Product Highlight: Shipping Labels
There are all sorts of shipping labels that you need to use during this upcoming holiday season, and beyond! Shipping labels are there to keep the package and the employee safe. If you are shipping something that could potentially break or be dangerous to those around the package, it is crucial to let everyone know! Even though these shipping labels are vital, very few people know which ones to use and when. Below is a guide to help you have the safest shipping experience yet!
Fragile labels are the perfect way to keep whatever you are shipping safe from rough handling. They let the employee know that whatever is in the box can break. These labels are great when paired with a this side up label. They help keep your box from getting jostled around too much. We have a fragile label that is bright red and visible no matter where you stick it on the box. The lettering is very clear, so everyone can see what the label says. Stick this label on anything you want to give a little extra protection when going through the mail.
DOT labels are especially confusing. However, they are extremely vital! The UN3481 label is for lithium batteries. Whenever you are shipping something with batteries in it (phone, Bluetooth headphones, etc.) you MUST attach one of these labels! Even when you are returning a product to Amazon or something, you have to attach this label to keep everyone safe. Lithium batteries are designed to provide high levels of power. This high level of power can make it more likely for accidents during shipping which could be dangerous for many people. When lithium batteries are damaged or broken, they provide a fire hazard and could even explode! By putting the UN3481 shipping label on, you are protecting everyone coming in contact with the box.
Keep refrigerated labels are the perfect way to keep perishable items safe while being shipped. This label shows everyone coming into contact with the item that it needs to stay refrigerated. If this message is unclear, then people may lose their perishable items. Perishable items are anything that might go bad if not kept cold. These stickers also go well with our labels that say “Perishable, Open Immediately”. Having both of these on the box helps people shipping the box stay informed. They also help the person that the box is getting shipped, to protect their items.
Dry ice is a type of ice that is so cold it keeps a lot longer. It is often used to pack perishable items that need to be kept refrigerated. It is one of the more popular labels because any box with dry ice must have this sticker on the outside. That means when shipping foods, drinks, flowers, and anything else that stays cold while traveling needs this label! It is important to label these boxes to keep everyone coming into contact with the box in the know. That keeps people safe and knowledgeable. Plus, when opening a package with dry ice, sometimes there is steam that comes out of it. You don’t want the person receiving the package to think it is smoke. They might get scared or even call law enforcement to deal with the box when, in reality, it is just dry ice! That would be a big hassle for everyone. Overall, using these dry ice labels helps the box and the people around the box have a positive shipping experience.
Security labels are one of the most vital labels we carry when it comes to shipping. They are for making sure that there is security while the mail is away from trusted personnel. It makes it a lot safer to ship sensitive documents and information through the mail. There are a lot of different things that might need this kind of seal. We also have multiple types of security labels to protect your packages. Some of these seals peel off and leave a mark saying the package was tampered with. Others tear in the middle when the package is opened. No matter what kind of label you use, they will keep you alert if someone else has been in the package rather than just the intended party.
Who We Are At InStockLabels.com
InStockLabels.com is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. All of our products are made in the U.S.A. If you are on a time crunch, these labels will work great as all orders purchased before 1 PM MST (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays) ship out the same day. Then it only takes a few days for them to get to you (depending on how far you are).