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Tips for Shipping Fragile Items

Shipping fragile objects can be tricky, but Pinnacle Packaging is here to help. Below, we’ll break down how to secure and protect your packages so you can take the guesswork out of your next fragile shipment.

The Outside

When determining what type of packaging your business will need to protect your shipments, we often suggest our customers focus on the outside of their packaging first. Deciding what mailer to use when shipping your products is crucial to determining the level of protection your items receive. If you need packaging capable of supporting your items during the shipping process, corrugated cardboard is your best option. The thick double-layer walls will create a barrier between your package and any forces that could easily damage your product. However, if you are shipping a smaller item, you may find that our bubble mailers are the perfect solution to your shipping needs. If weatherizing your shipment is your main concern, you may instead find that our poly mailers are just the right shipping product for you. While the variety of shipping materials may at times be overwhelming, it ensures there is always a packaging solution to meet your needs.

What’s Inside Counts

When considering protective shipping options, it is essential to keep in mind the power of a protective filler. Fillers come in various shapes and sizes, but most commonly, you will find that foam, bubble wrap, air pockets, and packing peanuts make up the most protective fillers. At Pinnacle Packaging, we even offer custom foam options to protect your most fragile products perfectly. When you choose to include a filler in your packaging, you decrease the likelihood of damage to your goods because they work to reduce movement inside of the packaging. Absorbing any outside trauma or jostling your package may encounter on its shipping journey.

Secure your Shipment

Now that we have covered the basics, you might be wondering what else you can do to add an extra layer of protection to your packages. We recommend you add an extra layer of protection by adding high-quality tape to your packaging lineup. This way, you can ensure your package stays nice and secure. The last thing you want is a fragile shipment coming open during the shipping process, resulting in broken or lost items. To take your packaging to the next level, we also offer a variety of fragile stickers to add to the outside of packages. While they don’t guarantee a safe shipment process, they make it clear that your package should be handled with care.

If you’re looking to increase the likelihood that your shipments arrive at your customer’s doorstep in one piece, check us out at to find the proper protection for the items that matter most.