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Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
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UPS AIR PICKUP TIMES
Monday - Friday
5:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm
UPS GROUND PICKUP TIMES
Monday - Friday
6:00 pm
 
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Holiday Packing Tips

Five Essential Holiday Packing Tips From The Pros

The holiday is a time for gift-giving and sharing. But have you ever thought about what happens during packing and shipping of these gifts? Think about how shipping companies safely pack a Santa figurine completely wired with fairy lights. Or what about delicately packing a gingerbread house that could collapse at any time. For the skilled packers behind the counters at The UPS Store Wilmington, taking care of and carrying unusually designed packages like these is no small task.

According to packing specialists at The UPS Store in Wilmington, there are five essential tips to guarantee your holiday presents are safe and secure despite the size and shape.

1. Right size, new box

Make use of the right-sized box and see to it that it is new. Make use of corrugated box personalized to the weight and dimension of your parcel.
According to The UPS Store specialists, reused boxes are not strong enough specifically at the edges, and also are more susceptible to get wet in the rain or snow. The specialists recommend using shipping boxes as opposed to moving boxes which are not as long-lasting.

2. Leave some space

Leave an area around your package, preferably about two inches around the box. What you can do about the space is to fill up all sides with packing materials such as air pillows or packing peanuts.

To shield breakable items, take double-boxing into consideration while still going for a two-inch gap with packing materials. This is particularly recommended if more than one product is inside the same box. Just be sure you are not piling larger things below light-weight items.

3.Use durable packaging tape

Make use of the best product packaging tape says The UPS Store specialist. A delivery tape that is three inches wide is the best you could use. Make an “H” pattern at the top and bottom and all sides of the box. There are clients who make use of duct tape, masking tape or even scotch tape, but these are not suitable to get the job done. In fact, it will not hold all the weight thus exposing your items.

4. Secure electronic devices

Repackage electronic devices. If you are sending electronic devices, whether an ultra high-definition television, a tablet computer or a smart device, repackage it. During these times, many people send these out as gifts so packing specialists recommend securing your devices. Also, remember the new law that covers delivering lithium batteries.

 5. Extra care with perishable items

Take added care with easily spoiled items like food. Delicious chocolate, fruits as well as various other perishables ought to be delivered in a polystyrene cooler with solidified carbon dioxide inside a standard-size corrugated box says The UPS Store specialist.

Additionally, packers need to include a note in the package "Solidified carbon dioxide," with the solidified carbon dioxide's weight as well as the kind of components. These type of items are mostly recommended for air shipping during weekdays to ensure it does not stay longer for the weekend break.

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8209 Market St A
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 681-3750
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