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SHIPPING A PALLET – WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO DO THIS

June 12th, 2015 by

Determining the best shipping methods for your business requires a lot of careful consideration. Business owners are left asking themselves, “How much will this cost me?”and “How can I ensure every item will arrive safely?

These questions can be difficult to answer, especially when faced with items that are incredibly large, fragile, or come in multiple pieces. This is usually because many business owners are not able to properly package these items, due to lack of knowledge or materials, or their go-to method of shipping imposes size and weight limits. This is where container and palletized freight shipping comes into play. Palletized shipping is the best way for business owners to ship, allowing large, fragile items and multiple items alike to arrive at their destination quickly, safely, and in the most cost effective manner possible.

Shipping Pallets First off, when is a pallet absolutely necessary? As was stated above, the decision to use a pallet as your preferred shipping method is driven by the number of items being shipped, and their overall size and weight. If you have a large number of boxes being shipped to the same destination, it simply makes more sense to have them all delivered together. Not only will this ensure every item is delivered at once, but it will help lessen the chance of any of the items being damaged in the shipment.

From falling off the back of a truck to being crushed under the weight of another package, a number of unfortunate things can occur to your shipment throughout the shipping process. Shipping a pallet helps to eliminate these concerns through highly customized and secure packaging for small and large items alike. For example, a collection of boxes can be stacked on a pallet, shrink-wrapped, then banded to eliminate unnecessary movement. Conversely, a large item such as a piano can be packaged in a custom crate and secured to a pallet to ensure quick and efficient transport while eliminating the chance of human error.

Furthermore, palletized shipping is simply more cost effective. If you have multiple small boxes that need to be shipped together, it’s not uncommon for this to fall under the banner of less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping. LTL shipping is simply a shipping method wherein the freight being delivered does not completely fill a truck. These items are often shipped in tandem with others to multiple destinations, and when combined with the space-saving measures provided by palletized shipping, the cost to the shipper is greatly reduced than if shipping through conventional methods.

With over thirty years of experience shipping containers and palletized freight, Pak Mail offers a number of options to assist you with your palletized shipping needs. Not only will we pick up your item, we will even do on-site packaging so you can oversee the process and make sure your shipment receives the protection it deserves. Using a variety of methods including shrink-wrapping, banding, and even custom crating for large, fragile items, our freight shipping experts will ensure that every item is prepared and packaged securely so as to prevent unwanted and unnecessary damage.

Pak Mail provides a number of freight options for your shipment, so whether by land, sea, or air, you can rest assured knowing that your shipment is in good hands. Call or email us and speak with an expert. We will work with you to find the most cost-effective (and safest) ways to pack and ship items worldwide.


Managing Recurring Freight Shipments

June 2nd, 2015 by

For commercial and industrial businesses alike, managing a recurring freight schedule on your own is never easy, as the logistics involved are time-consuming and, for those unfamiliar with the process, relatively complicated. Diving headfirst on your own into the world of freight can often leads to wasted money and man-hours. This is where Pak Mail comes in. As the leading logistics solutions provider, we can handle all aspects of your ongoing freight shipping needs from start to finish.

last-mile The first step in setting up a recurring freight shipment is to contact a Pak Mail freight consultant by filling out the contact form telling us about your needs and location. When filling out the form, it is imperative that you provide as much as detail as possible concerning your ongoing freight needs. Based on the information you provide, Pak Mail will be able to provide you with a detailed cost estimate that takes into consideration the major steps in the freight shipping process.

Pak Mail offers a number of options designed to work with your individual freight shipping needs. This includes, but is certainly not limited to, residential and commercial shipping both locally and abroad; container and palletized freight; last mile delivery and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping; and truck, ocean, and air shipping options. But it doesn’t stop there. Pak Mail offers a number of additional services to help, such as lift-gate access, inside delivery, and additional declared value coverage should any loss or damage occur.

As packing and shipping specialists, Pak Mail team members will work to ensure your freight is properly packaged so as to minimize any accidental damage that may occur throughout the shipping process. While some items may require nothing more than traditional packaging, large, expensive, and fragile items typically require custom packaging. When you ship freight with Pak Mail, our certified packing and shipping experts take into account the size, weight, shape, value, and fragility of the item to construct a custom packing and shipping option that offers additional protection. Once everything has been packed and your items are en route, you can track your freight shipment on the Pak Mail website so you know where it is every step of the way.

The best part? After the initial setup with Pak Mail, the work on your end is done. Pak Mail will handle all aspects of your ongoing freight shipping needs, from pickup to packaging to choosing the right carrier, so you can focus on running your business.

By using Pak Mail’s ongoing commercial freight and logistics solutions, you can rest assured that you will receive unparalleled service for years to come.

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Why Choose Pak Mail

Pak Mail Charleston Shipping is a full service packing and shipping store as well as a custom crating and freight shipping company. Located in Mount Pleasant we serve the Lowcountry areas that include Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, Daniel Island, Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island, John's Island, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Beaufort-Bluffton, Georgetown, and Wild Dunes. Request a Free Online Estimate or call us at 843-849-0310.

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