Preparing your Package

How to prepare your package for shipment

Careful preparation of your package helps to ensure safe delivery and will help maintain the integrity of your shipments through the delivery process.

The Box

Choose a box with enough room for cushioning material around the contents. Sturdy paperboard or corrugated fiberboard boxes are best for weights up to 10 pounds. If you are reusing a box, totally remove or obliterate all previous labels and markings with heavy black marker.


Place the cushioning all around your item or items. You can use newspaper, "foam peanuts," or shredded paper. Close and shake the box to see if you have enough cushioning. If you hear items shifting, add more cushioning.

Placing an extra address label with the delivery and return addresses inside the package will ensure that the item can be delivered in case the outside label becomes damaged or falls off.

Mailing Fragile Items

Use foamed plastic or padding to protect your items, placing the cushioning inside hollow items as well. Mark the package "Fragile" or mark "Perishable" on packages that contain food or other items that can spoil. Careful packaging is the best way to safeguard your valuable items against damage.

Mailing Heavy Items

If you are mailing a very heavy or very dense item, start with a sturdy box, pack the contents securely with a strong material for bracing to prevent shifting, and tape all the edges with reinforced tape. Please make sure you inform Bocsit Courier Service about heavy items when you place your order.


Tape the opening of your box and reinforce all seams with 2-inch-wide tape. Use clear or brown packaging tape, reinforced packing tape, or paper tape. Do not use cord, string, twine, masking or cellophane tape. Place a strip of clear packaging tape over your label to prevent the address from smearing.

Return Address

Print or type your address in the upper left corner on the same side of the package as the delivery address.

Delivery Address

Print or type the delivery address parallel to the longest side of the package. Type or print clearly with a pen or permanent marker so that your address i legible from an arm's length away. Make sure when the courier arrives to pick up your item, they have the correct address and contact information.

Please Note: Bocsit has the express right to refuse any packages that do not meet local and federal regulations and have not been sufficiently packaged for safe transportation.