Pallets have been used for a long time now for the purpose of moving stacks of goods from one place to another. They have also been used as a way to easily move goods from one place to another. This is because they allow for large stacks of products to be moved from one place to another with the use of a forklift. Over the years pallets have been made using wood and their manufacture has largely been limited to the type of wood available.
This is whether you are close to soft wood or hardwood. In using softwood you are limited in the use as far as the weight of what you wish to stack on the pallet is concerned. On the other hand hardwood is able to handle heavier loads only that the limitation in this case would be the price as hardwood is more costly as compared to softwood.