Pallet Distribution for the Retail Sector
There is no surprise that retail distribution is one of the largest distribution networks in Western Europe and the UK, and we’ve catered for large retail companies or manufacturers of retailed goods to small retailers.
The larger companies tend to have their own pallet making departments and are therefore use to preparing their goods for transportation but if you are new to sending pallets for delivery or distribution here are a few tips to help you prepare the pallet and ensure that it is safe and cost effective to send.
Why Should I Prepare My Pallet Correctly?
Depending on the type of journey your pallet needs to take to reach its destination, your pallet may be trans-shipped (placed off one truck and on to another, etc.) a few times. Of course at C&D we pride ourselves on reducing trans-shipment.
During the trans-shipment process damage may occur, and though incredibly rare, when it does occur it is often due to inadequate packaging and preparation. So preparing your goods for pickup and delivery can keep your customer happy.
> Always use a pallet that is strong in construction and suitable for the type of goods you wish to carry on it.
> If need a tail-lift truck at either pickup or delivery points encure you use a pallet that is accessible on all 4 sides so any trolley trucks can be used.
> Do not use pallets that missing boards or chocks
The objective of pallet packaging is to secure the goods to the pallet base and safeguard any goods.
> Make sure that heavier boxes are packed at the bottom then use cardboard sheets between each layer to avoid movement during transit.
> Shrink wrap the pallet and goods together using either basic film wrap, heat shrink wrap or banded with strapping.
> You may wish to put a cardboard or bubble wrap layer around the whole pallet before wrapping if you believe extra protection is needed.
> If your pallet needs to stand out at delivery point stick a large A4 branded stickers on to further promote your brand quality packaging services.
> If you are using liquid pallets for transportation ensure you check each one for breakages or joint fractures every six months.
What We Can Take For Retail Distribution
Though the list is almost endless we can carry almost all forms of goods relating to retail including raw goods, part and fully manufactured goods, ambient food and drink, plants, clothing, liquid pallets, posts and polls and much, much more.