Things are afoot, change is coming, and to a place where you may never have thought it would. Pallet shipping!
Hardly the clandestine world that might interest James Bond, but the way small business is engaged in shipping to Europe and the matter of the daily Euro pallet delivery, has recently been a much-discussed issue – and all within the uncertain post referendum world of Brexit. It isn’t only the political players that are changing, but within the pallet shipping industry itself, there have been major changes.
Previously you may have dismissed the Euro Pallet Delivery Industry as uninteresting or old fashioned, stuck in its ways even. Probably you hadn’t even thought of it at all. But there is already major change in the way that business is being done, and as a small business it is time that you paid a little more attention.
Two of the existing pallet delivery networks have recently been the subject of takeovers. IT structure and customer service are terms banded around by new owners, and scale is, as ever, the key. Those that are already within these networks will notice the change, they may be required to agree to new terms and conditions of membership, failing which they may be ousted. But each network is aiming for bigger things.
That said, the mainstays of the essentials of pallet delivery will surely stay true – the players my change, but the game stays the same. So UK customers delivering goods to Europe or requiring collection services on the continent will still be looking for reliable and safe freight delivery, tracking and competitive prices.
Change for the Good?
Quite how all of these changes will affect small business is yet to be seen. Perhaps some will not even notice the transition, whereas others may decide to jump to a new provider.
In an uncertain market place, as Europe most certainly is now, a degree of continuity would be welcomed by small business, but for the Euro Pallet Delivery market, it seems that political change isn’t by enough. With today’s intense competition, small businesses must continue to look out for fast, dependable services that come at the right price.