There are a few considerations for packing and shipping IT equipment such as following regulations or packaging equipment effectively. In order to help you understand how best to ship products, we’ve created a list of top tips for avoiding any issues with product shipments.
Packaging is extremely important for protecting IT equipment and making sure nothing gets damaged. The way things are packed can also create a very positive impression for your customers.
Here are some top tips for packaging IT Equipment.
- Separate all components such as chargers, cable and batteries not attached to the device or equipment. Compartmented packaging can help with this.
- Wrap fragile components in bubble wrap or foam packaging. You should wrap. components individually where necessary.
- You should also remember to leave a gap of 2-3 inches between the goods and outer packaging which will be filled with the packaging that covers the different components.
- Make sure the packaging is properly sealed and secure.
Review Restrictions and Regulations
There are different regulations and restrictions for IT equipment depending on where you are shipping them too. For example, if you are shipping products to the EU then they will require CE markings to identify that they are adhere to local IT regulations.
The UK used to have CE markings too but as of 2021, UKCA is now the correct marking for electronic products. If you are shipping products overseas, then it’s worth researching the guidelines in the country you are shipping to.
Consider getting insurance coverage for extremely expensive IT equipment and electronics. Your chosen courier should be able to provide insurance coverage where needed, especially for international shipments.
Make sure you are accurately tracking the shipment of all your products. Remember to make sure your courier offers tracked shipments so that you and you customers have the peace of mind of knowing where the It equipment or electronics are at any time.
Software and Data Security
It’s important to note that most, if not all hardware has some sort of software on it. This software can easily become corrupted during transit from electrostatic discharge. Although you’ll be protected from this in our warehouse storage, this doesn’t apply to the actual shipping process so remember to check with couriers and see how you can mitigate any data corruption.
Similarly, data is vulnerable to security risks so if you are shipping anything with sensitive data such as servers then. Make sure there’s no potential of data breaches throughout the shipment process.