Packing is a very important factor especially for export project. As the product will stay in the container for several weeks or more than one month, it's very import to pack them in good condition and add necessary packing item to prevent product from hurt each other.
For export project, usually we have 3 packing method for customers:
1. Bulk packing, as you also know, upright frame is heavy cargo but beams is light cargo which occupy a lot of space. It's better to combine upright frame and beam in the container to save sea freight cost. Bulk packing means we can put more items into the container to save sea freight cost for customers. We will cover the beam connector and frame end with slip or plastic film, which can help protect the product from scratch during sea freight.
2. For the customer who care more about logistic efficiency and don't care sea freight cost, we can use steel pallet or MDF pallet for the packing, which means we can use forklift or other material handing equipment to load/unload cargo. This can help save the unloading time, but in the meantime we will lose some space in the container.
3. For the shelving product, we can use carton corrugated carton and pack each set into one carton. We can put all the necessary accessory for installation into the carton, together with installation instruction. Thus after end customer / consumer purchase them, they can assemble the shelving by themselves, which can also make them enjoy the interest of D.I.Y. This packing method is become more and more popular these days.
Customer can choose the packing method freely, or we can suggest a most cost effective packing solution according to the actual product customer order, which can help customer save logistic cost.