How do you unload a pallet?

Unloading a Pallet

Are you a new business owner with limited room and about to have your first stock shipment arrive?  Or is your business home based and you are worried about the neighbours reaction (and the security of your stock) when a whole container full of pallets of stock is deposited on your front lawn! 

There are three major considerations when receiving a shipment

  1. With limited or no space you need to unload fast so your are not blocking off access ways.
  2. You need to ensure you can be there to receive the shipment and it has arrived safely and in the condition you were hoping for.
  3. Lastly you need to figure out what to do with the pallets once you have done everything else.  

That’s why more and more businesses are opting for self-storage spaces. These spaces make pallet deliveries far easier to cope with. You don’t even need to be there to have them safely taken in when they arrive. You’re also safe in the knowledge your stock won’t be damaged and you can take your time in unloading.  

You also have the added bonus of being able to save money on bulk orders because you can order much more stock at one time.  If you’ve been restricted to avoiding pallet deliveries because your business was run from home, this might just be a opportunity than you thought.  Most self storage facilities are also MPI transitional facilities meaning you can save the cost if you are bringing in a whole container of going through a separate transitional facility.  Ask a self storage facility before you rent if they have pallet jacks and forklifts for your use for ease of unloading.  

You can then hold on to your pallets and re-use them or advertise them on for sale as an extra cash bonus, there are some fantastic furniture makers out there using pallets to design some funky pieces, check out this article on Pallet Kingdom and these inspirational ideas from TV3.

 As you can see this could be the best move you’ve ever made. Not only do you have more room for stock you also have more room to take delivery of more stock and your revenue starts to skyrocket.