Unique features and capabilities are fueling the growing used plastic pallet trend. We created a list of the seven reasons why the market for used plastic pallets is expanding.
- ISPM-15 import/export regulations on wood are a costly hassle.
Due to ISPM-15 Import/Export Regulations, large quantities of plastic pallets are entering into the US under loads of imported goods. Companies can relieve the pain of wood pallet regulations and costly border holdups by switching to plastic pallets.
- Used plastic pallets are a quality product at a lower price point.
Companies, like The Nelson Company, have developed a system of finding quality used plastic pallets. We sort them to make sure that they are all fully functional. Then we clean them in order to provide our customers with a quality used plastic pallet at a reduced price.
- Cleanliness is essential for most companies.
Let’s be honest, even a used plastic pallet is much cleaner than a new wood pallet.
- Sustainability values are on the rise.
More companies are initiating sustainability programs. The cost savings and environmental benefits of buying a multi-trip used plastic pallet fit hand-in-hand with sustainability programs.
- Space and cost savings features are important.
Used plastic pallets are available in both nestable and stackable versions.
- The price for wood is fluctuating and the resource is shrinking.
Wood raw materials costs continue to fluctuate and are sometimes in short supply. A growing number of companies have been addressing these issues with used plastic pallets.
- Used plastic pallets are less expensive than new low-cost plastic pallets.
Many customers switch to plastic pallets to bypass ISPM-15 regulations. Even with the lower cost of new plastic pallets these days, cost is still an issue. Many customers are finding low cost used plastic pallets which allow them to achieve their cost reduction goals while complying with the ISPM-15 regulations.
Have you ever considered replacing your current pallet with a used plastic pallet? The low price point and efficient features could be a great match for your company.
Would you ever consider a used plastic pallet? Let us know why or why not by commenting below.
Post by: Mike Simon, Midwest Sales Executive