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Packaging guide

1. Pack

Regular shipments

The contents of the shipment cannot be damaged or accessed without damage to the outer packaging, so the outer packaging of the shipment is extremely important.

  • Pack all single items into one package;
  • No additional items may be attached to the outer packaging;
  • The outer and inner packaging must ensure the safe transportation of the contents of the shipment:
    1. if the shipment is transported in any position;
    2. if during automatic sorting, the package falls from a height of 100 cm;
    3. if 4-5 other packages of the same weight were placed on top of the package during transportation (in this case, packages whose contents are packed in boxes that are too large or too small are particularly vulnerable. Accordingly, the box may be crushed or opened).
  • It is advisable to always use new, high-quality, corrugated cardboard boxes. Fragile or heavy items are recommended to be packed in even 2-3 layers of cardboard.
  • Various films, paper or materials are not considered strong outer packaging;
  • The inner packaging must ensure the stability of the shipment during transportation;
  • The inner packaging should be used so that it completely fills the free space inside the box (use bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, paper, etc.)

Fragile items

  • ragile goods must be packaged in separate break-resistant casings to prevent contact between different items and shifting inside the packaging during transportation and handling;
  • Fragile goods must be packaged using suitable inner packaging supplies (edge protectors, cushioning, stuffing material, etc.).

Liquids and powders

  • When shipping products filled with a liquid or semi-liquid substance, place them inside hermetically sealed containers, which must be packaged securely in a sealed container or bottle. Wide-mouth containers must be placed inside a plastic bag and sealed in such a way as to prevent the liquid from leaking from the parcel;;
  • Liquid containers must be packaged in a break-resistant corrugated cardboard box, plastic box, wooden box, etc. and secured against shifting inside the packaging. The packaging must be filled with an absorbent substance to absorb the fluid in case of breakage of the bottle or container;
  • Powdered substances must be packaged in a sealed bag, box or container. The bag, box or container must then be placed inside break-proof packaging and secured against shifting, using inner supports where necessary.

Sharp objects

  • When packaging sharp objects, consider the safety of other parcels: the packaging material must be strong enough to keep the objects securely inside the packaging and prevent them from cutting it open. Sharp edges must be covered with protectors, e.g. a plastic or wooden protector.

2. Seal

  • Old barcodes that may hinder automatic parcel sorting and cause delays in delivery must be removed from the packaging;
  • Packaging must be sealed on all sides and any information necessary for delivering the parcel must be visible;
  • Use the H-tape sealing method:
    1. Seal the central joint over the entire length of the package;
    2. Seal both side edges perpendicular to the middle tape;
    3. Repeat the process from both sides of the package.

3. Mark

  • Write the name, surname and mobile number of the both (sender and recipient) on the parcel;
  • Parcel label can be printed at self-service website. Attach the label with the address of the consignee on the upper vacant surface of the parcel – do not affix it to adhesive tapes, stitches or fasteners. If there is no such vacant surface, the contents should be placed in a larger box. Use strong glue to prevent label loss;
  • The label must not be glued over or covered with adhesive tape.

It is prohibited to send the following articles or substances in postal items:

Explosive, flammable, radioactive, perishable biological substances and infectious substances;

Narcotic and psychotropic substances;

Objects or substances which, by their nature or their packaging, may become dangerous to workers, contaminate or damage other shipments or equipment, including containers filled with liquids which are not sufficiently tightly closed and packed in such a way that they cannot spill;

Materials of a pornographic or erotic nature;

Money, coins, banknotes, securities of any kind, precious metals and precious stones;

Animals, animal or human parts or organs, live plants;

Ammunition and weapons. Any objects, the content, form or transportation of which is in conflict with the applicable laws and regulations in the Republic of Lithuania or in the countries of destination;

Perishable biological and infectious substances (including goods with a short shelf life or requiring a special temperature regime);

Tobacco products (designed for smoking, smokeless, newly introduced), alcohol, liquids used in electronic cigarettes and other excisable goods in excess of the amount specified in the legislation. Liquor which is stronger than 70 %, liquor which is not safely sealed;

Identity documents, travel documents, permits or documents conferring special status.

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