3. How do I pack it all up?
Please package up each individual item in some form of protection, such as bubble wrap, cardboard, etc. Use clothes to space items out and spread heavy items, such as books across the whole package. Do not over pack the item. We have a very high weight allowance of 30kg, but please only pack what your suitcases or cardboard box can safely hold. If an item splits it can severally delay your shipment.
If you are using a cardboard box please use plenty of packaging tape (brown tape), do not use sellotape. Do not overlap the flaps of the boxes, this makes the box very weak and can spill the contents very easily.
If you are using a suitcase please make sure the suitcase is closed and all handles, straps are taped down. You may lock the suitcase if you wish but customs may break your lock if they need to verify the contents.
Attaching your labels to the packaging is the most important part of the process. You need to ensure all labels are securely attached.
Please print your labels off from My Orders or from your email. Some labels only become available the day before collection.
Uni Baggage cannot be held responsible for any loss or delay if your labels or the courier’s shipping labels come off in transit or the labels we provide are not attached.
Attaching labels to a suitcase
Remove all previous labels from any item you wish to send. Leaving old labels on any items may lead to confusion and may result in your item being delayed, mis-sorted or returned to the collection address.
Please do not attach your labels with tape alone, as your labels are likely to fall off and could result in your item being delayed.
We recommend 2 methods:
Method 1: Insert your labels into poly pockets, tape closed and tie them onto your suitcase with string. Then tape the poly pockets to your suitcase. Make sure the pockets are tied on.
Method 2: Attach your labels with tape and then cover your bag with cling film. If you have two labels just attach a label to each side of your bag and then wrap your bag in cling film, wrap the film around twice. This will stop the labels falling off and protect your suitcase while in transit.
If sending a suitcase we recommend inserting a label or a note at the top of your suitcase with your name and full delivery address incase your labels do come off.
You may lock your suitcase however please be aware that this may be cut off by customs or if your labels come off.