Shipping Electronics

Shipping Electronics: Tips for Packaging

With a huge rise in demand for consumer and wearable electronics, the need to find reliable companies for shipping electronics is higher. Electronic items typically fall under the fragile category and shipping them comes with a certain risk.

In this blog, you will learn how to pack electronics for shipping and the top tips on how to ship electronics.

Properly Secure Batteries For Shipping

It is very common for most consumer electronics to operate using batteries today. Shipping electronics with batteries requires careful and secure packing to avoid potential dangers, such as fire or spark hazards. Your outer packaging must be strong and protect your battery in transit.

Separate Cords and Accessories

There is nothing more messy than tangled up cords and hard-to-reach accessories. Separate and organise your cords with their appropriate labels to prevent tangles and identify them easily on arrival. A careful packing also makes a good impression on your consumer’s mind.

Use Effective Shipping Materials

Our first and foremost goal, when shipping electronics, is the safety of our package in transit. We want to ensure the package reaches the end user in a safe and secure condition. There are ways to prevent accidents and leaks. Here are some effective shipping materials to help your electronics reach the destination safely and in pristine condition.

Use Effective Shipping Materials

Our first and foremost goal, when shipping electronics, is the safety of our package in transit. We want to ensure the package reaches the end user in a safe and secure condition. There are ways to prevent accidents and leaks. Here are some effective shipping materials to help your electronics reach the destination safely and in pristine condition.

Corrugated Cartons

Although similar in nature to regular cardboard, Corrugated cartons are extra tough and sturdy than cardboard boxes. Corrugated cardboards are made up of paper layers laid in a fluted manner. This ensures your package remains secure, while remaining light-weight to avoid a hefty shipping charge.

Void Fill/Air Pillows

Air pillows are an excellent choice to fill void space in your box. They are great for protecting your package in transit and are highly versatile. Due to their light-weight nature and clean protection, they are highly preferred by shippers who dread the pollution and chaos caused by loose packing materials, such as peanuts.

Water Activated Tape

Water-activated tape or WAT is a type of paper tape that has an adhesive which is activated by water. This type of tape is significantly sturdier than regular packaging tape and has the ability to withstand the weight of larger shipments. Simply cut the required amount of tape and activate the adhesive side with a damp sponge or cloth.

Things to remember when shipping batteries

Those who wish to ship batteries or electronic devices containing batteries should be aware of shipping restrictions in the origin and destination country. Check with your shipping advisor on safety measures for packing and potential shipping problems for your item. Here are some key points to remember when shipping batteries.

  1. Protect your batteries with approved packaging by the shipping company.
  2. Do not pack batteries loosely or with other objects that interfere, such as metal.
  3. Check prohibited items for your destination country before shipping lithium batteries.
  4. Protect exposed terminals with non-conductive tape.
  5. Cushion the batteries appropriately to prevent shifting or moving around in transit.
  6. Check if your insurance company covers the items that are being shipped.

Conclusion

Now you know the best way to ship electronics internationally. As long as you follow the basic safety precautions and all the instructions advised by the shipping company, you are ready to ship electronics to any place in the world. SFL Worldwide has been a leading logistics partner for domestic and international shipments since 2005. We have our own in-house customs and packing specialists, who can advise you the right way to ship batteries.

Contact our shipping advisors for a free consultation.

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