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Protect your parcels and deliveries with Shock Watch

Keeping your parcels secure for shipping is one of the most important things that you have to remember. Whether you are sending out a delivery for your business or it is a personal parcel that you are sending to a friend, you have to be able to guarantee that the item will arrive undamaged. Although there are accidents that may be beyond your control, there are a lot of strategies and technologies that you can implement such as impact indicators to find out whether or not the damage that your item sustained was your fault.

  1. Make it as dense as possible

Having empty spaces where the items that you have can freely move around will lead it to be damaged especially if it is something fragile. To ensure that your item arrives in one piece, make sure that you package it in a box that doesn’t leave it any room to move around. If there’s no box that is small enough for you to be able to do that, you can use materials like polyethylene foam to take up the extra space. A common favorite are bubble wraps that definitely can prevent damage due to dropping and shaking.

  1. Provide as much effective information as possible on the label

With the amount of automation we have today, it is actually a lot better to provide as much information as you can on the label of your package. Hardware and software can detect if something is marked as a fragile and why it is such. This can cause the machine to queue it on a different line instead of having it together with other packages that may be just thrown around because of the lack of labeling. Employees are also going to go a lot easier on your package if you clearly state that there are tilt sensors in it.

  1. Go over the list of banned items

One of the most common mistakes that people make when sending out packages is that they do not check whether or not their parcels contain banned items. Even if 99{24611a442957685a14e758c500f4e6e5b207447b1e91ae456c5551e5eb40a638} of your package is allowed to be sent, the shipping company will most likely prohibit the processing of your package because of that one item that is prohibited. To prevent this from happening, make sure that you go over the list of items that are banned and review whether you are sending one. If you are sending one, try to find a different shipping plan or a new company altogether that can accommodate your needs.

  1. Use technology to your advantage

Nowadays, you can use impact indicators to take note whether or not the package that you sent sustained enough impact while on delivery. This can redirect the blame as to whoever is responsible for the item arriving broken. There are also tilt sensors that you can have in your parcel to track whether the shipping company follows your instructions as to where the package should be on.

Protect your deliveries with impact indicators and tilt sensors. Contact Shockwatch for more details on how we can ensure quality assurance until shipment gets to your customer’s doorstep.