Shipping computers, whether by freight or parcel, takes some TLC. They can be big, heavy, and with all their bits and pieces, somewhat complicated. To assure they aren’t jostled beyond repair while on the road, make sure that you have plenty of packaging materials to protect them. After all, computers aren’t only heavy, they’re also very delicate.
If you are shipping servers, or computers on a rack, we suggest crating them; it offers the most protection. Palletizing your computers is an option, but because these machines are delicate and expensive, we err on the side of caution. Hiring someone to crate your goods can be costly, so if you’re the DIY kind, you can build a crate to your specifications with materials found at a local home supply store.
If you do choose to palletize your servers or computer racks, make sure to shrink wrap the doors shut so they don't swing open during transit. Double box your equipment if possible, or use a blanket wrap, to keep your servers from getting scuffed. If there are casters, lock them, or have them removed.
If you are shipping boxed personal computers in bulk, we suggest pallet packing them for shipment. Stack the boxed computers tight on top of a pallet and be mindful that there is no overhang. Shrink wrap the boxes together and band them down.
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