eCommerce & Postal Packaging
It goes without saying that the world of eCommerce has completely taken off this year. More and more business is being carried out online, and on a global scale too. This means there has been a sharp rise in demand for good quality postal packaging.
Not only is it important to make the right first impression to your customers, improving your eCommerce packaging is an investment. In the long-term, it can increase your efficiency, save you money and time, and also increase your brand awareness. Let’s have a look at some of the best eCommerce & postal packaging solutions.
Peel & Seal Strips
If you are wanting to improve the efficiency of your business and save your packaging team vital time, peel & seal postage boxes are the perfect solution. They help to create a neat and tidy parcel to deliver to your customers, and they also remove the need to purchase additional packaging tape as well.
Tear strips are most commonly found on Amazon parcels, you know the ones which you grab at one end and rip apart? When your customers receive their goods, the first thing they will want to do is open it up. The millennial generation are very much focused on speed and are generally impatient. After waiting 3-5 days for their order to arrive, the easier you can make the parcel opening process the better. To improve the experience you are giving to your customers it is worth considering using boxes with built-in tear strips. They are very satisfying if nothing else!
Boxes With Locking Tabs
Most generic cardboard boxes require you to tape up the base, fill it up and then tape it closed. However, when it comes to postal boxes you might want something a little simpler. Consider choosing boxes with locking tabs to save you all that wasted time preparing the boxes for packing. At the end of the day the more time you can save, the more orders you can get out of the door and on their way to your customers. These panels also neatly tuck into each other so look a lot tidier than boxes plastered in packing tape!
Of course the idea is that your customer purchases a product from you, receives it and is happy. However, there are occasions where they may need to return a product, particularly if they have purchased several sizes of the same product. In this instance, you want to make the returns process as simple and as hassle-free as possible, providing the best level of customer service.
The best solution for returns are boxes that can be used more than once, and have a self-sealing strip on them. The whole idea of making the returns process simple for your customers is to turn a potentially negative experience into a good one.
Branded & Bespoke Packaging
One of the best ways that you can save money within your eCommerce business is by making sure your packaging is the right size for your products. If you have boxes that are too big, you will waste more money adding loose fill to protect them during transit. That is why our custom box calculator is so popular. You can input the exact dimensions and thickness of cardboard you require, and we will populate a quote based on those figures.
Whilst the retail experience is much harder for businesses at the moment, it doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on the overall brand experience your customers receive. Small things like branding your packaging could really help your products stand out from the rest. A boring cardboard box gets opened and thrown straight in the bin. However, if your packaging is complete with your own branding, it will be much more memorable for your customers.
If you would like any assistance with choosing the right eCommerce & postal packaging for your business, please contact our experienced, friendly team today.