Packing Guide

We do everything we can to ensure your packages are always delivered on time and in great condition but packages can travel many thousands of miles through sophisticated global network to reach their destinations. Therefore, packing your packages with appropriate materials in a right way will help ensure they arrive safely and stay intact.

Do your sender pack your package with oversea transportation in mind? When sender packing your package, he need to keep in mind that your package must be designed to handle the following stress factors, repeated loading and unloading, being unloaded in the rain and stored in the open, stacked, pushed, shoved, dragged, dropped, processed on a conveyer belt even sent down a chute.

At all times, it remains the responsibility of the sender to ensure adequate packaging is used. As a reference for our customers, this packing guide provides some general instructions and examples of good packing practices. Different shipment contents requires different level of protection, therefore this should not be perceived as a final solution suitable for all customers

External Packaging Materials

  • Always use high quality corrugated cardboard boxes for parcels. For fragile or heavy items, double-wall or tri-wall constructions are recommended.
  • Avoid reusing old boxes as they may have lost some of their rigidity.
Package Weight Box Construction Bursting Test
Up to 5kg Single-Wall 155PSI
5-10kg Single-Wall 160-200PSI
10-25kg Double-Wall 250-300PSI
25-30kg Double-Wall 350PSI
  • Under-filled boxes may collapse and over-filled boxes may burst. Prevent this by choosing a box with the right size for the content being shipped.

Internal Packaging Materials

Bubble wrap, airbags, cardboard and foam peanuts/pellets are all commonly used as packaging material. All have different qualities and it is important to use them appropriately. The following table will help you decide what material is suitable for your needs.

Type of Material Cushioning Void Fill Protection Divider
Bubble Wrap
Foam Wrap
Foam peanuts/pellets
Air Bags
Crumpled Paper
Corrugated Inserts
Shredded Cardboard

Note that while bubble wrap offers some void fill properties, it is more effective to use more suitable materials when trying to fill larger spaces.

Oops® Recommended Packing Method

Air Shipping

Non-fragile Cargo:

Bubble Wrap or Cushioning Material
Courier Bag or Carton Box
Plastic Woven Bag (Optional)

Fragile Cargo:

Cushioning Material (6cm Thickness)
Sturdy Carton Box
Sea Shipping

Less Fragile Cargo:

Cushioning Material (6cm Thickness)
Sturdy Carton Box
Wooden Frame

Fragile Cargo:

Cushioning Material (6cm Thickness)
Wooden Crate