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PACKAGING: VALUE ADDED TO YOUR SHIPMENTS

Last update: 16 September 2020
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
Categories: E-commerce, Equipment, Products

Optimization and responsiveness are clearly CARTIER’s strengths, and we’ve taken advantage of our operational agility to meet these new needs. The outcome: turnkey solutions to assist businesses in keeping up with shipping requirements while staying one step ahead of their competitors.

Whether we view the current pandemic as a challenge or an opportunity, one thing is certain: it has disrupted many companies’ practices. In the wake of shutdowns, falling sales and business closures, many companies have shifted their focus to e-commerce. While some successfully adapted in less time than it takes to say “coronavirus,” others have had to review their processes.

Did you know? According to a recent Canada Post study, handling and packaging account for nearly 16% of total production costs.

Optimization and responsiveness are clearly CARTIER’s strengths, and we’ve taken advantage of our operational agility to meet these new needs. The outcome: turnkey solutions to assist businesses in keeping up with shipping requirements while staying one step ahead of their competitors.

 

PACKING STATIONS: KEEPING THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE TOP OF MIND

 

Always solution-focused, CARTIER is pleased to present three new packing stations. Their benefits can be summed up in three words: reliable, versatile and user-friendly.


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Ergonomic

•    Support up to 1,800 lbs.
•    High-density laminate and vinyl edges
•    Height adjustable from 29” to 36”
•    100% modular and scalable
•    Made in Canada

Take advantage of CARTIER’s newest solutions for enhancing your productivity and meeting all customer requirements while enjoying peace of mind.

 

 

Are your online sales booming? Whatever types of shipments you send, it’s time to start looking at this sector as a golden development opportunity rather than an annoyance.

 

CONFIGURING A PACKING STATION IN 4 EASY STEPS?

 

1. DEFINE THE TYPE AND VOLUME OF YOUR DAILY SHIPMENTS 

  • Standard
  • Fragile
  • Oversized

Starting here will give you a good idea of the level of automation required and the options you may want to incorporate into your packing station.

 

2. REVIEW YOUR PACKAGING NEEDS

  • Boxes and dimensions
  • Void fill material (e.g. paper, bags, bubble wrap)
  • Type of adhesive tape used
  • Custom accessories incorporated to enhance the unpacking experience (personalized cards, stickers, etc.)

Organization is the key to optimization! Take the time to list all the elements of what you would consider the perfect shipping set-up. And there’s nothing more appealing than a properly configured workstation equipped with shelving, dividers, extra storage, roll bar, adjustable monitor mount and keyboard tray, among other features.

 

3. CHOOSE EQUIPMENT THAT HELPS YOU AUTOMATE KEY STEPS

This can also help you identify any additional space requirements.

  •   Void fill material:
    • Paper system (e.g. FasFil).
    • On-demand bubble wrap equipment (e.g. NewAir I.B.).
    • HexcelWrap dispenser.
  • Adhesive tape:
    • Gummed tape dispenser (e.g. Better Pack).
    • Gun tape.
  • Labeller
  • Scanners and monitors
  • Scales

These are the steps automated most frequently, but don’t hesitate to find out about other available options.

 

4. Configure your packing station  

  • Items used regularly should be kept overhead within easy reach.
  • All practical and essential tools that you hate having to go looking for should be kept at table level, e.g. adhesive tape, packing lists, label printer, monitor. 
  • Devices and accessories used less often can be kept down below. Besides freeing up your workspace, this will help avoid back fatigue!

SEE OUR EQUIPEMENT

 

STREAMLINED STRATEGY + OPTIMIZED PACKAGING = MEASURABLE IMPACT!

Because packaging is not something you can overlook, CARTIER is here to help you set and achieve your objectives. From package stability to visual appeal and cost, the ideal packaging set-up should promote your brand image to your customers… as well as provide return on your investment!

Always on the leading edge of industry trends, CARTIER is effectively positioned in its sector. From packing to shipping, we cover all the bases by offering you packaging solutions that meet criteria including:

  • Efficient order preparation 
  • Esthetic packaging with a focus on the unpacking experience
  • Maximum protection of your products
  • Eco-friendly and recyclable packaging components
  • Streamlined return processing
  • Economical and cost-effective without compromising reliability.

 

During these unusual times, are you looking for advice adapted to your reality to assist you in penetrating a new market or staying competitive? Contact your account manager  to develop a comprehensive, forward-looking action plan!

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