Stackable or non-stackable goods?

In this article we describe the difference and when you should state the goods as not stackable.

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With Sendify, you have the opportunity to state whether your goods are stackable or not when booking. 


An item is classified as stackable if it has a flat top and you can place another item with the same weight on top of it.

Pallet goods

For example, a pallet that weighs 400kg must be able to withstand another pallet of 400kg and be designed so that it is possible to place the pallet on top. Stackable goods are booked based on volume (m3) and non-stackable goods are booked and charged by load meters.

If you book a pallet that does not have a regular shape or contains fragile goods, you must therefore state that it is not stackable to avoid any additions from the carrier.


The following shipping products you can send whole and half pallets with:

  • DHL Pallet
  • DHL Half Pallet
  • DHL Full Load
  • DHL Piece
  • DSV Road Piece
  • DSV Road Full Load
  • DSV Road International
  • TNT Express
  • TNT Economy Express

Not stackable

A non-stackable pallet is charged in load meters. This means that the carrier charges for the cubic meter between the roof and the floor in the truck. It has a volume weight of 780 kg.

Parcel goods

When you send packages, they are classified as stackable by default. Therefor, the package must be packaged in a way that can handle the conditions for a stackable package.

Remember: The package must be packed so well that it is possible to drop from 1 meter without anything happening to the package. All packages that go in the carriers usual flows are loaded together on pallets or in cages. You can read more about how to pack your package here.

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