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Title: Packaging and shipping merchandise for E- commerce businesses - The Ultimate guide


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Packaging and shipping merchandise for E-
commerce businesses - The Ultimate guide
  • The E commerce industry is growing like anything
    with new businesses coming up everyday and making
    things more competitive for the already existing
    players and the new comers. With the surge in
    E-commerce websites people have taken fancy to
    buying online since things are sold at a cost
    effective price and delivery is made right at the
    doorsteps. Postage and shipping sometimes is on
    the business rather than on the customer who has
    ordered the merchandise.
  • E commerce businesses realize the importance of
    Expedited shipping and cheap shipping since they
    are working in a highly competitive market that
    swears by the quality, low costs and services it
    provides to its customers. While maintaining
    quality once needs to maintain quality in almost
    everything right from the quality of the
    merchandise you provide to the service you offer
    including the packing material your pack your
    good with.

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  • Packing the merchandise while transporting it to
    your clients is of utmost importance since many
    of the things you are going to transport may be
    fragile and may require delicate handling. Faulty
    or under quality packaging not only ruins the
    reputation of the E commerce website it also may
    lead to damage to the items that are being
    shipped to consumers.
  • Importance of Packaging for the E-commerce
    Industry
  • It is very important to make sure that your
    parcel is properly packaged, to prevent it
    getting damaged while transporting it from one
    place to another. Always remember that bad
    packaging may cause damage to the item itself and
    it may also prove to be damaging on other items
    that are being transported along with it. Your
    organizations reputation is written on the
    packaging thus it can also act as a branding
    mechanism for your organization. Better the
    packing better the impression.
  • Characteristics of good packaging
  • Choosing the right box
  • Wooden boxes can provide solid protection and
    should be used for very fragile

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  • items that stand a chance of getting damaged if
    transported in a cardboard box. Use wooden boxes
    for jewelry and items that require fragile
    handling.
  • For heavier items, heavy-duty double-layered
    cardboard boxes are ideal.
  • Avoid using boxes in the shape of a tube or
    cylinder. These can roll around, increasing the
    risk of damage. Even if you have items that have
    the shape of a tube or cylinder should be
    transported in square or rectangular boxes.
  • Cushioning your parcel
  • While packing items to be sent out to customers
    make sure there is a small space of around 5 cm
    between your item and the sides of the box. This
    space need to be filled with cushioning material
    to ensure the safe movement of your goods.
  • Check the gross weight limit on the bottom of
    these boxes and do not exceed this limit.
  • Choose the right size of the box according to
    its content.

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  • Liquid containers need to be sealed securely to
    prevent leakage during transit. Wrap the
    container in impermeable material, surrounded by
    absorbent material.
  • Separate any bottles or fragile items with
    cushioning materials to make sure they don't
    clatter against each other.
  • Safe Packaging Advice
  • Avoid damage to your goods and make maximum use
    of your storage space by following these simple
    packing tips
  • Pack with shipping foam, bubble wrap or other
    packing material. Wrap each item separately and
    completely, and surround each item with bubble
    wrap.
  • Fragile items, such as glass and ceramic
    objects, need extra packaging. Use bubble wrap
    and place the item in a separate box inside the
    packing box.
  • Close and seal cartons securely using suitable
    packing tape.
  • Make sure your item doesn't touch the side of
    the box.

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  • Use strapping, whenever needed, as a good way
    to seal and secure your box.
  • Make sure liquids are stored in leak-free
    containers, packed with a lightweight, strong,
    internal material and sealed with a plastic bag.
  • Avoid common packaging mistakes
  • Dont seal the box before attaching the
    suitable address label.
  • Don't put small items in enormous shipping
    envelopes or courier bags.
  • Don't use standard staples for securing
    package.
  • Seal the box securely using unbreakable paper
    tape.
  • Use a cardboard box to pack your item safely.
  • Choose a box that's just the right size so
    there's as little space as possible between the
    item and the side of the box.

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  • Protect your data discs, audio and videotapes
    with soft cushioning material around each item.
  • Don't use boxes that can't be safely and easily
    moved by drivers and the receiver.
  • Remove any old addresses and shipping labels
    from your packages to avoid possible confusion
    about their origin and destination.
  • Use good packing tape or unbreakable carton
    tape on both the top and bottom of your package
    or seal the package well.
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