Online shopping is very quickly becoming our preferred method of shopping, with a huge number of people now choosing it over going to the mall. And whether you’re an independent, mom and pop type business or a company with nationwide recognition, if you offer on-line shopping you need a packaging company to help you get your products out to the customer.
What can a full-service packaging company offer you?
1. They provide supplies.
You can obtain every kind of packaging supply you can imagine, all from one place including envelopes, padded mailers, boxes, tape, bubble wrap, tubes, paper products and so much more. Whether it’s for large items or small, a packaging company can accommodate every requirement you can think of.
2. They offer competitive rates.
Competitive rates shouldn’t just be available to the large shippers. Find a packaging company who offers pricing to suit your budget, and who can provide what you need, when you need it.
3. They can service your business as it grows.
A packaging company helps you get your business established when you’re first starting out. They provide the supplies you need to get your products to your customers in a cost-effective way. But once your business grows to the point you can no longer efficiently ship your inventory, a packaging company with the facilities and capabilities to provide third party outsourced warehousing and fulfillment can keep you on track.
4. They are environmentally conscious.
Packaging can be cumbersome and inevitably, creates a lot of waste. Using a packaging company who supplies and uses eco-friendly materials will reduce the amount of waste we send to our landfills.
Ask your packaging company how much they re-use and recycle and find out what other green initiatives they have implemented within their company. Do they power down their equipment when it’s not in use? Do they have warehouses that allow natural light to come in so they can reduce their hydro consumption? If these types of things are important to you, don’t be afraid to ask the questions. Packaging companies are proud of how they reduce their environmental footprint and will happily answer any questions you have.
Having a reliable packaging company is one of the fundamental requirements for any company providing on-line shopping to their customers. Customers want to know their package will arrive on-time and undamaged. Using a packaging company who can provide the products you need to safely ship products saves you time and money. You’ll spend less time on re-shipping items due to damage, leaving you free to grow your business even more.