Packing Fragile Items

If you’re starting a new business and it involves stocking up on products, you’ll want to make sure they’re well protected. Bubble wrap in Northern Ireland has become somewhat of a best friend to businesses and it’s no wonder it’s the most popular choice of packaging when you hear all of the upsides to this incredible material. Knowing how to pack fragile items is more important than you may think, and paying attention to small details like this will make your customers happy- which is all you need! 

If you’re new to delivering things to your clients it may be a little daunting sorting couriers, labels and making sure everything is in place. Out of all these things, the most important is that what you’re selling is in perfect knick, without any signs of damage.

While you should never throw a product into a package without any additional packaging (simply because it gives off a bad impression) there are more fragile items that should always be bubble wrapped. 

What are Fragile items? 

Items that can break, shatter or become damaged very easily are referred to as fragile items, this includes glassware, crockery and even instruments and all that precious cargo that you are transporting, whatever that might be. 

This also comes down to any electronic devices that can become damaged from too much shaking, and therefore also fall into the category of fragile items. 

Getting your product to the person who ordered  is one thing, but making sure that you’re showcasing your brand as best as you can is another. You’ll do so by using resistant and high quality protective materials like bubble wrap, and getting it in large pallet wraps will also save you some cash. 

With that in mind, here’s a list of the most fragile items, that should definitely be bubble wrapped:

  • Glassware
  • Crockery
  • Ceramics
  • Electronic Devices
  • Mirrors
  • Antiques
  • Lampshades and other furniture 

Tips on Packing Fragile Items

The first thing you need is a good protective layer that will wrap around your product and protect it from any damage from falls or movement. 

There’s no better option to use than bubble wrap since it’s the strongest and most reliable protective layer. 

Along with that Bubble wrap is :

  1. A shock absorber, which is ideal for protecting items against damage. 
  2. Transparent, which is ideal for people who don’t want to fully cover their product for unboxing reasons. 
  3. Very simple to use.
  4. Moisture resistant, which is necessary to prevent mould from developing.
  5. Made from a plastic material, it’s water resistant. 
  6. Strong and also Elastic. 

Now that you know what to use to protect your items, you’ll need some tips on how to go about the rest of packaging fragile items. 

Having the item secured with bubble wrap, you can tape the ends to close them up and place the wrapped piece in the middle of the box. It’s a good idea to also fill the box with packing peanuts to soften it up a little on the inside. You can also strengthen the box walls using special paper. 

To make sure your items are completely secure, wrap the box completely with tape-and don’t be afraid to overuse it. 

Protecting your products is the key in maintaining a great brand reputation since the happier the customers, the better your brand appears. Knowing great tips on packing fragile items will mean you no longer need to  worry about your items not making it in good condition. 

Knowing where to find great quality pallet wrap and bubble wrap in Northern Ireland is useful, and at Nupack packaging we have all of the materials that you will need for transporting your products in transit and keeping them safe and intact. 

Get in touch today for a quote.

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