How to Find Packaging for Standard Shipping?3 min read

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Have you already placed an order for standard shipping services or are you planning to do it soon? Most likely, you are now wondering how to pack your items and what packaging materials to use in order to protect your shipment.

Worry no more, Eurosender will tell you where to find packaging and packaging materials for the standard shipping in Europe. First of all, whenever you plan to send a package, make sure that you have everything you need.

Useful packaging materials:

  1. Measuring Tape – for measuring the dimensions of your shipment;
  2. Weighing Scales – for weighing the shipment;
  3. Plastic Stretched Film – for wrapping around a hard suitcase (if you only miss it and have no other solution, you can use the one used in kitchen);
  4. Packing Peanuts – for internal cushioning of the cardboard box;
  5. Cardboard Box – for packing your objects (it should be sturdy. It could either be new or used.);
  6. Foam – for internal cushioning of the cardboard box;
  7. Bubble Wraps – for protecting the objects inside the cardboard box;
  8. Duct Tape – for sealing the box.

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Now the question is: where can you find packaging materials?

Big supermarkets

  • measuring tape
  • weighing scales
  • duct tape
  • stretched plastic film

All post offices

  • small and medium-sized cardboard box

Stationery Stores

  • measuring tape
  • plastic stretched film
  • bubble wraps
  • duct tape

DIY / Hardware stores

  • measuring tape
  • weighing scales
  • plastic stretched film
  • duct tape
  • cardboard boxes from the smallest to the biggest
  • packing peanuts
  • foam
  • bubble wraps

As you can see, the most convenient way for you to get appropriate packaging materials will be to go directly to the closest DIY shop. This is where you can find all you need to prepare your packages or suitcases for shipping.

DIY and Hardware stores in Europe, where you can find packaging and appropriate materials:

Austria

OBI, Bauhaus, Hornbach

Belgium

Brico, Gamma, Karwei

Bulgaria

Bauhaus, Mr. Bricolage, Masterhaus, Praktiker

Croatia

Bauhaus, Baumax, Merkur, Obi, Bricostore

Czech Republic

Bauhaus, Hornbach, Obi

Denmark

Jem&Fix, Bauhaus, XL (Ditas), Bygma, Silvan Kaeden, Harald Nyborg

Estonia

Bauhaus, Bauhof

Finland

Starkki, Hartman, K-rauta, Väritukku Oy/Värisilmä, Bauhaus, RTV, Puukeskus

France

Castorama, Leroy merlin, Bricorama, Mr. Bricolage, Brico dépôt

Germany

Bauhaus, Hornbach, Obi, Zeus

Greece

Kotsovolos, Praktiker

Hungary

Bauhaus, Obi, Baumax, Praktiker

Ireland

B&Q, Hunts of Marlow, The Range, Pickels, Homebase, Toolstation, Moles

Italy

Obi, Brico Center, Leroy Merlin

Latvia

Depo DIY

Lithuania

Depo DIY

Luxembourg

Gamma, Karwei, Bauhaus, Hornbach, Brico

Netherlands

Gamma, Karwei, Bauhaus, Hornbach, Praxis, Formido

Poland

Obi, Praktiker

Portugal

Leroy Merlin, Aki, Maxmat, Bricomarché, Brico Cash, Brico dépôt

Romania

Hornbach, Praktiker

Slovakia

Bauhaus, Hornbach, Baumax

Slovenia

Bauhaus, Obi, Merkur
Spain

Batkor, Bauhaus, Brico dépôt, Aki

Sweden

Bauhaus, Hornbach

United Kingdom

B&Q, Hunts of Marlow, The Range, Pickels, Homebase, Toolstation, Moles

 

find packaging

So now you know how to get your packages and suitcases ready for shipment. Here you will also learn how to prepare a shipment properly. If you still have doubts, we have plenty more tips on how to pack various items that you can ship with Eurosender.

Let’s pack, shall we?

Last modified: August 29, 2018

One Response to " How to Find Packaging for Standard Shipping? "

  1. It’s good to learn what packaging is smart. It makes sense that foam, bubble wrap and packing peanuts are necessary. I’ve just had so many packages break, so I think we’ll let a professional help us this time.

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