Your pallets should be an asset, not a liability

Plain Pallets on 6 February 2018

Businesses all over Australia rely on pallets every day. While keeping costs down is important for any business, you also need to make sure your pallets are high-quality.

Here's what you need to know:

  • Cheap, used wooden pallets could be faulty, unreliable, or dangerous

  • Rogue suppliers may not have accurate capacity ratings

  • Choose a supplier who guarantees the quality of their pallets

Learn more about our workmanship guarantee or keep reading for information about the risks of low-quality pallets.

The importance of using high-quality pallets

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Wooden pallets are simple, but you need to be able to rely on them. Cheap pallets may be made from low-quality materials, faulty, or otherwise unreliable. Any money you save on your pallet costs will quickly disappear into the costs of damaged goods and frequently replacing broken pallets.

High-quality pallets from a reputable supplier are:

  • Manufactured with reliable materials and processes

  • Accurately labelled with weight capacity

  • Correctly treated for export

  • Checked to ensure quality

  • Delivered quickly to your premises

  • Covered by public liability insurance

Choosing high-quality pallets will give one less thing to worry about while running your business.

Avoid unreliable suppliers

There are many unreliable and untrustworthy operations selling wooden pallets in Melbourne. They keep their prices cheap by supplying low-quality pallets and used pallets which may already be damaged or faulty.

Another important consideration is that people selling cheap wooden pallets in Melbourne are most likely uninsured. If your goods are damaged or someone is injured as a result of a faulty pallet, it will be much more difficult to be reimbursed if the supplier is uninsured.

Pallets are inexpensive, but they often carry extremely valuable goods. By using pallets from unreliable suppliers, you run the risk of losing many thousands of dollars.

High-quality export pallets

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While you should use high-quality pallets for all your business activities, it's especially important for exporting. If you're sending your goods overseas, not only do you have to consider the strength of the pallets during a long journey but also the quarantine and other regulations in the destination country.

Your export pallets must be correctly treated against pests and parasites to comply with ISPM 15 regulations. If your export pallets do not comply, your goods could be held up in quarantine for months or returned to Australia at your expense.

You also need to consider any other pallet regulations which may apply in the destination country. For example, European EPAL pallets must comply with strict regulations regarding their size, construction, and capacity.

Plain Pallets workmanship guarantee

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At Plain Pallets, we guarantee the quality of all our pallets, including our used wooden pallets. We use high-quality materials and manufacturing processes to produce reliable, robust pallets.

Our workmanship guarantee covers any manufacturing faults you find with our pallets, including:

  • Poor timber quality

  • Exposed nails

  • Missing boards

  • Incorrect size

  • Poor construction

If you find any faults or defects with our pallets, we will replace them free of charge. Not only that, but our pallets are covered by our full public liability insurance, so you'll be covered in the unlikely event one of our pallets causes any injury or damage to your property.

It's all part of our commitment to providing excellent products and customer service.

For high-quality pallets, see our range of new wooden pallets and used wooden pallets.