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Make Sure Your Shipment Is Bundled Correctly

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A shipment that is made up of a lot of boxes can be very difficult to deal with if things aren't bundled correctly. That's because boxes can go missing or be separated from the rest of the delivery. There are a number of ways that you can make sure that your whole shipment can go out as one big bundle so that nothing gets lost. 

Packing Straps

One way is to use packing straps. Those straps are usually a very strong plastic, often reinforced with other fibers or metal strands to make them stronger. They have a strong adhesive at the ends so that the stay fastened. When the delivery gets to the other side, the recipient will have to cut the straps off. The straps come in a wide variety of sizes, so you can use them to strap all the boxes together. In order to make sure that the delivery stays together, you will need to make sure that the delivery is strapped horizontally in order to keep all the boxes in place that way, and then wrapped from top to bottom as well. The straps can also be used to attach the delivery to a pallet for easier handling. 

Stretch Wrap

Stretch wrap is basically industrial strength plastic wrap. The wrap is stretched tightly and wrapped all the way around the shipment from top to bottom, in a series of overlapping layers. If it isn't tight, the boxes may move and shift in the shipping process. Generally, the way that this is done is by putting the pallet full of boxes on a machine that has a turntable and an arm that has rolls of stretch wrap on it.  The turntable spins and the boxes get wrapped. There a machines that will do this automatically, as well as machines that are manual, so you do all the work. If you only send out large deliveries every now and again, the manual choice might be the best choice for you. 

The benefits of using this method of securing packages include that it also renders the packages more weather-resistant. The wrap can help protect the boxes from rain or snow. Another benefit is that is a more secure method of bundling up a delivery, because the entire thing is completely enclosed, so there is much less risk of settling in transit. 

Making sure that a large shipment all gets to where it is headed is important. Bundling the shipment so that it stays together is the best way to make sure everything gets to the same place at the same time. 

For packaging services, contact a company such as Fox Packaging Services.