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Are you packaging your fragile goods correctly?

By 04/04/2019 No Comments

Here are some tips to help you package your fragile products the best way.

You are the biggest contributor that determines whether or not your delicate products arrive to your customers in one-piece. We worry about the postal service playing a bit too rough with the packages, but quite commonly it’s usually down to how the businesses package their items.

Time is a big decider in the packaging game; it’s easy to wrap things wrong if you’re in a hurry, that’s why it’s always a recommendation that you plan.

Large businesses will more likely be susceptible to damaged products whereas small companies will be able to focus on being more personal to their customer. It’s always ideal that you stock up on the right materials and follow the right procedures to ensure that the goods are delivered in pristine condition.

What packaging materials should you use?

If you’re e-commerce traded, we understand that you’ll have thousands of products being wrapped and packed as you read this blog. That’s why we’ve kept traders in mind and will provide a list of tips that will help you reduce the number of damaged products you receive back.

1. Air Packaging

Glass and china include some of the riskiest materials to wrap safely let alone deliver to a customer another side of the world. With millions of packages entering the postal system every day, your package won’t always be guaranteed steady hands.

No matter the size of your goods, if you’re going to be transporting glass or china then you need to take extra precaution when packaging the item.

For the best measures, it’s best to use ‘air packaging’ to support the position of the product. Air packaging is typically plastics that are inflated with air to keep products in the correct position during movement. For instance, wrap a wine bottle in Ribtec and the product will bounce if it hits the floor.

Not only will the material prevent the glass and china from shattering, but it will also reduce the risk of the material being scathed or moving within the box. There is a plentiful amount of material sizes with Ribtec, allowing users to secure all kinds of fragile items. Bubble wrap is a common yet highly effective means of keeping fragile goods like these secure. It’s a popular choice and as long as you ensure you use the right amount, your product can expect a safe journey.

2. Keeping objects in place

Although Ribtec (as mentioned previously) is good for securing products, there are still many alternatives for supporting fragile products apparent with a straightedge.

TV’s, tables and other straight-sided products will benefit from Anglepost materials. This secure packaging method carries up to 500 kilos of goods (depending on the size) and protects the edges of a product.

While holding the product in place, you can rest assured knowing that the item will remain safe during transit. Another solution towards keeping objects stable is to use bubble wrap or polystyrene.

Both bubble wrap and polystyrene are a must if you want to ensure that your fragile goods remain intact. It’s always good to ensure you measure how much material you’ll need. Many materials are non-biodegradable and can have a dramatic impact on your reputability and the environment.

3. Don’t over-pack

We understand that you want to be ‘safe rather than sorry’ but stuffing in as much material as you can isn’t going to do you any favours. Not only will excess packaging annoy your customer, but it’ll cost you.

Environmentally it’s also beneficial to ensure you don’t use too much plastic. Businesses are starting to become praised on their efficiency and it’s important to ensure that your solutions are sustainable.

Overpacking is also economically devastating for your business, why use material that you could’ve been using for another product? Exactly, that’s what you could potentially be doing without even realising. Always ensure that you plan to use the correct amount of material. All you need is to ensure that your goods are immobile during transit.

Improve the quality of your fragile goods delivery.

These 3 tips are some of the most vital points you should take into consideration to deliver your fragile products safely. Not only will a well-packaged item keep the product secure, but also it’ll impress your consumer. 

I don’t know about you, but who enjoys receiving a small product buried in layers of plastic and film? I mean is it necessary?

We understand the stress of ensuring that your fragile goods are wrapped correctly and out the door as fast as possible. But it’s important to keep the customer happy and your reputation exceeding expectations.

Eastpac is here to help businesses find efficient solutions to their packaging needs. After all, that’s what we know about.

If you would like help or information on your packaging use and materials, then get in touch today:

01733-233-322
Email – sales@eastpac.co.uk