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How and why packaging is important for manufacturers

Posted April 20, 2017 by Jamestown Container

Products are being shipped all over the world. There are few places on the planet where any manufactured product cannot be shipped, and you need to ensure that the product reaches its destination in excellent condition. One way to do this is by getting the packaging right. When you ensure that your package will travel well without having any detrimental effect on the product inside, your customers will be happy. Follow these crucial steps to ensure your product is delivered properly.

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How to choose the right product packaging

Consider the physical traits of the product

Choose the appropriate packaging material based on how you are going to send it. Determine how susceptible it would be to various environmental elements such as temperature, sunlight, moisture etc. Pay attention to any physical stress such as impact, vibration, compression and surface contact that the package will be exposed to. You must consider special packaging if the products are perishable, expensive or hazardous. Use packaging materials such as anti-static wraps, vapor, heat-shrink wrapping, etc. 

Reduce the packaging profile

When you reduce the profile of the packaging, you can minimize the freight costs. Most freight rates for air and ocean shipments are mainly structured on a weight/measure basis, which means that the dense cargo is billed at the actual shipment weight while the lighter cargo is billed according to the displaced volume. Consult with your custom packaging supplier to determine the proper profile for your product's shipping box. 

Use eco-friendly packaging materials

Try to choose packaging materials that are eco-friendly and recyclable. This will not only make them sustainable but also help in making your company go green. For example, you can opt for recycled packing peanuts or recycled corrugated cardboard. Continue reading... 






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