Do you know what packaging you need in logistics? If you export within your business, you will know the importance of choosing good packaging for the logistics of your products.
A factor that you may want to consider is that your packaging must comply with the regulations of the countries in which your goods will transit.
Packaging isn’t just a commercial or image issue, it’s main responsiblity is that your goods arrive at their destination in perfect conditions; otherwise, your company could lose a lot of money and customers.
This shouldn’t be confused with the product’s own packaging.
For example, a lamp may have its own box with a company design, and let’s say 100 lamps are being transported they would need to be in a larger packaging that will protect them during transport.
Protecting products during transport is essential, not only to avoid damage, but to also ensure that their performance is not impaired by external factors such as extreme cold or heat.
There are other reasons for having good packaging to minimise any sudden movements that may happen during loading and unloading.
Transporting your products in the correct packaging can also make them easier to distribute, this will not only save you the hassle but also money, as optimising the delivery process saves costs.
The method of transportation in which our products travel can determine the packaging.
Packaging for maritime transport:
This is the most demanding packaging and the one that requires the greatest security. When transporting by ship we need to take into account factors such as humidity, which will require special protection.
Packaging for air transport:
The advantage of using air to transport your products is speed, however, we must bear in mind that transporting products by air implies altitude and temperature changes, so your products must be protected against these factors.
Packaging for land transport:
This is usually considered the most common type of transport, not only because it covers short distances.
Whether you are transporting by road or rail, this involves a greater movement of the goods which means damage may be more frequent if you aren’t using the right packaging.
As we have highlighted above, there are many factors to consider when picking the packaging for your products.
There is a wide range of packaging availble on the market that can ensure your product arrive safely.
Cardboard boxes, one of the most frequent types of packaging:
Cardboard boxes may seem like the most popular option in logistics. However, a typical cardboard box that we use to store things at home may not be the right box for your products.
The type of box will vary, depending on the weight.
Containers and pallets, two logistics must-haves:
As well as cardboard boxes, there are containers and pallets.
Containers are especially suitable for land and sea transport and vary according to the weight of your products that are being transported. There are a wide range of containers, from the simplest to refrigerated containers.
Pallets, on the other hand, are rigid platforms on which the goods travel. The products that travel on pallets are usually fastened by straps or shrink wrap and it is important to bear in mind that a crane or lifting platform is responsible for moving them both at their point of origin and at their destination.
Transportation is a fundamental part of any transaction and is not always easy to manage. That’s why here at S3UK we are the specialists in import and export management.
We help all types of companies with the logistics of their overseas purchases.
A perfect reception of products not only helps companies save money, but is also part of the brand image projected to customers.