Don’t oversize your package, right-size it! When it comes to choosing a shipping package, bigger doesn’t mean better. Bulky corrugated boxes with infill material are wasteful and expensive. It’s time to say Good-bye to the corrugated box and Hello to a new generation of efficient packaging materials that provide product protection and come in a variety of Goldilocks sizes that are just right.

What does it mean to right-size a package, and why does it matter? As funny as it sounds, right-sizing a package is about more than just choosing the right package size. Right-sizing means evaluating your item’s shape, fragility, materials, and of course, its size to choose the ideal packaging solution.

Right-sizing your package can save money, time and give your customers piece of mind. It is also a great way to make your shipping practices more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Here is what right-sizing a package can do for you:

  1. Reduce your shipping costs. DIM weight is a calculation that shipping companies use to determine the dimensional weight of your packaging. The higher the DIM weight, the more expensive your package will be to ship. Finding a package that fits your item correctly will lower your DIM weight and save you money on shipping.
  2. Reduce your Carbon footprint. Correctly sizing a package eliminates excess material in production and waste. It also reduces amount of space the package takes up in the freight truck, and therefore reduces the shipment’s carbon footprint.
  3. Increase customer satisfaction. We all know that good things come in small packages. It’s true. Customers form a bad impression of a company that uses packaging they perceive to be excessive, wasteful and hard to manage. Properly packaging your item shows your customers that you care about them, their needs and the environment.
  4. Better protection. Bigger isn’t always better for protecting products throughout shipment. Large packages have more void space to fill and make it more likely that a product will move around inside the box. The right size package will protect the product without doubling or tripling its size.

If you need help choosing the right size package for your item, you can refer to PACs handy package guide to help you decide. For more information or to inquire about pricing and purchasing your right-size packaging, contact a packaging specialist at PAC today.