When a business accepts an order, it enters into a contract with the consumer to deliver the product in optimal condition at their choice of location.
The e-commerce industry is thriving on the premise of convenience and timely-delivery, but this on-time delivery will be of no use if the product is damaged in transit.
It is imperative to make sure your packages are sturdy enough to reduce the damage caused during transportation.
Reasons Behind Damage
FedEx and UPS deliver around 8 billion packages each year. Out of these, 8 million are reported to be damaged or lost in transit. Moreover, mishandling of the package when sorting or storing may also cause harm. Therefore, make sure your packages are able to sustain:
It is difficult to monitor the packaging of each product, but you can automate your supply chain process.
Integrate a shipping software in your e-commerce process. This way, you get real time data on packaging and best carrier options.
With the availability of size and weight data, you can design a packaging parameter for your production. This will allow you to make cost effective packaging decision without wastage of material.
Guidelines For Choosing Packaging Material
Fragile products need to be centered in the box and packed in way to limit movement or breakage. The empty spaces in the box can be filled to limit movement, or fragile products can be packed with other goods to provide protection.
Edge Crush Test
An ECT determines the strength and stack-ability of a box. If a box is damaged, it will not provide adequate protection to the stored items. Single wall boxes are recommended for transport of small good; for large orders, double or triple wall boxes should be used.
Supply of liquids can be tricky. Perfumes and fancy oils come in fragile bottles that need to be handled with care. They must be packed separately with padded security.
Common Material Used For Packaging
Brace For Impact
A detailed packaging control can be monitored, while ensuring timely delivery with the help of shipping software. ProcessWeaver’s e-Commerce shipping software allows packing and delivery with just a few clicks.
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