Pallet Information

  1. What are the dimensions for quarter and half pallets?
  2. What are the pallet sizes allowed?
  3. How do I get a pallet delivery?
  4. Can you tell me more about pallet deliveries?

What’s The Difference Between Quarter and Half Pallets?

Depending on the country or region, pallets are typically available in various different sizes and are often referred to by different names too. Quarter and half pallets are just other terms for ‘smaller than standard UK pallets’ and such.

Quarter and half pallets are not the same; a half pallet can hold a maximum weight of 500 kilograms and a quarter can only comfortably hold 250 kilograms before they struggle to bear the weight.

Put simply, a quarter pallet can hold half the weight of what a half pallet holds, likewise. If you struggle to tell the difference between the two, the sizes are always on our website for your reference.

How Do I Select The Correct Pallet Sizes?

Pallet distribution companies usually offer support and advice when selecting the correct pallet sizes for freight deliveries.

We have a pallet size guide available on our website for customers to read, outlining the different sizes we accept and the maximum weight and dimensions for each of them. We hope this helps to make the selection process easier.

Does An Oversized Pallet Cost More To Ship?

Freight delivery cost depends on a number of things, including the weight of your items and how many pallet spaces you need for your goods.

If your freight does not fit onto a quarter or half pallet and you need to book an oversized freight delivery, we recommend booking an additional full pallet space before completing the checkout with us.

Should I Use Shrink Or Stretch Wrap?

For the protection of your freight, we always recommend using shrink or stretch wrap to secure your items to the pallet before the arrival of our driver.

To wrap your freight in shrink film, wrap it loosely around your pallet and carefully apply heat using a heat gun; doing this will tighten the shrink wrap around the items and will better protect them during transit.

When applying stretch wrap, you should stretch the film around the pallet to completely cover the items. Unlike the shrink-wrapping process, to stretch wrap pallets you won’t need to use a heat gun as the film can easily be stretched to cover the items you wish to ship.