At first glance, shipping packaging may not seem like such a big ordeal, but fast forward to your package finally reaching its destination only to be faced with damaged or contaminated goods that were tossed and bounced about during transit due to improper packaging.
The efficient packing of your items helps combat against these occurrences by providing safe and secure packaging. In fact, there are various factors that need to be taken into consideration when transporting your packages, including both chemical and physical precautions, which will help ensure your packages arrive safe and sound and protected against the harsh conditions involved in transit.
When selecting a packaging solution, some factors to be taken into consideration include the fragility of your package, the size and nature of your package, and the packing material, which will all effect the packaging solution. For example:
Transporting DVD’s and CD’s
Quite often delicate items such as DVD’s and CD’s become vulnerable to scuffs, scratches, and other external damage if not packaged or improperly packaged while in transit.
There are a wide range of packaging options available for DVD’s, CD’s, and more, which
help ensure these items reach their destination unscathed. In fact, the packaging for DVD’s and CD’s is designed in a way that enables discs to fit snugly into them, so they are kept safe and secure throughout a variety of shipping conditions.
Transporting Electrical Components
When transporting electrical components, it is important to note that they can become subject to electrostatic charge, which can cause damage to the component.
Therefore, when shipping electrical components, it is strongly recommended that you safeguard them in an anti-static bag to help shield them from any electrostatic charge as well as other potential damages.
When shipping non electrical components, you could simply package them in a poly or foil bag, which though not as attractive, helps shield the components from harsh conditions.
Transporting Large Items
Large items often require more protection when transporting them, especially if they are fragile, which can be provided by cardboard packaging.
In fact, the cardboard used in packaging is comprised of extremely durable materials for maximum protection of the content inside the box.
How to Choose the Right Packaging
Superior packaging solutions offer a vast assortment of packaging options, including cardboard boxes, skids, pallets, wooden crates, and more.
When selecting the right packaging for your products, some things to consider include:
It should be cost effective
Professional packaging solutions that enable you to save on or avoid costly fees, while reducing risks, helps increase your or your company’s productivity and efficiency.
The packaging should be user-friendly
The packaging used to secure your products should be user-friendly, or in other words, allow hassle free handling of the package throughout the supply chain.
The packaging must provide optimum protection to the item
Because major damage can be sustained as a result of biochemical, biological, chemical, mechanical, and physical agents etc., the packaging must provide maximum protection of the product. In other words, the packaging must be able to withstand a number of harsh traveling conditions in order to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved.
Whether you require cardboard boxes or more extensive packaging, a reputable packaging and shipping company can provide the right packaging solution for you.