Holiday Crush – Part Two


Make sure your box is sufficiently strong to hold your items. I know it sounds like common sense, but lately the boxes and packages are damaged more often. As a result, your package has a higher likelihood of losing the package integrity and damaging your items. We order only strong shipping boxes for this purpose. Packing and boxes from retail stores have proven not to be strong enough, and thus receive too much damage during shipping.


By viewing the ‘Box Manufacturer’s Certificate’ (BMC) clearly printed on the bottom flaps, you will see the strength of the board, used to construct the box, as well as its size and weight limit.  Also viewable in the seal is the Edge-Crush-Test or Burst-Test.

Edge-Crush-Test (ECT) measures the stacking strength of corrugated cardboard boxes or fiberboard. Determining a finished box’s compression-strength is defined by the amount of force that is needed to crush cardboard by standing it on its edge. This test is also measured in lbs.- per-square-inch. For example, a box with an ECT of 32 lbs.-per-square-inch indicates that the board, standing on edge, can withstand a force of 32 lbs.-per-square-inch before crushing. ECT = distribution & transportation of boxes and their stacking strength.

Burst-Test (aka Mullen Test) is the force of pounds per square inch required to rupture – or burst – the side of a corrugated box. This method indicates the box’s ability to withstand external or internal forces, and how the box will contain its contents during rough handling. For example, a box with a burst-strength of 200 lbs.-per-square-inch, indicates that the corrugated paper used to make the box can withstand 200 lbs. of pressure-per-square-inch.- The Burst Test = containment and handling ability of a box.




Now that we told you about shipping during the holiday crush, why not come down and let us take care of all that for you! It will give you peace of mind, knowing your packages are protected, and on time to your loved ones.


Are you tired of having your UPS/FEDEX/USPS/DHL/ONTRACK package stolen or lost from your front door or porch?

Or frustrated about dealing with endless and fruitless delivery complaints?

Or sick of tedious and lengthy recovering your missing package?

You are not alone.

Nearly one-third of American have their packages stolen in 2017, according to a news report from USA TODAY.

Fortunately, there are things your can do to keep your packages safe, especially during the Holiday Season.

Insure Your Incoming Packages

Insuring your precious holiday packages, will guarantee you reimbursement if – unfortunately your delivery was stolen or lost. Insurance will be pennies on the dollar, and the store you purchase from should offer some insurance options. It won’t stop the theft, but it will make it a little less inconvenient. You will need to contact the store you purchased from to get them to send you a new package.

Send Your Incoming Packages to a Secure Location

In Siskiyou County there is a place that will accept all your packages, and sign for them, and keep them secure while you are at work or on vacation.

This location is Yreka Mailbox and Package services. Just call and let us know your phone number and name and when you are expecting your package and we will call you and let you know it has arrived. If you don’t call in advance we won’t be expecting it, and we won’t have a way of contacting you to let you know it has arrived. We keep all packages in a secure location. You don’t have to worry about theft, dogs, inclement weather, or finding your package because the driver hid it too well.


Yreka Mailbox will help you avoid having to do things like: