Preventing unnecessary costs incurred by in-transit damage
In transit damage usually occurs once goods leave the warehouse. So, what can companies do to limit the chances of damage, and drive down related costs?
We all accept that accidents can happen when goods are on their way to their destination; potholes in the road, speed bumps, bad weather, or even the movement of boxes caused by over-stacking can all result in damaged goods and significant costs to a company.
Whilst some in-transit damage may be covered by insurance, the actual cost is far greater with UK businesses losing millions of pounds each year.
Damaged goods can lead to damaged relationships
The costs associated with damaged goods can far outweigh the cost of the actual products. As well as having to re-ship replacement goods, there’s the administration costs, re-packaging costs and re-shipping costs. There could also be compensation to pay to the customer and ultimately, it could harm your reputation and cost you future orders.
What’s more, for e-commerce businesses, bad reviews can be very damaging as people are more likely to share their experience on social media.
Although no-one can prevent accidents from occurring, there are things that companies can do to give better protection to goods whilst in transit.
Eliminate the risk of damage for good
At Pregis, one of the primary reasons that our customers come to us is to help them reduce the in-transit damage issues that they’re experiencing. Our many years of protective packaging experience allows us to provide the perfect protective solution for their specific products.
By simply packing goods with the right medium before they leave the factory, customers significantly reduce or even eliminate in-transit damage and any associated costs.
Pregis offers a wide range of protective packaging solutions, using different mediums and packing methods. They can be used to protect anything from fragile goods to heavy engineered parts, through to goods that need protection from certain conditions. What’s even better is that all of our solutions can be integrated with your current on-line system, or they can work off-line at any packaging work station.
Two of the best in-transit packaging solutions
One of the most versatile protective packaging mediums is paper. Yes, paper is an incredibly effective packing medium that’s not only flexible, it’s also very strong and can protect virtually all types of products. Our on-demand paper systems convert 100% recycled, recyclable and biodegradable paper to up to 80 times its original volume, creating ultra-strong, flexible cushions that can be moulded around almost any type of product, fixing goods firmly in place and preventing any product migration inside the box.
If you haven’t yet experienced the in-box strength of air pillows and cushioning, then you will be very impressed with our on-demand inflatable packaging systems. Whether shipping direct from store to consumer, or from full scale distribution centres, our reliable air technology uses high quality films to create strong air pillows in a wide range of sizes for void fill or hybrid cushioning, offering outstanding product protection throughout the shipping cycle.
Take the protection test
Pregis has helped to reduce in-transit damage for businesses in every industry and for all types of products. We know exactly what forces are at play inside a box and what solution will offer the best protection whilst it’s on the road.
To prove the protective strength of our solutions, we carry out ‘drop tests’ to demonstrate how our packaging firmly secures the goods inside the box. We pack it, seal it and then ‘accidentally’ drop the box! It may sound extreme but when we open the box and customers see that their goods are still fully intact, their smile says it all!