In an ideal world, every package would arrive at its destination in a timely manner and in mint condition. But the truth is, shipping is a bumpy, unpredictable process, and once a package leaves your hands, there's not much you can do to protect it. But there are measures you can take before you send a package out. Preventing shipping damage starts with the packaging—the box, the materials, and the adhesive you use. Sturdy packaging substantially increases the odds of a package making it from Point A to Point B unharmed. Here's what to consider when packaging your products for shipping to ensure your packages arrive at customers' doorsteps safely.