Sending bottles and cans of wine, beer and spirits through the post is a trickier process than you’d think and couriers don’t make it easy.


The good news is that as long as you use the correct protective packaging for the job and learn how to safely pack your transit boxes, it’s a much easier affair. Not only will it ensure maximum protection, but will also maximise the chances that your courier will take your liquids in the first place.

How To Seal A Cardboard Box Using The H-Taping Method

When it comes to sealing postal boxes, whether it’s repacking cases, transit packs or any kind of shipping boxes for bottles, it’s important that you get into the habit of using the proper method regardless of what you're sending. When sending bottles through the post, we recommend using the industry-standard H-taping method for security and safety. Remember, one broken bottle can ruin an entire pack.


1. Before placing any bottles or cans into your pulpsafe shipping boxes, make sure you tape up the bottom first. It might sound obvious, but no one wants precious wine all over the floor. Tape the bottom using the H-Taping method below and never interlock the flaps of the box when you tape it as that reduces the strength.


2 . To H-tape simply apply your packaging tape across all of the boxes' open seams. That will make an H-shape across the top and bottom of your box – which is where the technique gets its name “H-tape method”.


We’ve added a simple diagram below:

A tape gun taping down a box

Use A Good Tape Gun Or Dispenser

The quickest and easiest way to seal a shipping box is to use a handheld packing tape dispenser which you can pick up online from WBC. The dispenser or tape gun applies the tape tightly to the box and helps reduce tape waste.

A tape gun, taping down a box

f you’d like to discuss your transit packaging needs and find out how you can save on large-volume orders, call our expert team on 020 7737 9500 or email sales@wbc.co.uk.


There's no minimum order & free next-day delivery on orders over £150.

Published: 20th Aug 2021