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.
Packing glassware and other fragile items can be challenging. The last thing you want is for your breakables to arrive at their destination cracked, shattered, or otherwise damaged. Here’s a guide to help you avoid making costly mistakes when preparing your glassware for shipping.
If companies don’t know their carton sealing options, they tend to default to using hand-held tape guns with plastic tape. Most people are familiar with tape guns since they are readily available through a wide variety of distribution channels and are relatively inexpensive. However, with e-commerce growing rapidly and becoming an increasingly important part of company’s revenue mix, it is important to understand an alternative carton sealing approach; water-activated tape (WAT) dispensed by gummed tape dispensers. Understanding the differences between gummed tape dispensers and hand-held tape guns will help you choose the most effective approach for your company.
The online retail market for aftermarket automotive parts and accessories continues to grow at a rapid rate. In fact, according to a March 2014 report, “Digital Disruption: e-Tailing in the Automotive Aftermarket,” the Automobile Aftermarket Suppliers Association reported that aftermarket e-tailing has grown dramatically, with an estimated 60 percent growth occurring in the past four years (Source).
This post will examine the automotive aftermarket's growing impact on eCommerce and the challenges associated with packaging and shipping automotive parts and supplies.