At first glance, mailers of varying sizes look like they all could fit the same product. Even physically placing an item on top of each mailer seems to ensure an easy fit. But finding the right size package is more involved than eyeing its size and shape. Did you know there is a mathematical equation to ensure your package fits any object every time, which results in less wasted product and more saved dollars?

Here are three reasons why it’s important to right-size your packaging:

1. Reduce Waste
The first and most obvious benefit of right-sizing is that it reduces the amount of unnecessary material used in packaging. The less material you use, the fewer resources are needed to produce your product, which means less waste (and expense!) for consumers and businesses alike. By using less packaging, you can reduce your costs on everything from raw materials to shipping fees. And in doing so, you’ll make a positive impact on the environment.

2. Reduce Costs
When you use the wrong size box, it increases costs for several reasons: You pay more for shipping supplies and for shipping services; you pay more to ship each individual item; and you pay higher fees because carriers often charge sellers based on DIM weight.

3. Increase Customer Satisfaction
When customers receive products that aren’t crushed, dented, or damaged because they were packaged properly, they’ll feel valued, trust your services, and be more likely to make future purchases with you. Having too much packaging can spoil that experience by adding unnecessary weight and cost. Not enough packaging, however, can lead to damage during shipping or even loss of the product itself. The key is finding that sweet spot where you’re not overdoing it but still ensuring that your product arrives safe and sound.

For the right-sized solution for your packaging needs, find a partner that can deliver

In today’s marketplace, it’s no longer enough to simply ship an item and hope for the best. Packaging needs to make sense for your business, your customers, and the environment. To do this, however, you need a packaging provider that understands this and can create sustainable solutions.

PAC can help you learn everything you need to know about right sizing — including why it matters and what solutions are available — so that you can make an informed decision when choosing packaging that works for your business.

Learn more about how PAC’s packaging solutions are right-sized to fit the unique needs of each business.