you’re a new business or have recently found yourself in need of a pallet courier there are things to take into account before purchasing
your pallets. Depending on what you’re shipping, where, and when it needs to
arrive in its destination, you will want to choose a pallet and service provider
that fits your needs perfectly. Before jumping into your pallet order here are a
few things to consider.
& Block Pallets
Pallets can be divided into two subcategories: stringer and block pallets. Stringers
have three long pieces of wood to support the perimeter frame and middle strip
of wood. Block pallets are the more standard pallets and are usually used for
So as to not paralyse you with an inundation of the many materials used to make
pallets, we’ll outline just a few here. The typical pallet is made of wood and
will fulfil a number of shipping needs. These pallets can be resold,
repurposed, are more inexpensive than others, and can be recycled. Their
advantages far outweigh disadvantages such as their difficulty to clean,
weight, and possibility of splinters or warping.
Metal and aluminium pallets are also options for companies that need a little
extra support for transporting their products. Stronger material means these
pallets are less likely to break under stress. They are also viewed as
appealing to restaurants or companies using them to transport or store food
because they can easily be cleaned. Unlike wood pallets these can also be
stored outside for long periods of time without the worry of deterioration. The
disadvantage is that these pallets are heavier and thus cost more to transport.
Plastic, cardboard, presswood, and plywood pallets are also options that could
suit you depending on what you’re shipping.
Different countries require that pallets be of different specific dimensions.
Before ordering we will notify you which pallets are and aren’t accepted by the
country you’re shipping to. If shipping internationally you’ll need to adhere
to the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15. This ensures
that pallets in use won’t be harbouring wood-borne insects and diseases. Again,
no need to stress as we ensure that all our pallets meet international shipping
Most pallets have long-lasting lives serving your company. However, when they
can no longer serve their function, what should you do? Wooden pallets can
easily be repurposed for new uses within the workplace or at home. If not, your
local dump or recycling centre should accept your pallets. Pallets can even be
sold if the right purchaser can be found.
Now that you’ve been primed with the basics of pallets you’re just about ready
to make your purchase. If you have any inquires at all feel free to call us at
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