Pallet Shipping for Students

10 of February 2015 | By John Granville | Posted in Guides

So you just found out you have gotten into the university of your choice, and you’re about to move hundreds of miles to a new, unknown country for at least three years. You’re terrified, but beyond excited and you cannot wait to land in a new place to begin your new life.

Then you call the airline and realise you can only bring three suitcases, with ridiculous charges for the second two. You consult your parents, who maybe rightly try to persuade you that you don’t need to take so much, especially not all of those books, that stuffed animal and your bike. But, you cannot imagine a life away from your parents, country and all your stuff too. With all the opportunities that will open up, who knows when or if you will return?  

You look into shipping your items and the choices are between a box (the same size as your suitcase) or an entire shipping container for a few thousand pounds. You’re back at square one. Then someone tells you about pallet shipping – what is it and how can it help you?

Pallet shipping is not a new shipping technique, however outside of businesses they are not commonly selected in the shipping market – despite the low costs and quick shipping times. As the services are sometimes uncommon within the general public, many people are unsure whether or not their items can be shipped, or how the process works.

Without many customer reviews and recommendations it can be difficult to know who to trust or what service to use for a one of shipment, such as moving your bedroom to a new country for studying. This article will help you to understand more about pallet shipping, to know if it is right for you.

What is Pallet Shipping?

 Unlike traditional shipping, where you may be required to rent a quarter, half or whole shipping container, using pallets gives you the option to ship a package much smaller. You select the size of pallet you would like to fill, order it (or find your own) wait for it to be delivered and track it to its destination -  as long as it is on a pallet, we can ship it.

What can I Ship?

 As long as it fits on a pallet we can ship it – from bikes to kitchen equipment and car engines to musical instruments.

How are my Items Packed or Shipped?

 Your items, when on the pallet need to be “palletised”. This is the process of using a plastic wrap to secure the items in place during transit. Your items are then collected from your chosen destination and shipped to their new home.

Can I Track my Items?

 Yes, as soon as the pallet leaves your home you can track your pallet on its entire journey to its final destination. Whilst 99% of our pallets are delivered on time, if there is any delay in the delivery of your item we will let you know as soon as we find out.

Consult our FAQs page to see if we can answer any more of your questions about shipping your items. If you are planning on studying in a faraway university soon, give us a call to see how we can help you. 


John Granville

By John Granville

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