When is Your Shipment Large Enough for a Pallet?

When is Your Shipment Large Enough for a Pallet?

Pallets are strong, flat blocks of wood and plastic.Pallets lift your items up, away from damage due to water or muddy conditions. They are designed to add stability and security to your goods when shipping. At National Pallets we work hard to ensure the best possible transport conditions for your items. When deciding if a pallet will be right for your shipment, whether that be with an electric pallet truck or by any other means, consider the following factors.

What kind of items will you be shipping and how big are they?

Shipping with pallets is great for small, medium, and large businesses that need their goods delivered to a client or commercial warehouse facility. You can use pallet shipping to transport anything from a fridge to your newest range of crockery. Besides, most trucking companies like CSA Transportation (https://www.csatransportation.com/contact/trucking-new-york-new-jersey) have flexible pricing according to the pallet size. So, decide well on the kind of pallet you’ll be requiring. Also, when prepared and packed properly, pallets will protect. And to put it simply, items prohibited for shipping by pallet are either hazardous or furry.

Pallet sizes

Try stacking your items and measuring the dimensions inadvance. You don’t want to pay shipping on a full pallet if you only need a half-size. Be careful when stacking, so that your pallet shipment isn’t top-heavy. We don’t want damaged goods (although hopefully you have insurance for goods in transit in place, just in case)! For more information on pallet sizes we’ve provided you with an informative blog post.

Type of shipment

If you sell items on Amazon our services will perfectly suit your e-commerce enterprise. Pallets are recommended when shipping your items to an Amazon warehouse in the most secure manner. Your items will be unloaded using either a pallet jack or forklift. Making sure these vehicles are working properly for the task is important and can be made easier with Texas Motive Solutions running maintenance. Either way, a straight, gentle lift is necessary.


Be sure and check the FAQ tab on our website and read up our readiness requirements when preparing your items for pickup. Goods mustn’t exceed pallet dimensions as they will be considered oversized. Remember that you are responsible for securing your items to the pallet.

Shipping your items further afield will mean more transfers from lorry to lorry. When you’ve taken the time to carefully measure your goods and pack your pallet, your items stand little risk of damage. Our experts are always here to advise you on packing and stacking.
Pallets make up the foundation to your goods and can be the best way of ensuring the safe handling of your products. Let us help you every step of the way to a safe and efficient delivery.