Posts filed in Guides

How to Find New Life For Your Pallets

31 of March 2017 | By John Granville

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Don’t just throw a pallet out, there are plenty of ways to keep using it after its initial purpose has been served. Check out these ideas for repurposing your pallet. ...Read More

Getting the Most From Your Storage Space

23 of March 2017 | By John Granville

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Here are a few tips on how to optimise your warehouse. Heed these tips and tricks in order to get the most from your company’s storage space. ...Read More

What to Ship by Pallet Type

19 of February 2017 | By John Granville

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There are more kinds of pallets than most people realise, and choosing the right type of pallet for your delivery needs can save you money and potential problems down the road....Read More

Creating an Enjoyable Workplace Goes Beyond Purchasing Doughnuts

14 of February 2017 | By John Granville

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Sometimes the route to efficiency is unorthodox, but just because a certain practice is unconventional doesn’t mean it’s wrong; it just might mean it’s innovative. Here are just some ways to improve a company’s work atmosphere. ...Read More

Three Decisions to Help You Make the Right Shipping Choice

06 of February 2017 | By John Granville

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If you aren’t used to shipping goods on a regular basis, the best choices might not be obvious. Here are three key decisions you need to make in order to be sure you’ve incorporated the best shipping practices. ...Read More

How to Streamline Your Warehouse

21 of December 2016 | By John Granville

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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

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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

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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

Introducing Your Product to the Global Marketplace

17 of October 2016 | By John Granville

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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

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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

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

28 of August 2016 | By John Granville

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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

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

20 of August 2016 | By John Granville

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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

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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

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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

Small Business Finance: Invoice Factoring

20 of July 2016 | By John Granville

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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

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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

Small Business Shipping Practices That Will Save You Big

28 of June 2016 | By John Granville

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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

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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

Are We Providing Your Pallet? Four Tips for Preparing

23 of May 2016 | By John Granville

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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

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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

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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

Pallet Delivery and Fulfilment by Amazon

16 of April 2016 | By John Granville

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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

Packing Car Parts for Pallet Shipping

07 of April 2016 | By John Granville

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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

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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

What to Know About Customs

25 of February 2016 | By John Granville

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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

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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 Delivery of Engine Parts

06 of February 2016 | By John Granville

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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

See Your Business through the Festive Season

15 of December 2015 | By John Granville

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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

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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

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

28 of July 2015 | By John Granville

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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