Pack your parcel in just 8 simple steps
Learn how to wrap a parcel for delivery with Evri to make sure that your precious cargo reaches its destination in one piece.
It’s important to securely wrap your parcel to prevent anything moving about in transit. You want your package to arrive in the same condition you left it in.
Follow our top tips on how to wrap, pack and address your items before sending them on their way.
First, you need to consider what type of packaging or container to use to wrap your parcel. Think about the kind of item, as well as the shape and delicacy of the object you are sending to help decide how it should be packaged. When deciding what to use to wrap your parcel, consider:
Do you need a box, or would a mailing bag or padded envelope be better? Top tip: watertight mailing bags are best for clothes.
You can buy boxes for packaging or recycle an old box from home.
Will the item fit inside without leaving lots of empty space? Make sure the box closes easily and retains its shape.
If you reuse a box or bag, make sure there are no old labels or barcodes showing. These might be picked up by our scanners and can send your parcel to the wrong place.
Wrap any items before you put them in the box or bag. It’s important that fragile items are carefully wrapped as our scanners can’t detect ‘fragile’ or ‘handle with care’ labels.
You could choose:
1. Bubble wrap – reuse bubble wrap you have at home to keep precious items extra safe.
2. Newspaper – use layers of newspaper sheets from yesterday’s news to fold around your items. Good for the environment and your wallet.
Make sure your precious cargo stays secure by filling any gaps in the packaging around the item. This will help keep it in place and prevent it moving around.
You could use:
1. Paper and newspaper – scrunched up paper is the most environmentally friendly option, and an easy way to fill the space.
2. Cardboard – use layers of cardboard to create a sturdy shell.
3. Sheets – old, but clean bedsheets can be used to wrap items tightly.
Before you fasten the lid on your box, you need to put some details on a piece of paper inside. Include:
If the address label comes off your parcel during the journey, we’ll need to know where it’s headed.
Once your item is safely inside its box or snugly tucked inside its mailbag, secure it with tape. Make sure you:
We cannot overstate the importance of securing the edges around your package. You should tape down:
Top tip: Anything that sticks out – even slightly – from the package must be flattened and secured. This helps prevent it getting stuck on the belt.
You’re almost done. Labelling is one of the most important parts of learning how to wrap a parcel for delivery. Don’t fall at the final hurdle.
To do this, you need to:
Your parcel’s wrapped, packed and ready to go. To send it, take it to your nearest ParcelShop or locker or book a collection online.