Pallet Delivery Blog

Helping our customers and visitors understand the pallet delivery industry. View topics on an array of subjects to do with pallet collections and deliveries.


How to Prepare Pallets
Monday 30th November 2020
For all pallet deliveries, the most important thing to do before even contacting a courier is to make sure you have selected the right pallet size.  Although this can be often easier said than done, deciding on the correct pallet is something you should remember for every shipment you plan to send through a pallet delivery courier.  If you send goods on a pallet that is too small, your boxes or items are likely to overhang and therefore, the courier is bound to refuse to handle the pallet.
Wooden Pallets - Information
Monday 23rd November 2020
Shipping freight on pallets is an easier and faster solution to sending large quantities of items far and wide. . .
Packing Pallets Properly - Amazon
Tuesday 17th November 2020
Here’s Why Packing Pallets Properly Is Vital For Amazon FBA. . .
The Most Common Reasons for Missed Deliveries
Tuesday 10th November 2020
When a delivery is missed, it can leave you feeling frustrated but more so confused as to what went wrong. As well as wondering if anybody else has ever missed their pallet shipment, you are likely to question why this has happened and if there are ways to avoid the same situation the next time around.  Below we have put together some of the most common reasons for missed pallet shipments, to help put your mind at ease!The Courier Has Run Into TroubleWhile it can be easier said than done, try to keep an open mind if you are getting to the bottom of the cause behind a missed delivery.
5 Popular Items Sent On Pallets
Friday 30th October 2020
While there are many restricted or prohibited items to be mindful of when you send a pallet, the list of things you can send is much more varied than those you simply can’t send.  Obviously, every pallet delivery company is different in terms of what you cannot ship but they more or less accept the same items through their networks. You would be surprised at some of the things businesses and individuals send through pallet shipping networks every day.
5 Reasons Why a Courier Refuses Goods
Friday 23rd October 2020
Rejected freight is enough to frustrate any customer. After leaving you with many unanswered questions, trying to unearth a logical explanation is easier said than done.  You may have trouble putting your finger on why your goods are back at where they set out, particularly if the courier has ruled out any blame on their part.
The Do's and Don'ts - Pallet Shipping
Wednesday 21st October 2020
Pallet packing and shipping can be a tricky process to master, particularly if you are new to pallets and you have never felt the need to approach a pallet courier to assist with the shipping of your freight.  However, before you contact a courier to deliver goods to your chosen destination, there are a few things you need to know.  While most pallet couriers will tell you what you aren’t allowed to do when using their services, they don’t always mention the things you can do.
5 Useful Facts - Shipping Pallets
Wednesday 30th September 2020
Shipping pallets of goods can prove to be one of the best decisions you make for your business, or even yourself for that matter. However, before you ship goods through a pallet courier, there are a few things you should know in order to make sure everything goes to plan.  To help get everything on track and help you better prepare for shipping pallets with a pallet courier, we have mapped out a few top facts that we think you need to know! 1) Most Couriers Only Accept Wooden PalletsRegardless of which courier you choose for shipping pallets, most of them will only accept wooden pallets.
5 Top Amazon Tips For Packing Pallets
Thursday 24th September 2020
Shipping pallets to Amazon warehouses can be daunting particularly if you’re new to FBA deliveries and such. You may not be familiar with how to pack and prepare your pallet, which can make you feel even more stressed and pressured.  We know how frustrating it can be not knowing what you’re doing.
Pallet Delivery in 2020
Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Whether you need a one-time solution to moving your household furniture or you’re looking for a supplier of goods and need access to regular pallet shipping services, you should always get to know more about pallet shipments before going down that path.  As an industry that is ever growing and forever changing, pallet shipping in 2020 is very different to how it used to be many years ago. So, it’s important that you become familiar with what is expected of you and your chosen pallet courier.
