One of the most important things a company should do when preparing products for sale is the proper packaging. Regardless of the product type, always choose the right packaging in order to protect it from physical or other unwanted damage. Packing is essential for preserving product quality, because if product not packed properly, it may get dirty, broken or contaminated with bacteria. This is essential as intact products will ensure high revenue numbers, increase customer satisfaction and avoid costly loss.
As a seller, you can ensure good condition of your products by choosing one of many types of packaging like contract packing, hamper packing, heat seal packing, plastic wrapping, shrink wrapping, etc. If you do not have the means nor staff to execute such service, you can always outsource this activity to 3PL companies which over all kinds of fulfillment services including pick and pack service and even storing your inventory in climate-regulated and security monitored warehouses. Depending on the product you plan to dispatch, 3PL company can assist you with any hand finishing service.
For example, one of the more common packaging plastic wrapping which is done by using a thin plastic film. This type of packaging is suitable for food products, mail, magazines, catalogs, calendars, etc. Thin plastic foil is tightly ‘glued’ to the product in order to keep it clean and fresh. You most certainly would not want a dirty, ripped or broken product in the hands of your current or potential client. Plastic wrapping is an ideal solution for small businesses which are promoting a new product and want to execute a successful marketing campaign. Plastic wrapping flayers, brochures and/or test products will ensure a good commercial. Also, if you manage a local magazine, plastic wrapping is the perfect way to protect your magazines, which will in addition help you better promote your business.
Another way to protect your products is by shrink wrapping. This is a cost effective method which literally seals the product regardless of what it is and fully protects it from dirt, moisture or sun. Shrink wrapping packaging also uses polymer plastic film which shrinks when heat is applied and seals tightly over the product. Shrink wrapping is most commonly used to protect food products, books, networking equipment, CDs and DVDs, and is even used to protect bigger equipment like industrial machines and even vehicles.
As you can see, there are many ways to secure your products. To minimize the overall cost it is best to outsource such services to skilled professionals which are highly trained to execute any type of handfinishing service. Search for 3PL companies which offer contract packing service which include product packing, kitting and product customization and even storage and prompt delivery to your clients.