Test E-Commerce Packaging to Mitigate Shipping Hazards

CHAINalytics

As COVID-19 accelerates the rise of online sales, the specialized role of e-commerce packaging becomes harder than ever to ignore. Beyond presenting your product to the consumer, e-commerce packaging has an even more important job – protecting the product from the hazards of its journey.

Consumer Packaged Goods: How Does CPG Shipping Work?

PLS Logistics

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) are a large part of the retail industry. Blog consumer packaged goods cpg cpg shippingThese products support our daily lives, and proper transportation strategy is crucial for CPG companies to have goods delivered on-time. Shippers struggle with numerous challenges to meet the retailers’ compliances and often suffer supply chain disruptions. It is critical to have a properly […].

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Why You Need to Optimize Food Packaging for Shipping

All Things Supply Chain

It takes a unique brand of intuition and planning to get the world’s… General Supply Chain Management packaging shipping supply chain managementThe supply chain industry is vast, complicated and yet strangely rewarding for those who work in it.

Chainalytics Joins the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (April 30, 2019) — Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics and market intelligence, is excited to announce that it is an official participant in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) which supports vendors in certifying their products under Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging certification program.

What is small package shipping?

Aborn and Co.

explains small package shipping and it's cost. This conversation is a part of a white paper guide to small package coming Summer 2020. Chris Peckham, Director of Operations at Aborn & Co., Audio only version. Chris can be reached on. LinkedIn. Future proof your supply chain. today! Subscribe now on. iTunes. Spotify. , or simply search your favorite podcast player for Consulting Logistics

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. Rather than giving up, shippers need to consider what Amazon and the big box giants have done right and apply these concepts as part of a robust parcel shipping strategy. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon. Negotiate Shipping Rates Like a Pro.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

Further, we focus on over the road transportation management to include the modes: LTL, Full Truckload, and Small Package. However, in a global economy that we live in, we have several requests from customers, prospects, and readers to look at solutions that include international shipping and other modes. The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers. 4 Air Freight Packaging Guidelines to Follow. Freight air freight packaging

Why Parcel or Small Package Auditing Is Important for Shippers

Cerasis

However, some continue to refute audits, but take a look at what could be going on in your operation without small package auditing. Shippers May Be Overpaying, Which Affects Small Package Auditing. Shippers pay up to 5 percent more when small package auditing is not completed, explains Jared Fisher of PARCEL Media. In shipping, fuel surcharges, toll costs and expenses can change rapidly. Accountability and Visibility Are Critical Parts of Modern Shipping.

Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging

ModusLink Corporation

There was a time, not so long ago, when packaging was simple. As long as products arrived at their final destination intact, the shipping process was considered a success. […]. The post Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions. Simplified & Sustainable Supply Chain Logistics packaging shipping sustainability sustainability in the supply chain

Product Packaging Ideas to Reduce Costs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

How Eco-Friendly Packaging is Impacting Sustainability! Reducing packaging costs can have a huge influence on your business’ overall profit, hence it’s worthwhile taking time to find the right packaging solution for your companies specific products and customers needs.

The Missing Supply Chain Perspective in Packaging Decisions

Talking Logistics

About a decade ago, I visited a packaging facility operated by a contract packaging provider. The facility would receive bulk quantities of goods from a leading consumer goods manufacturer and package them into different clamshell units (10-count, 30-count, 50-count, etc.) An obvious question popped into my head: Why not have just one party, either the contract packaging provider or the 3PL, do both the packaging and the distribution functions?

Parcel Shipping & Their Intrinsic Relationship to Peak Season Success

Cerasis

E-commerce logistics and parcel shipping are the livelihoods of many businesses. The post Parcel Shipping & Their Intrinsic Relationship to Peak Season Success appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

What is LTL Shipping?

SupplyPike

Learn about: Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping Advantages of LTL Factors determining shipping rates. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is a system of transporting a smaller shipment than a typical truck filled with one order. Get better shipping rates.

Packaging Supplies Checklist: 8 Shipping Savings Tips

AFFLINK

Considering the overall supply chain when making packaging decisions will help to reduce costs. Evaluating how packaging moves across the entire supply chain will help you to design structurally sound packaging supplies that will eventually save money for the end user. In addition, the right packaging can eliminate inefficiencies such as empty spaces within packages and between packages on pallets and containers.

Top 4 Reasons Why Package Optimization Also Benefits Your Supply Chain

Cerasis

In most cases, this comes down to the way you might ship, store or produce the products you sell. But what about the way you package those products? Product packaging isn’t typically something you think about in supply chain and logistics, but it actually plays a major role in shipping and producing your products. Package optimization of your products for supply chain management can actually save your companies both time and money. What Is Package Optimization?

13 Small Package Shipping or Parcel Shipping Best Practices

Cerasis

According to Jeff Berman of Logistics Management, 71 percent of shippers believe the greatest focus for small package shipping is cutting costs. Meanwhile, 37 percent are concerned with their ability to meet delivery timelines, and the ability to track and trace packages has become part of the equation for most customers and 85 percent of shippers. Yet, shippers can reduce costs in small package shipping by following these best practices.

The Consumer Packaged Goods Industry Shines During the Pandemic

Enterra Insights

One of the unexpected consequences of the pandemic is a new appreciation by consumers for shelf-stable foods and other consumer packaged goods (CPG) products. Colin Stewart, Executive Vice President of Business Intelligence at Acosta, notes, “All industries are feeling its effects, but brands and retailers in the consumer packaged goods industry are among those on the front lines of this fight.

