Fragile packages are, by their very description, easily damaged or broken. While mentioning the word fragile instant conjures images of vases, wine glasses, and perhaps some classic pottery, the truth is there are many items that can be considered fragile. This includes fresh food and even electronic items.
From a company perspective, getting the transport right is essential to ensure the goods arrive in excellent condition. Damaged goods are likely to cost the company money in replacements and loss of profit. If you’re suffering from lots of damaged packages then it can even destroy the business.
Add A logger
When you’re sending a package with a transport service you don’t generally know what happens to the parcel once it leaves your compound.
However, you can think about what makes your product fragile and purchase a logger for it. For example, fresh produce and electronics are both sensitive to heat. By adding a temperature data logger to your parcels you’ll be able to tell if the package has been subject to temperatures above or below your designated range.
If it has and it’s damaged you can successfully blame the courier service, allowing you to claim compensation from them.
The data loggers make it much easier to prove your case.
While a delivery driver should take every effort to look after your parcel, it’s much easier for them to give your parcel the care it needs if you add a sticker stating it is fragile. Makes sure you mention which way up the parcel should go. It will increase the chances of it getting there in one piece.
Of course, the parcel also needs labels identifying where it has come from and where it is going. This will help to ensure it gets delivered to the right place.
Use A Reputable Company
There are plenty of firms offering to transport parcels for you. However, that doesn’t mean you should choose the first company you see or even the cheapest one. It’s worth taking a look at the reputation of the company.
You should be able to talk to other companies using the same service to see what they think. You can also turn to social media to get honest reactions from companies and customers regarding specific courier services.
It will help you choose a company that will take care of your parcels.
Get The Packaging Right
To help ensure your parcel and products get to where they are going in the best possible condition you need to play your part. That means packaging the goods properly first. In all cases the box should be close to the size of the product, this reduces movement possibilities.
The carton also needs to have packaging material to help protect the goods from impacts and other issues during transit. You’ll need to choose the material that is most easily available for you as this can help to keep costs down.
The bottom line is simple, take some time to choose the best transport service and pack your parcel properly.