Carton boxes have become an integral part of businesses today. With more consumers opting to make purchases remotely, businesses have to rely on such packaging to get their products to their destination. But using them can sometimes result in damage and other challenges. Often such mistakes can prove costly, causing the business to have to make up for it by offering a refund, replacement, or cover the cost of repairs and shipping again. Here are few problems to be on the lookout for and avoid much of this waste.
1. Choosing The Wrong Size
The wrong size of boxes and cartons can be detrimental to meeting shipping needs. Too big and the contents could end up rattling around inside. This clashing against one another could cause the products to become damaged. Too small and you could end up being unable to properly close the box. If the items spill out, it could lead to their damage and make theft easier. If the shipper has to repackage, the cost could be passed on to you or the recipient. Either way, it can be a financial loss.
2. Ordering The Wrong Quantity
Many businesses often have high seasons when orders come in fast and furiously. Having a low stock of carton boxes to use for shipments can mean delays that can cause your business reputation to suffer. It is important to keep track of your stock of boxes and order fresh supplies in good time to avoid such problems.
3. Poor Packing
Some packing behaviors can often lead to damaged products. For instance, if packing several items for delivery, you never place the heaviest items on top. They can create added pressure on the items below, causing them to become damaged.
4. Lack Of Filler Material
Even with an optimal size of box, many products will often leave gaps of space here and there, more so if the product does not match the shape of the box. The filler material helps fill in such spaces and provides extra protection and insulation against moisture and vibrations.
5. Not Reinforcing
As an added safety measure it is best to reinforce boxes and cartons. This can be as simple as using packing tape along the seams. Failure to do this can often lead to damage that weakens the structural integrity of the box.
6. No Labels
Labels are a good way to provide additional information to shippers on how to handle the box. Information such as breakable contents and keeping the box upright can help to better protect the contents. Using labels can also help in ensuring delivery details like addresses are clearly legible.