEED LABELS?

Yes, labels are super important! You must ensure that all labels are securely attached to every box, bag, or suitcase that you are sending. World Baggage cannot be held responsible for any loss or delay if your address or shipping labels are not attached or if they come off in transit.

To be a World Baggage label ninja, follow the tips below:

PRINT LABELS

Print your address labels from the links below or from your booking confirmation email.

ATTACHING LABELS

  1. Remove all previous labels. Leaving old labels on any items can lead to confusion and may result in your item/s being delayed, mis-delivered or returned to origin.

  2. Attach an address label to each box, bag or suitcase. Note: Additional shipping labels will be issued prior to collection for courier door-to-door services.

  3. Make as many copies of the label as you require.

  4. Write details clearly in the sections indicated on the label.

  5. We recommend placing a second copy inside any package too.

  6. For suitcases and Bags: In the order indicated, FOLD (do not cut) along the lines with the address label print facing out (You should be able to see the company logo and address details). After folding is complete, staple twice and/or tape the label around the luggage handle in the areas indicated.

  7. NOTE: Do NOT lock your bags. All consignments are subject to security and customs inspection. The carrier may reject your consignment if bags are received locked. If you insist on locking your bag, please use a combination lock, and send the combination to World Baggage.

  8. For Boxes: Simply attach the labels as you would to a normal parcel. Use packing tape and make sure each label is securely attached. Tape all four(4) sides as a minimum. Some customers chose to apply tape around the entire circumference (vertically and horizontally) of the bok to ensure labels are secure.

  9. Do NOT cover any address information with coloured or opaque tape. All details must be clear and legible. All consignments are subject to security and customs inspection. Please ensure all boxes are sealed.

WHAT IF I CANNOT PRINT MY LABELS?

You will still need to attach address labels with the full delivery address and name on it. This can be a hand written label, please make sure these labels are securely attached. Alternatively please contact us asap and we can arrange to mail copies to you. Consignments received without an address label will potentially delay dispatch and you risk losing the item in transit. Additional surcharges may apply to rectify.