Palletised warehousing is a great option for businesses which have outgrown their existing storage capabilities and are looking to expand.
A pallet warehouse acts as a middleman between your business and your customers. Its main objective is to receive palletised goods, store them and then dispatch or deliver according to their next or final destination.
Choosing the right partner is critical when searching for palletised warehousing. The correct support will reduce costs and improve service as you continue to grow.
What is Palletised Warehousing?
As the name suggests, pallet warehousing is a storage facility that uses a wooden or plastic pallet as a stable and easy to handle way to store and support goods.
Pallet distribution involves placing goods or containers on a pallet; securing them using strapping, stretch wrap or shrink wrap; positioning them with a forklift and transporting them to their destination by lorry. Businesses typically use pallet services because they simplify the handling and storage of goods.
Most pallets can carry a load of up to 1,000kg, so they make the movement of heavy products much easier. Pallet distribution ensures that your goods are moved safely and kept in good condition during transportation.
Not all UK based pallet warehouses are created equal and only some will have their own fleet of dedicated vehicles.
A pallet warehousing provider with their own fleet is typically the best way to get your goods to the right place at the right time. It means there’s no waiting around for goods to be collected and orders can be shipped smoothly.
Depending on the type of order, your logistics provider may periodically ship your goods en-masse from the pallet warehouse throughout the day and deliver them to the distributors, stockists, retailers or other partners.
Location, Location, Location
Using a palletised warehouse located near your customers is beneficial for quick and seamless distribution.
Every step along the logistics process is important, but one of the highest-priorities is in the ‘last mile’ where goods are transported from a pallet warehouse to their final delivery destination. This is a key element for businesses across the UK who are looking for an effective delivery service for their goods.
The goal is to transport an item to its recipient in the quickest and most efficient way possible. Using a pallet warehouse located near your final destination and by quick transport links is the best way to achieve this.
Third Party Logistics
Pallet warehousing can be more than just storage and delivery.
Third-party logistics (3PL) is the complete management of the movement and storage of parts, products and orders for your business by a skilled partner. It can be provided in some pallet warehouses.
A pallet warehouse can incorporate 3PL by delivering elements of distribution, warehousing and fulfilment services on a business’ behalf. It can consist of a full range of goods-in, storage, distribution and order satisfaction – so that your business can focus on what it does best and grow faster.
Third-party logistics can also enable goods sold through your website, a third-party eCommerce site or any other channel, to be quickly and efficiently fulfilled. Leaving you to focus on the critical elements on your business.
Why Choose PF Whitehead Logistics?
PF Whitehead Logistics have built a reputation for flexibility, reliability and customer care. With over 50 years in the industry, we are trusted to deliver clients’ goods on time and within budget, through tailored solutions and pallet distribution.
We have over 500,000 square feet of privately owned storage on the outskirts of South London, with excellent links into the city of London and to the main UK road and port networks- enabling fast, reliable, connected logistics.
Our 3PL pallet warehouse is one of the largest in the area and offers flexible options for companies of all sizes, in a wide range of industries including fashion, retail and home improvement.
Both long and short-term storage options are available to suit every businesses’ need for expansion and growth. PF Whitehead Logistics becomes a true extension of a businesses’ team and delivers efficient and effective logistics which businesses can rely on.