GLBC’s Tips for Shipping Gifts During the Holidays

November 21, 2018

With the holidays around the corner, many of us are shopping for the perfect gift for our loved ones.  As a business owner, you want to ensure those gifts are shipped without incurring damage or extra costs.

Here is our list of go-to tips for shipping parcels this holiday season:

1. Use only the best supplies

At GLBC, we have got you covered when it comes to shipping supplies! Our primary goal is to ensure your gift stays in top condition throughout its transportation. A full list of our shipping supply inventory is as follows:

  • Packaging Tape
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Foam Rolls
  • Stretch Wrap
  • Foam Peanuts
  • Labels
  • Staples
  • Mailing Bags
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Stock Boxes
  • Poly Bags
  • Strapping
  • Kraft Paper
  • Packing Slip Envelopes
  • Corrugated Single Face Rolls

2. Choosing the right size Packaging

Use a box that fits the size of your gift, with a little extra room for cushioning. You should also double check that your box is strong enough to hold your items. Here’s a rule of thumb: Add the length, width, and depth of your box, in inches. If that number is 75 inches or less, it should hold no more than 30 pounds. Check out our helpful guidelines on how to measure your packaging and Canada Post weight formulas here. For our friends across the border, click here.

3. Avoid items that might get crushed 

While this might seem obvious for the actual gift (although we do have plenty of protective packaging solutions such as bubble wrap and kraft paper to keep your product safe) – this tip goes for the actual gift wrapping as well! You might want to stick to minimalistic wrapping as any elaborate bows may get crushed in transit.

4. Go green

There are plenty of shipping supplies that can be recycled to avoid harming the environment. For example, our packing peanuts are non-toxic and biodegradable and are great at supporting those more fragile items.

5. Label your parcel appropriately

The last thing you want this holiday season is for your parcels to ship to the wrong location. Make sure to label your parcel clearly and with appropriate fragile labels. GLBC sells a full range of shipping labels, to help ensure your package reaches its intended destination.

Whether it’s during the holiday season or any day in between, our team at GLBC is full of packaging solutions to keep your products safe, from protective packaging to moving and shipping suppliesGet in touch with us today for sending your parcel off safely, or for any other packaging needs!