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What to Look For In A Crating Company

Choosing a crating company is important. You don’t want to place your expensive, fragile items in the hands of just any company. Instead, you need to find one who has the experience to get your goods shipped from place to place as quickly and securely as possible, otherwise, they might arrive damaged or with pieces missing. Here are three important things to look for in choosing a crating company for your shipping needs:

Reliability

The crating company that you choose must be reliable. Look for a company that has been in business for a while and one that has experience with all types of goods. They must know how to ship different items, know all of the packaging and labeling requirements for dangerous and hazardous goods, and understand how important security is. You need a company that will pack your items with care.

Creativity

It sounds strange at first, but when you think about it, a certain amount of creativity is required in a crating company. If you have to ship a number of oversized goods, fragile machine parts or oddly sized items, then the people at the crating company will need to be creative when it comes to designing a crate around them. A custom crate must be sturdy and full of padding in just right places to keep your items from rolling around. There is a certain amount of creativity in doing the job right.

Reputation

Lastly, but most importantly, look for a crating company that has an excellent reputation. Check online reviews, ask them for references (and follow up on the references) and check with the Better Business Bureau or local equivalent thereof. If the crating company has a stellar track record, then you know that you have made the right choice. Otherwise, your goods may end up in the hands of a company that isn’t sure of what it is doing.