Overcoming E-commerce packaging challenges

It happened fast, but holiday retail reports show that online shopping is the new normal. It’s now essential that a retailer practices careful and efficient E-commerce Packing.

However, there are many issues that can arise during an automated packaging process.  We recently conducted a webinar with Supply Chain Brain with Adam de Laveaga, Director of Solutions Engineering at Packsize. The webinar, titled “Solving the Packaging Problem in E-commerce: Linking Products, Processes and Automated Technology,” highlights the importance of E-commerce packaging in the retail environment.

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The E-commerce era is accelerating the need to rethink packaging

DHL recently released “Rethinking Packaging,” an important report that identifies the trends driving change in packaging, how industries and their packaging needs are evolving, and how packaging innovations will shape the near future of the logistics industry. There is growing evidence that today’s approaches to packaging are struggling to meet the changing needs of companies, consumers, and the wider environment. Across all sectors, companies are recognizing that it is now necessary to adopt new packaging optimization tools, materials, and handling technologies that will significantly boost efficiency, productivity, and sustainability.

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Helping the Environment Can Help Your Bottomline

The environment is something we should all care about. And because customers are passionate about eliminating waste, companies should take advantage of marketing their products as shipped in eco-friendly packaging. This selling point can easily sway a consumer from one brand to another. 

 

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USPS Changes Their DIM Weight Pricing

Dimensional weight, or DIM weight, is a pricing mechanism that applies to larger packages with lower weights. DIM weight impacts e-commerce merchants who pay for the space packages take up in a truck, as opposed to the actual weight of the package itself.

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How Eco-friendly Packaging Saves the Planet and Your Bottom Line

Hanko Kiessner, CEO of Packsize International, recently sat down with Russell Goodman, the Editor-in-Chief of SupplyChainBrain.com, to discuss the importance of eco-friendly packaging and how it relates to a company’s overall sustainability efforts. This drive for right-sized packaging will also affect your bottom line.

What follows is an adaption of that interview that has been edited for clarity. If you’d like to watch the full video, click here!

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Get the Right-sized Box with On Demand Packaging®

The term “on demand” can mean different things to different people. Some will accept that “on demand” means sooner rather than later.

Those in the business sector needing instant results want “on demand” to have a more literal definition: They make a request and it’s immediately set in motion. Packsize, which offers custom box-making machinery via a portfolio of On Demand Packaging® solutions, meets these expectations as rapid product delivery demands continue to rise.

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Ways Your Company Can Be More Sustainable

The only way for a company to become sustainable is to start today.

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The Customer’s Packaging Experience Yields a Moment of Truth for Brands

From the straw ban proposal of 2018 to a recent Lenten appeal to give up plastic packaging and disposables by the U.K.’s Church of England, a consumer packaging revival is on the rise. Excessive packaging continues to be among the most common online shopping complaints. Smart brand owners are taking notice by putting increased focus on their customers’ packaging experiences.

 

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Lessons Learned from the 2018 Holiday Season

All companies and packaging carriers are breathing a sigh of relief after the craziness of the 2018 holiday season. Post-holiday is when these groups can make sense of the mad dash they miraculously completed yet again. With this in mind, Packsize is exploring the predictions, fallout, and lessons learned from the 2018 holiday season. Since Packsize makes it possible to right-size secondary packaging with box-making machinery, companies can now address where their packaging fell short in 2018.

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No Time Like the Present—A Holiday Infographic

Right-sizing your boxes this Christmas is the frustration-free option. It reduces turn time around and leaves a smile on your customers face. In addition to right-sized boxes, Packsize can also help your customers with custom printing options to give your corrugated that extra festivity. Enjoy this infographic explaining why the world’s biggest companies are switching to custom-made boxes!
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