LABELLING YOUR SHIPMENT

Doing It Right Could Make All The Difference.

HOW TO PRINT AND PLACE YOUR LABELS

Applying the shipping labels to your package correctly is a key factor in getting your package delivered correctly and on time. The unique shipping labels provide handling and routing information as your package reaches its intended destination, so it’s important they are applied correctly.

A GUIDE TO CLEAR LABELLING

1. REMOVE OR COVER OLD LABELS

Remove or fully cover any previous labels and markings that are no longer applicable. Too many labels and unnecessary barcodes risks confusion and potential delays.

2. PRINT NEW LABELS

Use stick-on labels, if possible, to print the shipping labels provided with your shipment. If not, use plain paper and place it in an self-adhesive document pouch.

3. PLACE A BACKUP INSIDE

It’s a good idea to place a copy of your shipping documents, packing slip, or even the address of the receiver-inside the box in case anything happens to the outer label.

4. APPLY CORRECTLY

Place shipping labels and self-adhesive pouches on the package’s largest surface or on the top. Make sure the shipping bar codes are fully flat and visible – do not bend the barcodes over the edge of the package. Apply the labels last, after taping so they are not covered. For packages with non-traditional cardboard surfaces, such as fabric or wood surfaces, use extra tape or staples if necessary.

5. KEEP CLEAR

Do not cover the shipping labels in any way. Even if you are able to see through plastic wrapping or tape, the high-speed scanners at the shipping facility may not be able to fully read the barcode and this may delay your package.

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