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February 28, 2016

Save On Your Wholesale Pallet Rack

If you’ve been searching for ways to lower your costs, you aren’t alone. Most warehouses face the yearly challenge of doing more with less. As your inventory increases, though, one thing you won’t be able to do without is wholesale pallet rack. Warehouses across the United States depend on pallet rack systems to organize their space and keep products going out the door to their customers. If you need to save money while simultaneously make room for more products, DAK Equipment can help.

Here are some tips on how to save on the pallet rack that you need:

  • Look for wholesale opportunities. If you are buying a lot of pallet racks or supplying multiple sites, you may be able to get wholesale pricing on an order. Many suppliers will provide bulk discounts on the pallet rack you need if you are buying in large quantities.
  • Evaluate how to do more with the space that you have. There is no point in purchasing additional pallet racks if you aren’t already using your existing racks to their maximum potential. Take time to evaluate your current racks for additional storage space before you spend money on new racks.
  • Change your layout. Sometimes something as easy as setting up your pallet racks in a slightly narrower aisle can help free up room or condense your product load, giving you space within your warehouse without investing in new pallet racks.
  • Buy used. As warehouses upgrade or change their pallet rack systems, they will often sell their old system to try to recoup some of the cost. You can work with a broker or look online for used systems that are compatible with yours.
  • Work with an experienced warehouse design company. Doing it on your own is possible, but working with an experienced company can help you save. Not only could their experienced crew help you find less expensive pallet racks, they may be able to put you in touch with a business that needs to get rid of their old stuff.

While pallet racks are a necessary expense when it comes to the operation of your warehouse, it isn’t one that has to drain your budget. Thinking outside of the box and working with an experienced material handling team can end up saving you a lot of money on your purchase, which can go directly back to your bottom line. You’ll be able to concentrate on lowering costs while increasing production in your newly organized warehouse.

DAK Equipment & Engineering would love to the warehouse team that you work with to purchase the pallet rack that you need. Whether you are looking for wholesale pallet rack, used pallet racks, or something that’s brand new, our team can help. Give us a call or contact us through our website and we’ll put you in touch with a DAK project manager. We’ll make sure you get the products you need to make your warehouse look and function better than ever! Get in touch with DAK Equipment & Engineering today.

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April 10, 2015

It is Never Uncommon for a Warehouse Manager to Weigh the Options of Investing in New Pallet Rack Shelving or Buying Used Pallet Rack Shelves

Companies are seemingly always trying to cut costs in any areas they can, this includes in the warehouse or other storage facility. So it is never uncommon for a warehouse manager to weigh the options of investing in new pallet rack shelving or buying used pallet rack shelves. As with the purchase of  of any type of warehouse equipment, the purchase of used equipment can be either a money-save or a costly mistake. This all depends mainly on whether or not you have taken the time to do proper research.

Pallet rack shelving systems or cost-effective, safe storage solutions in most any warehouse. Both new and used pallet rack shelving provide simple solutions that keep work areas clear from clutter as well as keeping your employees safe and your stock free from hazards and other damage. But if you choose to buy used equipment, it is critical you determine the safety of shelving before it is utilized in your warehouse. In addition, it is important that the used materials you want to buy can be feasibly incorporated into your existing system. And even if it can be incorporated into your existing system, you really need to gauge whether the expenditures associated with it would be warranted. There is always the risk that because the shelving or other items isn’t specifically made for your system, it may not be a good fit. If this is the case, money is therefore wasted.

Lastly, used equipment isn’t likely to come with a warranty, which can be a huge pitfall. If a warranty is a big concern, new shelving then may be your best choice. When weighing out these options, your best bet is to consult with an expert. Give us a call and we can help.



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March 05, 2015

From Wholesale Pallet Racks to Entire Pallet Rack Systems, Chicago-Based DAK Equipment Delivers Solutions to Your Warehouse Problems

You may have heard an old saying spoken among warehouse managers; “If there is space available, somebody will eventually fill it”. While not profound, or even inspirational, it is never-the-less very true in nature. A warehouse with extra storage space is indeed as rare as, say, a Triple Crown winner or a modern-day Cubs World Series win. That is, it is not uncommon for a warehouse to be at peak capacity even during the slow season. Generally speaking, the types of space deficiencies are due to rapid growth, seasonal peaks, slow sales and planned inventory builds. To discover the proper way to deal with these space issues, you must first understand just what exactly creates them.

On the surface, it would seem to make good sense if you order an abundance of a product you know sells well. But you soon discover that even though the product moves quickly, it still spends a few weeks blocking aisles or just generally being in the way. You would be better off ordering less product more often.

The flip-side to ordering too much of the right product is ordering too much of the wrong product, or the product that doesn’t turn around as quick. If it takes a year to move 400 pallets of of a certain product, decrease the order and space will be free.

Steady growth, a changing environment and ever increasing service requirements all have one thing in common, they rob you your precious space. Your best move in these type of cases is in how you handle projected volumes. That is, you need a game plan on how you will be storing merchandise a year from now. It is best to be proactive rather than pulling out you hair desperately discovering more space.

From wholesale pallet racks to entire pallet rack systems, Chicago-based DAK Equipment delivers solutions to your warehouse problems. Simply pick up the phone and give us a call.


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