Growing Professionally as a Company: Contract Packaging as a Comprehensive Solution for Smooth Shipping
Most products can be shipped in a standard rectangular package. Add a bit of filler material, and you're good to go. But what happens when one customer orders three products? And the next one orders five? And then someone wants only a sample of the product? Suddenly, you need at least three different packaging sizes. And since you likely have more than just three customers, you'll need to keep all these packaging types on hand. The storage room, garage, or basement starts to overflow. Boxes get in your way as you try to grab a cup of coffee, and you also need space to pack things up – it's not an ideal situation.
Alternatively, you could opt for one packaging size that can accommodate all product sizes and quantities and fill in the gaps with stuffing material – or perhaps by squeezing items in. However, this approach could result in damaged goods, and let's be honest: it doesn't present the most professional image to your customers. While such practices might suffice when your business is small, there comes a point when it's time to consider a fulfillment service provider.