Sorting smalls/flyers

“Smalls” and “flyers” have similar sorting requirements due to their comparative sizes. The shipping of smalls refers to the sending of small, lightweight items packed in an individual package, such as a box, an envelope, or a poly mailer. 

In general, a flyer consists of a singular piece of advertising literature, such as brochures, catalogs and magazines. These items are typically light and relatively small – for example A4, A5, DL or A6 – up to the size of a standard letter. 

The COMPAXORTER is part of Vanderlande’s line-sorting technology for sorting smalls and flyers for delivery at the right place and time – and for loop-sorting there is a range of CROSSORTERs.  

As well as the above package dimensions, the overall capacity of the operation – as well as the scale and design of the building – should be evaluated for the most appropriate sorting solution. 

Sorting smalls/flyers


Several infeed points are required in busy parcel hubs. These are where varying sizes of parcels are fed onto the sorter before the final sortation and shipping processes can take place.

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Auto Induct is our smart robotic solution that will help you automate the singulation process.

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Our TRAYSORTER (or Bombay sorter) is a highly flexible flat sorter, which can handle a wide range of products. From clothing and accessories, to shoe boxes and multimedia items, this is the most efficient choice for a portfolio of small and lightweight products.

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Our CROSSORTER, a cross-belt sorter, delivers the right product to the right place at the right time – including during those peak moments in your order flow.

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The COMPAXORTER is a high-capacity, horizontal sorting conveyor that can move a wide range of parcels. In fact, it can handle anything from small packages to larger parcels.

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Every package company and market are different. This is reflected by the various layouts of depots and sortation centers. Our experts are available to offer help and advice in every respect.