National Pallets Blog

Mandatory Amazon Changes as of 1st September – We’ve Enrolled with Carp For You!

23 of August 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Service Updates

On 1st September all customers who sell via Amazon will have to start using the CARP booking system for their deliveries to Amazon. The system has been in place for quite a while but Amazon are now enforcing it with all their customers....Read More

What You Need to Know About Pallet Deliveries – Pt. 3 Securing Your Goods

20 of August 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

There are two ways you can secure items to your pallet – with industrial-strength shrink wrap or ratchet straps – so here’s a brief look at which might better suit your needs. ...Read More

What You Need to Know About Pallet Deliveries – Pt. 2 Preparing Your Goods

13 of August 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

At National Pallets, we offer a same day pickup service that will allow you to get your goods delivered on time. There are a few important things you’ll need to know before booking one of our lorries. ...Read More

What You Need to Know About Pallet Deliveries – Pt. 1 Choosing a Pallet

07 of August 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

Choosing pallet deliveries for reliable shipping is the easy part, but there’s a lot you’ll want to know before sending your goods. In the following series we’ll hopefully be taking some of the mystery out of the process....Read More

Sponsoring Jack Bishop’s Fast and Mighty Aspirations

04 of August 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Events

When one of our staff told us about her son’s fast and furious ambitions we were eager to help him achieve his goals. As of this month we are very proud to be sponsoring Jack and his mighty drag racing aspirations for this season’s race meetings. ...Read More

Small Business Finance: Invoice Factoring

20 of July 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

No business, however efficiently run, is immune to late payments. They are a real problem in the UK and can badly squeeze a business’s cash flow. We recently covered a type of financing called invoice discounting. ...Read More

Invoice Discounting: Is It for You?

14 of July 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

Every pound counts for an SME, and why spend money that you don't have to, especially when late payments to small businesses continue to be a source of stress throughout the UK? Here we discuss a type of financing called invoice discounting....Read More

Pallet Shipping and Other Essential Tips for Moving Abroad

08 of July 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

If moving house is one of the most stressful things in life, then moving house to somewhere abroad is something that really can cause stress levels – and costs – to go through the roof. ...Read More

Small Business Shipping Practices That Will Save You Big

28 of June 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

When every expense counts, it’s certainly not a time for frivolous spending. From finding a cost-effective manufacturing process to shipping your product, you’ll want to make the smartest investments wherever possible....Read More

Mould and Pallets – Warmer Months Increases Growth

23 of June 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

Mouldy pallets usually do not affect the products being shipped unless they are exposed directly to the wood. But even when using an experienced pallet courier there are precautions that you can take so that sensitive items, like food or pharmaceuticals, are not affected by fungi....Read More

Discussion: Could Robots Soon Be Delivering Your Pallet?

16 of June 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Inside Track

There has been plenty of news recently about driverless lorries crossing Europe; platoons of trucks controlled by automated computer systems. But will you, as a client, be receiving your pallet deliveries by robots in the near future?...Read More

Brexit Planning for Small Businesses, Part 2: Unexpected Costs

09 of June 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

We would like to continue offering paperwork-free pallet delivery to the EU, and while we can't guarantee this will be the case, we can guarantee that we are looking out for the interests of small businesses. ...Read More

Brexit Planning for Small Businesses, Part 1: Your Product

05 of June 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

The vote looms, and some National Pallets customers are no doubt wondering, if we Brexit, will we still be able to ship our goods via pallet delivery to the EU without customs paperwork?...Read More

Considerations When Using a Pallet Courier for Foodstuffs

27 of May 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

If you have large shipments going out the most efficient way of sending the products is via a pallet courier. But how do you proceed in packaging your goods to ensure they arrive in mint condition?...Read More

Are We Providing Your Pallet? Four Tips for Preparing

23 of May 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

When we arrive, you will have about 10 minutes to get your items on the wooden pallet, and everything will go smoothly if you follow these tips in preparing your items beforehand. ...Read More

European Customs We’ve Been Accustomed To

13 of May 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

Many of our customers here at National Pallets have expressed concerns over the possible implications for European pallet deliveries, so how do some of the current non-EU nations participate in European trade?...Read More

Between Pallet Deliveries – How to Store Empty Pallets

09 of May 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

Stacking pallets should never be a heavy and high-stakes jenga puzzle, all stacks should be properly organised as to avoid accidents and inventory damage. ...Read More

Heavy Metal Pallet Delivery

05 of May 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Inside Track

If you are shipping certain types of products, you will need a metal pallet, no two ways about it. They are more expensive and you will have to consider which type of material is best for your needs and your budget....Read More

Pallet Shipping: Be Prepared

29 of April 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

When a perfectly legal, properly declared pallet shipment is stalled in customs, the sender gets a helpless "WHY ME?" feeling. Sometimes, things are just flagged for inspection and it's nothing you've done wrong. ...Read More

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