Cartons for DPD / Amazon Prime
Cartons for shipping by DPD and Amazon Prime
Anyone who sends shipments via Amazon Prime has to observe a lot of rules. So that you don't have to deal with all the packaging sizes, we have already done that for you. With the Amazon Prime XS package you have to make sure that the longest and shortest side added up is not larger than 350mm. We have selected all possible boxes for prime shipping in this category. For calculating, please note that always the outer dimensions must be used.
Example: The outer dimensions of our KK05 are 155x155x90mm, and therefore the sum of longest and shortest side = 245mm. There are also volume discounts for Amazon Prime shipping. The more packages you send, the bigger the discount.
Parcel vs. Packet
It seems that the usage of the words 'parcel' and 'packet' for different kinds or classes of similar packaging is a bit confusing for native English speakers - or those who learned English at scool, but can not know how these terms are used in Germany. Here is our explanation:
en Parcel = de 'Päckchen'
A 'Päckchen' is a small kind of package, usually a cardboard box. 'Päckchen' are used to package birthday or christmas gifts (with fancy paper around them) - but they also play a role at postal services: A 'Päckchen' aka parcel refers to a relatively small carton box, that - depending on the service provicer - must not be heavier than approx. 2kg.
en Packet = de 'Paket'
In general, a 'Paket' is the big brother of a ''Päckchen'. It can be much bigger, and - again, depending on the provider - much, much heavier: Standard packets usually can weight up to 10kg; the total maximum is typically around 30kg.
Most importantly: 'Pakete' are insured against loss and damage - which is not true for 'Päckchen' *). So you may actually consider to send a small 'parcel' as a 'packet' postage wise if it's content is small, but valuable.
- Parcel: small, light, uninsured
- Packet: bigger, heavier, insured
*) Note that many shipment agencies will not offer uninsured dispatch at all!