National Pallets Blog

Environmental Concerns of Wooden Pallets – Better than You Think

23 of April 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

Topics like deforestation, carbon footprint, waste of natural resources are often cited as a reason for not using wood to ship products. But is the humble wooden pallet really so bad?...Read More

Women And Pallet Deliveries – Why More Should Drive Lorries

19 of April 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

Have you ever had a female LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) driver picking up your pallet? No? It’s not surprising as only 1.2% of all UK drivers are female. In the US it’s slightly higher with 5.8%, but all over the world lorry driving is a man-dominated occupation....Read More

Pallet Delivery and Fulfilment by Amazon

16 of April 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

A lot of people who sell consumer goods are now using Fulfilment by Amazon to offset the burden of fulfilling orders, handling returns, and doing customer service. But, FBA has very specific requirements about how goods are accepted into the warehouse. ...Read More

The Best Type of Pallet for Your Shipment – Part 1 Wooden Pallets

11 of April 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

The courier service you called for same day pick up, has arrived. As this is your first time using pallet delivery, you want to know which of the different types of pallet is most suitable: traditional wood, plastic and aluminium. ...Read More

Packing Car Parts for Pallet Shipping

07 of April 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

If you are in or are considering going into the business of selling car parts, here are some things you should know about pallet shipping the parts with our service....Read More

Pallet Deliveries as a Career - Requirements to Lorry Driving

04 of April 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

Do you enjoy driving? How about driving a large, powerful, lorry? Do you enjoy knowing that you drive some of the largest vehicles allowed on normal motorways? ...Read More

The Latest Word(s) in Pallet Shipping

28 of March 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Inside Track

Pallet shipping remains the global leader in moving goods. As paper gains currency in pallet materials, we offer up information on what our favourite humble-but-mighty item is being made from to help you find the right product for your needs. ...Read More

Pallet Couriers Recommend: Don't Make Your Own

23 of March 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

The internet is full of wonderful ideas on how we can all make kilos of pounds a day going into business for ourselves. We would like to dissuade you, however, from going into the pallet-making or upcycling business. ...Read More

Which Material For Pallet Deliveries – Plastic or Wood?

15 of March 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

So Wood vs. Plastic - what are the advantages and drawbacks of each material? Let’s compare the two based on the individual characteristics needed for transportation. ...Read More

Stamps – Not Only For Envelopes, Also For Pallets

07 of March 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

If there is no stamp on your pallet it means that it has only been used for national pallet deliveries. However, when stamps are branded into the wood, each one has a different meaning. ...Read More

What to Know About Customs

25 of February 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

While we do say you can ship most things on a pallet, certain countries have strict import laws. Reading up on the rules and regulations is one way to avoid problems at the border. Rejected deliveries can cost big, from losing money to losing clientele. ...Read More

Candy Crush! Pallet Delivery and Food

23 of February 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

If you are considering making a business out of your homemade jam or liqueur, you need to first learn what and where you can ship and then make sure it's ready for the voyage. ...Read More

Pallet Shipping and Safe Lifting Tips

17 of February 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

Even if you’re pallet shipping a piece of furniture just the once, improper lifting can lead to very serious back problems. Make the effort to lift correctly every time, because even if you don’t feel it in now, your back will definitely let you know in years to come. ...Read More

Pallet Delivery? Beware of Pests

13 of February 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

In addition to ferrying goods, wooden pallets have also been known to ferry pests, and the problem has grown with the increase in international shipping of goods. Businesses that rely on pallet delivery need to be vigilant to avoid the risk of having their shipments held up or, worse, turned back for noncompliance....Read More

Pallet Delivery of Engine Parts

06 of February 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

We get a lot of engine and gear box delivery questions, so the best practices bear repeating. Here is what you need to know about pallet delivery for engines....Read More

New Year and a New Business Strategy

10 of January 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

As a small business owner you’ll be faced with many high-risk decisions from choosing whether or not to use new management systems to changing your billing strategy. ...Read More

See Your Business through the Festive Season

15 of December 2015 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

The festive season can be a juggling act for small businesses and start-ups. How do you deal with a short month like December while delivering on increased demand? ...Read More

Securing Your Palletised Goods

25 of November 2015 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

When you send items to Europe, expect them to be changed to different trucks throughout their journey. So what do you need to do to avoid goods slipping, sliding and getting damaged? It’s all in how you stack and secure. ...Read More

The Dos and Don’ts of Pallet Delivery

27 of October 2015 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

A good courier can help keep business flowing with services like same-day pick up. At National Pallets we advise you on the best practices....Read More

Overseas Shipping Delays - Disruption at the Channel Tunnel in France

20 of October 2015 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

This article is a quick and informative guide to the current immigration crisis as it affects and delays certain trade routes....Read More

Choosing the Best Courier Service

15 of October 2015 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

National Pallets is one of the leading delivery services in the industry. Find out what makes us stand out; take a look the services you should come to expect....Read More

Shipping your goods from Avebury to Zurich

24 of September 2015 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

Be sure that your goods are in the best hands every step of the way. National Pallets can help you get your inventory to any business with same-day pickup....Read More

Courier Services of the Past

21 of September 2015 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

From homing pigeons to jets that break the sound barrier, the couriers that deliver our packages have changed a lot over the centuries. Find out how....Read More

4 Big Benefits of Shrink Wrapping your Pallets

18 of September 2015 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

If you wish to make reliable delivery of your goods a top priority, consider using shrink wrap for your palletised items....Read More

A New Google-Uber Delivery Service

09 of September 2015 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

Amazon is the world’s largest deliverer of goods. Companies like Uber are hoping to challenge Amazon’s dominance of the market. Competition drives business. ...Read More

Safely Transit Your Engine

27 of August 2015 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

An engine that is not correctly palletised or prepared may even be refused collection, as it can potentially cause damage to the vehicle or other loads. ...Read More

Getting Your Delivery Logistics Shipshape: advice for e-retailers

18 of August 2015 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

It’s essential that businesses can respond to intensified activity and reliably come up with the goods so that customers go away happy....Read More

Dispatching Goods within the EU

11 of August 2015 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

With 28 member states, the EU is one of the most important trading markets in the world. Its traders benefit from: goods, capital, services and people....Read More

3 Tips for Small Businesses Saving on Pallet Delivery

04 of August 2015 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

As a small business owner it’s imperative that you are able to find value and reduce expenditure without compromising your service or productivity. ...Read More

What Products are Restricted through Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA)?

28 of July 2015 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

If you are thinking about joining Amazon’s FBA scheme, you might be wondering if what you sell can be shipped and what kind of regulations there are....Read More