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Stackable pallet: what does it mean and how to transport it

Pallets offer a convenient solution for shipping goods and multiple packages, but do you know what stackable pallets mean and how to properly stack a pallet for shipping?

Find out more about stackable pallets, how to pack your goods and organise a pallet collection.

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What does “stacking pallets” mean?

Stacked pallets are those that are placed on top of each other similar to how boxes are stacked on the pallets themselves. Stackable pallets are designed to maintain maximum stability. Therefore, the possibility of a sudden loss of some goods is rather smaller.

Not only this is the safest way to prepare a pallet for shipping, but it is also the most efficient one. Carriers use every available spot in their vehicles, and stackable pallets allow this.

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What does a non-stackable pallet mean?

Non-stackable pallet means that the irregular shape of your cargo or its nature does not allow additional weight on top of it.

For more information about non-stackable pallets and how to send them, check our dedicated page.

What does double stacking a pallet mean?

Double stacking a pallet means that two pallets are placed on top of each other. This practice is common to optimise the space both in the warehouse and in the truck.

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Advantages of stackable pallets

  • Space optimisation: stackable pallets help in maximizing the storage space in warehouses and during transport.
  • Cost reduction: efficient space utilisation leads to lower expenses in both storing and transporting goods.
  • Enhanced safety: stackable pallets are designed for stability, reducing the risk of accidents caused by collapsing stacks.
  • Improved durability: stackable pallets can withstand the rigours of transport and storage, offering a longer lifespan than traditional pallets.

Can stacking pallets be dangerous?

While stacking pallets offers numerous benefits, it is not without risks. Improper stacking can lead to unstable and dangerous situations, such as pallets toppling over, which can cause injury to workers and damage to goods.

For these reasons, it is crucial to follow the best practices for weight distribution while stacking goods and boxes, secure stacking, and using sturdy pallets and boxes.

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  • Pallet delivery: ideal to send one or two stackable pallets everywhere in Europe.
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Do you still have some questions about pallet shipping? Do not hesitate to contact us or check all our articles about pallet deliveries.