When you ship something to a customer, client, partner or lead, the state your package arrives in leaves an impression about your business. Damaged products and documents not only look unprofessional, but they cost your company money in damage and time in customer relations. Selecting the right packaging supplies is key to successful shipment and customer satisfaction.
As procurement experts, we know a thing or two about proper packaging. Check out your many options in packaging supplies.
If you’ve received a package or even ordered a pizza, you’ve used a corrugated box. Approximately 95% of products in the United States are shipped in a corrugated box because they are so durable and reliable.
Mailer boxes are specifically designed for shipping purposes. Unlike corrugated boxes, these are made of tough paperboard. Their design makes them easy to use and professional to send.
Moving boxes are essential for any business that’s relocating. These boxes are designed to be lightweight, yet durable enough to hold heavy amounts of documents or other items.
These are the bags and boxes that retail stores will use to provide their customers with a convenient way to transport their purchased goods. This is not packaging meant for shipments. Instead, it is a quick solution for customer convenience.
If you have to ship a lot of little items (like small parts for assembly), poly bags are the way to go. They’re designed to be compact and sealable to keep dirt and damp away from your products. Re-sealable, they can be used again and again.
Sending your packaged goods in a durable box won’t quite cut it. Your products can move within the box during transportation and are still at risk for damage.
Give your shipment added security by using protective shipping materials, such as Bubble Wrap® and foam cushioning.
When you send your packages to customers or clients, a custom printed label sends a professional image. Print hundreds of uniform labels with return addresses and custom shipping addresses. Go a step further and use labels to organize your mailroom.
Packing list envelopes are extremely useful for businesses shipping goods to customers. These are designed to stick to the outside of the box and protect a list of items enclosed, as well as sensitive related information, like invoices. Damage to inside items will not affect the state of the document, nor will outside liquids like rainwater.
Tape is what holds it all together. Your shipment won’t make it in one piece to the customer without reliable packaging tape. Selecting the right tape is key to a professional and successful delivery of your products.
Do you still have questions about our selection of packaging and shipping supplies? Are you interested in learning more about the single-vendor approach and how it can save you money?