Most of us must have had the experience of opening up a big box only to find the not-so-big product that we ordered; the rest filled with bubble wrap and other padding material.
From a retailer’s perspective, secondary packaging such as film, bubble wrap, tape etc can be both time consuming and an additional cost factor. Also, oversized boxing and overfilling are the biggest point of material waste in the supply chain. For exclusive e-commerce players, removing such packaging and repacking before fulfillment of orders adds up to the cost by about 10%.
And that’s not all… With carriers adding to the shipping charges on the basis of dimensional weight (DIM) - wherein not just product weight but package dimensions (length, width & height) are used to calculate shipping costs, it has been estimated to increase shipping costs by as much as 17%!
Using our proprietary smart cartonization algorithm, OptiPack™ helps to map all product SKUs in 3D, to identify the most cost effective packaging on the basis of product dimensions & the required padding. Depending on past sales history, a business can now forecast and stock the required packaging for each SKU in line with demand forecasted for optimized last mile delivery.
If you run a high-volume e-commerce, omni-channel retail, wholesale, supply chain
or shipping & logistics operation, you know that every reduction in cost per order
can make a significant impact on profitability. So take control of your
packing & shipping process with OptiPack™ Smart Cartonization algorithm that automates
and improves manual shipping methods - saving costs and reducing waste.
Here are a few ways how your business can benefit from OptiPack™: