Ship-from-store is for your customers who shop from home

The development and rising popularity of online retail sites such as Amazon and advancements in technology has come with an increase in convenience for the consumer.  Buyers want their products as soon as possible with as little trouble as possible.  Even though purchasing goods online may be easier than physically going into stores, some consumers worry about how their packages will arrive.  Many individuals complain about receiving packages that are damaged or thrown onto their doorsteps and missing items. In fact, package testing centers report that on average, a package is dropped 17 times during delivery. With this rise in online shopping and the growing expectation for top-notch delivery, ship-from-store is a plus for many retailers. And Packsize is here to help set that up.

 

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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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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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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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Packsize’s Automated Packaging Has Helped Workers, Recipients Alike

Rumors of automation’s impending global takeover have been greatly exaggerated. While we agree that this topic has gained increasing attention over the past half-decade, it’s essential to understand what automation is really all about. Automated packaging systems leader Packsize was among the first to adopt these technologies—especially in its X Series machines.

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How the Fully Automated X7 Makes High-volume E-commerce Packaging Operations Possible

As companies see their e-commerce business blossom, they must be prepared to meet customer demands. To help those in e-commerce deliver products safely, efficiently, and as quickly as possible to their customers, Packsize developed the X7—a fully automated machine that can prepare 1,200 ready-to-ship packages an hour.

 

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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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Packaging Automation Keeps Companies In The Clear During Labor Shortages

Whether Millennials are in fact “lazy,” as far too many news pundits like to assume, is beyond the point. The real problem is that warehouses and distribution face a shortage of able-bodied workers. What’s more, those who fill up the applicant pool are either picky about where they work or ten not to apply for positions requiring manual labor. From the perspective of facility owners who need to keep conveyor belts filled with outbound items headed for delivery, not having the human hands to handle them is a problem—right? Not quite. As Packsize is quick to point out, automated machines creating the right-sized box out of environmentally-friendly packaging material is an all-around solution for those experiencing staffing and workflow problems. With the busy holiday season now on the horizon, there’s no time like the present to shift attention to automation rather than scurrying to find temporary workers who’ll only bridge the gap until Christmas is over.

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Safeguard Your Orders Against Damage with Packaging Software Solutions

Best intentions occasionally fall short. It’s bound to happen but when a customer’s order is on the line, it doesn’t matter how close you came to getting it right. Shortcomings in the shipping department are inexcusable. No one is going to be happy if their order arrives damaged due to poor planning on the part of the company they ordered it from. And much of this headache can be avoided because currently-available packaging software helps eliminate damage inflicted during delivery.

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