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Help ensure a smooth delivery by following these six packaging tips.

2. Seal each box to be palletized

  • Use pressure-sensitive adhesive poly-tape that is at least 3” (7.6cm) wide
  • Seal all flaps and seams using the H – style taping method below

The H – style taping method:

  1. Apply first strip to seal the centre seam
  2. Seal the edge seams on both ends with two strips of tape
  3. Repeat the process on the top of the box
taped box

3. Choose the right pallet

  • Select a forkliftable pallet that is strong and free of damage
  • Use a box-style pallet that is at least standard industry size (48” x 40”)
  • Load boxes onto pallet, corner to corner, edge to edge and ensure your boxes will not overhang the edges

4. Load your pallet

Group box
wrapped pallet

5. Wrap your pallet

  • Use high-quality stretch/shrink wrap (e.g. 70 gauge)
  • Start wrapping at the bottom, encircling the lowest boxes at least three times
  • Continue upwards, overlapping the previous layer of wrap by half on each pass
  • Wrap the top tier of boxes three times, ensuring a 3” (8cm) overlap over the top corners
  • Pull the wrap back down to the bottom boxes and secure the load to the pallet by encircling at least 3 times and creating a 3” (8cm) overhang

6. Label your pallet shipment clearly

  • Remove labels and markings from previous shipments
  • Place label on the side of the pallet, making sure it is visible with the tracking PIN and sender and receiver contact information
  • If pallet is non-stackable, please note this on the bill of lading.
wrapped pallet

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