Your cargo can be floor loaded or palletized. If your container is palletized, Amazon is less likely to reject your container, and the warehouse will unload it faster than it would floor-loaded cargo.
If your cargo is fragile, it should be palletized to provide extra protection. Full Container Load (FCL) shipments will be palletized at origin.
Pallet Specifications: General Requirements for FCL and LCL
- Use standard or EUR-pallets for stuffing
- Use GMA Grade B or higher, 40" x 48" / 1 m x 1.25m 4-way access, wood pallets
- Any single pallet must not be taller than 72"
- Pallets can be double stacked for a max height of 100"
- Max weight per pallet: 1,500 lbs. / 680.4 kg
Floor-loading means that the cartons are loose in the container without packaging or palletization. If you are floor loading your cargo, stack the cartons neatly in columns and maintain at least three inches between column stacks and container walls.
Floor-loaded: General Requirements
- Stack boxes into columns
- Maintain at least three inches between column stacks and container walls
- Stack boxes no higher than 72 inches, unless they conform to the slip sheet or clamp truck instructions
- Ensure that the overall height of the column stack allows 3 inches of clearance from the top of the stack to the roof of the container
- Secure all shipments using the load bars or straps
Amazon reserves the right to reject a full container delivery without stating a reason. If your container is rejected without reason it will return to the warehouse.