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Packaging Guidelines

Get helpful packaging recommendations and guidelines for many types of shipments.

Packing Materials

From peanuts to foam, learn about options for internal-cushioning when packing your shipment.

Special-Care Shipments

Learn more about shipments that are regulated or require special packaging care.

Supplies, Forms, Documents and Labels

Understand and access required documentation, forms, supplies and labels for your shipment.

Common Questions

  • Best Ways to Package Your Shipment expand

    You can help to make sure that your package arrives safely and on time with these packaging guidelines and procedures developed from UPS research.

    Use a rigid box with flaps intact.
    Remove any labels, hazardous materials indicators, and other previous and now irrelevant shipment markings from the box.
    Wrap all items separately.
    Use adequate cushioning material.
    Use strong tape designed for shipping.
    Do not use string or paper over-wrap.
    Use a single address label that has clear, complete delivery and return information.
    Place a duplicate address label inside the package.

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