One of the ill-spoken of benefits of chasing sustainability is that usually, sustainable efforts are relatively cost-effective. The more times you can use materials, or resell assets, or rotate and reuse stock within acceptable parameters, the less your costs, such as your packing costs, can be.
When it comes to figuring out how to truly clamp down on unnecessary spending, your business will almost always be aided by considering the everyday. What little expenses seem to rack up, and can you counter them without having to gut entire departments or at least the equipment your staff uses to perform their jobs?
Yes, you can. Reducing material and packing costs is a great means by which to achieve that. Here’s how:
Use Professional Logistics Serves
Logistics services like Global Warehouse Solutions integrate the picking and packing process as part of their logistics services. With that comes a value-added and minimalist approach to safely packaging goods, cutting costs for you while still safely delivering your products. You can contact them here.
Use Sustainable Materials
Sustainable packing materials like cardboard and other recyclable goods are best used for packaging. Amazon, for instance, has switched to cardboard for most of their fulfilled products, and paper bags for their Amazon Fresh grocery service. Properly packaged, this can serve as a better alternative you may also use as part of your promotional material.
Train Your Staff
If packing in-house, make sure your staff knows how to pack, filling packages properly, avoiding unnecessary spaces, and filling up half-empty containers with cardboard placements rather than using plastic netting for security reasons. It takes a keen eye to pack well, so help your staff help you.
With this advice, you’re sure to reduce material and packing costs going forward.