Why are more businesses and individuals shrink-wrapping and palletizing their loads to ship them? The answer is simple- because it’s an easy way to cheaply transport large items. Additionally, there is a smaller chance of the shipment being damaged when being delivered on a pallet. That’s because they are handled by fork lift trucks rather than boxes possibly being thrown from one man to another!
In order to ultimately end up at its destination without damage, the pallet must be properly packed. That’s where our competitors often fail- they do not hire professional workers or they have no experience in wrapping/palletizing, so their shipments are often damaged when they arrive at their last stop. If your loads arrive damaged, broken or missing pieces, your customers will be unhappy.
Check out the steps we take to protect your shipments:
We choose the right pallet:
- It should be large enough so that your shipment does not overhang the edges.
- Pallets should be sturdy enough to support the load.
- We avoid pallets with broken boards or protruding nail heads.
Stacking on the pallet:
- We ensure cartons are new and of proper strength to withstand stacking.
- We stack smaller, lighter items on heavier items.
- Securely seal cartons.
- Align boxes in columns, corner to corner, for the greatest stacking strength.
- Use a slip sheet or pallet liner paper under the load and every third layer when possible to help distribute the weight evenly and protect the bottom layer.
Secure shipment to pallet:
- Use strapping or banding to secure your shipment to the pallet. It should be drawn tightly to the load, which may require running it underneath the top deck boards of the pallet.
- Stretch wrapping is an effective way to keep all pieces of a shipment together. The plastic stretch wrap should first be applied around the pallet and continued upward around the load.
Packing Service Inc. has been the leader in packing and shipping services for more than 10 years. Our drive for customer satisfaction is unsurpassed in the industry. Call or email us and get a flat rate quote in minutes.