Moving empty space is a big problem for logisitcs providers and a very costly one. Couriers need to ensure that they efficiently pack goods onto lorries and aircraft to utilise as much precious space as possible.
This means that pallets (and parcels) can be stacked to ensure the best use of space.
Some couriers add a surcharge to freight that cannot be stacked. This is due to the unusable space and increase in transport costs that it creates.
If you don't want your goods to be stacked, there are important steps you should take which will make the courier aware. A non-stackable warning label, clearly visible on all sides and/or a cone should be used in all cases (skip to no.5 below).
On the other hand, if you are happy to have your goods stacked, there are important steps to take which will ensure your goods do not attract a non-stackable surcharge.
If the courier charges for non-stackable pallets, we'll make you aware of this in our booking process too.