We ship most orders in either a plain, brown cardboard box or in a plain, white bubble-mailer envelope.
When possible, we will use boxes that we have recieved other orders in - removing any previous shipping labels to avoid issues.
Orders picked up in the office can be in a plain blue plastic bag that is strong enough to handle some of the heaviest products we carry - most of the heaviest products are larger than is reasonable to put in the bag.
We use materials that were used in sending shipments to us. We have not needed to purchase packing materials since we started.
Materials include various styles of packing peanuts, bubble packing, air packs, foam sheets, packing paper, news paper and more.
We will use the smallest packaging available that the order can fit in - if a parcel is in an excessively large box then we likely ran out of the appropriate sized box.
Packing materials will only be added as needed to keep products from shifting in the parcel.
If required and possible, packing materials will be added within individual product boxes to keep them from shifting within their individual packaging.
Batteries are packed to prevent any risk of shorting and also to reduce the risk of impact, crush or cutting damage.
Parcels are sealed using packing tape that is applied to reduce mosture access should the parcel be dropped in a puddle (mostly to protect the packing slip in the parcel).
We fill the parcel from the bottom up, largest and heaviest at the bottom. We attempt to distribute the weight through the whole parcel when possible. Packing matterials are used as needed, typically filling any remaining space at the top of the parcel. The packing slip is inserted after the parcel is packed and right before sealing the parcel. The shipping label is then attached to the top of the parcel.