Select the correct Pallet
Choosing the correct pallet is important to ensure your goods arrive on time and undamaged.
  • Make sure the pallet is large enough to prevent overhang of shipment pieces.
  • The pallet must be sturdy enough to support the load.
  • Do not use a pallet with broken boards or protruding nail heads.
Stack items carefully
For shipments that contain boxes or stackable items, follow these rules for best results:
  • Ensure cartons are new and of proper strength to withstand stacking.
  • Securely close, staple and/or seal cartons.
  • Align boxes in columns, corner to corner, for the greatest stacking strength.
  • Boxes should not extend past the pallet edges.
  • Don't pyramid the boxes - keep the top layer flat to minimize the risk of damage.
Secure your shipment to the Pallet
Choosing the correct pallet is important to ensure your goods arrive on time and undamaged.
  • Using a good quality stretch wrap, wrap around your goods - ideally for five revolutions.
  • Ensure you wrap across the top of your shipment, all the way down, including around the pallet too.
  • To ensure stability, corner boards and banding are recommended.
  • Insert layers of cardboard between layers of freight to absorb vibration and distribute the weight evenly.
Label your shipment
To avoid any delays while shipping your pallet, it should be correctly labelled:
  • Apply an address label to each side, and on top, of every pallet in the shipment.
  • Each address label should include telephone numbers and complete delivery address information including postal code.
  • If a shipping label is available for your chosen pallet service, ensure it is printed and taped securely to the pallet.
Collection of your Pallet
Please check the following to ensure a problem free collection:
  • Your pallet will be collected by a large truck. You need to ensure this truck is able to access your premises.
  • To avoid delays and addidional costs, all packaging and labeling should be completed before the driver arrives.