Sending a parcel via Pakistan Post is a convenient and budget-friendly option. Still, it is more important to properly package your item to ensure it arrives at its destination in sound condition. In this guide, I’ll give you some tips and guidelines for parcel wrapping and safe delivery.
- Envelope (for letters & documents ) or Box
- Transparent Tape
- Bubble Wrap or other cushioning material
- Fillers (e.g. newspaper, foam peanuts)
Step 1: Choose the Appropriate Box Size
Above all, the state of packaging your parcel is choosing the right container. It may vary as per the size and dimension of the product you want to enclose.
For instance, boxes are best for larger or bulkier items; conversely, envelopes are usually suitable for papers and mini things.
Step 2: Use Some Cushioning Material
Secondly, it is essential to use cushioning material, as bubble wrap is the best protective accessory to avoid any damage during transit. Just wrap it around the item and ensure all sides are equally covered.
In contrast, if you use a hard carton box, fill its empty areas with old newspaper or foam peanuts. By doing this practice, the product stays in its place and prevents any brokerage.
Step 3: Tape the Carton
Is it done with packing? It’s time to seal the box or envelope using transparent or heavy-duty tape. Go through all sides, and don’t let any edge uncovered. Reinforcing the seams and corners with some additional tape is a good idea.
Step 4: Label at the Front
Write the recipient’s name, address, and phone number on the front side. Use a dark or permanent maker and make text readable for the holder. Meanwhile, on the backside, write your return address in case the package cannot be delivered or is rejected by the receiver.
- Never overload the carton, as this can cause it to break when it gets pressurized.
- For a fragile item, always pay attention to packing; otherwise, you may bear the loss. As postal workers may not care for it well.
- Avoid using torn old or weak boxes, which can be easily damageable.
I hope you learn from this post, and by following these tips, one can ensure the parcel’s arrival at its destination as it was packed. For those who read the blog for the first time, you should look at the related post if you’re a Pakistan Post customer.
What kind of box or container should I use to send my parcel through Pakistan Post?
I’m unable to specify the container’s size here as it will depend on the size and weight of your item. A rule of thumb to remember is to use a box with one or two inches of space left when the item is fitted inside. Then fill out the room with protective material.
Is cushioning material necessary for my parcel?
Yes, cushioning material is very helpful in keeping the item safe during load/unloading. There are different materials like bubble wrap, foam peanuts, and smashed newspapers to cushion your item.
How should I label my parcel?
Labeling your parcel clearly with the recipient’s name, address, and phone number is important. Make sure that the label is easy to read and securely attached to the package. Including a return address if the package cannot be delivered is also a good idea.
Can I send a fragile item through Pakistan Post?
You can send a fragile item through Pakistan Post. But since there is no dedicated service for “special handling,” the sender is at risk.
What should I do if I receive a damaged parcel?
Suppose your parcel is damaged once you get it. Then contact the sender to compensate you for the damage or do a refund.
How can I track my parcel once it has been sent through Pakistan Post?
You can quickly get the information about your parcel on this link. You must enter the tracking number and click submit; the latest transit data will be displayed on the screen.
How long does it take for a parcel to be delivered through Pakistan Post?
The delivery time of parcels depends on your chosen destination and shipping service. Usually, domestic packets take 2-3 days, and international deliveries may take a minimum of 7 working days. But the time frame varies from zone to zone.
Muhammad Hussain is a regular user of Pakistan Postal Services. He has sent and received dozens of parcels through the national post in the last three years. In this blog, he shares his experience based on official information from this organization. His aim is to educate readers about postal services in Pakistan. Also, how they can gain benefit from this affordable courier option rather than paying high costs.