The internet growth has incredibly improved to make the world become a digital global village. Many people are conducting their business online. You can easily get a customer anywhere on the earth. Proper packaging has become today’s norm and it is an essential variable you should consider when you are fulfilling your clients’ orders. So, if it was you, how will you feel receiving a damaged package?
These packages travel for a long distance and sometimes these shipments are fraught with problems on their way. For example, accidental dropping, mishandling at warehouses, moving via areas with extreme heat among others.
So, to ensure the client gets an excellent unboxing, ensure their packages will arrive in a mint condition as that will help to achieve your brand’s loyalty and repeated business.
To achieve the correct protection to eliminate shipping damages, ensure your product packaging process will align with the best standards. For example, consider Amazon’s guidelines to get SIOC and user-friendly packages.
Next, consider protective packaging materials like cardboard, packaging peanuts, air pillows, or any recommended packaging material option.
Sometimes, the packaging might seem complicated, don’t complain. It might be true, but your business success will be in a critical position.
Here we shall discuss some vital questions you have in mind to help you understand better.
What Causes Product Damages?
In the world, it is saturated with technology and it becomes easy for anyone to purchase a product online. However, the product will pass at brick and mortar locations.
With an increased demand for online purchases, there is a need for protective packaging. If the speed to market will be highly emphasized, unwanted repercussions will be in the form of damaged goods.
Regardless of the carrier’s best intentions, unintentional damages or accidents might occur. When you are aware and hold the third party accountable, it will be a critical practice when dealing with shipping damages.
How Will You Evaluate Damages?
If you want to understand the damages of your packages, there are common mistakes that might have resulted in the damages.
Here are some of the commons mistakes you can identify:
● Excessive Empty Space
When you have a container larger than the item you want to pack, most likely, the product will bounce in the container. That will easily result in damaged products because of a lack of padding inside.
● Unprotected Packaging
All products are not equal, in terms of make and quality. Some packages don’t need protective packaging (like the air pillows or foam peanuts). If you need to prevent damages, use enough padding on such products.
● Bad Handling Practices
After you send a package to your client, it will move throughout a supply chain. Within the chain, it will be handled by different people. Despite adding “fragile” or “handle with care” label, sometimes the box might get man-handled on the way by accident or intentionally. That will result in damaged products.
● Water or Humidity
Exposure of packages to extreme conditions such as an extreme cold or intense heat results in unwanted damages. It is not something to control easily, because the parcel will be left unintended outside the house, the rain will compromise packaging and potential damages may result in the product.
The above tips will help you to identify common mistakes to help you reduce damages. Industrial packagings have improved on its packaging to help reduce damages throughout the supply chain. You should aim to protect products, clients, and your brand and that is possible with the right packaging practices.