Using a heavy wooden crate to transport a pair of contact lenses will obviously be a ludicrous wastage of money, but you might be surprised at how other shipping inefficiencies add up over time. Several companies are unaware of just how much unnecessary spending occurs within their shipping department.
Identifying the correct packaging supplies for each product line can lower weight and postage expense, while better protecting products during shipment. Adding eco-friendly packaging supplies can actually boost sales.
In this article, Mr. Gaurav Jalan Founder, and Director of India’s top packaging company Packman Packaging Private Limited talks about ways to lower your costs with packaging supplies.
Best-Fit Packaging Supplies
To be economical and relevant, packaging supplies should be individually suited to each product. Properly sized corrugated boxes lower waste and the risk of damage. Right-sized packaging supplies also decreases the need for excess fill. When shopping for packaging supplies, be certain to find a supplier who can provide boxes of exactly the proper size for each product. There is no one-single-fits-all in the world of shipping, no matter how low the price tag might be.
Using lightweight fill materials to balance and protect products during shipment can greatly reduce shipping costs. Kraft paper, loose fill peanuts, and newsprint can do little to add weight as they secure and stabilize. Cardboard, foam corners and edge protectors are lightweight yet add solid protection for valuable products. Even air can be used to cushion products while shipment, adding no weight at all!
Cash In On The Green
Today’s environmental mindfulness leads several consumers to buy products that are packaged in eco-friendly materials. Honeycomb sheets, biodegradable poly bags, Kraft paper, and eco-friendly packing list envelopes all make a big statement to your customers that you care about nature. Biodegradable loose fill availed from corn starch offers the added benefit of being static-free
Explore Your Options
There are various companies that provide packaging supplies. They are not created equal and the difference can have a huge effect on your profit margin. Buying packaging supplies from your local office supply outlet is generally not in your best interest. Big online companies are able to pass on economies of scale that small companies or firms with higher overhead cannot. Heightened volume garners bigger discounts, making them reduce your net cost.
Decrease shipping costs by choosing the best size box for every product, using high quality, lightweight fill, appealing to the environmental market with biodegradable packaging supplies and by creating a long term business relationship with a reputable source of packaging supplies.
Mr. Gaurav Jalan is the Founder and Director of Packman Packaging, one of the largest Indian packaging company that has been serving some of the world’s eminent technology, pharmaceutical, retail, fast-moving consumer goods, food, courier, publication, Jewellery, fashion, e-commerce organizations for the past 30 years.
A brilliant academic, a good graphic designer and a graduate from India’s top management institutes, Mr. Jalan is a visionary businessman and an eminent spokesperson on matters related to the Indian Packaging industry. He has witnessed and as well as participated in the growth process of India’s packaging industry’s that was few billions dollar market in 2010, grew into USD 31 billion in 2015 and is expected to turn$72 billion by 2020.
Under the leadership of Mr Gaurav Jalan, Packman.co.in (Packman’s official website) became India’s first e-commerce store for packaging solutions in the year 2002 (5 years before Flipkart was launch).
In years 2003-2005, when the majority of Indian packaging companies were primarily focused on their revenue and operations, Packman under Mr Jalan’s leadership has started using eco-friendly and recycled packaging raw materials.
Today, Packman Packaging manufactures more than one lakhs of corrugated rolls, corrugated boxes, high quality bubble sheets, safety/courier bags and more from it state of art manufacturing unit, located in Delhi NCR region. The manufacturing unit uses some of the world’s most advanced packaging material manufacturing machinery with world’s best printing technology that ensures Packman’s customers get fast and efficient delivery, high-quality brand representation through their product packaging.