How to handle Amazon FBA returns
Friday 18th September 2020
A customer returning a product is something that no business manager would want to go through, particularly if your business is just taking its first steps.  Not to mention that Amazon FBA deliveries involve various steps when it comes to processing and completing returns. Thankfully, these steps also tell you exactly what and where things went wrong.
International and National Pallets Service
Monday 14th September 2020
International and National Pallets with PalletOnlineHere at PalletOnline, we always strive to provide the best delivery service for all customers far and wide. Wherever you want to send your goods, our drivers are industry-leading experts and will collect and deliver your pallet on time, and intact.  International and National Pallet ServiceYou can send a pallet through our delivery network to many locations throughout the UK and Europe, including locations such as Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and many more! To get a quote for our international or national pallets service, go to our website homepage and select which region you would like us to deliver your goods to, where our drivers are collecting from and the correct dimensions of your pallet.
Top 10 Pallet Delivery Tips
Friday 11th September 2020
Top 10 Pallet Delivery Tips BlogWhen sending your freight on a pallet through a delivery network, you may have a few concerns that need ruling out. From pallet collection to pallet distribution, we can tell you everything you need to know about how to ship pallets in just ten easy steps.   By following our top tips and the advice below, you will become an expert at pallet distribution in no time.
ETA Tracking Now Available
Thursday 27th August 2020
For the first time ever, you can now track your delivery ETA’s when you have placed an order. We have listened to your feedback and produced a more in-depth service to make shipping a pallet easier than ever before. Our new ETA service will cover all the of the various pallet delivery steps.
Pallet Delivery Companies - Quick Guide
Wednesday 26th August 2020
Before sending your goods through a pallet delivery companies’ network, there are a few things you need to know in order to avoid any problems or delays.  Most pallet couriers have their own rules and regulations for customers to follow, so it’s important that you research and adhere to them as much as you possibly can beforehand.  Here’s what you need to know before shipping a pallet through a pallet courier! Standard Pallet Delivery RequirementsTo begin with, there’s usually strict rules and guidelines set in place for customers who use a pallet courier to deliver their goods.
Recycling Your Old Pallets
Monday 10th August 2020
Every year, countless pallets go to waste, which can cost you a considerable amount of money over time. However, not only can you reuse those pallets for other purposes, but you can also recycle the old ones until they are useable again.  Old pallets can be used on home DIY projects – or they can be dismantled in order to create new, second-hand pallets.
Save On Your Shipping Costs
Tuesday 28th July 2020
If you are a supplier or retailer, then you might have wondered how you can reduce the costs of your shipping. Naturally, when you have to ship items weekly or when they weigh more than just a couple of pounds, shipping costs can get quite high. In this respect, you may have to think of new ways and practices in order to get your hands on a cheap pallet delivery service.
Pallet Guide – What Pallets Can I Use?
Monday 20th July 2020
If your business is at the beginning of its journey – namely, your goods delivery business – then you will clearly reach a point when you will have to ship a pallet, or more, depending on demand. It will be beneficial for you to get familiar with all the available pallet types. Our team of experts are on hand to answer any queries if you are supplying a pallet.
Amazon FBA - Why Should I Use PalletOnline?
Thursday 16th July 2020
Selling on Amazon has never been easier. We can offer a proven shipping method which is hassle free.  Our expert team provides a highly professional service.
PalletOnline Update for June 2020
Monday 29th June 2020
Greetings And Thank You For Visiting UsThis blog update is to keep you in the loop with the latest happenings at PalletOnline.  It is seemingly a new world in many ways. Throughout the hard-hitting global pandemic (COVID-19) we have remained in place.
COVID-19 Pandemic Charity Support
Thursday 19th March 2020
We would like to extend a helping hand to any charity looking to distribute pallets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following internal discussions, we have now decided to hand out 'Emergency Charity' accounts to all registered charities. We want to play our part in ensuring essential goods reach their destination on time and intact during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Update
Thursday 19th March 2020
At PalletOnline, we know first-hand the critical role that pallet delivery companies play in times of crisis. We always do our best to support thousands of organisations, much like yours, by ensuring goods are delivered on time to support business growth.  With our support remaining steadfast during the COVID-19 pandemic, continued availability for your pallet delivery is something we take very seriously.
