Proper packaging is a crucial part of the shipping process. Securing products in their packaging is one of the best ways to ensure that goods survive transport from the warehouse to the end user or distributor. This is why it’s essential that proper packaging steps are followed – the better the packaging, the safer the goods will be and the more satisfied the customer or client is in receiving the goods.
For packaging, it’s common to use heat shrink plastic or shrink wrap. These packaging materials are industry standards and can be purchased through suppliers like Omni-tuff. Bulk orders for these materials are also available.
Follow these steps to ensure a safe trip for your goods.
- The first step is the most crucial step – establish a solid foundation for your shipment. In this case, it’s the pallet or any other container that will hold your goods during transport. Place your load on a pallet or container that is structurally sound. Inspect the quality of the pallet or container if you feel it necessary; you don’t want your pallet or container falling apart during the shipment process.
- Make sure your goods fit well on your pallet or container – pack the sides with filler if necessary, to keep the products from moving around during the packing process. Place items as close to one another as possible, and brace boxes against each other.
- Place the pallet or container with the goods on an elevated platform for easier packaging. While this step is not particularly necessary, it can save a vast amount of labour and time, as well as minimise errors to packaging due to the corners of the pallets not being visible.
- Get the shrink wrap ready. Pull about half a meter of shrink wrap and squeeze or roll it into a rope-like shape. Thread this rope-like shape through one end of the pallet or container, and then begin wrapping the contents of the pallet or container.
- Wrap the pallet or container and the contents at least four times. This is to ensure that the pallet or container is adequately packaged to withstand the rigours of transport and shipment.
- One of the essential steps to perform during packaging is to keep the product secured to the pallet or container. Before sealing the wrapping, check to see if the product is adequately covered. If any parts of the product are exposed or left uncovered by the wrapping, redo the process.
- Another crucial step is to make sure the wrapping is snug around the product in a way that restricts any movement on the product. Loose packaging means that products will be free to move around and thus cause damage to themselves. Perfectly fit wrapping is snug around products without being too tight; Too-tight packaging can also lead to product damage due to excessive pressure on the product surface.
- Once the products are secure, firmly set on the pallet or container, and adequately covered by wrap, seal the packaging. Apply the necessary shipping labels after sealing. The package is now ready to be shipped.
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