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Pallet Delivery Or Alternative Delivery Services?
Monday, 9 September 2019 at 12:29
There are many ways to get your items from your business to the delivery address. The best option will really depend on your personal delivery requirements. It's doubtful you'll send your dad's birthday card or sex aid to your mother on a pallet. Engineering machinery or bulky packaging products, however, would fit perfectly on a pallet. The sturdy platform will keep your high value or fragile items safe and sound. If shipping by road works for your business, then a pallet delivery is one of the best ways to ensure safe delivery at an affordable price.
Not everyone is familiar with pallet shipping, procedure and packing requirements. So what allows this delivery method to be more effective than say boxing your items and renting a courier vehicles?
A SAFE AND SOUND SHIPPING METHOD
You can’t throw a pallet around like you can a loose box, and there are some very good reasons to be confident you’ll be shipping your items in the safest possible way. A pallet’s weight and short sturdy construction mean little to no sliding during transit. Ratchet straps and plastic wrap shrink film will securely hold your items in place throughout the journey. Forklifts and pallet pump trucks keep your items upright during a truck change. Pallets are security with minimal movement.
If you are using multiple pallets, the pallets can be stacked. Traditional wooden pallets can be stacked 17 high to form a pallet tower, also called a ‘skid’. Plastic pallets have inserts that allow skids up to 53 pallets tall.
MAXIMISING VEHICLE SPACE
The more pallets you fit onto the truck bed the less they can slide and also the more you save on cost. Likewise, tightly packed pallets mean more goods per pallet.
COURIERS CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER
Pallet delivery is not as difficult to arrange as you may think. If you are new to pallet deliveries, the chances are that you won’t have pallets lying around. A courier company, such as Greg Paulson Same Day Couriers Ltd. might be able to offer you pallets for a reasonable price. A good courier service can advise you on routes and the best methods of shippig throughout the UK or internationally – this will save you a lot of time and hassle.
SAME DAY DELIVERY
You may have just realised that some of the goods in your warehouse haven't been dispatched to the customer yet and you need those items to be delivered ASAP. Sameday delivery services can give you piece of mind, knowing you’ll get those goods out the very same day.
Choosing a good courier can make pallet delivery a cost-effective, safe and easy way to get your goods from A to B. Of course effective delivery depends on what you’re sending and when you need it to arrive, but if you choose to use road transport, almost anything can be sent by pallet.