Shipping Tools and Packing Advice

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Volumetric Weight Calculator

The cost of shipping your parcel can be affected by the amount of space that it takes up on an aircraft, rather than its actual weight; this is known as the 'volumetric weight'. Our calculator below will help you determine the volumetric weight of your parcel:

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PACKAGING TIPS

At Argo Mail, we aim to get your shipment safely to its recipient in the same condition you sent it; please see our tips and guidelines:

Box it

1. Box It

Select an appropriate box that is larger enough to accomodate the correct amount of cushioning material is needed. If you are reusing a box, please make sure any old labels are removed and old markings blacked out.

Cushion it

2. Cushion It

Cushioning which can be used: Newspaper, bubblewrap, biodegradable loosefill chips, etc. Place cushioning around your item and use enough to fill all void spaces. Close and gently shake the box and add further cushioning if things move around.

Seal it

3. Seal It

Clear or brown packaging tape can be used. Tape your box shut and reinforce the seams.

Label it

4. Label It

Cushioning which can be used: Newspaper, bubblewrap, biodegradable loosefill chips, etc. Place cushioning around your item and use enough to fill all void spaces. Close and gently shake the box and add further cushioning if things move around.