Burlington EDI General Carton Packing and Size Requirements
Vendors, working with merchandise, should make sure each carton contains merchandise for only one purchase order (9 digit PO). Coordinated tops and bottoms being sold separately must be packed in separate cartons. The tops and bottoms will be identified on the PO. Tops and bottoms being sold as a set must be poly bagged together. Shoes shipped with shoe boxes must be one box deep and in the same direction with the shoebox labels facing the top of the carton. All Shoes must have a MircoPak mold sticker in each box.
Do not use unnecessary materials that will require removal (Example: staples, pins, excessive tape, clips, tiebacks, excessive tissue paper, cardboard, removable foam, loose fill “peanuts”, straw, fiberglass, hard plastic, newspaper, etc.). Do not use empty merchandise boxes as fillers.
All merchandise shipped to Burlington must be shipped in conveyable corrugated cartons. Do not use envelopes or bags of any kind. Structurally, the corrugated box should be a minimum 32 ECT (edge crush test) for cartons weighing less than 30 lbs. and a minimum 40 ECT for cartons weighing over 30 lbs. All conveyable merchandise will be moved throughout the DC on a conveyor system and should be packed to prevent any damage to the product. The use of straps or bands on cartons is not permitted.
Use a shipping carton that fits the item. Ideally merchandise should be packed ¼” below the top of the carton. Do not over/under pack cartons. Cartons outside the minimum or maximum dimensions/weight are considered non-conveyable.
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