Optimal packaging is one of the quickest ways to increase profits. Once you know the product’s dimensions, weight, and if it is considered fragile, a decision can be made on how to package the product.
The first step is to notice the dimensions of the product. Can it fit in a bubble mailer? If not, what size box would it fit in? Try to find the smallest box the item can fit in to save money on the cost of boxes. Smaller packaging may also qualify the shipment for one of the multiple different shipping services. You also may want to consider how many items are in the order and consolidate them into one box if possible.
The second step is to weigh the product and see if the weight requires a more reinforced box. Can the product ship in its own packaging?
The third and final step is to check to see the material or fragility of the product. If it is glass or fragile, ensure that it is wrapped and protected for shipping. For non-fragile products, you can use bubble wrap or paper dunnage to fill the spaces in the box.
Proper packing materials are required to ensure that the product is delivered to the customer safely. This can minimize returns due to customers receiving damaged products. Optimal packaging can decrease shipping costs, returns, and overall packaging costs through repetition.
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