National Pallets Blog

Small Business Trends to Act On in 2017

16 of January 2017 | By John Granville

Posted in Inside Track

While National Pallets will remain your affordable, timely delivery service, we’ve rounded up some important trends affecting small businesses in 2017. ...Read More

Brexit – Boon So Far for UK Exporters

11 of January 2017 | By John Granville

Posted in Inside Track

The UK took a dramatic turn in 2016 with the Brexit vote and the country still waits to see how this will impact our daily lives. ...Read More

How to Streamline Your Warehouse

21 of December 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

To ensure that warehouses are being run at an optimal level there are a few tricks that companies can do to improve their performance. ...Read More

What Type of Pallets Will You Be Using This Holiday Season

14 of December 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

Cold winds, moisture, and exposure to the elements necessitates properly preparing for the cold to come. ...Read More

How to Protect Your Pallets Against the Winter Weather

07 of December 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

Game of Thrones allusions aside, winter is in fact coming. Perhaps you won’t have White Walkers to contend with, but the weather of the colder months poses its own unique problems to pallets....Read More

Last collection dates for delivery before Christmas

28 of November 2016 | By Susan Brooks

Posted in Service Updates

The last collection dates to ensure goods are delivered before Christmas...Read More

Collection & Delivery Dates for Christmas 2016

28 of November 2016 | By Susan Brooks

Posted in Service Updates

Don't worry if you've missed the last collection date for delivery before Christmas 2016, we're still collecting and delivering across the holiday season....Read More

Customer Service Opening Hours for Christmas 2016

28 of November 2016 | By Susan Brooks

Posted in Service Updates

Our holiday season customer service opening hours....Read More

Pallets in Business and the Workplace

25 of November 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

The courier industry like others is constantly in flux. Companies are constantly growing and trying out new strategies in order to optimise their business. Here are the latest trends taking hold of warehouses across the UK. ...Read More

Trends Within the Pallet Courier Industry

15 of November 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

Companies are always looking to make their companies more efficient, and us pallet couriers are no different. Streamlining logistical aspects of our business as we continually refine the process of storing and readying shipments is something we’re always keen to achieve. With automation and reusable pallets being two major factors currently shaping the pallet world we examine how they might affect the industry in the years to come. ...Read More

Launch of the No Lift Pallet Mover

07 of November 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Events

The newest development in the pallet world is about to streamline shipping and decrease work related injuries at the same time....Read More

Managing Sales During the Christmas Season

25 of October 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Inside Track

Hire help, start organising now, and team up with a courier service to deliver the goods. It’s a timely delivery that’s going to get people talking about your business. ...Read More

Introducing Your Product to the Global Marketplace

17 of October 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

Looking to provide shipping to your customers? Here is a list of the most important things to consider before extending the reach of your company. ...Read More

What You Need to Know Before Purchasing A Pallet

10 of October 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

How much thought do you put into purchasing pallets? Each pallet has different characteristics, restrictions, and standards to meet; time to pallet up!...Read More

Fixes for Common Small Business Money Mistakes

29 of September 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Inside Track

If UK accountants are to be believed, far too many small businesses do not heed the most basic advice about finance and budgeting. Avoidable mistakes or sloppy practices can mean more than a bad quarter – they can spell the end of your business if you’re not careful. ...Read More

Edge Protection for the Best Pallet Delivery, Start to Finish

21 of September 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Inside Track

Create the strongest pallet load with edge protection on all stress points. Follow our blog for the best advice on packing, and call us for a delivery quote today....Read More

Packing for Sustainability

14 of September 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Inside Track

Advances in production have brought down costs in sustainable packing materials. National Pallets are the small business ally for courier services and news....Read More

A Brief History of Pallets

05 of September 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in News and Tips

From their earliest beginnings to their impact in WWII and on to the current day, pallets have helped businesses and the shipping world thrive....Read More

What You Need to Know About Pallet Deliveries – Pt. 4 How to Maximise Your Truckload

28 of August 2016 | By John Granville

Posted in Guides

There are a number of ways to make the most of available truck space, but you’ll also want to make sure you’re packing your pallet to the fullest. Here are a few tips that will save you time and money on pallet deliveries from now on....Read More

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