UK-based Boxsizer has introduced a new packaging solution called Random Box Sizer that allows online retailers to pack their products in a lighter and more efficient way.
Specifically designed for e-commerce, Boxsizer's Random Box Sizer range is aimed at minimising wasted space and packaging materials, which is the primary roadblock for most of the online retailers.
These boxes have been designed to fit the online shopping requirements where goods of different shapes and sizes have to be packaged automatically for dispatch.
Available in different modules to suit production requirements, Random Box Sizer helps in reducing the volume of random packaged goods and eliminating excess packaging material, thereby leading to a decrease in the cost of production.
It works by measuring the amount of space left out after the product is placed inside and then cuts, creases and folds the box to match the volume and size of the product before finally sealing it.
The new technology claims to minimise the overall volume of the finished boxes and reduce shipping costs substantially by making it possible to ship more boxes at the same time.
This also helps retailers to enhance their environmental footprint.
Boxsizer sales director Derek Moore said: "The saving is usually greatest for boxes containing four or more items, because with conventional packaging methods 70% of the box typically needs to be filled with infill materials.
"This means that online retailers are basically paying to ship fresh air, a problem for which our machine provides the perfect solution."
The Random Box Sizer uses the patented Interface Manager, which can be linked with any warehouse management system to ensure the monitoring of every product and carton throughout the packaging process.
The machine also records carton weight, height, width and length to work towards reduction of transportation cost and process improvements through data capture.
Image: The Random Box Sizer brings down the production cost for retailers and also helps them reduce their carbon footprint. Photo: courtesy of Boxsizer.