A pallet network is a national group of distribution companies working together to offer nationwide distribution. There are several pallet networks in the UK, each with one member per area. Some pallet networks offer international connections also.
A member collects all the pallets in its area (i.e., from its customers) that are required for delivery outside its area and takes them to a central or regional hub operated by the pallet network who unloaded and sort the deliveries by areas. This usually happens over-night with the vehicles waiting to be re-loaded with the pallets for its area from other members, which it then delivers to the final destinations.
In most cases, a pallet network is the cheapest way to get a small number of pallets – particularly 1 or 2 pallets - delivered outside of a local area quickly. You will find information on whether a Zupplychain warehouse provider is a member of a pallet network in its profile.