The Importance of Proper Packaging to Reduce Parcel Shipping Claims

Cerasis

Overwhelmed By Parcel Shipping Claims? When thinking logistics, there are plenty of things to be aware of throughout the shipping process. Parcel and LTL carriers have responded by expanding dimensional-based (DIM) rating policies making it harder to quote accurate shipping which leads to higher parcel shipping claims. The shipping cost is priced according to the higher of either the DIM weight or the actual weight. Freight Claims Small Package

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage. If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. Packaging Selection Helps Reduce Product Damage. Don’t let the product packaging overhang the pallet.

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce. Minimize product packaging costs and add-ons.

Tips & Best Practices for E-Commerce Shipping in Each Over-the-Road Shipping Mode

Cerasis

When it comes to over-the-road (OTR) shipping, e-commerce becomes even more difficult, requiring advanced knowledge of various carriers, rates, HOS regulations, the ELD mandate and more. So, implementing the best practices for e-commerce shipping must go beyond the simplistic views of standard OTR transportation. In the world of e-commerce , it is not enough to focus solely on small package or LTL shipping. Maximize shipping lane use by reducing deadhead.

What are Ecommerce Shipping Zones?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Shipping Zones article originally published by, and permission to publish here provide by Jake Rheude at redstagfulfillment.com. Carriers such as FedEx, UPS, and USPS use shipping zones to determine the shipping cost of a package. Shipping Zone Definition.

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. Supply chains all across the planet are discovering and rediscovering various solutions to make shipping and fulfilment touchless. Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping (New Normal).

Taking a Cyclical Approach to Transit Packaging

EV Cargo Technology

In fact, not engaging in these practices could be costing organisations more than ‘just’ their reputation, as retailers who have addressed their environmental and surplus transit packaging issues have unearthed multimillions in savings within the first few months. But, rather than opening new warehouses and piling in products in order to cope with consumer demand, retailers should be better managing their processes by streamlining their transit packaging.

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). Full features of the multi-parcel carrier shipping solution: Choose from multiple parcel carriers by price and transit time.

What is Drop Shipping? How does Drop Shipping work?

EMERGE App

If you’re that kind of person, then drop shipping is the thing for you. What is Drop Shipping? Drop shipping is a business method where you (store owner/ retailer) ship products directly from manufacturers or wholesalers to the customer. How does Drop Shipping work?

5 Parcel Challenges You Can Overcome to Transform Your Small Package Shipping and Crush the Competition

4WL Consulting

When you are running a small to medium-sized business and regularly ship small packages and parcels, you face certain challenges that your larger competitors do not have to overcome. Companies that ship thousands of small packages a week often get lower rates and better service than their counterparts who may only ship 25 or 50 parcels each week. Can you have your packages picked-up or delivered after business hours or on the weekend?

How Eco-Friendly Packaging is Impacting Sustainability!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Phil Edwards at Melbourne Packaging Supplies. Not all plastics are the same, and there are plenty of eco-green packaging innovations that make use of sustainable plastics easily available. Close to 50% of emissions from the United States are linked to the energy that is used to make, package, ship, and dispose of food and goods. Defining ‘sustainable’ packaging.

Mushroom Based Packaging Supplies. Fad or The Future of Shipping?

AFFLINK

Packaging has been a source of frustration and the object of jokes ever since the days when you practically needed a Swiss Army knife and a jackhammer to open a new CD case. Today, packaging is once again getting a lot of attention, and not just for user-friendliness. What are the Sustainability Issues Related to Packaging? The industry’s key challenge is to reduce the amount of polystyrene used in packaging supplies. So…is Mushroom Packaging a Fad or the Future?

6 Reasons to Track Your Returnable Shipping Assets

Roambee

In the world of logistics and supply chains, chances are almost everything that’s moved is moved ON or IN shipping assets such as trays, pallets, crates, tubs, bins, or containers. Whether you eat it, wear it, sit on it, ride it, or live under it, most of the things around you have been carted on a shipping asset at some stage in its supply chain.

Holiday Shopping Means Holiday Shipping: How Do All Those Packages Get Delivered?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

” That means that seamless logistics is more critical than ever to get all of those packages to their final destinations on time. Our customers can take advantage of our experience, data and, scale to get their packages to their final destination.

How to Ship Medicine and Pharmaceuticals

Tive

When it comes to shipping pharmaceuticals and medicine, precise considerations need to be taken into account. Pharmaceuticals and medicines require special care compared to shipping electronics, clothes, or food.

Automated Package Lockers Growing as a BOPIS Solution

Multichannel Merchant

Buy online pickup in store (BOPIS) is a key approach to making that happen, reducing supply chain and shipping costs. The post Automated Package Lockers Growing as a BOPIS Solution appeared first on Multichannel Merchant. Customer Experience Operations & Fulfillment Research Shipping BOPIS Buy online pickup in store (BOPIS ecommerce Fulfillment and Delivery operations

How & Why You Should Choose Eco-Friendly Packaging for Ecommerce Orders

ShipBob

When it comes to understanding how customers interact with ecommerce brands, packaging is by far one of the most ubiquitous elements. This is great for business, but with all of this spending online comes another cost: more packaging waste, and therefore a growing environmental impact. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that packaging constitutes one third of all household waste, and this is destined to rise along with ecommerce sales. Evaluate packaging size.

Mushroom Based Packaging Supplies. Fad or The Future of Shipping?

AFFLINK

Packaging has been a source of frustration and the object of jokes ever since the days when you practically needed a Swiss Army knife and a jackhammer to open a new CD case. Today, packaging is once again getting a lot of attention, and not just for user-friendliness. What are the Sustainability Issues Related to Packaging? The industry’s key challenge is to reduce the amount of polystyrene used in packaging supplies. So…is Mushroom Packaging a Fad or the Future?