Pallet pooling is like car pooling

... but instead of sharing a car with others, you share pallets with other companies.

Pooling is share and reuse model based on the principles of the circular economy. In short: you don't buy or exchange pallets, but you rent them and outsource the full pallet management. Pallets are no commodity anymore, but become a 'Pallet as a service.'

It offers an efficient and sustainable alternative for tradition pallet exchange. Pallets are being shared and reused within a network of producers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and other receiving locations, transporters, LSP's and service centres. 

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What is pallet pooling?

Pooling is share and reuse model based on the principles of the circular economy. It offers an efficient and sustainable alternative for tradition pallet exchange. Pallets are being shared and reused within a network of producers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and other receiving locations, transporters, LSP's and service centres. 

in short: you don't buy or exchange pallets, but you rent them and outsource the full pallet management. Pallets are no commodity anymore, but become a 'Pallet as a service.'

The 4 biggest advantages of pallet pooling

  1. No hidden costs

    No hidden costs

    The exchange of white wood pallets have hidden costs and distributed risks, some critical to your supply chain. Among other things, you have to purchase pallets to keep a sufficient stock, exchange them, repair or dispose them yourself and organize return transports. Unlike the exchange process, renting pallets using the pooling principle means that you only pay for the pallets that you actually use – freeing you from high capital outlay, so you can focus on your core business.


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  2. Flexibility & availability

    Flexibility & availability

    The circular system can only work when supported by a large and strong network. The more companies that join, the more efficient the process. And the stronger the guarantee of available pallets, because the scale and density of such a network makes it possible to respond faster and better to changing needs. Whether it is seasonal peaks or an unexpected demand.

    read how Mondelēz made their promotions more flexible thanks to pooling
  3. Smooth automation

    Smooth automation

    When white pallets are exchanged, there is a big chance that the quality is inconsistent. This can cause platform and product damage and delivery refusals, meaning more repairs and replacements. In a pooling network, used pallets are collected and sent to a specialized service centre. They are inspected and, if necessary, reconditioned to ensure that it meets the quality standard. This way, you can be sure of standard-sized pallets with a consistent quality, that are also suitable for automated processes.

    Look how consistent quality has helped XPO logistics
  4. Lower impact on the environment

    Lower impact on the environment

    Since pooling pallets are shared and reused, their lifespan is longer than the one of white wood exchange pallets. In addition, less wood and other natural resources are used, CO2 savings are made - both for the production and repair of pallets as for return transports - and waste production is actively reduced. Pallet pooling is inherently sustainable, thanks to its circular model. So you take a step towards achieving your sustainability goals and reducing your impact on the environment.

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