Quicksilver Courier Services are committed to delivering your goods with care.  Below are some tips that will help you make sure your goods arrive at their destination in the best possible condition*:

•	Use a rigid box with intact flaps.
•	Choose the size of the box according to its content.  Under-filled boxes are likely to collapse: overloaded boxes may burst.
•	Always use high-quality materials for your package.  Consider strength, cushioning and durability.
•	Choose boxes made of corrugated cardboard, with good quality outer liners.
•	Wrap all items separately.
•	Put goods in the centre of a package, ensuring they do not touch the sides.  Your goods should be well cushioned on all sides.
•	Make use of cushioning materials to prevent the contents from moving.
•	Use strapping, when suitable, as a good way to seal and secure your box.
•	Use strong tape designed for shipping if strapping is not available.
•	When re-using a box remove all old labels
•	Ensure liquids are stored in leak-free containers, packed with a lightweight, strong, internal material (e.g. styrofoam) and sealed with a plastic bag.  Always remember that poor packaging of liquids may cause damage to other items.
•	Place powders in strong plastic bags, securely sealed and then packed in a rigid box.
•	Use “arrow-up” labels for non-solid materials.
•	Protect your data discs, audio and videotapes, CDs and DVDs with soft cushioning material around each item.
•	Address your package clearly and completely, using capital letters when handwriting labels to improve readability.
•	Place a duplicate address label inside the parcel.
•	DO NOT consider “Fragile” and “Handle With Care” labels as a substitute for careful packaging.  They are only appropriate for information purposes.

* Please note that Quicksilver Courier Services wil accept no liability for the packaging advice provided.  The Client remains responsible for ensuring packaging and labelling is adequate for transportation.


•	Will make sure that any special equipment required for loading/unloading the goods will be provided
Packaging Advice