How to Shift From Pallets to Parcels
Manufacturers that are comfortable with palletized shipping may struggle with new pressures to generate single-parcel shipments. Sound familiar? It’s essential to have optimized, efficient fulfillment plans in place now — or risk being left behind.
Here are some resources to help on your pallet-to-parcel journey.
Manufacturers are optimizing their shipping needs with individual parcels in lieu of traditional pallets. Revolutionize your fulfillment operation and avoid critical risks with help from Sealed Air experts.
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Our guide to adding or switching to parcel shipments explores the five challenges manufacturers face when adding or switching to parcel shipments, real stories of how manufacturers are structuring their fulfillment operations to accommodate parcels, fulfillment and packaging tips from our pros, and an inside look at the packaging design process, including why a product should be packed differently for parcels vs. pallets.
Ten years ago, buying a toilet or a TV usually meant a trip to a home improvement or electronics store. Not anymore.
It’s essential for manufacturers to have optimized, efficient fulfillment plans in place now — or risk being left further behind.
Damage in transit is a leading cause of returns. And the cost of reshipping, replacing, and disposing of electronics can drastically increase cost and carbon footprint.
No longer can return logistics be an afterthought for retailers — or manufacturers — that want to stay competitive.
These easy to use solutions are easy to install and integrate into your existing fulfillment environment with minimal financial investment or downtime. Implementing them in optimized pack stations leads to faster order throughput, reduced damage rates, and freight savings.
Bagging equipment, automated mailer systems, automated cartoning systems, and shrink equipment can reduce packing errors, speed fulfillment processes, and reduce damage rates. Our fulfillment experts can recommend the right equipment for your setup.
Fragile or uniquely shaped items might require solutions like custom fabricated foams or shrink — or rigorous testing and packaging design services from our ISTA-certified labs.