Shipping pharmaceuticals brings with it a unique set of risks. Shipments must arrive on-time, intact and at the right temperature. When a non-medical shipment goes wrong, a customer can be disappointed. But when a pharmaceutical shipment doesn’t go as planned, it can affect the health of a patient. Yet with all the advances in pharmaceuticals, not much has changed in the last 30 years regarding the way pharmaceuticals are transported. Many are still moved from warehouse to retail stores by small regional carriers.
Shippers that want to seal cartons quicker, more economically, stronger and more securely under a variety of conditions want to use water-activated tape (WAT). Those were the conclusions of an industry-leading testing and verification company, SGS North America (SGS). Intertape Polymer Group (IPG)and its brand, Better Packages, commissioned the tests to help customer compare the performance of water-activated tape (WAT) and pressure sensitive tape (PST).
Now is the time to gear up for the holiday shipping rush.
Packing and shipping larger items like furniture is a challenge. You must take great care to protect it from getting damaged in transit. Furniture is bulky, often heavy, and rarely fits into standard sized shipping boxes.
Packaging and shipping glassware can seem fraught with risk. However, there are a few steps you can take to help remove the stress out of the packing and shipping process.
This post examines several tips that will help you to ensure that you safely pack and ship glassware.
Buying new furniture is a significant investment. Consumers expect that the furniture they purchase, whether from the showroom or online, will arrive at their home in pristine condition. As buying furniture online becomes more prevalent, it's critical that companies, at a minimum, meet customer’s expectations. This article explains strategic ways online furniture companies can exceed expectations in the packaging and delivery process.
Drivers are holding onto their cars longer and that's creating more opportunity to sell replacement parts in general and online. According to a recent blog from the Hedges Company a marketing company specializing in automotive aftermarket sales, e-commerce auto parts are projected to grow 16% in 2016 and reach approximately $7.4 billion, excluding auctions and used parts). It was also noted that online sales in 2015 were double what they were in 2011. (“Auto Parts Marketing: Online Parts Sales to reach $7.4 B in 2016”, Hedges Company blog).
Given the significant growth of online selling, it’s more important than ever for vendors in the automotive aftermarket to develop efficient shipping strategies. One complicating factor in strategy development is the fact that manufacturers and suppliers of aftermarket automotive parts face numerous shipping challenges.
This post will share some of the challenges and how to address them with a few simple tips that help get your customer’s parts where they need to be, when they need to be there.
The holidays are just around the corner and that means a significant increase in online sales. In fact, eMarketer has projected that holiday e-commerce retail sales will grow 17% this year (Retail & Ecommerce, “Holiday Retail Ecommerce Sales Will Grow 17% this Year.) For the first time, digital sales will exceed 10% of total revenue. The anticipated growth translates to over a $100 billion generated from online orders from previous years and are predicted to keep rising. With so many packages being sent out for the holidays, it is vital for businesses to keep their packages safe and secure throughout the shipping process. This post focuses on how businesses and customers can safely ship packages during the holiday season.
The 2015 U.S. furniture market was approximately $76 billion, of which $14 billion was purchased online. Online furniture sales have grown $8.8 billion since 2009. This growth trend is expected to continue and represents both opportunities and challenges for sellers.
One major challenge online furniture sellers face is mastering the entire packaging and shipping process. Sellers need to work out the best way to package their bulky and heavy merchandise at the distribution warehouse and to transport the furniture to the customer. To ensure the furniture arrives intact, furniture suppliers and manufacturers must select the best packaging and shipping solutions. The following are three important areas of focus for the e-commerce furniture sellers.
Businesses regularly shipping expensive items like jewelry understand how important it is to keep the items protected throughout the transportation process. Maintaining security can be quite challenging since the packages pass through several hands before ultimately reaching the recipient. One way to minimize this risk is to make sure you use effective shipping materials. Reducing the risk of loss or theft protects your business’ reputation and minimizes the product replacement and reshipping costs.