Here’s the good part. Those pallets you’re tripping over could be in demand. The trick is finding out who wants them.
Here’s how to get top dollar:
- Make sure the pallets are yours to sell
Got proof they’re yours to sell? Excellent. A little history helps too. Remember… never sell pallets if you are unsure of ownership rights.
- Try to stack pallets by consistency in size and quality
Shoot for pallets that are the same size and in good working condition. A little dirt or dust along with some small aesthetic damage can be OK but there should be no significant fractures or broken, dangling pieces. Ask yourself, “would I put my product on that pallet?”
- Take photos detailing marks and condition
Good photos are the next best thing to an on-site inspection. Take photos of the pallet top and bottom. Get close-ups of part numbers and other markings. Also snap photos of the stacks and storage location.
Now you know the secret. Accurate details help you to get the best price. Stop stacking and start cashing in. Measure, take photos and fill out our Sell Your Pallets form. Oh yeah, here’s a bonus tip… if you seem to collect the same plastic pallets on a regular schedule, your used pallets just might be extra attractive to buyers.
What other questions do you have about selling used pallets? Send me a note or add your question to the comments below. I’m happy to help.
Post by: Mike Cunneen, Director of Sales & Marketing