Every company dealing with merchandise needs a packaging budget – but they are actively seeking ways to mitigate costs with container, pallets and shipping totes. Some companies try to find cheap packaging materials. Others try to use their existing stock of packaging materials for as long as possible.
The High Cost of Inadequate Savings
The methods for saving packaging costs are not simple, and simplistic attempts to cut costs turn out expensive for the company. Each type of merchandise can be damaged beyond use if it is not stored and shipped in adequate packaging.
Inadequate packaging or old and damaged containers and pallets cannot protect your products from shocks, dust, spillage, contaminants, and weather conditions. Thus, trying to save money actually costs your company more: returned products and deteriorating trust among your customers.
All the above do not mean that your company cannot reduce costs by using professional packaging materials. On the contrary, the whole purpose of working with professionals, such as the team at Logistic Packaging, is finding ways to mitigate loss and unnecessary expenses. Here are the top ways in which you can do this:
1. The Packaging Materials Must Fit The Products
One of the ways in which companies are losing money resides in the core philosophy concerning packaging: making products fit the package, not the other way round. Buying the wrong size of containers, because they were on sale or because they seem to be just what your company needs is the wrong approach.
Many companies ship containers only partially filled with products, because the lack of fit between the products and the containers prevents workers from making use of all the available space. When you contact our packaging specialists, the first thing they ask is what products you manufacture and distribute. We will make a recommendation only after knowing your needs and specific constraints.
2. Get Rid of Unnecessary Extra Packaging
Professional packaging solutions have this name because they are capable of keeping your products safe during storage and transport, even in extreme conditions. You do not need to add an extra layer of cardboard packaging, or to wrap containers in shrink films. Each extra layer of packaging makes your shipment weigh more and you will pay higher shipping fees.
Logistic Packaging produces only high quality packaging materials. When we recommend a certain combination of product, such as pallets and pallet lids or plastic containers with inner dividers, this is all you need to ship your products safely. You do not need any other extra packages.
3. Pay Attention to the Specifications of the Packaging Materials
Each packaging solution has a technical data sheet which includes important information, such as:
- Static load
- Dynamic load
- Stacking load
- Temperature resistance
You must always pay attention to these data and use the products within their tolerance limits. Otherwise they will be damaged and can no longer guarantee the safety of your products.
4. Some Products Require Customized Packaging
Certain products have atypical sizes, weights or shapes and they do not fit well in standard packaging materials. This is when professional packaging companies can help you design and produce your own customized packaging, which will be a perfect fit for your products.
Certain atypical sized packaging materials, such as non-Euro stackable and stack-nest containers, have become a part of the standard range of products of Logistic Packaging, because there is a lot of demand for these footprint sizes.
5. Dispose of Old Packaging Responsibly and Save Money
Many specialized companies need recyclable materials to make other products. These companies will come to your premises to take over your stock of old and damaged packaging for free and even pay you a price per unit.
This option does not only help you save money, but also reduce wastes and contribute to the general efforts to protect the environment from pollution.