Shipping guide: preparing your package
Proper packaging protects your shipment during transit. Many claims and damages arise from improper packaging, and packaging errors may eliminate or reduce your carrier's liability.
The packaging you select must be appropriate for your product. Use cartons, crates, cages or drums for protection. Wrapping ("shrouding") your shipment with blankets or other cushioning material and/or securing it to a pallet is also effective.
Shipments can be secured using stretch- or shrink-wrap, banding, spray adhesive, etc. Proper packaging will also help define the "cube" of your shipment, making it easier to load "tight".
Download our Shipper's Guide to Packaging (1.44 mb PDF).
Stacking a pallet
Stack cartons squarely on the skid, with no overhang. Box flaps and corrugations should face up. Make the top surface as flat as possible. Secure cartons to the pallet with banding, stretch-wrap or breakaway adhesive.
Improper stacking may lead to damage.
How stacking strength is lost
Stacking strength is lost when pallets are improperly loaded:
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