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Solar panel packaging basics

Solar panel packaging basics

Solar panels takes a long time and much raw materials, heading through step-by-step before they are ready to be sold. As a globalized industry with most of production of solar panels taking place in East and Southeast Asia and the largest share of end consumers […]

Why to use Tamper-proof courier bags?

Why to use Tamper-proof courier bags?

While courier bags are capable of packing almost anything which is to be shipped, there are some generous benefits over other forms of packagings which makes it a preferred form of packing and mailing. Courier bags are also known as mailing bags, sealed bags and […]

5 essential packaging products for e-commerces

5 essential packaging products for e-commerces

Selling on internet is holding a high place in sales charts these days. With prompt services, quality products and easy and quick delivery solutions, e-commerce portals who have been consistently providing services have won trust of people and these days, people are really shopping on-the-go using their PDAs.

It is then, essential for e-commerces to wisely choose the packaging delivery methods. Since there are lot more SKUs on any e-commerce marketplace, it becomes essential for them to choose the packaging in a way that all of the selling products can be contained and shipped within them as if the product does not safely to the hands of buyer, they are going to return it which results in huge loss of money, time and goodwill. In this article, we will introduce you to five essential products for e-commerce packaging which will help you boost your efficiency in packaging and sending of the shipments.

Corrugated Boxes

Corrugated boxes differs from regular cardboard boxes because of the special make of the board which is used in making corrugated boxes. The corrugated fibreboard is scientifically made to serve the purpose and hence, it holds way ahead possibilities than any other packaging product.

It comes in various structures to suffice the packaging needs. For e-commerce, commonly, corrugated boxes made of 3-ply structure are used. The innovatory design of multi-depth corrugated boxes allows you to adjust one out of three dimensions of a box i.e. the height. The length and breadth of box remains constant while you have an option to adjust the height of boxes with the creases provided on various altitudes. This enables you to tune it to just perfect height you want to package your shipment. This indeed, results in huge savings and reduced packing time.

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Courier bags

The only cons which stands for corrugated boxes is along with safety, they also comes with an extended volumetric weight which gradually adds up to shipment costs as shipment partners charge on the basis of volumetric weight of the shipment. For product like apparels, they only need t be protected from dust. Instead of using a corrugated box for shipping products like these, we can use courier bags.

For safety and security, one should opt for temper-proof courier bags. These bags comes with a adhesive mechanism in which if once you peel the safety seal off the adhesive line and stick it, it cannot be opened without tampering the bag. This makes the bag useable for once and you can be sure that no one had even got a sneak-peak during the transit inside the bag. This greatly addresses the security issue along with occupying just the enough space to contain the product.

Also, the courier bags comes in a variant of bubble blister sheet pasted inside the courier bag. This is a part of protective packaging and provides cushioning and padding to containment. Apart from this, the courier bags comes in a variety of colours and it is possible for one to get it custom printed with branding so that it adheres to the branding needs and policies of your online store.

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Adhesive Tapes

Adhesive tapes have always been an essential part of packing. It provides a final touch to seal the box or any other packing process. Adhesive tapes are made of BOPP poly film with adhesive applied on one of its side. The quality factors of adhesive tapes includes the thickness of film and the quality of adhesive used.

Adhesive tapes can also be customized as per your need. One may opt for printed tapes with their brand-name on it which eventually increases the trust of customers in your brand.

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Protective packaging

Over the time, it is discovered that shipping products for deliveries with mere box and tape is not sufficient. For shipping of fragile products like those made of glass needs extra protection to withstand the jerks and other abuses during shipping process. Thus, protective packaging comes into utility. Protective packaging is nothing but wrapping the product for added cushioning and padding enabling the packaging to deal with the transit circumstances. Corrugated sheet roll is a paper based product which provides protection to the containment.

Alternatively, one may opt for bubble blister sheet which is also called bubble wrap sheet. It is a poly based sheet with blisters filled with air. Due to air, this sheet provides protection to the containment against the jerks and abrases faced during the transit. Apparently, we all know that most of us like popping the bubbles so anyway they are a temptation along with their utility! (No bubble survives before going to the bin)

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Stretch wraps

Stretch wraps are “not-so-common” but indeed a sophisticated approach for packing of shipments. Using stretch wraps ensures dust protection and that the package reaches in the hands of customer neat and clean! They are considered as the final touch to the packaging and is applied to the package after the whole process of packaging, pasting and sealing. They give the product a shiny appearance and also helps in binding them together. So if you have more than one bundles to stick together in your packaging, consider giving a final touch using stretch wrap sheets.

