Shipping Guidelines
Packaging Guidelines
Step By Step Procedure

Ensure Perfect Booking For A Perfect Delivery:


  • Use a corrugated box or a rigid carton of adequate strength.
  • Check the weight specification of the box / carton.
  • Do not over-stuff it and do not exceed the weight specification.
  • Provide internal protection with adequate cushioning material.
  • Use strong tape designed for shipping. Tape should be at least 2″ wide, but preferably 3″ wide.
  • Use proper labeling that clearly shows Origin and Destination address, including phone numbers and PIN codes.
Some Packaging Suggestions

Ensure Perfect Booking For Perfect Delivery:


  • CDs/DVDs: Packing must be in padded envelopes or in blister-proof packing.
  • Sample medical vials: Must have adequate protection inside the packing so that the same do not move.
  • Shredded paper can be used for packing such materials.
  • Foodstuff samples like, Tea, Rice, Grains, Pulses, etc: Fabric-reinforced envelopes must be used. Plain covers should not be used.
  • Books: Must be packed in cartons / wooden cases. If in cartons, two strappings must be done to ensure that the contents hold together.
  • Textile goods: Must be first wrapped in polythene or any suitable waterproof material and then covered with strong Hessian / Jute cloth.
  • Electronic articles: Must be packed in adequate-ply corrugated cartons.
Some Useful Tips for Packaging International Shipments

No consignment can travel up to the destination in sealed condition. It will be opened and checked at various check-points. Therefore packaging must be strong enough to sustain the pressures of journey. Under any circumstances Overnite will not be responsible for any damage/breakage of the consignment in transit.


  • Ensure that the packing box is suitable in size and strength to hold its contents.
  • Ensure that the cushioning material is stuffed generously in the box.
  • Use of strapping is a good way to seal the box as it supports even weaker boxes.
  • Fragile items should always be packed by a professional packer with proper markings indicating it as FRAGILE.
  • Ensure that specially designed boxes are used for packing floppies and video-cassettes.
  • Ensure that while packing sharp items like Knives, Scissors etc. the edges and points of these items are fully protected.
  • Shipments packed in wooden box should have an openable lid, which can be opened and re-locked again and again.
  • Ensure that no single package weighs more than 35 Kgs.