Many businesses from various industries use shipping pallets for their commercial goods, which can be made out of wood, plastic, or metal. Here at Aussie Crates, whilst we also offer plastic pallets, we specialise in providing custom-built timber pallets. There are many good reasons why we continue to push this packaging option to our clients, and we build these pallets to be strong enough to securely protect your cargo, whatever its size or shape. What’s more, we always make sure that our custom timber pallets are kept at reasonable rates. Here are some of the advantages of securing your cargo with our shipping pallets:
Convenient to Transport
One of the main benefits of shipping pallets is that they are easier to transport, as you can combine several smaller items and stack them over a single pallet. As such, you would only have to track fewer objects, and also allow you to effectively protect the cargo from handling damages. Pallets typically come in several universal sizes, making it easy for shipping professionals to lift and stack them using a pallet jack or forklift.
Compared to cardboard and plastic containers, pallets are significantly stronger. As such, you would have the freedom to stack several heavy objects over a single pallet without breaking it. Aside from that, wooden pallets also keep the cargo off the ground, protecting it from dirt, water and debris. Moreover, they stay strong for a long time, enabling shippers and buyers to send them back and forth for reuse.
Lightweight and Space-Saving
With our incredibly strong but relatively lightweight pallets, you will have the freedom to store the pallets in tall stacks, allowing you to maximise your warehouse space. If a pallet is empty, a single worker can carry it with ease, and when loaded, the amount of weight added on to the cargo is minimal.
Can be Used Several Times
Wooden pallets can easily be repaired, by using good parts from damaged pallets or new timber from block board, virgin wood or pressed wood chops. It is true that plastic pallets can be reliable and strong, but only for a matter of time. On the other hand, wooden pallets can have a longer lifespan, especially when they are subjected to thermal treatments and wood preservatives.
Can be Recycled or Repurposed
Another great thing about wooden pallets is the fact that they don’t have to end up in the landfill. You can dismantle them and use or transform them in a variety of ways, including landscape mulch, heating materials, animal bedding and soil enhancement, among many others. They can also be recycled into pressed wood pallets, allowing them to serve their purpose in the shipping industry once again.
Aside from the aforementioned, wooden pallets are also popular as craft materials for DIY enthusiasts. There are many ways to repurpose wooden pallets and transform them into something beautiful and useful. Just by browsing through Pinterest, you will find various innovative ways to reuse wooden pallets.
So, if you’re ready to take advantage of the benefits of shipping pallets, contact Aussie Crates today! A member of our friendly team will discuss the best packaging option for your needs and budget.