New Pallets VS Second Hand Pallets- Which Is Better?

by Vinsky Sarah Marketing Manager

If your business requires transporting something or storing goods, you need a pallet. Depending on the type of business you own, the products you move, and your requirements, you may need new or reconditioned pallets.


If you are a business that specializes in high volume one-way delivery, or if your business has a high turnover of stocks rotation, you need to know about second-hand pallets. If you are in the food transport or pharmaceutical business, you will need a new pallet.


Read on to find out more about the differences between new and reconditioned pallets-

Durability- Hardwood pallets are ideal for common, heavy-duty applications, but all recycled pallets are manufactured to the highest standards and are as good as new. Durability isn't an issue whether you're looking for any kind of pallet, a new pallet for delivery, or second-hand pallets for sale. Pallet suppliers can always take the time to find what you need for your palette and make recommendations that suits you the best.

New pallets:

  •  Reliable strength and durability
  • Consistent thickness
  • Consistent cleanliness
  • Consistent construction age

Second-hand pallets-

  • Reliable strength and durability
  • Appearance may be inconsistent

Sustainability- Buying second-hand goods are always more environmentally friendly than buying new ones. Still, it is understood that you may have to purchase new ones for your business or industry. You need to consider your specific requirement and take expert advice to make the most environmentally friendly choices possible.

New pallets-

  • Made from new wood
  • It can be made using a lighter 16mm wood board for disposable pallets.

Second-hand pallets-

  • Remanufactured from existing pallets
  • Significantly fewer resources are used to create

Pricing- Choosing to use second-hand pallets can save you 30-40 per cent of the overall cost. New palettes are expensive, but this is often unavoidable. A reliable pallet supplier will always strive to meet your realistic budget needs. Be careful who you choose.

New pallets-

  • Expensive

Second-hand pallets-

  • More affordable

Hygiene- Some industries, namely pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, hospital supplies and wine businesses, cannot use second-hand pallets used pallets. This is for hygiene and compliance reasons. Though second-hand pallets are well cleaned and maintained before being delivered, there are very few chances that second-hands may be unhygienic. Therefore in such situations, new pallets are your best friend if you need them for the pharma or food business.

New pallets-

  • More reliable hygiene for the food and pharmaceutical industry.
  • Plastic pallets provide the best hygiene.


Second-hand pallets-

  •  Suitable for applications where hygiene is less important.

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About Vinsky Sarah Innovator   Marketing Manager

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