The 9 Best Practices to Ship Your Products without Any Damages to Retailers and avoid retail chargebacks, freight claims, damage claims and rejected loads


Here is the list of top 9 Best Practices to consider when shipping products to retailer/ customer.  It is also to be mentioned that most of these best practices can be accomplished easily with little process changes. A perfectly curated list of top warehouse shipping best practices!

1.The Best Practices in Avoiding Pallet Damages and Separation During Transit

Avoid pallet damages and separation during domestic and international transits with these pallet transit best practices from the supply chain expert. Read full article >>

2.The Pallets Loading Best Practice that you must consider at your Warehouse Facility

Follow these warehouse pallet loading best practices while loading pallets with high value products in to the trailer. Applies to both local and international shipping. Read full article >>

3.The Best Practices for Stacking Pallets and Products while Shipping

Follow these stacking best practices while loading pallets and high value products in to the trailer. This best practice applies to both local and international shipping. Read full article >>

4. The Best Practice You Must Consider while Sealing FTL Containers

Follow these FTL container sealing best practices while shipping them to your customers. This applies to both local and international shipping. Read full article >>

5. The Warehouse Labeling Best Practices to Consider while Loading Products

Follow these warehouse pallet and product labeling best practices to avoid damages and improve customer satisfaction. Read full article >>

6. The Load Bar Best Practices to Consider when Shipping Products to Your Retailer


Follow these load bar best practices when shipping high value loads to your customer or retailer. Reduce product damages and improve shipping quality. Read full article >>

7. The Best Practices to Consider when Loading LTL and FTL to Avoid Damages

Consider these loading best practices when shipping products through LTL and FTL carriers. Avoid damages and save dollars on disputes. Read full article >>

8. The Best Practices to Consider While Loading Temperature Sensitive Products

Consider these loading best practices when loading temperature sensitive products. Avoid load rejects and save on freight claims. Read full article >>

9.The Load Strapping Best Practices to Consider During Shipping to Avoid Costly Damages

Consider these load strapping best practices, when loading pallets into the trailer to avoid costly damages during shipping. Read full article >>

Puga Sankara is the co-founder of Smart Gladiator LLC. Smart Gladiator designs, builds, and delivers market-leading mobile technology for retailers, distributors, and 3PL service providers. SG LoadProof is a patent pending Centralized Enterprise Photo/Video Document System on Cloud for Supply Chain. SG LP is built on the fact that photos & videos are vital docs as important as POs/SOs/Legal Contracts/Fulfillment Orders that reside in ERP/WMS/TMS systems, that serve as compelling, conclusive, unequivocal proof of crucial, critical, vital operations executed in Supply Chain within/across orgs when fulfilling customer orders as well as meeting contractual obligations between orgs as merchandise is transferred between different parties that partake in Supply Chain functions & operations. And these photos/videos data should not be stored in someone’s Smartphone or Email Inbox or in their personal/work Computer, but should be stored in a Centralized Enterprise system, where such data can be pushed into super-fast, stored securely, accessible to all stake holders (CFO/Sales Reps/Customer Support/AR/AP) in an org, as well as facilitates super-fast retrieval/sharing. LP is an Enterprise System of record for Photo/Video docs & is as important as an ERP which is an enterprise system of record for POs, SOs, Legal Contracts between parties etc. that have huge legal ramifications, also as important as a WMS (Warehouse Management System) that hold indispensable shipment & fulfillment data on orders. Like how Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat etc. have evolved into social media platforms/systems that enable individuals to showcase their beauty/pretty clothes/lovely cosmetics/hep coolness etc., LoadProof is an Enterprise system that holds similar photos/videos, but for a different reason, not for show off, but to serve as compelling, conclusive, unequivocal & indisputable system of record and proof that can be presented even in the court of law, when there is a dispute between parties while they execute many facets of the Supply Chain functions & operations. Puga is a supply chain technology professional with more than 25 years of experience in deploying capabilities in the logistics and supply chain domain. His prior roles involved managing complicated mission-critical programs driving revenue numbers, rolling out a multitude of capabilities involving more than a dozen systems, and managing a team of 30 to 50 personnel across multiple disciplines and departments in large corporations such as Hewlett Packard. He has deployed WMS for more than 30 distribution centers in his role as a senior manager with Manhattan Associates. He has also performed process analysis walk-throughs for more than 50 distribution centers for WMS process design and performance analysis review, optimizing processes for better productivity and visibility through the supply chain. Size of these DCs varied from 150,000 to 1.2 million SQFT. Puga Sankara has an MBA from Georgia Tech. He can be reached at [email protected] or visit the company at Also follow him at

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