Parcelforce Worldwide works with Palletways

Royal Mail’s express parcels business Parcelforce Worldwide has announced that it is to work in partnership with Palletways who will be their new pallet service provider. This comes as the company looks to grow the number of new and existing clients using pallet services.

The three year contract enables Parcelforce Worldwide to continue to provide a one stop solution for customers who want both a parcel and pallet service. The pallet services are fully integrated within its online shipping system, making it easy for customers to book collections, run management reports, track pallets and print labels.

Rob Gittins, UK sales and commercial director, Palletways, said: “This contract reinforces the critical role that pallet networks today play in the logistics mix and their growing use by businesses of all sizes. We will be able to complement Parcelforce’s own logistics offering with multiple pallet formats to support the differing freight profiles in today’s demanding marketplace.”

The service options available include a pallet AM service, a next-day and two-day delivery service. Customers can also choose Saturday delivery and Sameday collection up to 11am.

Gary Simpson, Managing Director of Parcelforce Worldwide, added: “There are many customers who want one supplier to provide both a parcel and pallet service, so we have partnered with Palletways who operate a high quality palletised network. We remain committed to providing customers with a parcels and pallets service to every postcode in the UK, and believe that Palletways are best placed to support our growth.”