Our local depots provide personalised support and expertise for all your deliveries. We pride ourselves on taking care that your items arrive at their destination in perfect condition. Items go through a number of different processes before arriving at their destination. In order to help make sure that your package arrives safely and securely, please read our professional packing tips below.


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To ensure that your packages arrive safely at their destination, we recommend that you always pack your parcels securely. The following tips offer helpful packing advice:

  • Use strong, good quality boxes, packing tape, and packaging materials
  • If you are reusing boxes, remove old packaging labels
  • Always use the right-sized box for your items and don't overload boxes
  • Fragile items should be packed in the centre of the box with plenty of padding
  • Data storage media should be protected with appropriate cushioning around all individual items
  • Gift wrapped items should be packed in another box to prevent damage to wrapping
  • Liquids, semi-liquids, powders or strong smelling substances should be properly sealed in leak-proof containers, wrapped in plastic bags, held upright in a strong box and correctly labelled with 'arrow up' signs
  • Sharp items should always be secured, with scissors or knives carefully wrapped to protect them from poking through packaging materials.
  • Write all labels clearly (using capitals) and never cover them up with tape or film
  • Include both address and sender details inside your parcel so that if the outer label becomes detached, APC can still safely deliver your parcel
APC accepts no liability for this packaging advice, but we hope it will assist you in packing items responsibly and securely for their onward journey. Please contact us if you have any questions about safe and secure packaging.

Call your local depot today to find out more about our delivery services:
01476 593 979
01522 888 882
01507 642 805