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5 Key Steps to Prepare Your Product to Ship in a Wood Crate

Be prepared... that's the Boy Scout's solemn creed! Valley Box feels the same way... about your packaging! Clear communication between you and your packaging provider is the first step to a successful shipment.

Here are 5 more key steps to prepare your product to be packaged and shipped.

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1. Confirm 


Always couble check the weight and dimensions of your product you are packing into a wood crate.

Watch our How to Measure a Part for Packaging Video

2. Method


Decide on your method of transport via air, water or ground keep in mind weight restrictions that may apply to your wood crate. .

Are there customs regulations that will apply to your shipment? Overseas shipments require the use of heat treated wood

3. Description


Come up with terms to describe your product like fragile, moisture sensitive, heavy, etc. This will assist in the initial design needs of your product's packaging and any additional warning or stencils on the outside of the wood crate. 

4. Handling


Find out how the package will be handled by the end user, like their receiving capabilities, how long the package will be stored or if they plan on reusing it.

Case Study about the benefits of Reusable Shippers 

Reusable Return Shipper

5. Artwork

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Decide on the artwork or stenciling you'll want on the packaging like your logo or special handling instructions.

Valley Box can create custom stencils for your packaging needs.

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Valley Box demonstrates what is possible beyond just the typical wooden box. This specialty packaging manufacturer works with a wide variety of materials from wood to plastic, corrugate, metals and more. Discover how to take specialty packaging to the next level.