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Packing Tips From The Professionals

Packing Tips From The Professionals

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Packing is an essential part of any wholesale or retail business, as it protects the product while in transit, and while you might think that your packaging ticks all the boxes, there is always room for improvement. Whether you supply businesses or have a busy online store, getting your products to the customer can be a challenge at the best of times, and with that in mind, here are some packing tips that come from the professionals. 

  • Use Quality Packing Materials – The packaging reflects the product, so you should always choose quality packaging over cheaper versions, as inferior packaging increases the risk of product damage, which is something to avoid at all costs. First impressions count, and with top quality packaging, you are making a statement as well as protecting your products while in transit.

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  • Organise The Warehouse Effectively – The layout of your warehouse has an impact on the efficiency of your pick and pack operation, and with an affordable pick packing‌‌ service by TIFS, who is one of Australia’s leading third-party logistics providers, you can spend your time focusing on customer satisfaction. Many online retailers simply outsource all their picking, packing & delivery to a local logistics provider, as this is the most cost-effective way to fulfil orders.
  • Be Well Prepared For Seasonal Surges – If your business is seasonal, make sure that you have the necessary stock, packaging and labour to cope with a sudden increase in orders. The other alternative is to outsource the picking, packing and delivery to a local 3PL provider, who would be happy to take on the extra work load. If you use the third-party provider during the rush periods and it works out well, you can have them handle all your logistics, which will save you money in the long term.

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  • Avoid Excess Weight & Space – If your packaging is well-designed, there will be almost no space between the product and the packaging, otherwise you are paying to ship empty space, along with the product. While you do not want to have many different sixed boxes for your products, you should ensure that you are making the best use of your packaging. If you feel that your packaging could be improved, there are some packaging design tips from articles you can find online that might help with a redesign.
  • Staff Training – There is a right and a wrong pay to do everything, especially when packing, and by training your packing staff on the best practices, your products will always arrive to the customer in tip-top condition.

Rather than tying up your valuable resources in packing and delivery, simply outsource everything to an established 3PL provider, who has the knowledge and the resources to fulfil your orders, and at an affordable price too. If you would like to explore the potential that third-party logistics can offer your business, an established provider can be found with an online search. This will allow you to focus more on other equally important aspects of the business, while having the assurance that your products are being shipped efficiently and quickly.

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