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ForwardVia Pack and Send Your Goods from the UK to Australia

You have items you would like to pack and send to Aus­tralia. Pack­ag­ing is the first step towards ship­ping your items. Parcels bound for world­wide ship­ping espe­cial­ly to a far dis­tant coun­try like Aus­tralia need to be pro­tect­ed and pack­aged secure­ly to reach the final des­ti­na­tion safe­ly. It is nec­es­sary to ensure that the pack­ag­ing is stur­dy enough to pro­tect the goods inside. Once it is packed to sat­is­fac­to­ry stan­dard, the next step is to ship it. For­ward­Via offer tracked ship­ping of your goods via var­i­ous car­ri­ers, from bud­get to pre­mi­um options. The type of pack­ag­ing and the pack­ag­ing process are dif­fer­ent depend­ing on the goods. Let’s have a look at how we pack and send your goods.

Pack and Send Fragile Items to Australia

Frag­ile items needs to be han­dled with the utmost care; con­sid­er­ing its vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty towards break­age and get­ting dam­aged eas­i­ly. In par­tic­u­lar, when you pack and send antique, ceram­ics, chi­na and vas­es. Most couri­ers are care­ful, when han­dling pack­ages dur­ing tran­sit, but dam­ages can hap­pen if it is not suf­fi­cient­ly packed. For­ward­Via put extra care towards pack­ag­ing these items so that it arrives to you in con­di­tion as you would expect.

Here are some of For­ward­Vi­a’s process­es for pack­ing and send­ing frag­ile packages:

  • Use bub­ble wrap to wrap around your items to help keep it from get­ting dam­aged through­out the jour­ney to you
  • Use foam sheets or extra padding for addi­tion­al pro­tec­tion if needed
  • Pack into a stur­dy box and fill up any emp­ty spaces with pack­ing peanuts, air pil­lows or pack­ing paper
  • Seal box and add FRAG­ILE’ label on it
  • Last­ly, the shake test’! If the items in the box are loose or rat­tling around, it means that the pack­age will need redo­ing. Any­thing in the box that can move might dam­age or smash the frag­ile items in the box
  • It is rec­om­mend­ed to ship using a reli­able pre­mi­um couri­er and choose express deliv­ery, if avail­able. That way the man­u­al han­dling is kept to a min­i­mum when in transit.

Pack and Send Large Packages to Australia

When get­ting large item ready for ship­ping, we need to con­sid­er a few fac­tors. The fin­ished pack­age will need to be able to with­stand dif­fer­ent tem­per­a­ture and humid­i­ty changes, com­pres­sion from stack­ing of oth­er pack­ages, pos­si­bly of get­ting dropped from being moved about from con­vey­er belts and trucks due to its weight or size. Know­ing the jour­ney your large items will face when get­ting to you, we at For­ward­Via strive to min­imise the impact by pack­ing your items properly.

  • We only use cor­ru­gat­ed box­es strong enough to take the weight of a full load of pack­ages stacked on top of them. Depend­ing on size and weight of the items, we add extra lay­ers of card­boards to the bot­tom, top and some­times sides to cre­ate extra reinforcements
  • Your items will be wrapped and cush­ioned before going in the box for extra protection
  • If your items are too large to be boxed up, then we will use a pal­let instead. Again, your items will be secure­ly wrapped and pro­tect­ed with card­board padding on the pal­let before it is shipped
  • If you have mul­ti­ple large / heavy items, we will advise that be split. Over­ly heavy box­es are more like­ly to break or fall dur­ing ship­ment. Check out our top tips of buyign and ship­ping fur­ni­ture and large pack­ages.

Pack and Send Chilled Goods to Australia

For­ward­Via pack and send your tem­per­a­ture sen­si­tive goods from the UK to inter­na­tion­al des­ti­na­tions. This is par­tic­u­lar­ly an issue in coun­try where aver­age tem­per­a­ture over 30 degree Cel­sius, for exam­ple, dur­ing sum­mer in Aus­tralia. Some prod­uct espe­cial­ly food prod­uct may degrade dur­ing inter­na­tion­al tran­sit from the UK to hot’ des­ti­na­tion coun­tries.

At For­ward­Via, we pro­vide chilled pack­ing ser­vice, where we pack and send your tem­per­a­ture sen­si­tive goods with care ensur­ing it arrives in con­di­tion as you would expect. We reg­u­lar­ly pack and send choco­lates, super­mar­ket gro­ceries, pet food, and etc from the UK to var­i­ous coun­tries world­wide. Here are some of the steps we fol­low when pro­vid­ing chilled pack­ing service.

  • Pack frozen gel or liq­uid packs with pack­ing tem­per­a­ture sen­si­tive goods in a carton
  • Use alu­mini­um foil to wrap the carton
  • Dou­ble boxed and sep­a­rate the inter­nal and exter­nal car­ton with ther­mal insulator 
  • The above should help to keep the tem­per­a­ture of the con­tent to below 20 C

Pack and Send Dangerous Goods to Australia

Inter­na­tion­al Air Trans­port Asso­ci­a­tion, IATA, and Inter­na­tion­al Car­riage of Dan­ger­ous Goods by Road, ADR have strict rules in place when trans­port­ing these goods. There­fore, only those who are trained and cer­ti­fied in the UK can ship DG. For­ward­Via is ful­ly cer­ti­fied to ship dan­ger­ous goods from the UK to Aus­tralia. Some of the com­mon dan­ger­ous goods are per­fume, fra­grance, aerosol spray, paint, nail var­nish, devices con­tain­ing bat­tery, air bags. For more infor­ma­tion, please see our ded­i­cat­ed page on dan­ger­ous goods. Here are the steps to pack and send dan­ger­ous goods using ForwardVia.

  • Con­tact us at help@​forwardvia.​com and pro­vide us the item details (includ­ing Safe­ty Data Sheet, if avail­able), quan­ti­ty, weight/​volume and ship­ping city, postal/​zip code and country
  • If we can ship it, sim­ply sign up free here to get our UK address
  • Shop using the UK deliv­ery address and send us the dan­ger­ous goods or instruct us to col­lect from you
  • Once we have your goods, we pack it accord­ing to Dan­ger­ous Goods Reg­u­la­tions and pre­pare all the nec­es­sary paper­work to send it

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