One of the key factors of success in business is choosing the right business partners. In the context of the immense challenges of the global supply chain during the last two years, the returnable packaging supplier you work with is a crucial link in your logistic flow. As producers of standard and customized returnable packaging solutions, we at Logistic Packaging experienced the same shocks as our clients and had to make the same efforts to adapt to a new business reality.
What did we learn during this difficult period? First of all, we learned that nothing lasts forever – not even the most carefully planned strategies. Secondly, we learned that with close cooperation and by making honest efforts, we are resilient as a whole and can support each other’s businesses and help them thrive. But it all starts with this point: how well do you know and how much can you trust your returnable packaging supplier?
How to Start a Reliable Partnership with a Reputable Packaging Provider
When the Logistic Packaging consultants meet with a potential new client, we are interested in knowing:
- Their business model
- Their challenges
- Their logistic mechanisms and facilities.
We do not simply sell returnable packages – we strive to find solutions that help our clients optimize their logistic processes and their operational costs. We know that by helping them succeed, we are also successful.
In their turn, clients must be certain that they are working with a professional packaging producer. Therefore, during your initial meetings, these are some of the most important questions to ask your returnable packaging supplier:
1. What Quality Guarantees Do You Offer?
A professional returnable packaging supplier will be transparent with the clients with regard to the sourcing of the materials and the productions processes used to make the products.
At Logistic Packaging, we use both virgin and recycled PP, PP-C and HDPE. We have modern production facilities at European standard and continually work on improving our processes and manufacturing practices. Specialized returnable packages such as ESD packaging, hygienic/cleanroom plastic pallets and VDA-KLT containers meet the strictest standards of safety, quality and durability.
2. Can You Guarantee Delivery on Time?
This is one of the most important questions to ask your returnable packaging supplier. You know that ecommerce has changed the rules of the game. Customers expect same day or next day delivery. And you cannot afford not keeping your promises because you do not have the packaging needed to prepare and ship orders.
At Logistic Packaging, we rely on a network of distributors strategically placed all over Europe. They can obtain the products you order from our production facilities, situated close to large transportation hubs. Our own partnerships with reputable transportation companies allow us to make sure that every order of stackable containers or shipping crates arrives on time. In case of unforeseen circumstances, we will stay in constant communication with our client and work together to find viable solutions.
3. Can You Adapt to Market Changes?
Being flexible has become a basic prerequisite for all businesses. It is no different for returnable packaging producers. Whenever the conditions of the market require it, professional companies adapt their offering and focus on the products that are in high demand.
This is the case of packaging solutions for ecommerce – ergonomic and space saving foldable small containers that allow couriers to deliver orders at the client’s doorstep quickly and effectively. The stackable and foldable boxes can be used for a wide range of products, from cosmetics and clothing to everyday groceries.
4. Can You Offer Customization Options?
Marketing extends to every aspect of interacting with clients – including the returnable packaging used to deliver their orders. Thus, one of the questions to ask your returnable packaging supplier is this: can you customize standard products?
When you work with Logistic Packaging, the answer is yes. We offer several color options, as well as printing or hot stamping on plastic pallets and plastic containers. You can add:
- Your logo
- Project numbers
- Important information for handling/shipping.
5. What Is Your Environmental Policy?
Environmental protection has become one of the most important values both for businesses and for consumers. People choose to buy from one company or another based on how well they manage the waste they generate and what they do to reduce their carbon footprint.
Returnable packaging materials are en environmentally friendly choice for businesses. They replace wooden pallets and cardboard boxes, which have a shorter lifespan and usually end in the landfill. At the end of the useful life, most of the packaging solutions produced by Logistic Packaging are 100% recyclable.
At Logistic Packaging you will find a helpful and knowledgeable team of experts, ready to help you identify the best returnable packaging solutions for your business needs. Send us an email or an online message to discuss your packaging application!