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Skid vs. pallet – what is the difference?

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If you are planning a freight shipment, there are factors to consider based on what you are shipping and the materials you have available. To start preparing your freight shipment, you may ask yourself what is the difference between a skid shipment and a pallet shipment? Let us help compare skid vs. pallet for you:

A skid:

  • No bottom deck which helps reduce shipping costs
  • It is easier to drag
  • It is very mobile

A pallet:

  • Popular option for shipping in bulk
  • Usual dimensions is 48” x 40”
  • Can carry up to 1000 kg
  • The platform makes it easier to move by forklift
  • Bottom deck helps with stacking

In today’s world of freight, both terms are used interchangeably, and with FlagShip the good (and simple!) news is that we do not charge our clients for the above differences; whether you send a skid or a pallet, we charge the same cost.  The decision you make on using a skid vs. a pallet should come down to what works best for your company based on the differences noted above, as pricing with FlagShip is not a factor.

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