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Ordering Your First BULQ Pallet – What to Expect

Thinking about scaling up your side hustle? It may be time to start sourcing BULQ pallets! But, what do you need to keep in mind before you receive your first delivery? Read on for our step-by-step BULQ pallet guide.

Step 1: Pre-Purchase Preparation

For those looking to grow their businesses, pallets are a great way to source more inventory at a cost-effective price point. But, there are a few things to know before hitting that “purchase” button.

First, familiarize yourself with BULQ’s shipping cost, which is a calculated rate determined by the pallet’s size, weight, and distance from its final destination.

Second, make sure you have enough space to store your order once it’s delivered. Especially for resellers that have previously only purchased cases, we encourage testing the waters with one pallet before ordering multiples at a time.

Third, understand BULQ’s pallet delivery requirements. Unlike cases, which can be dropped off at any time, pallets require scheduled deliveries. In order to coordinate delivery, you must include the name of the receiving customer, a regularly-checked email address, and an active phone number. Keep in mind, if a BULQ or shipping company team member can’t get ahold of you at the time of delivery, your pallet may be delayed or marked “refused,” making it ineligible for a refund. Learn more about our shipping requirements here.

Check out this pallet unboxing video from Hooked on Pickin‘ to see what it’s like to get a BULQ pallet delivered in real-time!

Step 2: Tracking Your Pallet

All BULQ pallets are shipped using a third-party logistics provider. Although total shipment time can vary based on location, most pallets arrive within 4-7 business days. As with all BULQ orders, you’ll receive an order confirmation email with a tracking number to help estimate your pallet’s arrival.

Once the order is placed and fulfilled, a third-party provider will ship your pallet to a local freight forwarding service for delivery. This will be reflected as “Transferring to Delivery Terminal” and “Checked into Delivery Terminal” statuses in your tracking information. Once this happens, the shipping facility will call your provided phone number to schedule delivery.

Step 3: Receiving your Pallet

Your order will arrive on a freight truck that includes lift gate service. That means you won’t need any special equipment to unload the pallet. However, keep in mind that pallets are large (measure approximately 48”x40”x42”) and often heavy. Be sure to have plenty of space cleared out to receive and unbox the merchandise.

Many resellers also use this receiving/unboxing experience as a chance to create video content to share with other resellers. Learn more about how to create your own unboxing video for YouTube here.

What to Do if There’s a Problem With Your Pallet Delivery

Order Damage

If you notice damage or improper handling of your BULQ pallet during delivery, be sure to note it in your Bill of Landing (BOL). You will be asked to sign your BOL once the delivery is complete. You should also take photos to document these damages before unboxing your merchandise.

Delivery Issues

If there’s an issue with your actual delivery, please contact help@bulq.com within 24 hours. DO NOT refuse the order, as refusal charges will be applied. No refunds will be issued for orders refused at delivery or for failing to schedule delivery with our third-party freight carrier.

Ready to start sourcing?? Check out our newly added pallets on BULQ.com now!

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8 Responses to Ordering Your First BULQ Pallet – What to Expect

  1. Tony August 20, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

    I’m looking to buy a pallet of laptops electronic notebooks etc. Anyone have anything like that for sale? I have 10 stores to market to. This could be an ongoing thing with multiple orders of more than one pallet. Thanks

  2. Rashford Galloway July 6, 2019 at 1:52 pm #

    My name is Rashford Galloway CEO of SLG’S Discount Center Limited here in Jamaica, I’m looking for pallets of apparel, toys, housewares,tools, etc. I need items for the jamaican market

    • Courtney Herb July 8, 2019 at 5:30 am #

      Hi Rashford,

      Thanks for your interest in BULQ! At this time, we’re only able to ship within the 48 contiguous United States. However, we’re happy to ship to a freight forwarding address within the US.
      Here’s a suggestion of a freight forwarder other customers have used – they will likely be able to provide you with cost estimates.

      Hope this helps!

    • David Kvatek July 31, 2019 at 6:27 pm #

      Do you get to see what is on the pallet before your purchase or do you order the merchandise?

      • Courtney Herb August 1, 2019 at 9:18 am #

        All of our lots are fully manifested, so you’ll get a complete list of everything included in your case or pallet, including UPCs, ASINs (if available), quantities, condition, etc. Manifests are viewable both directly on each lot listing as well as in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet. You do not need to purchase a lot in order to view its manifest.

  3. David Kvatek July 31, 2019 at 12:23 pm #

    Are the pallets $200with shipping or$200for shipping only and what kind of product is on the pallets I’m a first-time buyer and is cash or credit or C.O.D.

    • Courtney Herb July 31, 2019 at 2:25 pm #

      Hi David,
      The $200 is JUST for shipping each pallet; it is a flat rate. However, when you look at the cost of a pallet in each listing, the $200 shipping charge is already included in the final bolded price. So, for example, the price breakdown for pallet that is listed as $1,183 is $983 for the pallet itself and $200 for shipping.

      We have a wide range of inventory available in pallets! We have six different product categories – Computer & Office, Consumer Electronics, Toys & Baby, Home & Garden, Apparel & Accessories, and General Merchandise. Take a look at our newly listed pallets here to start browsing: https://www.bulq.com/lots/search/?sort_direction=desc&sort_field=updated_at&lot_size%5B%5D=Pallet

      Finally, we accept most major credit cards, PayPal, and PayPal Credit (formerly Bill Me Later). PayPal Credit provides you the flexibility to pay for purchases over time. To pay with PayPal Credit, select the PayPal option at checkout and choose PayPal Credit as your preferred method of payment. If you have never checked out with PayPal credit, you will have to go through a quick approval process.

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