How to pack and register a parcel?

Package your parcel in a manner that it does not get damaged during transportation. The parcel must be harmless to the postal worker and it must not damage other parcels. Write or print onto the parcel the name and address of the receiver and sender clearly and understandably to ensure that the parcel reaches the right destination.

    Choose the packaging material based on size and shape of the parcel. You can use corrugated cardboard, wrapping plastic, carton boxes and crates. You should always prefer a new package, because a used package might not be durable.

    If you wish to be creative about packaging then make sure that the package would not fall apart. Choose the packaging material in such a fashion that the address card would stick to it. For example, an address card might fall off the textile. When using already used packaging, make sure to remove all old address cards and barcodes. It is important that the packaging is durable, would not fall apart and that it would have enough even surface so the receiver’s and sender’s data could be written on it.

    Packaging materials can be purchased from a post office. From there you can acquire different sized boxes, bubble envelopes and corrugated cardboard, Kraft paper and packing film.



    Choose a packaging size that fits. If the packaging is too big then the contents of your parcel might get damaged when shaken. If the packaging is too small then it might break during transportation. Make sure your packages dimensions are not smaller than 2 cm x 9 cm x 14 cm.

    You can package the item being sent into a larger box if necessary while adding filling material to the parcel. It is important to make sure the contents of the packaging does not move or reach out of the packaging.

    If you wish to send a very small item then it is more favorable to send it by using a maxi letter or a registered maxi letter



    In order to make sure that your parcel always reaches its destination, write or print the accurate name and address of the receiver and sender in a clear and understandable fashion onto it.

    Write the following info onto the package:

    - first name and last name or legal person’s name;
    - street, house and apartment number and also farm, village and parish name (outside of cities, towns and boroughs);
    - ZIP code and city or county;
    - country (in case of international postal shipments).

    If you don’t know the receiver’s accurate address then you can address the package to a physical person’s name by sending it to a post office until it is claimed. In order to do so write a comment after their name “ON CALL” and then the destination’s post office’s name, postcode, city or county.

    The most comfortable way to form the package is in the e-service, where you can print out the address card and glue onto the package. Glue the address card on a flat even surface.

    If the shipment’s delivery location is a post office or a parcel machine then mark the post office’s or parcel machine’s data to the receiver’s data.

    Write the address in Latin letters and in Arabic numbers. If the destination country uses different letters and numbers then write the address using the destination country’s letters and numbers. Write the destination country’s name in English or French for international postal shipments.

    Do not use shortened titles, letter abbreviations, numbers or marks in addresses that are not well known and can cause difficulties when delivering the package to the receiver. Also avoid derivatives, corrections and crossovers in addresses.




Fragile and delicate items


Insured shipment


Large dimensioned and over 30 kg weighing shipments

Paper documents and schematics

Temperature sensitive
shipments and medication

Powders, liquids
and liquefying substances

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