Shipping Supplies & Protective Packaging

Packaging Protective Tips for Gifting Afar

We know Christmas shopping can sometimes get pushed to the last minute (or even Christmas Eve – you know who you are!) but when it comes to sending gifts to out-of-town loved ones, you’ve probably gotten most of your shopping done by now and are about to put a bow on top and ship off your parcels. As each gift has its own fragility shape, size, and fragility, we offer a wide variety of packaging protection solutions. Our team of experts can help you safeguard product with functional and attractive package design, custom-built for specific product requirements. Read on for our Protective Packaging Tips!

Our custom Protective Packaging options are:

  • Closed-cell polyethylene foam
  • Cross-linked polyethylene foam
  • Paper based honeycomb packaging
  • Molded pulp paper packaging
  • Extruded polyethylene profiles
  • Various colours and densities are available for most of our packaging products. Some are also available with fire retardant and anti-static properties.

We also carry a wide variety of Shipping Supplies that help with packaging protection:

  • Bubble Rolls
  • Foam Rolls
  • Kraft Paper Rolls
  • Packing Paper (Newsprint)
  • Shipping Mailers
  • Shrink Film
  • Stock Boxes
  • Stretch Wrap
  • Tape & Dispensers
  • Tissue Paper
  • Singleface Corrugated Rolls


As your resident box experts we would like to send you into the holiday season with some tips on packaging protection so that your gifts to reach your friends and family in perfect condition!


  1. Fill your package to capacity to avoid tipping or collapsing parcels.
  2. Ensure your box/carton is study and robust so your gift is not damaged in transport
  3. Protect fragile items with a form of cushioning – at GLBC we use paper, tissue, recyclable bubble wrap and biodegradable peanuts!
  4. Package heavier items into smaller boxes to ensure your parcel is secure, and mark the package as “HEAVY”

You should now be prepared for all your gifting afar this holiday season. Don’t forget to contact the branch nearest you for all your protective packaging needs!

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