Shipping has never been more challenging than it is today. Increasing productivity and providing exceptional customer experiences is imperative. Companies are finding it difficult to solve the current challenges in the packing arena, which include labor shortages, unnecessary DIM weight expenses and customer experience.
Overcoming these challenges isn’t easy, but shippers can reduce labor and parcel sizes while decreasing the use of shipping materials. Many e-commerce and third-party logistics (3PL) providers have turned to innovative packing solutions to address these key issues.
While there’s extensive data available about the benefits of smarter packing solutions, it’s not as simple as it appears. The packing function in distribution centers is vitally important, however for many years there have been few productivity gains. Due to continuous e-commerce growth and year-over-year increases in peak-season volume, this area demands attention—and action.
What’s covered in the white paper?
- Current Shipping and Packing Challenges
- Current Solutions: Defining the Space
- Comparing Volume-Reduction Packing Solutions
- Determining Which Solution Fits Your Needs
Diving into Packing Solutions and Finding the Solution that Fits Your Needs
This white paper will go through the various packing solutions available within today’s market: 1D (dimensional) volume reduction, 2D volume reduction and 3D volume reduction. We’ll discuss each solutions’ process, benefits and pitfalls, and guide you in determining the right packing solution for you.
Business-to-consumer companies should evaluate features, cost savings and efficiency to determine which solution is best for their business needs right now, and more importantly, where their needs will be in the future.