Perfect for shipping, storing and stacking bulky goods.
Most countries require you use a pallet if you're shipping something:
You can also use a pallet for smaller or lighter shipments. However, you will have to pay a surcharge if your pallet isn’t stackable. It’s also worth remembering that the dimensions and weight of your pallet will be added onto your shipping charge.
There are indeed. These are the main ones:
We don’t mind which size pallet you use. We’ll collect and ship them from ground floor locations as long as they don’t exceed standard network limitations. If they do, they’ll be classed as awkward freight. However, it’s worth checking with your receiver whether they have a preferred pallet type.
Pallets are the unsung heroes of the logistics industry. Here's why:
With the right equipment, it’s much quicker to move one pallet containing 30 boxes than it is to move 30 boxes individually.
The uniform shape of pallets makes storage more efficient. Lots of warehouses rely on pallets for this reason.
As well as the strong base and protective wrapping, less manual handling means less chance of product damage.
Unlike heavy boxes, people won't try and lift pallets. This means less risk of back injuries.
A good pallet is a well-packed pallet. Learn how to prepare the perfect pallet here.
For us, wood remains the best option. After all, it’s tough and reasonably priced. Avoid choosing the cheapest option – it will just cost you more in the long run.
Pallets are just another piece of shipping material, like a box or an envelope. Therefore, it’s up to you to source and pack your own. You can buy pallets from numerous specialist vendors. A quick google will give you lots of options.