In order to make sure that your packages reach their destinations safely we suggest you adhere to all UPS packaging guidelines. UPS requires boxes to be in new condition, and firm with all flaps intact. If you reuse a box it must have all previous labels removed and nothing remaining from the previous shipment.
Packages must be well insulated with correct packaging materials for the items being shipped. UPS offers a list of acceptable shipping materials for safe shipping. Here is what they suggest:
UPS suggests that you do not simply put a label onto packages supplied by a manufacturer. Many times the boxes used when shipping via pallets are not thick enough to ship as a single-piece shipment.
UPS packages must be sealed with at least two inches of adhesive tape. For packages that weigh 60 pounds, you must use three-inch reinforced tape applied to the top and bottom so that the middle and edge seams are properly sealed.
If you are shipping unique items that are specific to an industry you can check the UPS Packaging Advisor Tool for correct guidelines. You will be able to enter the exact dimensions and weight for your package and get the suggested shipping materials you should use to package the item.
Packaging your items according to UPS guidelines will give you the best chance of having a claim approved should you need to file a claim for a damaged item. We hope this helps you and if you have any questions regarding packaging you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org