Here at CS Packaging we keep up with the compliance requirements, so all you need to worry about is which packaging you should choose for your product!
1. Review relevant regulations. If you are shipping overseas, for example, familiarize yourself with the regulations. Non-compliance may result in product returns, shipping delays and extra costs for inspections and/or repackaging. This may be a little tricky, and we’d be glad to help you out. Just get in touch with one of our responsive customer service representatives.
2. Ask for customer handling, receiving, and inspection requirements. Local shipping departments (USPS, UPS, etc.) will have information on packaging requirements. such as labeling requirements.
3. Consider the mode of transportation. Each mode of transportation subjects shipments differently, and each mode may have different levels of environmental exposure, physical forces, and re-handling.
4. Look at the product’s physical traits. To reduce damage due to transportation, storage and handling, determine the product’s susceptibility to water, sunlight, temperature, and physical stress (i.e. compression, impact, vibration, surface contact, etc.).
5. Know if the product will be subject to inspection. Shipped products are often inspected upon delivery for quality conformance and accurate shipping count. For example, when receiving more than one item the recipient may prefer bulk packaging so that he/she can easily open the package for inspection.
6. Reduce the products packaging profile. Freight rates and air parcel, for example, are typically structured on a weight/measure basis. Dense cargo is billed according to the actual shipment weight, whereas lighter cargo is billed according to the volume displaced. Reducing the packaging profile can reduce costs.
7. Build in visibility. No matter how scanty the supply chain, most products will be stored and/or handled multiple times. To increase viability, incorporate bar-codes, radio frequency ID tags, and/or GPS technology in the product’s packaging.
8. Consider reusable designs. Reusable packaging can lower total costs and improve sustainability.
9. Be conscious of extended producer responsibility (EPR) initiatives. EPR reforms make manufacturers responsible for a product’s entire life cycle. Some companies include return packaging and/or shipping with their products, so consumers can easily return items.
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Source: Inbound Logistics