Amazon FBA Seller Central Tips
Wednesday 4th March 2020
Now that you have decided to become an Amazon FBA seller, you need to know the ins and outs of what is required to sell on Amazon. Fuflilment by Amazon represents the online giants' fulfilment and logistics department, aiming to simplify the procedures for Amazon sellers. Amongst many other benefits, signing up to Amazon FBA has a bunch of advantages such as saving valuable money and time.
Logistics Automation Revolution
Friday 28th February 2020
When it comes to the logistics of pallet couriers and other transport companies, it's safe to say that their jobs are becoming much harder to achieve.  In recent years, there has been a growth in transportation, especially with the surfacing of more online stores and distributors. Now delivery companies are having to come up with new ways of gathering the data they need for successful deliveries and for better decision making altogether.
Pallet Delivery Europe
Tuesday 7th January 2020
Whether you’re a business owner or just someone who occasionally sends out pallets, picking out the best pallet delivery company in Europe can be a difficult thing to do.  For example, you might even come across a freight broker in which you risk your goods being handed over to someone else, while the latter claims that it’s their pallet or something along those lines. When sending a pallet to Europe, what you need is a dedicated network of pallet delivery services.
Best Type of Pallet for Pallet Deliveries
Monday 4th November 2019
Contrary to popular belief, pallets aren’t created equal. That is to say, the pallet you would use for transporting fruits and veggies might not be suitable for transporting engine spares.  Before prepping for pallet delivery, ensure that you have chosen a pallet suitable for your load.
How to Prepare for Pallet Collections
Monday 14th October 2019
Pallets are used for numerous applications. Customarily, they represent an industry base that facilitates the transportation of goods. Notably, it ensures that goods reach their destination safely.
Tips to Send an Engine
Thursday 19th September 2019
It is true that one of the main reasons why goods tend to get damaged during transportation is because they haven’t been packed accordingly. This applies particularly in the case of goods that are more likely to get damaged during the transportation process. This is what could happen to an engine pallet courier, for example.
A Guide to Sending Your Goods on Pallets
Thursday 22nd August 2019
There are plenty of factors that could help you realise that the best way for you to send your goods is on a pallet. Say for example, you have some heavy items that you have successfully sold; simply boxing and delivering a large item would prove rather expensive compared to shipping your goods on a pallet.  Depending on size, when you have to ship more than one box you may end up stacking around 20 boxes on a pallet.
Where Is Best To Buy Pallets
Thursday 8th August 2019
Whether you are a pallet courier or just someone that is looking for some pallets to ship some items, you should know exactly what you need to buy: pallets. A pallet may be purchased by other types of individuals as well. For example, many companies out there need pallets to stock items, keep certain types equipment safe, or to transport goods.
Brexit Planning for Small Businesses
Tuesday 6th August 2019
If you run a small company, then it's about time you and your management team do some Brexit planning for your business and take into consideration all the Brexit risks to small businesses, like yours.  Here's some suggestions on how small UK businesses should prepare themselves for Brexit.  Risks and OpportunitiesWhile it may be well known that many UK businesses are considering both the pros and cons of Brexit and its possible outcomes, it's crucial that you and your Senior Management team share what you know and make your staff aware of the risks of each possible outcome.
Advice from a Pallet Courier
Tuesday 6th August 2019
Even if you are at your first pallet delivery or you are seasoned, so to say, in terms of such deliveries, some tips can’t do any harm, right? Well when it comes to deliveries that involve pallets, their safety is the most important thing you have to worry about. In this respect, we will now present you with some pallet delivery tips that will make both of our jobs easier. They will make it easier for you to deal with your pallet and easier for us to ship it and take it where you want it taken without any issues during transport.
