What to take into account when it comes to transport packaging?
Over the last decade or so, the e-commerce sector has witnessed unprecedented growth with the growth of the online consumer base.
Cardboard boxes are still the most widely used packaging for shipping. Cardboard boxes are reliable and durable and offer more delicate products protection during transport. Cardboard boxes do not add weight to your packaging and can be recycled. The biggest disadvantage of cardboard boxes compared to mailing bags is that they take up a lot of space. You either need a lot of cardboard boxes of different sizes to put your products of different sizes in them, or you need to waste larger cardboard boxes on smaller products and there is too much space left in the box. This empty space must also be filled with packaging material, otherwise the products will move around too much in the cardboard box. And of course, a large cardboard box takes up a lot of space in the parcel machine and the courier’s car.
Mailing bags are an ideal packaging option, provided you are sending products that do not require additional protection or cushioning. Of course, bubble wrap or other packaging materials can be added to the mailing bags to provide additional padding if necessary. Mailing bags protect products from dust, dirt and water. Mailing bags are made of strong and durable material. Unlike cardboard boxes, mailing bags do not need a separate tape to seal the packages. Mailing bags are already equipped with adhesive tape. The adhesive strip ensures a secure closure and keeps the products securely in place. It is also possible to put a second adhesive strip on the mailing bag, which allows customers to reseal the mailing bags to return the goods. There is also a tear or cut strip between the two adhesive strips so that you don’t have to ruin the mailing bag and tear it in the wrong place.
Getting the right packaging is important to keep your items safe from damage. But it can also help save money on postage. Pricing depends on the size of the package you are sending. Packing products in the smallest possible package can save money. Mailing bags are more flexible and take up less space.
Packaging design also plays a big role in e-commerce. Compared to physical retail, online stores have fewer opportunities to make themselves visible. This is where it plays a big role in order to create a memorable brand experience for customers and stand out from the competition. It is definitely worth starting with the design of the mailing bag and cardboard box. Next, it’s worth thinking about thank you cards, stickers and other goodies to include.
Of course, people love to share their positive experiences, so encourage your customers to share it on their social media.
In addition to the e-commerce sector, takeaway from catering companies and home delivery have also grown in recent years. In addition to tasty dishes, food packaging must also be of high quality and durable. Here, too, one should not forget about the awesome and attention-grabbing design, which would invite your customers to order again and again and also to share your pleasant experience with others.