If you only ship a package once or twice a year, the type of packaging you use will not matter much. You can grab any box that will the stuff you want to ship will fit in, add something to protect the contents and take it to the local post office. It is easy and there are plenty of people that do it just this way.
The people that ship things more often do care about the packaging that is used. E-commerce sites are growing at a rapid rate. In order to make money off of these sites, it is necessary to ship the products that are sold, to a person’s home. If the products do not get there safely and undamaged, the customers will not be happy and the e-commerce site will lose money.
Getting packages to the customers safely is only half of the battle. It also needs to be shipped in a cost effective way. Many e-commerce sites attract business by offering free or discounted shipping. If they do not save money on the packaging, they will lose money making these offers.
One of the solutions that e-commerce companies are turning to is the use of fiber dividers. These fiber partitions allow the e-commerce companies to fit multiple items into the same package. The partitions can help protect the items.
Dividing up boxes to ship multiple items is not a new idea. The use of fiber partitions is. Fiber dividers offer a few advantages over the traditional paper or cardboard dividers that have been used in the past.
- They can be contoured on the edges. This allows them to be placed into boxes easier and without damaging the dividers. This feature is referred to as corner cuts.
- They have an adhesive coat on the vertical sides. This allows the dividers to remain in place better. Items in the package are less likely to move around when these fiber partitions are in place.
- They require compression strength. This feature provides more protection for the items that are inside of the package.
- They can be fitted easily to any size package, tall or short.
These dividers will be used more and more as the e-commerce companies continue to grow. Shipping companies expect this industry to grow and are trying to make sure they can get their piece of the action by offering lower costs. Anyone that is shipping the packages with these dividers will be able to take advantage of the changes and ship their packages safely while still cutting their costs for shipping.