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FEFCO 0400 series T-folder  and Wrap Around Boxes at Pacfo

FEFCO 0400 series T-folder and Wrap Around Boxes at Pacfo

Commonly known as t-folder box or wrap around boxes, these are categorized as folder type boxes by European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO) and are denoted by FEFCO code 0400. The folder boxes are basically creased corrugated boards with a specific design in which […]

New Arrivals: Tuck-in Boxes at pacfo.com

New Arrivals: Tuck-in Boxes at pacfo.com

One of the most used and common boxes available in the market, tuck-in boxes are suitable and used to pack many of the items like gifts, square or rectangular products and re-usable products like medicines. The life of these type of boxes is long in […]

Future opportunities to develop a sustainable e-commerce packaging supply chain

Future opportunities to develop a sustainable e-commerce packaging supply chain

As e-commerce shifts the focus from an established retail network to a disparate network of consumers, a whole new chain of actions is established to provide direct delivery and to respond to new expectations. As these shifts become better understood, the process of developing responsive strategies will improve. Ensuring that these strategies avoid unintended consequences remains key. Doing so will require dialogue and collaboration across the supply chain. Working together, the entire industry can utilize this opportunity to integrate sustainability into e-commerce supply chains much earlier in their development.

 

Understanding effective packaging design strategies

 

As more is learned about shipping products for e-commerce, the understanding of what designs and materials work best will grow. While there is some initial research and anecdotal   evidence by vendors, there is no national association or collaborating body making information on effective e-commerce materials or formats available, or assisting in testing for application. The International Safe Transit Authority (ISTA) has traditionally played a role with testing and has recently begun to develop further studies on damage, however, more investment into research and sharing of existing data by players across the supply chain will help standardize and share best practices on materials and design decisions suitable for e-commerce.

 

Recovery considerations for emerging e-commerce packaging

 

As e-commerce  packaging changes, consideration must be given  to the end of life management of those materials. As corrugate rises in curb-side collection, it replaces a flagging paper stream lost from the decline of legacy newspaper circulations and home delivery. It also creates more challenges in terms of transportation logistics, as it takes up more space but weights less in transport. Additionally, the emergence of new materials which may offer strong protective qualities at lighter weights versus traditional protective packaging (i.e. jute, wheat straw, molded pulp, multi-material films) challenge existing waste streams that are not yet scaled to sort, process, or commoditize these materials. Consideration and collaboration across the supply chain will be required so that all players in the e-commerce packaging waste stream can anticipate and plan for these and  future shifts expected by continued e-commerce growth.

 

Material demand studies on source reduction and recovery

 

In the traditional retail environment, secondary and tertiary packaging was disposed of by retailers. Consumers were responsible for the disposal of primary packaging only. As e-commerce increases the amount of protective packaging going to consumers, frustration related to this increase in packaging is rising. In this case, previous policies focused on capturing commercial recycling may need to shift to assist consumers with residential recovery. Additionally, understanding if cumulative packaging material is increasing or decreasing as a result of e-commerce will assist in evaluating if packaging disposal is simply shifting to the consumer or is indeed growing. This knowledge will further help to identify how best to leverage recovery systems and influence design through effective policies and mandates, ensuring that these valued materials are collected at the end of their life in a cost effective manner.

 

Utilizing reverse logistics for packaging recovery

 

Significant investments into innovative logistic systems is occurring.  This is a result of the need to coordinate multiple delivery systems while providing transparency to both the consumer and retailer, and to establishing return systems. Not only are   companies investing in how to get the product to the consumer (and back if necessary), they are also investing in solutions to simplify delivery and to create take-back schemes where packaging or other products are contributing to consumer frustration.

 

Testing and safety mechanisms needs to be developed

 

A rapidly expanding area for e-commerce is the distribution of home furnishings and other heavy products. In a traditional retail supply chain, these products were palletized and transported by freight and forklift to a retail environment. Home delivery would then be managed by a specialized team. Should a product fall, this process assured maximum drops of six to eight inches and was subject to safe transport testing mechanisms established by ITSA and/ or ATSM.

However, in the e-commerce environment, heavy items are shipped independently and handled by individuals rather than on pallet and with forklift (e.g., mattresses and toilets). Such a change now subjects heavier products to potential drops of at least 12-24 inches, depending on the mode of handling. There are currently no standards or testing formats to ensure safe transport for both the item and those handling it. This is an area where new industry standards for packaging and transport could help reduce damage and establish safer working environments. Additionally, the expansion of online grocery delivery increases opportunities for spoilage, contamination and malicious tampering. Testing  to ensure the safe distribution of foods should be established.

