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7 Ways to Reduce your Packaging Costs

7 Ways to Reduce your Packaging Costs

20/06/2018

You could be making significant savings in your packaging process.

 

Want to know how? Read on for our top 7 ways…

 

1.   Order in bulk

If you know what packaging supplies you will need, when, and in what quantity, why not discover the many advantages of ordering in bulk. You can make significant and consistent savings, without ever compromising on the quality of the materials you are purchasing. Plus you’ll have peace of mind knowing you won’t ever run out of supplies!

 

2. Order for next day

By planning ‘just in time’ deliveries you can make sure you only order exactly what you need at that time. It also means that space isn’t going to be taken up by packaging supplies that aren’t even needed yet and will make the packaging process easier for workers. Here at Springpack our stock supply allows us to offer next day nationwide delivery for orders received by 2pm.

 

3. Select the perfect fit

Ensuring that the packaging you choose is right for the product is essential, not only to the protection of the product but also to reducing the amount of excess waste being produced. Selecting packaging that is the right size, shape and material is the more protective and efficient way to transport your goods. No matter how unusual the item is we promise to find you a bespoke packaging solution, and we have a range of products including pallet wrap, tape, box inserts and padded bags that can all be personalised and tailored to your requirements.

 

4. Stock holding

Keeping a large warehouse of packaging stock can be very costly. All of the unnecessary stock can take up valuable space and put a halt to your plans of expanding production. By managing your inventory and utilising next day delivery, you can reduce this by allowing the packaging supplier to hold your stock for you. We can hold your products in our warehouse and deliver a specified amount when you need it, eliminating the risk of stock shortages and reducing admin. 

 

5. Minimise packing time

As well as freeing up space to make the packaging process more efficient, you can also minimise packing time by automating packaging. Not only will this speed up the process, it will also free up workers so they can perform other tasks and keep productivity rolling. You can use strapping machines to secure loads in no time at all, and reduce the number of people required to wrap each pallet. Try this semi-automatic strapping machine which takes approximately 2 seconds per strap to tension, seal, and cut strapping to produce a secure transit package. Alternatively you can strap the pack at the press of a button or foot pedal with a fully automatic strapping machine!

 

6. Damage prevention

Damage could well be the hidden cost of your packaging. Damaged goods can lead to returns, replacement requests and stock being written off, all of which can also harm your reputation and repeat business. Luckily there are proactive steps you can take to avoid damage and theft, including using tamper evident security tape and labels to communicate how a package should be treated. For example, is the load fragile? Should it always be kept the same way up? Does it contain glass? Effective labelling can make all the difference to how your products are handled throughout the chain. 

 

7. Cost effective delivery

Using less packaging doesn’t necessarily mean you are risking the safety of a load. You can cut shipping costs by using a lighter and more effective voidfill such as bubble wrap or foam, that also doubles up as excellent protection. We have all seen a small product arrive in an unnecessarily large box, not only is this ineffective but it’s also wasteful and is costing the sender more money to post. Measure the product you are packing for accuracy and choose appropriate packaging whether that be a box, bag or envelope. Swapping your standard stretch film for a higher quality alternative is also an effective way to reduce the weight, as less film can be used without impacting integrity.

 

 

Why not get in touch with Springpack today to see how much money you could save on bulk-packaging supplies! Call our team on 0800 651 0110 or fill out our online enquiry form.

 

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