How to tape your boxes securely


Give your package the support it needs on its journey. Remember it’ll be picked up and put down a lot, rubbing shoulders with many new friends as it travels in the cargo holds of vans, trucks, and aircraft.

Tape does three jobs:

  • keeps the openings secured
  • reinforces the box stopping the bottom or sides from splitting
  • Provides a surface that allows documents/labels to be easily attached

So after you’ve taped the box closed, put two complete loops of tape around the box. Then rotate it and put two more complete loops the other way. Tape is strongest when one end overlaps the other, making a complete circle where tape is stuck to tape.

If you’re attaching a label that’s printed on plain paper, cover the entire label in clear tape. If you only tape the top of the label there is a significant risk of it being removed throughout the transit process. If you tape the top and bottom, the middle will get ripped off by a conveyor belt.

Proper taping is so important that we provide GT-EX tape to our customers with only a few clicks! Our tape is brightly coloured with our contact details on it. This helps everyone along the way identify and sort your packages faster.