The internet is simply abounding with all sorts of consumer videos showing unboxing tutorials. People record the status of their package when they receive it, and they unbox an item in front of millions of viewers. This means that you need to pay attention to the quality of the packaging you use to ensure that your item reaches the end consumer in perfect condition. This also means that you need to use the right type of package, for example, using moisture barrier bags were needed or anti-static bags if you are shipping sensitive electronics.
First and most important, always choose the right type of packaging for your products- select boxes that are suitable in size for the items that you shop for (not too big and not too small). Select a few “standard” boxes that you consider suitable for most of the items you generally ship.
You should also standardize the packaging process- for example, you can create a bullet list that the employees can follow. On this list, describe in detail the packaging process you would like them to follow. Thus, your staff will learn all the steps, and everyone will use the same packaging style. On the list, mention how they should attach the labels correctly or what types of boxes to use for different items. Also, if any items require special packaging, such as moisture barrier bags, don’t forget to include that on the list.
Always prepare well before the peak sales periods, including Black Friday, seasonal sales, Christmas, etc. You know from experience that during these times the sales go up, so packaging needs to become faster and more efficient. Prepare in time, so that hectic times will not catch you by surprise.
Organize your packaging process by ensuring you have enough extra packaging materials and accessories.
- Put boxes together and fill them with cushioning material
- Prepare all other accessories – such as tape, for example
- The smart idea is to package in advance some of the products that you already know will be in high demand