So you’re in the business and wish to order pallets to start transporting goods and merchandise for your customers. First thing to note is that there are different type and kinds of pallets that you may choose from for your business.
If you are looking into choosing wooden pallets for your pallet delivery services company, you have 2 choices. You can go with soft wood pallets which are easily available and they cost less overall. The second option is hard wood pallets, these are built strongly to last however they are definitely the more expensive option. So once the wood is chosen, you have to look at the built. Here again you have 2 versions to choose from, depending on the type you choose the robustness will be impacted. You could have a 3 plank design with 2 ways lifting options called stringer, or you may choose 4 planks construct with 4 way lifting option called block pallet.
After the pallet construction design and wood is decided, you need to ascertain the actual size of the pallet. This is utmost important as you would be able to only take load based on the pallet base size. You cannot overload a pallet as it would be against shipping standards and safety regulations. There are different size standard used in different countries. These standards include ISO approved, European standard and UK standard to name a few. You must also keep in mind the shipping terms and conditions are different per country so before deciding to take an order for transporting a large volume of good to Asia, make sure to learn about the regulations at your destination country. For merchandise that is to be exported out of the country, the pallets should have ISPM 15 standard approval for heat resistance.