When you have a large shipment to make, you want to be sure that everything will go successfully. Choosing a pallet delivery is a cost-effective way of shipping bigger loads. But when you ship a pallet for the first time, you might have lots of questions. With our step-by-step guide, you will see that shipping pallets by courier are not that hard. When you want to know how to ship a pallet with a courier, the first thing you have to know is which pallets are used in the world these days. With our comprehensive guide below you will choose and pack a pallet in no time.
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Most used pallets
|EUR-pallet type||Dimensions (W × L) cm||Dimensions (W × L) inch|
|EUR, EUR 1||80 cm × 120 cm||31.50 in × 47.24 in|
|EUR 2||120 cm × 100 cm||47.24 in × 39.37 in|
|EUR 3||100 cm × 120 cm||39.37 in × 47.24 in|
|EUR 6||80 cm × 60 cm||31.50 in × 23.62 in|
Other common pallet types
|Dimensions(W × L) cm||Dimensions(W × L) in||Wasted floor, ISO container||Region most used in|
|101.6 × 121.9||40.00 × 48.00||3.7% (20 pallets in 40 ft ISO)||North America|
|100 × 120||39.37 × 47.24||3.1%||Europe, Asia; similar to 40" × 48".Same size as EUR1|
|116.5 × 116.5||45.9 × 45.9||8.1%||Australia|
|106.7 × 106.7||42.00 × 42.00||11.5%||North America, Europe, Asia|
|110 × 110||43.30 × 43.30||14%||Asia|
|80 × 120||31.50 × 47.24||3.1%||Europe; fits many doorways|
Stackable pallets are pallets that can be stacked, one on top of the other. With non-stackable pallets, this is not possible. Therefore, stackable pallet delivery is preferred by courier companies and some of them even refuse to take non-stackable pallets. The benefits of stackable pallet delivery are that it takes less space and it is cheaper to ship. Read more on stackable and non-stackable pallets on our blog.
When using non-stackable pallets, it is extremely important that you mark your shipment as non-stackable to find the right courier company.
Keep in mind that many freight forwarders impose extra costs for non-stackable pallets as such pallets represent a loss of space in the lorry and consequently reduce the number of shipments per lorry. Additional fees can cost much more than stackable pallets, going up to more than a hundred euros, so you should make sure you take this information into consideration before purchasing a non-stackable pallet. When using non-stackable pallets, we recommend asking our logistic experts for an individual offer for shipping pallets by courier.
Be sure to choose the right insurance for your delivery. Your pallet is automatically insured according to the CMR convention. It is possible to buy additional insurance against low rates. You can check out all the details on our site and read more about it on our blog.
When you want to know how to pack and ship a pallet, there are several things you need to keep in mind to avoid damage to your cargo. Also, note that incorrect stacking of a pallet can lead to dangerous working conditions for everyone who works with the pallet. Read more on our blog about how pallets are handled with a forklift. With this easy walkthrough, you will find the cheapest way to ship a pallet and will be able to stack your pallet as a pro. Read more on our page on freight transport. When you are not sure yet that a pallet is the right solution for you, then read our blog post about when to send a pallet and when to send multiple packages.
These days you can buy pallets at most hardware stores, specialized pallet stores or online. Before buying a pallet, it is important that you know how to ship a pallet with a courier and what you want to ship on the pallet. According to the volume of your items, you can determine the size and the maximum weight that the pallet should be able to carry when loaded. For the cheapest way to ship a pallet, you can take a used pallet. Just make sure that it is undamaged and doesn’t have any weak spots. On our blog, you can read more about choosing the right pallet.
When you would like to ship a pallet and still have unanswered questions about how to pack and ship a pallet, you can always contact our multilingual logistic experts. They will be glad to assist you by email or by phone.