Many manufacturers and shippers of merchandise use pallets. These pallets, which can be made of wood, plastic or metal, can even be used as a unit of measure, whereby products can be ordered on pallets and each pallet contains a certain number of units. There are several key benefits to using heavy-duty pallets in Sydney for buyers, sellers, and shippers.
The main advantage of transport pallets is that they make it easier to move objects. By combining much smaller items and placing them on the pallet, the operator has fewer items to track. Goods are also protected from damage due to processing. Pallets follow one of several universal sizes and shapes so they can be easily lifted and stacked with a forklift or pallet jack.
Pallets are also stronger than other shipping containers such as cardboard or plastic packaging. This allows carriers to stack heavier, heavier items on the pallet without worrying about damaging the pallet.
In addition, pallets keep their contents off the floor and protect products from standing water, dirt and grime. Pallets are also reusable and are repeatedly shipped between manufacturers and buyers before they need to be repaired or recycled.
Despite its strength, the pallet is relatively light and takes up very little space. Freighters and manufacturers can store pallets in high stacks which require minimal storage space. Wooden and plastic pallets are very light and give light weight to the product being shipped. Empty pallets are light enough for workers to carry.