Effective packaging solutions must not just protect the products and preserve quality but also make logistics safe, easy and cost-effective, as well as be appealing to the buyers.

Packaging forms a key aspect of logistics to ensure that a product moves safely through the supply chain. Custom packaging solutions have significance because the type of packaging depends on multiple factors such as the products to be packaged, the shipping distance and the shipping mode. In the case of international shipping, the packaging should also comply with the regulations in the destination country.

Custom packaging solutions and innovative packaging solutions providers

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Types of packaging solutions

Packaging solutions may be tailor-made or standardised based on customer needs and product specifications. Some of the common packaging solutions include:

  • Corrugated board
  • Flexible packaging
  • Folding carton
  • Bag-in-box packaging
  • Skin packaging boards
  • Child-resistant packaging
  • Shipping or transport cartons
  • Corrugated stationery boxes
  • Pallets
  • Skids

Inner packaging solutions such as blocking and filling, bubble wraps, foams, cushioning, fibre flute and thermoformed trays are also essential to ensure the protection of products.

Product dimensions, transport specifications, as well as the risks that a product may face within the supply chain such as vibrations, shocks and climatic conditions, should be considered when designing and choosing a packaging solution.

The role of packaging in logistics

Packaging impacts the costs of the transportation and storage of a product. The chosen packaging solution should help make transportation easier, protect goods, make storage convenient and provide vital information to customers.