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PACKAGING PALLET & CRATE GUIDE

One of the most used pieces of your shipping program may be costing you the most money.  Let us help you make your pallet program work for you.  

THE LAST THING YOU THINK ABOUT MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT.

Pallets: The last thing you think about may be the most important.

Pallets. Everyone uses them in their shipping program. If you're using stretch wrap or any kind of strapping, chances are you're also using pallets. Because they are an afterthought for many, they tend to end up being a significant expenditure.

But they don't have to be. With over 40 years experience, as well as dedicated, highly trained, and knowledgeable Packaging Engineers on staff, we’ve had enormous success in standard pallet, custom pallet, and crate implementation.

WE DON'T JUST QUOTE YOU WHAT YOU HAVE. WE QUOTE WHAT YOU NEED.

USUALLY IT'S JUST ABOUT OVER COMPENSATION

When you're dealing with heavy materials - from bags of cement to heavy-duty metal components - the last thing you need to worry about is the pallet you're shipping on breaking. So, in order to take that stress of your mind, you most likely purchase the most heavy duty pallet you can source. The extra thick wood, the heavy duty guarantee, and the big price tag all but guarantee that the pallet will keep your heavy products safer during transport, right?

Wrong. The fact of the matter is that thicker wood and heavier gauge screws don't necessarily make a strudier, more secure packaging pallet or crate. What does, however, is the right systems, run by the right engineers, who can create a highly detailed structural analysis of the product and the pallet, providing security for even the heaviest of loads.

Choosing the right pallet can help you save money on your shipping costs.

Whether you need a custom packaging crate or a standard packaging pallet, we can help you get the right fit, with the right materials, at the right price.

Standard pallets come in four sizes: 48x40, 42x42, 36x36, and 48x48.  But we can help design and produce any custom size you may need.  With the latest in design and engineering services, in-house, we will provide a detailed structural analysis, including prints, specifications, and PDFs from the latest in software including Pallet Design System, ArtiosCAD, SolidWorks, and TOPs.

Our dedicated Packaging Engineers will walk through the 3D samples and mock-ups, answering any questions you may have and providing all the expertise at their disposal. They will also help you:

  • Optimize loads and minimize damage during transit
  • Prepare plans for priority loading
  • Use up to 20% fewer truckloads
  • Increase profits by reducing damage due to pallet or packaging failures

Now you don't have to worry about overcompensating with too heavy a pallet. Heavier doesn't equal better; let us show you how.

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REDUCE YOUR FOOTPRINT

Nearly 2 billion wooden pallets are currently in circulation in the US alone, with a majority of them replaced each year. This consumes about 50% of our annual hardwood harvest.

sustainable_rnd_logo_lg.pngWhen it comes to recycling, we work with you to reduce your consumption and your carbon footprint, while ensuring you get the products you need to do business.

  • We drop trailers or 40yd containers for recycling at your facility.
  • We ensure that 0% waste goes to the landfill.
  • All pallets or crates deemed unusable are recycled into mulch and boiler fuel.

WORKING WITH A TRUSTED PACKAGING PROVIDER


There are many companies that will sell you what you’re looking for, but have very little knowledge about the products that they’re selling. They will ask what you want and quote a few cents lower than your current price. But it’s exactly that flea-market mentality that provides no value.

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Don’t waste your time on a search, a website, or a salesperson who is not making an effort to help you determine what you actually need. You need someone who will take the time and effort to provide the right information; someone who is not looking for a quick sale, but who is intent on developing trust and building a business relationship.

  • Experience
  • Customized & Personal Service
  • In-House Packaging Engineers
  • Total Packaging Partner

As a trusted full line packaging partner, IPS Packaging has developed relationships with the most trusted and dependable vendors in the industry.  Through client collaborations we’ve accrued hundreds of real world studies with valuable comparison data. And with over 40 years experience partnering with a wide variety of businesses to identify and implement strategic programs, we’ve seen high impact successes achieved.

READY TO DIVE DEEPER?

We've given you the basics, and you're well on your way to making some very smart decisions about your packaging processes. Now is the time to dive deeper with our Pallet Specialist.