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8 Tips to Prevent Pallet Product Damage During Shipment

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Pallets are a great material to use if you’re storing or transporting goods. They’re affordable, light, versatile, and eco-friendly as well. pallets in Poole can carry a wide array of products, and pallets in Southampton can withstand the normal movements during shipping and handling.

Here are eight tips to prevent pallet product damage during shipment:

1. Packing materials

You can safely transport items stored on pallets in Poole without getting damaged along the way. However, you should also make use of the right packing materials like padding and fasteners. Since products come in various shapes and dimensions, you need to fill the open space inside packaged on pallets in Southampton to ensure that your cargo won’t end up jostling around during transit. To secure your product, you can also tie it down.

2. Label it right

Products are often shipped in big batches, and having the proper label placed on pallets in Poole gives handlers a cue on where to stack it and how to handle it. Pallets in Southampton should also be labeled prominently and indicate any reminders for extra care, like if items are flammable or fragile.

3. Seal the deal

Our products can travel far and wide in conditions that we can’t predict. In certain places, moisture can occur, or pests can be present in other locations. If your package is sealed well, this gives you protection from water and different sorts of damage. This way, your products remain in the same condition as when they left the factory.

4. Warehouse conditions

The conditions in a warehouse can also affect the products on pallets in Poole. If the warehouse is not appropriately maintained and is messy and prone to accidents, your products are prone to damage. Check if the storage areas are secure and clean, and well-maintained by the company and its staff.

5. Proper loading

Make sure you load your pallets in Southampton properly to avoid damaging the goods inside. This means carefully stacking them on top of each other and ensuring that the heavier items are on the bottom. Don’t just push or pull on your cargo mindlessly. Avoid hitting other objects when you’re moving them, and of course, place them down carefully instead of just dropping them.

6. Transportation method

Sometimes faster isn’t always better when it comes to transportation. Faster will get the goods there earlier, but you risk a bit of jostling inside. This won’t be too much of a problem if your products aren’t fragile, but if you’re handling delicate items, it’s better to have a longer window for shipping and put your product on a slower transportation method that can provide stability and security.

7. What’s inside

Take into account the size and number of your items inside the container. Items that are too small or too few will once again just tumble about when you’re on the road.

8. Use good pallets

Make sure you use pallets that are of good quality and can bear the weight of your products and the wear and tear during shipping.

Premier Pallet Supplies has been dealing with top-quality pallets for over 30 years. Visit our website or ring us at 023 9255 3755.

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