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I've just received a delivery from Rails - it came promptly and it was beautifully packed.

 

Not, of course, in the re-used cardboard boxes nicely trimmed to size that small shops can afford to take the time for, but in a box not much bigger than it needed to be, with the actual product box beautifully wrapped in bubble-wrap and then packaging properly filling all the rest of the space in the box.

 

I'm impressed. 

 

 

 

 

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Cardboard boxes are mostly designed to be single use and not sent through the post or courier but on a pallet.

 

If I receive an item in an inadequate, reused cardboard box, there is a strong likelihood that I will not buy from that supplier again.

 

I reiterate your comments about Rails' packaging but others such as Kernow and Hattons are also very good (if you excuse Hattons strange way of using the same size box for everything).

 

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I received something from Rails yesterday - very well protected but for something smaller than a oo gauge flat truck in a box that you could fit a 9F in ;)

 

More than happy for a box to be reused though.

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On 22/05/2021 at 10:22, Joseph_Pestell said:

Cardboard boxes are mostly designed to be single use and not sent through the post or courier but on a pallet.

 

If I receive an item in an inadequate, reused cardboard box, there is a strong likelihood that I will not buy from that supplier again.

 

I reiterate your comments about Rails' packaging but others such as Kernow and Hattons are also very good (if you excuse Hattons strange way of using the same size box for everything).

 

 

Interesting.

 

My experience of Hattons has not been anything like as good.

(In fact by a strange coincidence I have just had a parcel from them turn up without the box even being taped up. I presume the elastic band round it was kindly provided by the Royal Mail).

 

Generally when I've had things arrive in re-used cardboard boxes I have not considered the packaging to be inadequate. It's usually been a lot better than the common format where model boxes are put in a cardboard box that's far too big, with some packing material shoved in to show willing but that doesn't actually prevent the boxes inside from sliding around inside and colliding with each other or the sides of the outer box.

 

Packaging should prevent the contents from moving around, but provide cushioning if the box is dropped or knocked. In my experience that's far more likely to be the case with companies that use home-made re-used packaging than those who use brand-new boxes.

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