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HOW TO SHIP AN ATM (Safely)

When it comes to shipping an ATM safely, your best bet is to crate it. Custom crating offers the most secure method of protection during transit, since the machine will not only be completely encased, but it will also have an additional insulating buffer. Hiring someone to crate an ATM can be expensive, though, so if you consider yourself savvy with a saw, crate the machine yourself with materials easily purchased from a local home supply store.

ATM machine

THE PALLET ALTERNATIVE

If crating your ATM isn't an option, palletize it. Make sure the machine is centered on the pallet away from edges, and banded down—any overhang will guarantee that the machine itself will get smashed up while in transit. Completely wrap the ATM in a layer of bubble wrap, then follow with shrink wrap. However, if you want our professional opinion, consider wrapping your ATM up in shipping blankets. This will prevent any superficial scratching during its bumpy ride.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

If the ATM machine has casters, either remove them or lock them in place (removal is preferred). This will prevent the machine from rolling around while on the road. Contact our freight agents for any specific questions or requirements you have. They will give you the best, most practical advice on shipping your ATM.

WHAT IS AN ATM's NMFC?

SubcategoryClass
Cash dispensing125
Kiosk or ATM92.5
Machinery or Machines Other70

WHAT IS AN ATM?

A cash machine is also known as an automatic teller machine. ATMs are also referred to as ABMs, or automatic banking machines, in some parts of the world. These machines are electronic telecommunication devices that enable customers to perform financial transactions without a bank teller present. There are 3 million ATMs in operation today!

AN ATM IS MADE UP OF THE FOLLOWING PARTS:

  • CPU
  • Magnetic Card Reader
  • Pin Pad
  • Secure Cryptoprocessor
  • Display
  • Function Keys
  • Record Printer
  • Vault
  • Housing and Sensor Indicators

WHY IS THE ATM MARKET GROWING?

Business locations often lease ATMs from banks or service providers. The sale of ATMs has been on the rise due to falling market prices and the rising popularity of purchasing used and refurbished machines. Naturally, weight and size limitations rule parcel carriers out as viable shipping methods, which is why there is an increasing demand to ship ATMs as freight.

HOW TO RUN A QUOTE ON SHIPPING AN ATM WITH FREIGHTCENTER

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