Have you thought about scaling up your reselling side hustle? Do you think you’re ready to take the next step and start receiving pallets? Here’s everything you need to know about BULQ pallet shipping.
Step 1: Purchasing Your Pallet
Congratulations! If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably been thinking about ordering your first BULQ pallet. Pallets are a great option for resellers looking to scale their business. With pallets, you can source more inventory at a more cost-effective price point. Before purchasing a pallet, you’ll first want to know what the shipping rates are. All pallet shipping has a flat-rate fee of $200 per pallet, and discounts may be available if you purchase 3 lots of the same size. We encourage new resellers to test the waters a bit before making the move to purchase multiple pallets. 3 pallets is not only a lot of inventory to invest in, it also requires a fair amount of storage space. If you’ve only ever purchased cases, this may feel overwhelming. Try ordering one pallet first or check out this pallet unboxing video below to get a sense of space requirements.
While BULQ cases are shipped ground and don’t require someone to be present when delivered, pallet shipments require scheduled deliveries. To that end, it is important that when placing your order, you provide up-to-date contact information. To coordinate delivery, you must include the name of the receiving customer, a regularly-checked email address, and an active phone number. Should a BULQ team member or the shipping company be unable to reach you, you risk your pallet delivery being delayed, or your order may be marked as “refused”, which will make it ineligible for a refund.
Step 2: Tracking and Shipment
Pallets are shipped using a third party logistics provider. Expected number of days until delivery varies based on your location, but most pallets and multi-lots generally arrive within 4-7 business days. With all BULQ orders, you will receive an email confirmation with a tracking number to monitor the shipping status of your BULQ pallet.
Once the order is placed and fulfilled, the third party provider will ship your pallet to a local freight forwarding service that is used for local delivery. Your tracking information will reflect this under the status “Transfering to Delivery Terminal” and “Checked into Delivery Terminal.” It is at this point when you can expect to receive a call from the shipping facility to schedule your delivery.
Step 3: Receiving your Pallet
Your order will arrive on a freight truck with liftgate service included. This means you do not need to have any special equipment to unload the pallet. However, remember that pallets are large and often quite heavy (pallets measure approximately 48”x40”x42”). You should have a space cleared out for wherever you plan to receive and unbox the merchandise. Many resellers use their unboxing as an opportunity to create a video and share their experience with the Youtube community.
Step 4: What to Do if There’s a Problem With Your Pallet Delivery
If you notice at any point during the delivery process that your pallet appears to have been improperly handled or damaged in shipment, you must note this on your signed Bill of Landing (BOL) which requires your signature upon delivery. We also ask that in this case, you provide proper documentation via photo before proceeding to unbox your pallet. If there is an issue with your delivery, please contact BULQ within 24 hours at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure not to refuse the order, or else refusal charges will be applied. No refunds will be issued for orders refused at delivery or for failure to schedule delivery with our third-party freight carrier.
Are you ready to get started sourcing BULQ pallets? See our newly added pallets on BULQ.com and start sourcing today!