When you’re looking for the best way to transport your valuable products, large equipment, or fragile items, crate shipping is a great option to consider.


Not sure what crate shipping is, or if it is right for your business? Come dive in with our Anderson Pallet and Crate team. 


What is Crate Shipping?


A crate is a four-sided shipping container used to ship large or heavy items made from a variety of materials, including plastic, metal or wood (wood being the most common).


A wooden crate often gets confused with a box, but there is a distinct difference between the two. 


Difference Between a Wooden Crate and a Box


The strength of a wooden box and the weight it can carry is determined before the top, bottom, and sides are put in place.


Conversely, the weight a crate can carry is rated with all sides, including the top, in place. 


Pros and Cons of Crate Shipping


The benefits:

  • Stackability: Crates can easily be stacked on top of each other, which is great for transportation and storage purposes

  • Cost-effective shipping option 

  • Secure: Crates can withstand a tremendous amount of weight

  • Optimal protection is provided


The downsides: 

  • Can take up a lot of space

  • Some types of wood can be expensive

  • Low-quality wood can contain toxins or pests

When is Crate Shipping the Best Choice?


A shipping crate is often the best way to ensure the total safety of the products you’re transporting. When you’re transporting items that are fragile, sensitive, uniquely shaped, or especially heavy, crate shipping is even more important in order to prevent damage and to ensure that your product arrives as expected. 

Ask a Professional 


Anderson Pallet and Crate manufactures quality shipping options that securely transport your products, and deliver even your most vulnerable and fragile items to their destination in the safest way possible. 


We have custom options for uniquely-shaped items and other add-on protections that can provide even more security for your specialty products. 


At Anderson Pallet and Crate, we pride ourselves on taking the time to ensure your crates go beyond your expectations. Whether you’re looking for light-weight crates, reusable, or one-time use crates, we use only the highest quality materials and equipment to build products that secure your item expertly.

Contact us today to find out more about the services we provide!