What are the best practices for designing packaging for fragile items?

Wrap the item in padded material. If necessary, coat the item with foam. Use air pillows or pack peanuts. Add a “fragile” label to the box.

Set up a tilt or impact detector. While it may be cheaper to ship items in a polyethylene envelope, boxes are a better option for fragile items. An envelope can be easily crushed during transport, but a box offers more durability and structure. Even polyethylene envelopes filled with bubble wrap leave fragile items vulnerable to damage.

The packaging must be specifically designed to maintain the level of impact experienced by the product below 40 g in the event of falls to the maximum height expected in real life. In addition to following Amazon's packaging regulations to avoid Amazon FBA penalties and fees, packaging fragile items correctly will help your customers be happy, as it will ensure that they receive their online order in optimal condition (no pun intended) and they won't have to worry about returning something because it's damaged. Products that smell bad and that are not packaged properly can pose a risk to other items that are on the warehouse shelves around them. With the goal of changing packaging partners, Pur wanted a design that would also serve as gift wrapping.

The FBA preparation and shipping requirements for fragile items are no different. There are many rules that sellers must know (and comply with) to be successful as a merchant using Amazon Fulfilment (FBA). For example, an instrument may have a fragility threshold of 40 g, but if dropped in real life (as occurs during shipping and handling), the product would suffer an impact far greater than 40 g. Liquid items can damage other products in the warehouse and must be securely packaged to prevent leaks.

When deciding how to package and ship your fragile products, you'll need to consider several things. The hundreds of bubbles in bubble wrap are fun to pop, but they also offer one of the best protections for fragile objects in transit. The purpose of packaging is to bridge the gap between the level of impact that the unpackaged product can withstand and the impact that will occur in real life from falls (as a result of shipping and handling). Strong odors from merchandise have the ability to penetrate many types of packaging materials and can ruin other products found nearby.

Once the sharp object is prepared (wrapped in bubbles or in a box), you'll still have to place it in another box for added protection in case it can pierce the packaging materials.