5 Things to
Consider Before
Shipping By Crate


You’ve come this far to produce a product that is ready for delivery and distribution. Now it’s time to ship it. With all the time and money you’ve invested in your product, safe delivery is critical for your success. This can feel nerve-wracking as you hand your product over and entrust it to someone else for safe arrival. Here are some helpful tips of things to consider before shipping your product by crate:


1. How far is your product traveling?

 Are you shipping your product internationally or domestically? Will it be transported by land, air, or sea? Travel guidelines and regulations can be difficult to understand and navigate. Cratek has trusted partnerships with LTL and international transport companies. With our knowledge and network, we can guide you through the process and help you make the best decisions for how to pack and safely ship your product.


2. What is securing your product in transport?

 Just by putting your product in a crate doesn’t mean it’s secure. Proper securement within the crate is essential. Inclement weather, poor forklift drivers, turbulence, and substandard packing materials are only some of the variables that can threaten the safe arrival of your product. Securing your product for travel is essential to guarantee safe arrival. Our team at Cratek provides custom crates that are equipped with proper security for your product. Each custom crate includes sturdy panels and framework, dunnage to support your product off the crate floor, and options to add foam between the risers for a cushioned ride. 


3. Is your product equipped for ease of transport?

 Wooden shipping crates allow for seamless transportation due to their sturdy construction. Cratek customizes all crates for each product and considers all details before design: mode of transportation, shipping method, loading your product, potential risks in travel, and how to best unload your product when it arrives at its destination. Under each crate base are risers that allow for pallet jack or forklift access so it can be easily moved into a truck, unloaded, or put into storage.


4. Will my product fit?

 There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach for crates. Each product is unique in its specifications, fragility, and dimensions. That’s why Cratek provides custom crates to ensure your crate and its packing materials are a perfect fit. Our team visits your site to collect all essential details about your product and transportation and guides you on the decisions to provide you with the materials you send for safe delivery. 


5. Who are you trusting with your cargo?

 You deserve to have peace of mind with your product delivery. Without the appropriate materials and attention to detail, your product is at high risk for damage. Here at Cratek, we pride ourselves on providing personalized service to each of our clients. From design to production, Cratek provides a turnkey operation to get your product packed safely and ready for domestic or international shipment. Whether you’re looking for a partner to design a custom crate for your cargo, supply on-site packaging services or materials, or assist with facility moving and equipment rigging, we’re here for you every step of the way.



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