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How To Ship a Heavy Parcel

If your parcel is over 70 kg, it’s considered freight.

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Weigh Your Item

  • If your parcel weighs more than 32 kg, there may be an added fee for heavy or large parcels. For more information, go to Costs and Rates.
  • Remember, if it weighs more than 70 kg, your parcel is considered freight. Click here to calculate how much it will cost to ship it.

Package It Correctly

  • First things first – you need to pack your items in a sturdy box. If you don’t have one, you can order supplies online.
  • Wrap items separately and use cushioning material. Get packaging tips.
  • Keep in mind, there are additional rules for special-care and prohibited items.
  • Seal your box with heavy-duty tape (preferably reinforced), by applying three strips to both the top and bottom of the box, so that the middle seam and the two edge seams are sealed.
  • You’ll need to know the dimensions and weight of your box. Keep them handy when you create a shipment.

Pro Tip

Expanded polystyrene peanuts and crumpled paper won't protect your shipment effectively because both materials crush and shift under heavy loads.