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Pallet Storage Capacity Calculator
Calculate the total possible pallet spaces in your warehouse
Enter the information about your warehouse below.
The general recommendation for warehouse capacity is 80%. This allows for a good amount of cushion in the event that inbound and outbound materials are unbalanced. Adjust the slider to your preference.
The shared space includes offices, bathrooms, materials staging, and other non-storage common areas. A value of 25% is standard for this calculation but you can adjust the slider to your preference.
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What is pallet depth?
The pallet depth is the number of rows of pallets that are accessible from one side of the aisle within a single line perpendicular to the aisle. The standard and most common configuration is single deep. This means there is one pallet accessible on one side of the aisle.
This is not to be confused with the total number of pallets directly facing the aisle. Instead, pallet depth is the total number of pallets that line up behind the pallet touching the aisle.
A double deep configuration has two accessible pallets on one side (or either side) of the aisle. Any configuration that is above a single deep is most often used in a LIFO (last in first out) inventory accounting method.
What is the aisle size?
The width of the aisle between the racks.
What are pallet layers?
The number of pallets stacked on top of each other.
What is warehouse size?
The total square feet of the warehouse space including bathrooms, offices, and other common areas.
Thank you for visiting our pallet storage capacity calculator. We created this to give you a quick way to calculate the total number of pallets that can be stored in your warehouse.
This calculator assumes standard 40″ x 48″ pallet dimensions, and a 96″ beam width with 4″ columns racking configuration. This is the most common rack configuration.
To use the calculator:
- Make selections for pallet depth, aisle width, and pallet layers.
- Enter the total square feet of your warehouse.
- Adjust the warehouse capacity and total shared space to your preference.