What Is the Best Way to Pack My Pallet?
Planning a delivery and packing for one are two different things.
We can help set you on the right track, giving you peace of mind that your items will travel safely and securely through our network.
Selecting the right pallet
Your pallet should be big enough to accommodate all your items without any overhang whatsoever.
If you find that your items are on the larger side and won't snugly fit on a regular full-sized pallet, you might want to consider going for an oversized pallet.
This will guarantee that your items arrive in top-notch condition.
Stacking boxes carefully
If you're planning on shipping boxed items, just make sure to stack them evenly – e.g. 4 boxes across and 4 boxes up.
This way, we can avoid any jostling during shipping that might harm other pallets. It's a simple step that goes a long way in keeping things smooth and damage-free during transit.
No overhanging items
Please, please make sure your goods don't stick out from the pallet, not even a little bit. Item shanging over could get damaged up or damage other pallets during the journey.
If your goods do hang over, we'll give you a call right away to figure out what to do next.
Before you schedule your delivery, please measure your items on the pallet, and remember to include the pallet's size in the total dimensions.
Keeping things flat
To make sure your goods stay safe during the journey, make sure everything is laying flat.
It'll stop things from rolling or tumbling around while they're on the move.
Attaching your labels
Once you've got everything loaded onto the pallet, it's time to print and stick on your labels.
This step is very important. Your labels need to show all the right info, like when your goods are getting picked up and delivered and where it's headed, along with your Order ID.
If you're having a issues with your printer, you can always jot down the details on an A4 sheet, but just be sure you've got your Order ID correct.
Applying shrink wrap
To make sure your goods stay securely on the pallet, you can use some shrink wrap and a heat gun.
Make sure you've got plenty of pallet wrap to cover everything.
Start wrapping it around the pallet and give it a little heat with your heat gun.
If you've got some heavy items, you can always use ratchet straps to keep them in place.
If you require further assistance, feel free to send us a message using Live Chat and we’ll be happy to help!