The Importance of Right-Sizing Your Packaging

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Did you know boxes are 40% too big on average for their contents? That can lead to unnecessary damage during the shipping process that can affect the quality of both the packaging and the product. That’s where right-sizing comes in. When you size your corrugated box correctly to your product’s size and shape, you can avoid damage during shipping.

What is right-size packaging?

Right-size packaging minimizes material use while maintaining product protection and branding. It saves money on shipping, supports sustainability, and maximizes shelf space in distribution centers. But its advantages don’t stop there…

It’s better protection for your product.

Packaging plays a crucial role in product delivery, and it’s no secret the size of the packaging can have a significant impact on your business. Right-sizing is a strategy that’s gained momentum in recent years and for good reason.

The primary purpose of packaging is to protect the product inside, and right-sizing greatly enhances that. By ensuring a snug fit, right-sized packaging minimizes movement and prevents damage caused by shifting during transportation. Whether it’s avoiding leaks, breakage, or any other forms of damage, right-sized packaging helps ensure your products reach their destination intact.

It reduces your material waste.

Sustainability is a growing concern for both businesses and consumers. Opting for smaller packaging sizes not only reduces the amount of raw material required but also conserves water during the manufacturing process. By embracing right-sized packaging, your business can take a significant step towards a sustainability-focused and eco-friendly approach, demonstrating your commitment to reducing environmental impact.

Did you know that reducing the width of a container by just 1/8 of an inch can lead to significant reductions in shipping costs and improved sustainability? It’s a small change that can make a big difference!

It reduces your fuel emissions.

Transportation is a major contributor to carbon emissions and optimizing packaging sizes can help reduce that. Right-sized packaging occupies less space in trucks, allowing more products to be shipped in each trip. This not only maximizes shipping capacity but also reduces the number of trips required, lowering fuel consumption, and contributing to a greener supply chain.

It improves your reputation.

A business’s reputation is their most important asset. Opting for compact packaging not only showcases your efficiency and consideration for customer experience but also reflects your commitment to sustainability. Right-sized packaging demonstrates your dedication to minimizing material waste, resonating with eco-conscious consumers who prioritize environmentally responsible companies. By making this choice, your business can enhance its reputation as an efficient, eco-friendly brand.

An image of an infographic about right-sizing your packaging.

Contact Crownhill Packaging to right-size your packaging today.

Right-sizing your packaging offers a range of advantages that extend far beyond simply reducing box sizes. From better product protection to reduced material waste, lower fuel emissions, and an enhanced reputation, the benefits are compelling. By adopting the right-sized packaging, you not only save costs and support sustainability but also position your business as a leader in efficiency and environmental responsibility.

Ready to unlock the benefits of right-sized packaging for your business? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our expert sales representatives. Crownhill Packaging specializes in creating and optimizing custom packaging solutions for businesses of all sizes in all industries. With our expertise at your disposal, you can tailor your packaging to your specific needs, benefiting from reduced costs, improved sustainability, and a positive brand image.

Contact us today.

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