Your product’s packaging is crucial for protection and presentation. With the rise in popularity of unboxing videos and social media reviews, consumers expect high-quality packaging. The packaging must not only keep the product intact during shipping, but also be able to be reused if the customer wishes to return it.
You need to use high-efficiency shipping material that is customized to your product size to protect your delivery.
1. You can pack efficiently
Your packing will determine the condition of your product once it arrives at its destination. When choosing the size of your box, there are several important things to consider. Is the product fragile? Are there sharp edges? It should fit into the box without much space. Use air pillow packaging for extra protection and to keep the product in place. You should avoid packing too much cushioning in the container or box. You can cushion:
-Cartoon or foam inserts
Customers receive their products in good condition by avoiding any wasted space.
2. Select the right packaging materials
It is important to select packaging materials that are specifically designed for products that require cushioning. While Styrofoam peanuts may work well for most shipments and might be suitable for fragile products, single layer bubble wrap or double layer bubble wrap for support with might be necessary.
Gel packs can be used to keep the product cold if dry ice is not an option. You should also use high-quality tape for sealing the box. To ensure that your parcel does not split during shipping, you need a high-quality, industrial-strength and water-activated, pressure-sensitive tape.
3. Choose the right box
How well protected and presented the product on arrival is directly affected by the box you use to ship them. For maximum security, a new or lightly used box is best. It must be structurally designed to your product’s specifications.
For secure shipping and intact delivery, custom boxes made for your product are worth the investment. Consult with experienced packaging and shipping experts to determine which cardboard grade and fluting best protects your products.
4. Add More Wrapping for Longer Distances
The more distance your package travels, the better protection it will need. You have a greater chance of your package being lost or damaged if you ship internationally or to an international destination. You can ensure that your product arrives safely by wrapping it extra securely in a box, using extra tape and adding an extra layer of packaging.
5. Avoid wrapping items too tightly
It is important to ensure that your product fits securely in its box. However, it is also vital not to pack items too tightly. If fragile glass items or other delicate products, tight packaging is a must. The product may crack, break or change its shape if it is subject to too much pressure. Items should not be insecure but free from tension.
6. All items wrapped separately
To avoid them shifting in transit, you will need to separate the products from the package. Your products should be wrapped individually and cushioned so that they don’t hit or move with force.
To prevent moisture damage from occurring if any of the items are liquid-containing, wrap all packages in plastic.
7. Recycle, Reduce, and Reuse
There are many benefits to both the company and customer when packaging is eco-friendly, made from recycled material, or can be reused for future shipments.
Businesses that take steps to reduce their environmental footprint are more likely to be supported by consumers and re-sold to them. There may be an initial cost for a company to alter its packaging habits. Recyclable packaging can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save on raw materials, and manufacturing electricity expenditure.
8. Design Packaging for Returns
Customers may sometimes be unhappy with a product and have to return it to you. Packaging that is easily unpacked and repacked improves customer experience and ensures that the product arrives intact.
9. Label your package clearly
Successful shipping requires a successful delivery. It doesn’t matter how carefully you package your product. If the labeling is unclear, it may not reach the destination in good condition.
To ensure that the parcel is handled with extra care, label fragile items on the sides of any packages containing delicate contents. It is a good idea to invest in a stamp for fragile items that can be shipped by small or large businesses.
10. Parcel insurance coverage
You can’t control how your product is packaged and protected once it leaves your facility. If you frequently ship fragile products or products that are difficult to replace, insurance may be a good option. Your business can be protected from loss or damage in transit by having insurance.
Consider package tracking in addition to having adequate insurance. Understanding tracking software and how technology improves last-mile logistics allows you to have control over your products’ transportation and ensures that your goods arrive on time.
Safety in shipping is affected by human error. As long as the package is being handled by people, there is no way to eliminate risk. It is important to minimize the damage to products before shipping.
You, as a business owner must consider how you package your goods. Online customers have high expectations about the product’s condition upon arrival and its speedy delivery. To improve customer satisfaction and retention, the right packaging materials and custom-made cardboard boxes can reduce many of the risks associated with international and domestic shipping.