If you need more additionally pallet shelving for your business, make sure that you avoid these three mistakes when purchasing and adding to your pallet shelving within your warehouse.
Mistake #1: Buying Pallet Shelving That Can't Be Added On To
The first thing you need to take into consideration when purchasing new pallets for your business is if the shelving that you are purchasing can be added onto. There are many pallet racking systems that do not work well with other brands and do not allow you to add onto them. You want to purchase a pallet racking system that has a universal design sticker on it. For example, teardrop pallet racks are a common style that many different brands produce and create and are considered a universal, not proprietary, design.
Mistake #2: Buying The Cheapest Pallet Racking System
Second, do not just purchase the cheapest pallet racking system that you find. Many business owners make the mistake of thinking that a cheap pallet racking system is the same as a more expensive system. That is not always the case. There is often a great difference in quality and functionality between cheaper and more expensive pallet racking systems, so make sure that you compare the systems closely and choose the one that best fits your business needs, not just your budget. For example, a pallet racking system that is made out of steel is going to be stronger and more sturdy than a system that is made out of plastic.
Mistake #3: Not Taking Weight & Capacity Into Consideration
Finally, you need to make sure that you are not just looking at the design and the aesthetics. You need to make sure that pallet shelving system that you are interested in purchasing fits your actually needs as well. Each pallet rack system has specific weight, height and size capacities.
You need to make sure that your new pallet racking system fits your business needs. Do not just make a guess. Figure out the weight of the items that you want to store on top of the shelves and make sure that the pallets you choose exceed the weight capacity of the items you want to store. Then, get the exact measurements of the items you want to store and make sure that the storage system is a little larger than you need; this will give you room to move your items around.
When purchasing a new pallet shelving system for your business, make sure that you purchase a system that you can add onto, that fits your needs and that is built with high quality materials that will last for years to come. For more information, talk to a professional like U.S. Lift & Warehouse Equipment Inc.