A RAM stick or random-access memory stick is a part of a computer where the operating system, application programs, and data in current use are kept so that they can be quickly reached by the computer’s processor. It usually comes in stick modules that can be easily installed on a personal computer.
While they are small enough to be easily boxed and shipped, RAM sticks are very fragile and must be properly packaged to avoid getting physically damaged. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship RAM sticks and other computer parts to ensure that they arrive in excellent condition.
Fragile computer components like the RAM stick are best shipped in their original packaging and double boxed with sufficient packing materials to prevent unnecessary movement during transit. If the original packaging is no longer available, carefully wrap the RAM stick with tissue paper and place it inside an anti-static bag and seal.
Then, pack it in several layers of anti-static bubble wrap (usually comes in pink color), making sure that all parts are covered. Place the memory stick in an appropriately-sized and sturdy shipping box with ample space on all sides for packing materials. You can use bubble wrap, packing peanuts or shredded paper to fill empty spaces all around the RAM stick so that it remains in the center and incapable of shifting or moving.
Close the box and seal with packaging tape. Make sure that all sides and seams of the box are secured with packaging tape to prevent it from bursting open while being transported.
Address and label the package with “Fragile” and “Handle with Care.” Take the box to your local post office or preferred shipping company.
Note: Never use a padded envelope to ship RAM sticks especially if they are not in their original boxes. Padded envelopes are not sturdy enough and can be easily folded as they run through mechanized shipping equipment, leaving their contents at risk of getting broken.