How to wrap small and bigger parcels

Choose packaging that suits what you are sending, avoid extra air in the parcel, and pack well. You are welcome to use packaging you already have. A shipment is reloaded several times before it reaches the recipient. The packaging must therefore be solid.

Correct packaging means a reduced risk of damage and delays, and is also a prerequisite for receiving compensation in the event of damage. You, the sender, are responsible for ensuring that the contents of the shipment are properly packaged and legal to send. See what is prohibited from sending.

Fill the voids with crumpled paper or other shock-absorbing material

Recommended outer packaging

Use strong envelopes or boxes of cardboard, plastic or wood as outer packaging. Heavy content requires stiff and solid outer packaging. Fill the empty space so that the content is stable and firmly in place.

Boxes and bubble envelopes can be purchased at Posten's points of sale. Especially fragile items need a stiff outer packaging.

The boxes are available in four different sizes:

  • Mini 24 x 15,9 x 6 cm
  • Small 35 x 25 x 7 cm
  • Big 50 x 30 x 20 cm
  • Box Norgespakke™ 0-5 kg 35 x 25 x 12 cm
Posten boxes

See price list. You can also buy boxes in our webshop (in Norwegian only).

Recommended inner packaging

Fragile items must be surrounded by cushioning material, so that this can capture the pressure and shock.

You can use:

  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Bubble wrap
  • Crumpled newspapers
  • Wood wool or other material

Liquid content or powder

This need particularly well packaging. Content must be filled in sealed containers of metal, glass or plastic, and tightly closed. Containers must on all sides be surrounded by absorbing and cushioning material that can absorb any moisture.

Soft content

Use an inner protective cover. Several layers of corrugated cardboard or strong paper can be used and placed tightly around the contents.


Separate rules apply to biologicals. See the special rules for also insects, weapons, lithium batteries, dry ice, liquid, radioactive material, fire extinguishers and magnets.

Heavy content

Please note that books, papers and documents often is heavier than you think. If envelopes are used for packaging, they must be either padded or have wire reinforcement. Is the content heavy, it should be bundled and placed in a box.

Personal Computers

PCs are fragile items and need extra good packaging. We recommend that loose parts (such as motherboards, graphics cards and fans) are disassembled and packaged individually in a separate box before they can be shipped together. If it is not possible to disassemble, we recommend using a form of supportive protection on the inside of the PC that prevents movement of exposed PC parts. Feel free to wrap one or two layers of bubble wrap around the entire PC before putting it in a rigid box. Fill all open spaces in the box with newspaper or bubble wrap to prevent movement of the PC in the box.

Without packaging

Things that can withstand it, may exceptionally be received without packaging. An additional surcharge must be expected.

Shipping can be purchased online or at Posten: