pallet delivery truck

The do’s and don’ts of pallet delivery

If you’re new to the world of distribution, then you could be forgiven for thinking that pallet delivery is an optional extra. However, you may be surprised to know that pallet delivery services, like the ones we offer here at John K Philips, are actually the bread and butter of goods distribution all over the world.

If you’re a company or business owner that deals with importing, exporting or simply the delivering of goods, you are almost guaranteed to require palletised delivery at some point. But, without proper knowledge and understanding of these services, you could be unknowingly doing your business, and customers, a disservice.

As leading pallet delivery specialists in St Helens, we’re well placed to advise you on the common mistakes and misconceptions people make about the pallet industry. That’s why today we’re sharing with you some of the most important do’s and don’ts of pallet delivery services.

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Three ways the transport industry is becoming greener

Three ways the transport industry is becoming greener

There’s no getting away from the fact that freight services are absolutely vital for our survival as a country. Not only imperative for the business world, the transport industry is just as crucial for people from all parts of the globe to share, communicate and thrive. But how is this vital service impacting the world we live in?

As we become more aware of the impact that the travel industry as a whole is having on the environment, you could be forgiven for assuming that transport companies such as ours at John K Philips are part of the problem. However, we’re dedicated to doing everything we can to protect the environment and have certain stringent rules in place to ensure our impact is as minimal as possible whilst being able to maintain the vital services we provide.

So, if you’re considering using a distribution company but are concerned about the impact it could be having, check out three ways we are working to lead the way in green transportation.

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Where to find wooden pallets for sale

In today’s world, recycling, reusing and upcycling is more important than it ever has been before. As a result, we are seeing more of a demand for materials which are both practical and economical – and wooden pallets are by far and away one of the most popular.

Typically made from pine, wooden pallets are fantastic for reimagining into quirky furniture. But what’s more, is their ability to offer a secure platform for holding and distributing goods.

Here at John K Philips, we have specialised in the palletised distribution for a number of years, and we’ve seen first-hand the range of benefits pallets have to offer. So, whether you’re planning on getting creative, or are looking for wooden pallets for sale to be used in the distribution of goods – you’ve come to the right place as we give you the lowdown on where best to obtain wooden pallets for your business needs.

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Part-load haulage

What is part-load haulage and how can it improve your business?

Putting your trust in someone to handle your goods and get them from A to B can be a daunting prospect. However, if you want to get the best for your business, reach a wider customer base and save time and money on consignments, considering a part-load haulage company can really help.

Here at John K Philips, we’ve been supporting businesses with haulage, distribution and warehousing for over 40 years – so we understand what it takes to make your business logistics succeed. A huge part of our success has come through offering part-load haulage services to businesses both big and small, and today we are sharing with you the benefits of part-load haulage and why you should consider it for your business.

What is part load haulage?

Whether you’re only just starting out or have been in business for a number of years, the chances are that you’ll have experienced the sting of being charged for unused space on a consignment delivery. For many this is an unavoidable part of offering a goods service – but it doesn’t have to be.

Part load haulage offers business owners, like you, an alternative that can not only save money but can also streamline distribution operations in the long-term. Part load distribution is a simple yet effective method of sending out your consignment, that involves only paying for the space you use – good for you, great for your customers.

If you have a small delivery to make, or you have a variety of goods but know it wont fill up a full lorry, part load haulage can be the solution you’re looking for. Also known as groupage or less than container load (LCL), this way of distributing goods has become increasingly popular in modern business as the demand for goods rises.

What are the benefits of part load haulage?

Other than offering your customers a faster and more reliable service, and saving yourself some money – what else is in it for you? We speak with many business owners and know that negative experiences can put them off trusting third party distributers.

Here are some of the key benefits of using a part load distribution service:

  • Minimises costs of operations, as well as reducing charges for international exporters
  • Maximise your inventory and avoid unnecessary time spent gathering dust in warehouses
  • Reduce mileage and do your bit for the environment
  • Keep your supply chain on the move whether your consignment is big or small

Consider John K Philips for your next part load distribution!

Regardless of your business size or industry type, here at John K Philips we’re dedicated to offering the most thorough and reliable service to all of our clients. So, if you’re looking for a trusted company to handle your part load distributions in the North West, why not get in touch with us? Give us a call today on 01744 751000 or fill in our short contact form.

health and safety in the warehouse

How warehouse health and safety can benefit your business

Part of our in-house strategy for looking after our customers is looking after ourselves. That’s why at John K Philips we take warehouse health and safety incredibly seriously, offering our entire team regular training in everything they require to get the job done.

For over 40 years we’ve been supplying transport and distribution solutions to businesses both big and small, and it’s largely thanks to our thorough training that we’ve become a go-to distribution company in the North West.

But how do we make warehouse health and safety work for our business?

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Bonded warehouse

Does your business need a bonded warehouse?

If your business benefits from strong overseas customer relations, then the chances are you have used a bonded warehouse before. Otherwise known as a customs warehouse, these offer a financially beneficial storage solution to businesses intending to export goods to other countries.

Using bonded storage offers a multitude of benefits for your business – and at John K Philips, we have years of experience in both distribution and storage to support your logistics operations. Our bonded warehouse in St Helens comprises of 250,000 sq. ft of space, equipped with the most up to date system allowing us to track and trace every item that comes through, so you can be rest assured we’re taking care of it.

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Postal tracking services at John K Philips, St Helens

How postal tracking can improve your customer service

Are you looking for more effective ways to improve your customer service? Perhaps your business has grown, and you want to keep up with demand, or maybe you just want to provide a more efficient distribution service. Whatever the reason, at John K Philips we understand that even with the most finely tuned products, no business can be successful without a strong distribution strategy. That’s why we pride ourselves on our state of the art postal tracking technology to help you, help your customers.

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Three things to consider about warehouse storage for your business

Has your business started to see growth in recent years? Perhaps you are starting to outgrow your own facilities and are now looking for a warehouse that suits your needs. Whatever the reason, choosing a warehouse for your business can seem like a daunting task, and with so many different options out there it can be difficult to know what to look out for.

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