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Why your current pallet may be costing you money

We’re surprised how often customers come to us for a quote only to discover they are using the wrong pallet and it’s costing them money.

The load, weight, volume, size, handling requirements and use and the outer packaging of the items being shipped, all impact on the type of pallet you need.  If the load is too big for the pallet, the outer boxes can get crushed.  If it’s too small, then you are wasting expensive shipping space and increasing the risk of load shift. 

Then there’s the construction method and materials.  Pallets can be designed with a variety of deck board configurations — tops and bottoms, number, width, overhang, and spacing. In addition, plywood or oriented strand board (OSB) can be used as deck material (otherwise known as a “panel deck” pallet) to offer potential savings.

These pallet examples are indicative of what we call the hidden costs of packaging.  We have come up with a total of seven hidden costs that can easily be completely invisible to inattentive purchasers. You can read the full article here.

Free Pallet Check

A LPC Pallet Check is one easy way to avoid the hidden costs of packaging in your business.  We will tell you if your current pallets are the best fit-for-purpose or if there are savings on offer. If you have other custom packaging, we’ll be happy to review them too.

We’ll come to you or organize for a pallet to be delivered to our fabrication facility. One of our pallet designers will then inspect your pallet and get back to you with our findings. If appropriate, we will even give you a new test pallet at our cost for evaluation. The LPC Pallet Check is free and comes with no strings attached.

Drop us an email at [email protected] to arrange your Free LPC Pallet Check.

Pallets from Larson Packaging Company

At Larson Packaging Company, we’ve been selling standard and custom pallets for many years. While the industry standard 48-40 one-way heat-treated pallet is our speciality, we also manufacture block pallets with or without bottom deckboards or a full-perimeter base and 100% economical shipping and warehouse pallets.

We can deliver our standard LPC in just two days, or same day for a small extra rush fee. Better still, combine your pallets with your other LPC custom packaging requirements for a streamlined and frictionless vendor experience. Speak to a LPC team member to find out more.

Let us solve your packaging problems