Engine Collection Best Practice
Monday 5th August 2019
There may be many reasons why you need to ship an engine. Perhaps you want to sell your old car part by part or maybe you are just a supplier that relies on the shipment of pallet engines.  In this article, we'll tell you how to ship an engine and prepare it for collection.
Pallet Size Guide to Help Measure Up
Monday 3rd June 2019
When you ship packages using pallets, it's crucial that you determine the size in order to calculate the total shipping costs. Every freight company will use a pallet size calculator along with a formula that will consider the weight of your goods and size of the pallet.  Pallet delivery companies tend to charge depending on how much space the pallet will take up in the means of transport (truck, place, ship, etc.
Avoid Pallet Courier Hidden Costs
Thursday 30th May 2019
If you have a company that relies on partnerships for transportation, you need to know exactly how to manage your pallet delivery costs. Moreover, avoiding the hidden costs is crucial if you want to hold on to the profitability of your company. Here are some top tips and tricks that may be able to help you out to reduce pallet costs.
Choosing the Best Pallet Delivery Company
Thursday 30th May 2019
As we all know, pallet delivery is one of the most efficient and cost-effective transport solutions around. More and more people - be them suppliers, sellers and so on - have all considered delivering their goods with a pallet delivery company.  Given that the industry just keeps on growing, it is safe to say that all of those that have decided to use a pallet courier did not return to their former transport means.
Choosing the Best Hand Pallet Truck
Friday 17th May 2019
If your business deals with a lot of pallets, then you need the best possible solution to moving heavy goods! Anyone that deals with pallet delivery will most likely feel the need to acquire a machine that can help, doesn't take up a lot of space and is more than effective when it comes to lifting and moving loads. There are so many options for you to choose from when trying to find the best pallet truck, strarting with the size of the fork all the way down to its wheels. Believe it or not, you can actually buy a cheap pallet truck online.
PalletOnline Best for Channel Island Shipments
Tuesday 7th May 2019
Getting your goods to the Channel Islands can be quite difficult, especially when running a business and you really want your products to get there as quickly as possible.  Well, you have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a trusted pallet courier that offers fast pallet delivery to the Channel Islands. At first glance, you won’t know which of them is the best courier for your goods, so it's better to take your time and consider a few things before booking a pallet delivery to the Channel Islands.
Benefits of the Palletline Network
Wednesday 1st May 2019
To begin with, Palletline and their network are a preferred carrier for Amazon pallet deliveries. The network works as a Palletline hub and distribution system that connects all major cities in the UK.   Moreover, given the fact that they are the pioneers of palletised distribution, you can expect only the best warehousing companies to be associated with their network.
Increasing the Life Span of Your Pallets
Tuesday 23rd April 2019
If you are a courier of goods, then keeping your pallets safe and healthy means that you will essentially spend less money on pallets, or even repairing the ones that you currently have for that matter.  Increase Forklift LifespanWhen moving your pallets from A to B, make sure your staff know how to handle them without causing damage. The best way of doing this is to ensure they know how to use the machinery required to shift goods.
Tips for Shrink Wrapping Pallets
Thursday 18th April 2019
Before booking a pallet delivery, you should consider adding an extra layer of safety to your pallet. You can do this through various means while you stack your pallet. However, one of the best ways of securing your goods is via shrink wrapping pallets.
Fulfilment by Amazon Guide
Thursday 18th April 2019
If you own a small business that specialises in selling and delivering goods, then you might have heard of the Amazon FBA delivery service.  However, what you might not know is that PalletOnline can help you with the Fulfilment by Amazon part of your business. Besides the ususal pallet delivery services that all couriers offer, we can also help you set up and deliver your goods to certain Amazon Fulfilment Centres.
