IT IS TIME TO MAKE OUR PRODUCT REACH to THE RECIPIENT’S HANDS, BUT DO WE SHIP IT IN THE RIGHT WAY? WHETHER YOU ARE A COMPANY OR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL YOU WANT THE PRODUCT TO ARRIVE INTACT AND IN THE BEST CONDITIONS, THEN DOUBTS ARISE ABOUT WHAT SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF KEY ISSUES THAT WE MUST CONSIDER TO CHOOSE THE MOST SUITABLE CARDBOARD PACKAGING.
We want to send a product to another place, either a personal shipment or from our company and we usually think that any box that we have nearby can be used for shipping. Are you sure about it?
There are parts of the shipping process that we do not control, for example if it will be stacked, the treatment it will receive, the gaps in the interior (and no, it is not worth using newspaper), and many others. So, what is the best packaging solution?
We have prepared this practical Decalogue with 8 key points to take into account in order to choose the best pick and pack services. We hope you will be of help.
1. Determine the Product
There are a number of key issues to take into account when choosing the right cardboard box for the product we want to pack, we leave you a small list:
-State (if it is solid, liquid …).
-Provision of the product inside the box.
– Fragility, goes directly into the box or has protection elements.
– Specific needs of conservation required.
-Weight of the product.
2. Internal conditioning.
Will your product go loose in the box? Or is it embedded? Is it different materials? Any fragile or very fragile? And the form, is it geometric or is it abstract? …
As we have answered these questions we will choose the right packing material. Think that the product can be damaged during the journeys, so it is important to evaluate the different types of packing and packaging to ensure that it is as protected as possible.
3. Packaging handling.
How cardboard packaging will be treated in our facilities, in the facilities of the transport company … The way in which they are going to be handled also influences the strength of the cardboard we require. We assume that always be careful with the boxes during the transfers but there may be accidents or circumstances in which good packaging conditions would avoid a dislike. Gain peace of mind with the guarantees of good protection.
4. Storage of the boxes
Take into account whether the cardboard packaging is going to be stored on shelves or stacked, since the weight of the cardboard box will depend on it. Did you think about it? This aspect also involves determining whether the storage will be indoors or outdoors, in addition to its duration.
- The type of cardboard packaging we are going to use:
We will define what shape we want it to have, format, dimensions, thickness of the cardboard, the opening system, the possibility of reuse … Discover more information about the types of closures of cardboard boxes .
We remind that the protection of the environment, the care of the planet, energy saving and the minimization of waste are reasons that have led the main manufacturers of the European market to prefer reusable packaging, cardboard boxes thus become a good option.
In addition, there are more and more types of materials that adapt to the specific needs of each client, with its impact being on the smallest environment. Being responsible is the order of the day, there are no excuses. You sign up?
6. External design of the box.
Are you already clear about the best packaging for your product? It is time to see the type of identification that we want to appear, in addition to the brand image, we recommend including some kind of graphic symbol regarding the handling, storage or transport that the product may require, in order to guarantee that the product arrives in the best possible conditions.
For example, if the product we send is fragile, you should include symbols that warn of it so that the person who transfers it is careful.
Once we know the symbols that we want to appear on the packaging, we will choose the type of printing, phlebography, and offset, digital …).
At this point we emphasize the importance of personalization, a trend that is increasingly integrated into our daily lives. If you need an extra complement, die-cut handles, windows, display format … The possibilities every day are varied.
7. Transportation and delivery:
Determine the type of transport in which our cardboard boxes will go to their destination. If it will be land, sea, air … In addition to determining if the shipment will be in boxes or full pallets.
The shipment can be by urgent or normal transport, depending on, we recommend using padding or not in the box to avoid fractures as well as include the necessary warning symbols.
The most important thing is that the product reaches the client intact, so we must monitor every step of the process.
There are some cases in which a series of standards are imposed according to the characteristics of the product, demands on the packaging that contains it. We must review them and take them into account.