Pallet Trolleys
May 1, 2019

Pallet Trolleys- All You Need To Know

Pallet trolleys are an important asset for any business and can be utilised in a number of different environments. In this article we will discuss how the pallet trolley has had a positive impact on several different industries ; what its strengths are and how it can be utilised by your business to its maximum potential. I will also touch on other business improvement techniques to supplement the use of a pallet trolley as well as compare it with alternative forms of equipment.

An Introduction To Pallet Trolleys

The pallet trolley , also know as the pallet jack is a tool that is used to move large goods and weights such as oversized containers and crates of supplies. This particular form of equipment only requires on person to operate and is a simple design whilst remaining robust. This particular form of equipment requires only one person to operate it.

Key Points And Advantages To Pallet Trolleys

The Pallet trolley has a number of key advantages it has over other forms of equipment. Here are just a few of them:

  • Easy to operate. Very little training or time is needed to operate pallet trolleys effectively. This can help to save on time and labour.
  • Pallet trolleys are considerably cheaper than most alternatives and this means several can be purchased for an organisation in order to speed up supply chain times
  • These pieces of equipment can effectively be used within narrow spaces or corridors. This allows for better efficiency overall.

Alternative Forms Of Equipment

Pallet Trolleys

Of course as well as the pallet trolley there is a variety of different equipment that can be chosen to help move and transport goods. One of the most popular across the world and well known is the forklift truck. Compared with a pallet trolley a forklift truck is considerably larger and more complex to operate. Typically a forklift truck driver requires a course with formal training on how to operate it safely before they can use it. Forklifts are also considerably more expensive than pallet trolleys due to their increased capabilities in terms of weight capacity and speed.

Overall whilst forklifts trucks are more expensive they are less labour intensive as they are operated by a motor or battery. Furthermore forklift trucks have a significant capacity to manage higher weights than the pallet trolley by over two tonnes. Overall when comparing this piece if equipment with pallet trolleys it can be concluded that it may be more effective in large industrial environment.

Impact Of The Internet On The Logistics Industry

Pallet Trolleys

The internet has had a significant effect on the logistics industry and the way it operates. Firms such as amazon and ebay have massive shares in online sales and as a result have bought up large shares of storage and production facility space across the UK. In some senses this is pushing smaller logistics firms out of the market. Due to its size Amazon can afford mass warehouses which are often almost fully automated in order to maximise efficiency. Whilst this would appear the most technically advanced and effective option mistakes can and will be made by robots occasionally and there are more health and safety considerations than there may be with human staff.

Reactive Maintenance Services on hand to support retail business
January 10, 2019

Top Tips to Get You Through the Post Christmas Rush with Reactive Maintenance Services

Give Your Store A Makeover

The large volume of footfall and rough and tough nature of the Christmas and Boxing Day shopping can badly impact the look and lustiness of the store. Tills, lights, heating, security cameras and alarms have all been used more often than usual in such a short space of time. Consequently things breakdown or go wrong. Anderson Property Services suggest having a property maintenance or facility management company on hand who supply reactive maintenance services to fix any emergency or urgent problems.

As well as this, the general look and feel of the property may need some tidying up. It is vital to keep your store looking fresh and clean so in the quieter winter months re-paint the walls, re merchandise your stock and look into other ways you can modernise and spruce up your store.

Have a Clearance Plan

Many people look forward to the end of year/ January sales to grab some good deals. It is vital to markdown older but valuable stock to clear space for newer trends/items coming into the summer months. Merchandise your sale products to look attractive and inviting – busy, cluttered sale rails no longer work in today retail environment. Commercialise on gift card purchase – up selling products for these transactions. Be prepared for lots and lots of returns/ unwanted gifts. You can capitalise this by having an exchange policy and cut down your returns period to 14 or 28 days.


Better Targeted Products = Increased Sales

New season product is the most exciting time of year, so make sure you buy in the correct merchandise. Carefully analyse your previous years sales. What were people buying? How much were they spending? This way you can create your budget. Forecast future trends – what will people be wanting to purchase? How much will be be willing to spend? Finally analyse your Christmas sales/ period to plan ahead for even better results next peak season.

A worker using a semi electric pallet stacker within the warehouse environment.
December 7, 2018

Fitting a Semi Electric Pallet Stacker into Your Warehouse Inventory

The warehousing industry can be tough around this time of year. It’s nearly Christmas and everyone is attempting to get in their last minute presents, and orders online just continue to grow and grow with every festive season that passes. Now more than ever, warehouses and supply chain companies need to be at their most efficient. Being efficient means having fluid processes and all of the right equipment for the job. We began looking at all of the different types of machines which our friends in the warehouse industry use, to get a sense of what could help other businesses. One of the key items which were shared with us was the semi electric pallet stacker. Perfect for warehouses holding and supplying thousands of goods daily.

Read on to find out more about what we thought of the semi electric pallet stacker.

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alloy wheel wraps
May 11, 2018

Alloy Wheel Wrap | Advantages of Vinyl Wrapping Your Wheels

When it comes to customising your car, there are a lot of options out there. Many people used to paint their vehicles but this decreases the resale value of the car. Vinyl wrapping for the body and alloy wheel wrap design are two great alternatives that won’t damage the original paintwork and can act as a protective layer.

 

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April 14, 2018

How to Plan for a Productive Workday

The line between work lives and personal lives is often blurred. We find ourselves taking work calls at home and checking emails before bed after a long day in the office. Whilst some of us thrive on the constant work life it can often lead to us burning out and our productivity dwindling. So how can we plan for a productive work day?

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A warehouse where a scissor lift pallet truck may be used.
August 15, 2018

How A Scissor Lift Pallet Truck Could Help Your Business

In any business, it’s important to have the right equipment for the job at hand. If you are in an industry which requires you to own a warehouse, for example, if you are a manufacturer or transport service. In warehouses, there is a vast range of different pieces of equipment that you could utilise in order to make your business more efficient. It can also help your staff who may have struggled to complete tasks before without the help of such equipment. A scissor lift pallet truck is an invaluable piece of equipment that we recommend for just about any business needing to move goods around a warehouse or onto a transport.

Read on and see why a scissor lift pallet truck is a great idea for any business.

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Rolex Watch that has been sent to Rolex watch repair service.
April 12, 2018

Where to Go For Rolex Watch Repair

Having a high end watch takes a lot of looking after. Whether it is sentimental as it was a gift from someone special, or it is important as it was an investment, it is likely that you will want to keep it as good as new as possible. Therefore it is important to have somewhere professional that you can take your timepiece for Rolex watch repair services. Not only for if it breaks but you keep it maintained and in pristine working order. Repairs By Post are a Rolex watch repair service offering high end, expert Rolex maintenance.

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December 21, 2017

5 Ways to use Twitter for Customer Service

Twitter has quickly become the wealth of communication in the digital world. Users can quickly connect with their clients and audience whilst drawing in potential leads for their business by using this microblogging platform. Although Twitter can be a good channel to use for customer service there are drawbacks such as the restricted character count. This means you must respond quickly to your client’s tweets whilst keeping your brand and tone in check. Here we have 6 ways to use Twitter effectively for customer service.

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