Tips for Saving Money on Pallet Deliveries
Tuesday 16th April 2019
No matter if you are looking to send or receive a pallet, there is one thing that you should know: this comes with a fair number of costs. And these costs can add up so fast, you won’t even be able to say “pallet. ”A good pallet courier can help your business go through a successful “boom” – allowing your business to grow all the more.
Top 5 Mistakes when Selling on Amazon FBA
Monday 25th March 2019
Businesses that are based on Fulfilment by Amazon can often return a great income! Reports have suggested that the FBA program has seen continual increases over the years, returning a growth of 65% in 2014 alone.  While you strive to succeed, you would certainly have to work hard to achieve this. Realistically, you can't just send a pallet to Amazon and think that the job is as good as done.
The History of Pallets From Start to Now
Thursday 21st March 2019
Although we may not realise it, we see pallets almost everywhere we go; inside and outside of the supermarkets, corner shops and so on. Basically, we see them in practically every place that relies, to some extent, on product delivery and storage.  A pallet delivery company is not the only one that makes use of pallets.
Amazon Fulfilment Pallet Deliveries
Tuesday 12th March 2019
When it comes to cost-effectiveness, everyone knows that sending a pallet to Amazon is much cheaper than sending hundreds of parcels. In other words, your return investment will increase if your goods are being sent on a pallet to an Amazon Fulfilment Centre.  When you send a pallet to Amazon, there are a few rules and regulations that you must adhere to for the courier to accept your goods on their site.
10 Tips to Avoid Warehouse Accidents
Friday 8th March 2019
When working in a warehouse, one is usually surrounded by a lot of people doing their work. In this scenario, everyone within that warehouse must be equally careful and safe in order to avoid any sort of accidents. In the following lines, we’ll talk about 10 of the ways through which you or your employees can avoid warehouse accidents or a pallet accident.
LTL Shipping Costs & Facts
Monday 4th March 2019
Short for 'Less than TruckLoad', LTL shipping means that when your goods don't amount to a full truckload, the driver will share the remaining space with other small shipments of freight.  However, this is not everything that is implied by LTL shipping. There are plenty of advantages and facts that have to be taken into consideration, for example, one might even decide to split their freight shipment into smaller ones in order to enjoy the benefits of this type of shipping.
Beginners Guide to Pallet Delivery
Tuesday 26th February 2019
When it comes to pallet delivery, you have to keep in mind that the carrier’s job is not to prepare your pallet for shipment, but only to take it from point A to point B. In this respect, you are the one responsible for the sturdiness, so to say, of your pallet. Naturally, once you contact one of the pallet delivery companies and schedule your pallet pick-up, you don’t need to worry about too many things – order collection, distribution, tracking, and delivery time lines are metrics that you can only check, but not alter.
European Pallet Delivery Service
Thursday 14th February 2019
Despite the impacts of Brexit, PalletOnline remains one of the best pallet delivery companies around. We stand strong within Europe and now offer fast and efficient European courier services.  Our increased delivery services offer affordable rates to handle and deliver up to 10 pallets to your chosen European destination.
Send a Pallet to Ireland
Monday 14th January 2019
Another year and we are stepping it up again at PalletOnline!You will be pleased to know that we now have a dedicated section for people wanting to send a pallet to Ireland or even from Ireland for that matter.  There is a guide on this page itself, but for you benefit, we will outline exactly how shipping goods on a pallet to Ireland works. Republic Of Ireland Pallet Delivery If you're sending your goods on a pallet to the Republic of Ireland, simply enter a county in the pallet location box provided.
New Pallet Delivery Website Launched!
Friday 16th November 2018
We are delighted to launch the new PalletOnline website! We have been putting together our new look for months behind the scenes and now that the curtains have been pulled back, it's clear that we're packing a whole lot more than just a makeover.  Below are just some of the features of the new PalletOnline website! Faster WebsiteOur pallet delivery system has been on a diet over the last few months, but we are proud to show you the outcome with our new pallet booking offering. Our website has been compressed to make the process of booking new pallet deliveries faster than ever before.