 

Pacfo: An e-commerce portal for e-commerce businesses

 

Quality and innovation is the basic foundation of the vision of Pacfo which has become a working ethic with every pacfo-nian. Earning more than thousands of new customers till date, we are excelling towards our dream. We are one stop solution for any packaging requirement you may have. Being an e-commerce ourselves, we understand the key areas of packaging requirements and that’s why we call ourselves “An e-commerce portal for e-commerce businesses”. We have all the generally used packaging requirements like corrugated boxes, BOPP tapes, Tamper-proof courier bags, Stretch, Bubble-wrap and corrugated wraps, strapping rolls and packaging tools readily available on our portal. All you need to do is to choose the desired product with quantity and order them all in one go. In this way, you will be able to save on your shipping costs (which will go high if you order them from different vendors). If you need these items frequently, you can add them to your portfolio which will make it easier for you to repeat your orders.

We understand that as a manufacturer or trader, one might have different needs which suits your requirement. For the same, we have our customized solution wing which understands your requirement and engages with your team in order to design a valuable packaging solution which not only ensures safety of your product, but also holds great quality and aesthetic-values.

Pacfo already is manufacturing packaging materials for Amazon and Paytm. So, when you will have received any shipment through any of these e-commerce platforms, you have indirectly get in touch with Pacfo. As we always say: “We know that the quality, optimism and sustainability in packaging is what market looking for and we can deliver it!”

Registered users on pacfo receive additional benefits like discount coupons or free gifts. Register yourself today on the portal to get started with quality packaging and updates too.

Call on 1800-120-9299 or write to sales@pacfo.com today for any queries related to your packaging! May be we can yield better quality in lower cost for you specific to your product, so, get in touch!

 

Source: http://ameripen.org.s192845.gridserver.com/wp-content/uploads/White-Paper-Optimizing-Packaging-for-an-E-Commerce-World-FINAL-1-18-17.pdf

6 tips to become a successful packaging development engineer

6 tips to become a successful packaging development engineer

Now more than ever, packaging engineers are playing critical roles throughout the supply chain. As the industry continues to evolve, it is less of an added-value and more of an expectation for packaging development engineers to hold integrated positions with their counterparts to proactively create […]

How to choose the best packaging for your product?

How to choose the best packaging for your product?

  The world operates on products manufactured by people round the globe and it’s packaging is one of the key-point which helps making a profound success and boost brand-value. Choosing in-appropriate packaging can result in baleful effects. After-all, first impression and ease of handling is […]

PACFO – Packaging Materials, Shipping Boxes and Supplies in India

PACFO – Packaging Materials, Shipping Boxes and Supplies in India

BOPP tapes by pacfo.com
Everything you need for packaging

We are one of the largest packaging materials suppliers in India. Just logon to PACFO and order all your packaging and shipping requirements at one place.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.pacfo.com

We are an online market place for ordering broad range of packaging and shipping materials to meet the demand of various SMEs, eCommerce companies, and even small scale buyers. At Pacfo, we are a supernova team of young professionals making quality packaging products which connects everyone together. We manufacture top quality yet cost effective solutions for packaging. Aimed towards delivering high quality packaging materials, we offer best in class services to become the supplier of choice and preference. From corrugated box, BOPP tapes (transparent/colored), e-commerce courier bags/pouches (plain/printed/with or without bubble inside), wrapping rolls (bubble wrap/stretch wrap/ corrugated sheet roll fiberboard), edge protectors (annular edge Protectors/ paper edge protectors/ plastic edge protectors/ heavy duty edge protectors), paper tubes to wooden pallets, we have everything to offer. All products are available in regular stock sizes as well as in custom sizes. Also, we can provide custom branded /printed materials if need be.

Russia’s packaging market gains momentum

Russia’s packaging market gains momentum

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PACFO – Packaging Materials, Shipping Boxes and Supplies in India

PACFO – Packaging Materials, Shipping Boxes and Supplies in India

BOPP tapes by pacfo.com
Everything you need for packaging

We are one of the largest packaging materials suppliers in India. Just logon to PACFO and order all your packaging and shipping requirements at one place.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.pacfo.com

We are an online market place for ordering broad range of packaging and shipping materials to meet the demand of various SMEs, eCommerce companies, and even small scale buyers. At Pacfo, we are a supernova team of young professionals making quality packaging products which connects everyone together. We manufacture top quality yet cost effective solutions for packaging. Aimed towards delivering high quality packaging materials, we offer best in class services to become the supplier of choice and preference. From corrugated box, BOPP tapes (transparent/colored), e-commerce courier bags/pouches (plain/printed/with or without bubble inside), wrapping rolls (bubble wrap/stretch wrap/ corrugated sheet roll fiberboard), edge protectors (annular edge Protectors/ paper edge protectors/ plastic edge protectors/ heavy duty edge protectors), paper tubes to wooden pallets, we have everything to offer. All products are available in regular stock sizes as well as in custom sizes. Also, we can provide custom branded /printed materials if need be.