How to pack an item?

Kristina

Packaging is a major factor affecting both a customers experience and conversion to repurchase. You, as our partner, should do your best to follow Lazada’s standard packaging guidelines.

The main functions of packaging are to:

  • Protect – the product
  • Preserve – the product
  • Contain – the product
  • Inform – the customer
  • Sell – the product

A. Item in a pouch (Fabrics and Clothing only)

     1. Prepare the item.
     2. Put the company sales invoice together with the manual and warranty card if available. 
     3. Put in a bubble wrap.
     4. Put in a pouch then sealed.
     5. Put the shipping labels/airway bill in the sleeve of the pouch

     

B. Box over Box Packing Method (All items except for fabrics and clothing)

     1. You have to prepare the item first with it's item box (boxed item)
     2. Put the company sales invoice together with the manual and warranty card if available.
     3. Put it in a bubble wrap.
     4. Place it in a transport box (corrugated box/outer box).

     

      5. We should also use fillers such as shredded papers so we can avoid the item from moving.

     

     6. For the orders that place in a box, merchant should use stick on pouch for the shipping labels.

     

     6. Shipping labels in a stick on pouch should be placed on TOP of the package or the WIDEST AREA available, with all bar codes clearly visible.

     7. The outer box doesn’t need additional bubble wrap but it will depends on you if you want your item to be more protected.

     

C. Liquids/Bottles

   To avoid spillage during transit, please follow the proper packaging for liquid items:

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  1. Seal the bottle cap with proper adhesives and cover.
  2. Place it in a packaging box.
  3. Fill the box with fillers to keep the item from moving.
  4. Seal the packaging box.
  5. During pickup, separate the liquid items from the non-liquidsand inform the driver which of the items are liquids.
  6. For the orders that place in a box, merchant should use stick on pouch for the shipping labels.
  7. Shipping labels in a stick on pouch should be placed on TOP of the package or the WIDEST AREA available, with all bar codes clearly visible.
  8. The outer box doesn’t need additional bubble wrap but it will depends on you if you want your item to be more protected,

Tips:

*Use empty egg cartons for improvised bottle covers.

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*Use dividers for multiple liquid items in 1 box.

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*If packaged correctly, you should not be able to feel the bottle's shape.

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* It is recommended to label liquid items with a sticker for faster identification. 

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     *Important Key is not to let it bounce around inside or hit other items/ or the box wall. If pressure is put,   you should not feel the item​.​

 

D. Crate/Frame (>10KG needs more support than the outer box)

     1. You have to prepare the item first with it's item box (boxed item)
     2. Put the company sales invoice together with the manual and warranty card if available.
     3. Put it in a bubble wrap.
     4. Seller should use stick on pouch for the shipping labels. 
     5. Shipping labels in a stick on pouch should be placed on TOP of the package or the WIDEST AREA available, with all bar codes clearly visible.
     6. Put the item in a crate.

        

     

Transport Box

Choose a corrugated box strong enough to hold the contents. That means it shouldn't have tears, rips, bends, dents or other damage such as moisture. You can use your own new corrugated box or LAZADA packaging supplies.

Select and use proper cushioning materials for package contents. Wrap items individually and surround them with bubble wrap shredded paper or foam loose-fill materials to fill any void spaces.

     

*Reminders

A single order with multiple items might have different tracking numbers. Pack items separately if in different tracking numbers to avoid order cancellations.

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How to prevent item from moving?

When packing a box for shipping, we have to use filler which keeps your item from shifting around and helps prevent it from being damaged in shipping. Some types of filler include:

  • Shredded newspaper / magazine

     

  • Styrofoam peanuts

     

  • Air pillows

     

  • Tissue paper

     

Remember that a filler is NOT the same as protection.  You still need to protect breakable items with bubble wrap or other cushioned materials.  What we are talking about here is material that keeps your item pretty much immobile during shipping-- which helps prevent breakage. It needs to be used in conjunction with good protective materials.

NB Packaging Terminology:

  • RSC/FEFCO 0201 – This refers to the style/cut of the corrugated box and is the most common style in the industry

     

  • 125 = gsm paper thickness of both the face (outside) and inside liner
  • T = Test (%recycled material) / K = Kraft (100% virgin paper material)

 “T / K can be used interchangeably but T is generally more cost effective than K”

  • B Flute or E Flute refers to the middle layer of the carton box
  • B Flute = 2.5 – 3mm
  • E Flute = 1.1 – 2mm

ECT – Edge Crush Test. This is a true performance test and is directly related to the stacking strength of a carton.

ECT is a measure of the edgewise compressive strength of corrugated board. ECT 23 has a maximum load of 20 lbs (9.1KG) whilst ECT 26 has a maximum load of 35 Lbs (15.87 Kg).

     

Standard Packaging Materials:

Suppliers of Packaging Materials:

You may click here for the list of suppliers where we can purchase packaging materials.

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