What's the difference between a normal and a Euro pallet?
Getting familiar with normal pallet sizes is one thing, but being faced with Euro pallets and understanding the difference between the two is a difficult task for those who don’t regularly send pallets to European countries.
What classifies as a normal pallet?
Pallet couriers in the UK refer to quarter, half, and full pallets as ‘normal pallets’ as these are what thousands of sellers and businesses use to distribute their goods every day.
Plus, quarter, half, and full pallets are considered the norm as others tend to offer less practicality.
What is a Euro pallet?
A Euro pallet or EUR-pallet is essentially the standard European pallet. When sending goods to European destinations, you are likely to be advised to load and secure them to a Euro pallet first.
This will help prevent any delays or additional last-minute charges. If you attempt to ship items to Europe on UK-sized pallets, this is likely going to cause issues between the collection and delivery point.
Unlike UK standard pallets, a Euro pallet measures 1200mm x 800mm. As you can imagine, sending goods throughout Europe with a standard UK pallet is likely to cause delivery delays and unnecessary additional charges.
Why would I need a Euro pallet?
Euro pallets can be used in several industries from logistics to holding and storing food such as poultry and fruit. Such pallets are used in numerous industries around the globe as they are easy to clean and disinfect before reusing.
Just as you would with the transport of goods in the UK, you must check the measurements of the items you are sending.
Like UK pallets, Euro pallets feature different sizes and you must know exactly whether the standard size is large enough for the items you wish to ship.