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Pallet delivery is a cheap way to send goods safely. But wait – ‘cheap’? Cheap doesn’t sound right. Cheap is a word we love and love to hate. Cheap is that double edged sword – give us cheap, but not cheap products. We look for value but nobody wants to sacrifice quality.

Cheap tends to mean you get what you pay for. And when you’re looking into the best way to ship your company’s goods securely, cheap will probably not be your only concern. Care and handling are everything to the effective delivery of items, but a cheap way to deliver goods doesn’t have to carry a negative connotation.

Pallet shipping is one of the most effective ways you can send and receive your products economically. In short, pallet delivery is reliable and cost-effective. That sounds better, doesn’t it? There are certain tried practices to increase a company’s shipping efficacy on a budget, this article will help show you what they are.

Everything on one stumpy little platform

Don’t be fooled by a pallet’s small size, pallets are extremely sturdy and when packed correctly can hold a lot. Everything can be shipped on pallets except cats, drugs and weapons. If you’re not planning on shipping any of those things, your grandmother’s porcelain tea cups can be shipped safely. Pallets are perfect for shipping irregular sized objects like engines and other car parts.

Pack like a puzzle

The puzzles you find in pubs are always missing pieces. A puzzle with holes where the missing pieces should fit is exactly what you want to avoid when packing your pallet. Stack and arrange your boxes intelligently. Don’t leave any gaps or you’ll be creating two problems; you won’t be utilizing your space for maximum load per truck, and neither will your items be as secure if they have room to slide.

Strappingly handsome pallets

Boxes are best held together by professional plastic shrink wrap. Only shrink wrap will clasp the boxes tightly and prevent sliding. If you’re shipping produce, shrink wrap traps cold air and preserves freshness. Ratchet straps are better used for shipping extremely heavy, and or bulky non-boxable items like building materials or motor spares. The straps can reach in and around difficult-to-secure areas. Ratchet straps are also extremely strong.

If you own spare pallets, stack them to save space on the truck. Plastic pallets are strong and have legs that fit into one another for tighter skids. Pallet pumps can grab this type of pallet from any of its size for an added advantage. Pallet shipping can be extremely effective and is recommended for any individual or business requiring regular ground shipping to clients or an Amazon Fulfillment Centre. If you practice smart pallet packing you’ll maximise on profit and minimise costs for cheap and effective delivery.