Preparing pallets

HOW TO ENSURE STRENGTH AND STABILITY

The perfect pallet isn’t just about stability and protection. Getting it right helps avoid additional costs. As our charges are based on a combination of weight and volume, anything that takes extra space or makes your pallet non-stackable could incur surcharges.

A GUIDE TO PERFECT PALLETS

1. Stack in columns

Columns ensure maximum stacking strength. If the contents are rigid, you can use 'bricklayer style' for increased stability.

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2. Do not overhang

We do accept overhanging pallets but because these can get damaged easily or can damage other shipments we prefer shipments which fit on the pallet.

Learn more: Irregular items

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3. Keep it flat

A level top surface makes it strong, compact and stackable. Non-stackable pallets will incur a surcharge.

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4. Strap it or wrap it

Use strapping and/or stretch wrapping to hold items in place on the pallet. Wrapping should include the pallet itself.

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5. Label clearly

Pallets are stacked for transport, so labels need to be affixed to the side, not the top.

Learn more about labelling

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A perfect pallet

Take care when packing

Your packaging needs to meet our minimum requirements.