If you are Transporting Fragile items, even though your shipment could be covered by Insurance and Guarantee -
The onus is still on you the Customer to ensure your item is properly packaged.
To Be Certain you are Covered for Insurance in case of Loss / Theft / Damage to your Goods in Transit Please Follow the Following Simple Guidelines :
1. Use Rigid Containers or Strong Card Board Boxes. Card Board Boxes have a benefit of having Crumple Zones - in case of being Dropped the Cardboard will dent and absorb much of a fall or impact as long as you have put enough padding around your item inside the box. 2. Use Plenty of Bubble wrap inside the Shipping Box and around your item. 3. If Bubble wraps is not available use plenty of crumpled up newspaper. 4. After you have thoughtfully packed your item - gently tilt the box to ensure your item is not moving around inside the container or box - If it does move about add more Bubble wrap or Scrunched up news paper balls until the item cannot move even when the package is tilted. 5. Use Strong Tape to Seal The Card Board Box / Container. 6. If The Package is Fragile, Large - FRAGILE STICKERS * - Must be Attached on each side of the Box or Container. 7. Before your package is picked up by Star Couriers - alert us in writing or over the phone that your package is Fragile.
* Officeworks Sell Large , Medium and Small Sized "FRAGILE" Stickers in Packets of 50 PCS Very Cheaply about $3.00 for 50 ( Top Right )
* Officeworks Sells a Roll of Thick Orange Adhesive Tape with " FRAGILE " marked every 12 cm - Which is Perfect for Sealing & Marking Your Parcel On Every Side..These Rolls of Tape can be used as a continuous roll of tape or as individual Fragile Stickers as the Tape is perforated between each word..
Some of the Best Packing Fill Materials : Bubble Wrap Polystyrene balls - These make a mess when the receiver opens the Package. Polystyrene flats Plastic Air Strips - These are like very long Bubble Wraps Plastic Air Bags - Air Pillows. Crumpled News Paper- Each page individually / Lightly Scrunched up into a Ball. Foam Sheets Foam Balls Foam Chunks
Avoid Using :
Old Soft Card Board Boxes Containers or Cardboard Boxes with small Tearsor Parts Missing Cheap Narrow - Low Adhesive Tape Small " Fragile " Stickers- USE LARGE STICKERS Small " Keep Package this Way UP " Stickers- USE LARGE STICKERS Old Used Bubble Wraps and Air Pillows
By Following all these Simple Steps Greatly increases Your chance of a Straight Forward Insurance Claim in the Event of Damage or Loss.