Packaging

Did you know that there are people employed as certified PACKAGING ENGINEERS? These engineers go through four years of college just to become experts in how to package products. Fortunately, most of our customers don't require specialty packaging designs.

We usually decide how we are going to package your product for you but you have the option and input to control cost.

DECIDING ON A CARRIER

With our packaging service, we can determine how best to ship your package. It should be noted that we have found no concrete evidence or study showing higher/lower damage rates among the major parcel carriers or among the different services (expedited vs. ground). Therefore, the decision of a carrier will be based on a combination of the following factors:

  • Shipping rates
  • Size and weight limitations
  • Delivery times
  • Convenience

Once we have decided which carrier to use, it is time to decide how to package your product. There are basically three essential components to any package:

  1. The Outer Packaging (i.e. the box)
  2. The Inner Packaging (i.e. crumpled paper, corrugated Inserts)
  3. The Sealing Method (i.e. the tape)

OUTER PACKAGING

There are many different types of outer packaging that we can use to package your products. The most commonly used outer packaging materials we evaluate are:

  • Corrugated Boxes (Cardboard)
  • Wooden Crates
  • Plastic Containers