How to ‘Palletise’ your Shipment

Pallets are popular for shipping for a number of reasons. They are sturdy, reusable, and easy to handle. They are designed to be sturdy in order to handle the weight of the products, and to be transported. 

Pallets are used for shipping for two primary reasons. The primary reason being they are sturdy. They are designed to handle the weight of the products being delivered, are easy to handle, and are reusable. 

The second reason is that they are easy to stack together. A pallet is a strong wooden platform, which is designed to be used to transport items. The pallets are designed to be sturdy, to handle the weight of the products being shipped, and to be shipped itself. 

But to ensure the pallets are handled properly, and there is no damage to the items you are sending, there are some things you should remember when packing a pallet for shipping:

Note: You will need to palletise your items if they exceed 35kgs.


The number of pallets that can be stacked on top of each other depends on the size of the pallet. Most pallet sizes will allow for one pallet to be stacked on top of another. The weight of the pallet can be up to 500 pounds (226.79 kgs). 

The pallets should be stacked in the same direction, and the pallets should be stacked firmly, but not too tight. 


The weight of a pallet, and the weight of the products being transported can have an effect on the shipping cost. When shipping via courier, the pallets are charged by the weight of the pallet. 

For shipping, the maximum weight of a pallet is 500 pounds. If you are sending a pallet that is heavier than the maximum weight via a courier service, you should have the pallet weighed before sending it for transport. 

Pallet Jacks 

Pallet jacks are needed if the pallet is to be stacked. Pallet jacks are also needed if you are going to be sending your products on pallets. Pallet jacks make it easier to move the pallets, and to stack them. Some pallet jacks can lift pallets as high as three feet. 

Pallet Wrap 

Pallet wrap is used to protect the pallet and the products being transported. The pallet wrap should be placed on the top and bottom of the pallet and it should be placed in a way to cover the entire pallet. 

There are two types of pallet wrap that you can use. The first is stretch wrap, which can be bought in rolls. The second is shrink wrap, which can be bought in rolls. 

Stretch wrap is designed to be wrapped around the pallet, and the shrink wrap is designed to be heated and shrunk around the pallet. Stretch wrap can be used on pallets that are being shipped on their side, but shrink wrap should only be used on pallets that are shipped on end.

Correct Pallet Setup 

Correct pallet setup is important to the safe transportation of the items being shipped via courier. Be sure to follow the rules above about loading a pallet, and make sure the pallet is set up correctly. 

If the pallet is not set up correctly, it can lead to disaster. A pallet that is not secured properly could break while being transported. You should always double check the pallet before it is loaded onto a truck. 

Palletising a Crate 

Before a pallet is even crated for shipping, it is important to palletise items before being loaded onto a delivery truck. This is accomplished by taking the items out of their original packaging. Items are placed on top of a pallet to create a safe and secure way to transport the items. This is what is called palletising. 

Items should be placed in the center of the pallet. Be sure to remove all of the exterior packaging to make the pallet more secure. You should not put anything too heavy on the outside of the pallet. This is because the exterior of the pallet is not secured like the interior of the pallet. 

You should be careful when stacking items on top of a pallet. It is important to make sure the items do not slide off the pallet. 

There are a couple of ways you can secure the items on top of the pallet. You can use a strap and tie the item to the pallet. You can also use a piece of wood and nail it to the top of the pallet. This will keep the items on top of the pallet and prevent them from sliding off. 

You want to make sure you tie the item to the pallet so it does not fall off. If the item falls off the pallet, the item you are sending could be damaged and not usable. 

Be sure to keep the pallet balanced. You do not want to have too much weight on one side of the pallet. This will make the pallet unstable. 

Always be sure to load the pallet evenly. This will decrease the weight on any one side and help to ensure the pallet is secure for delivery. Double check the pallet to make sure it is set up properly. You do not want the pallet to break during shipping and ruin your delivery. 

It is important to protect both the items and pallets. You do not want the items to shift and cause damage to the pallet.

Never stack heavy boxes on top of the pallet because the pallet will break under the weight. Make sure you know whether the boxes are supposed to be on the top or the bottom of the stack. 

Be sure to put the heavier boxes on the bottom. Do not stack boxes over the edges and try to push the extra material back onto the pallet. Finally, check the pallet to make sure it is tight and secure before sending it away for delivery. 

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