If you’re shipping multiple items at the same time, you have probably decided to use a pallet because it’s cost-effective and keeps your items protected. But how does the shipping process work?
We’ll explain how to ship a pallet in a few steps.
Step 1. Choose the right size of the pallet so that all your items can be placed onto it. This depends on what type of items you’re shipping and their size.
Step 2. Pack your goods in individual boxes using a quality carton. It is important to protect your items and leave no space in the boxes to prevent damages.
Step 3. Use tape to secure the boxes.
Step 4. Stack the boxes onto a pallet. Make sure that the heavier boxes are at the bottom while lightweight boxes are on top. Pack them tightly so there’s no space between the boxes. It’s important to do this correctly because other pallets may be placed on top of yours so you should arrange them well to prevent any damage.
Step 5. Strap the load to secure it well. This will prevent any moving during transportation. You should wrap the pallet at least several times for maximum security. Make sure you wrap it tightly so that it feels like the whole pallet is one large box. Remember that the pallet will be lifted with a forklift so everything must be stacked and secured perfectly.
Step 6. Label your pallet. Each pallet needs a label with relevant information (address, phone number of the person shipping the pallet, and the person receiving the shipment).
As you can see, shipping a pallet is simple enough if pay attention to the important details. Follow these simple steps to pack and ship your items safely to the desired destination. Call SMExpress or message us now for more information about our pallet shipping services in Los Angeles.