Whether you need a cheap one-time solution to move your household furniture or you are looking for a cost-effective means of regularly distributing goods, you must get to know more about pallet couriers before booking your pallet delivery.
As an industry that is ever-growing and forever changing, pallet delivery in 2020 is very different to how it used to be many years ago. So, you must become familiar with all the rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions that you and the courier must adhere to at all costs.
In this blog post, we will explain all there is to know about pallet delivery in 2020 and hopefully, there will be no stone left unturned and no question left unanswered.
Please make sure you read the following information carefully before arranging a pallet delivery. If you have any questions regarding the points made below, please do not hesitate to get in touch and ask!
How Do You Send A Pallet in 2020?
Plenty has changed when it comes to how you send a pallet in 2020 versus how it was done many moons ago. To start with, pallet couriers are now starting to drop the original way of booking a shipment over the phone and filling in mounds of paperwork every single time!
With greater awareness and understanding of online demand, pallet couriers have resorted to optimised websites and advanced online booking systems, ditching the old-fashioned booking over the phone process entirely.
We think you would agree when we say that the way companies operate today is down to consumer demand. When it comes to pallet deliveries, people want speed and convenience for little cost, which is what thousands of pallet couriers are competing to offer at just the click of a button!
While on the contrary, the process of packing and wrapping pallets has somewhat remained the same. Essentially, most pallet couriers ask their customers to pack and wrap their pallets properly before they are shipped through the network, yet very few offer a service that does this for them. It can be difficult to pack and wrap pallets if you have no experience in doing so!
As you can imagine, booking a pallet delivery in 2020 is much easier to do than ever before. With web optimisation becoming more and more common in logistics, many pallet couriers strive to offer an easier and less time-consuming way of shipping goods from different regions and countries - minus the stress of calling and booking a delivery over the phone.
To book delivery with PalletOnline, all you have to do is go to our homepage and enter the collection and delivery location postcode to get started!
From there, you will be prompted to select the pallet size required and the number of pallet spaces, enter the total consignment weight and proceed to get your free pallet delivery quote.
Our shipping rates are calculated by total consignment weight, pallet size and spaces and of course, the distance between the collection and delivery destination. We also offer some of the most competitive rates, ensuring you pay the very best price for your pallet delivery!
What Is The Right Way To Wrap A Pallet?
Put simply, there's goods ways and bad ways to wrap pallets but most couriers advise you based on their network restrictions and requirements. You can always ask them if you need help or tips on how to wrap your pallet before collection, or if they offer such a service, they may even wrap the pallet for you.
Most pallet couriers make it an obligation to wrap your items to the pallet before shipping as this ensures the safety of your goods while also massively reducing the risk of anything getting damaged by falling off the pallet during transit.
If you are having a difficult time finding pallet wrap, you should find a pallet courier that offers a wrapping service as they will provide the wrapping materials for you; and you can be certain your pallet will be accepted as it will be wrapped properly by the courier themselves.
You should never use straps as an alternative to pallet wrap! This is very dangerous and will risk the safety of your items between the collection and delivery point. Only use straps if you have pallet wrap also - straps are for additional protection and all reputable couriers will advise you the same.
Failing to wrap your pallet properly before shipping with a courier is likely to result in damage before your goods even reach their destination. If there is consumer cost involved, i.e. you are shipping to a customer who has already paid, then this could cause some issues and involve additional costs!
Remember, if you struggle to wrap and strap your pallet then you can always query whether your chosen courier offers a service that will do this job for you - it may cost you a little more, but is surely worth the added peace of mind.
At PalletOnline, we offer our very own Pallet and Wrap service to help those who cannot wrap or have no way of wrapping their goods before collection. However, this service is £25+VAT and is only available in some regions (if available in your region, it will show in the checkout). All items must be no heavier than 25 kilograms - please ask for more details!
We also require at least 24 hours notice to be able to provide the Pallet and Wrap service. This is the minimum requirement as we need to ensure we have all the materials, equipment and capacity to wrap your pallets. We do not offer this service with Amazon pallet deliveries as all pallets must be packed to their requirements and we cannot take liability.
About The Cost Of Pallet Shipping in 2020
The cost of pallet shipping in 2020 is worked out in many different ways by many different couriers. Cost more or less just depends on which pallet courier you choose as some will be cheaper than others.
Some may offer services that others don’t and so on, which is why there is no fixed price when it comes to sending a pallet in 2020 - you can still request a quote as it stands.
Most pallet couriers will generally base their quotes on covering the cost of fueling the journey between the collection and delivery location, as well as the weight of your items and how much space you need on their delivery vehicle.
How To Book A Pallet Delivery in 2020
Booking a pallet delivery in 2020 has never been more straightforward, but again, it just depends on which pallet courier you wish to ship your goods with and such.
For example, a courier may come recommended by someone you know as their services have not let them down, but you may have found another courier who offers cheaper rates and service that you are happy with. This courier may also offer a much easier and faster way of booking a pallet delivery; time is money when shipping goods!
You have to shop around before trusting pallet couriers to handle your palletised freight. After all, you want to be able to fully trust that your pallet will reach its destination in the best possible condition. Not just that, but surely you would want to know that the courier is friendly and approachable, and practices good customer service.
For more details regarding sending a pallet delivery, please get in touch with us directly. Either send a message using our Live Chat service or call and speak with us directly.
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