How to Prevent Damage During Shipping

Packaging aims to ensure a package arrives safely and in as good a condition as when a customer would choose one in the store. Unfortunately, among the 161 billion parcels shipped globally yearly, some are more prone to damage during the process. Damaged packages lead to financial loss, delays and disappointment for both the recipient and sender. Preventing damage during shipping is important to avoid unnecessary costs, maintain customer satisfaction and minimize your environmental impact.

For business owners looking for ways to protect packages, let’s show you how to prevent damage during shipping processes.

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Is Wood Crating Still the Best Option?

Wood crates are typically used to transport fragile, heavy or unusually shaped goods from one place to another. The main benefits of these crates are their durability, customization and sustainability. Due to the sturdy nature of wood, many manufacturers also use them for their stacking strength. Packaging has substantially advanced in recent years, but many industrial companies still use wooden crates because of their familiarity. Some businesses are unaware that alternatives may offer more protection, greater efficiency and greater cost-effectiveness.

Is wood crating still the best option? Let’s look at the benefits, disadvantages and alternatives to wood shipping crates for those looking for innovative packaging solutions.

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What To Consider for Your E-Commerce Packaging

The way people sell and buy items has changed drastically following the advent of the Internet. E-commerce sales are gaining momentum, exceeding 5.7 trillion U.S. dollars worldwide every year. With so many new opportunities, protecting products throughout the supply chain — from warehouse to doorstep — has never been more important. Shipping packages increases the risk for products to be damaged. That’s why you need a package design that can sustain any transit.

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Contact Great Northern Laminations to Get Started Today

Partnering with us as a distributor gives you access to some of the packaging market’s most beneficial resources. Our team can provide information about the industries you serve, helping you increase sales and grow your business. Join our Distributor Portal today to get started.

If you’re looking to work with us directly, we can help you find the most effective shipping solutions for your operation. Contact Us today to learn more.

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