More Companies Are Switching To Custom, On Demand Boxes

October 9, 2017

Change is the only constant, and it's no different in the world of shipping. Driven by environmental concerns, convenience, and innovation, the way we receive packages is evolving for the better. The shipping industry, steeped in centuries-old traditions, is getting a much-needed makeover. The catalyst for this change? On-demand custom corrugated boxes.

Let's take a closer look at this transformation. On-demand services are now helping businesses design and manufacture custom corrugated boxes right next to their packing lines. These boxes aren't your ordinary cardboard containers. Each one is custom-fitted to the item it's intended for, replacing the one-size-fits-all approach of traditional inventories.

How does this impact the real world? Here are a few examples:

  1. Handle with Care: A bicycle company in the Netherlands was dealing with customer complaints about damaged goods. Their innovative solution was an on-demand box with a flat-screen TV image on it. Since the bike box was similar in size to a TV box, and people assumed it contained a costly item, the delivery teams began handling these packages more carefully. As a result, damage reports significantly decreased. This story reinforces how customized boxes with less empty space can minimize shipping damages.
  2. Package Delivery, the Uber Way: A San Francisco-based firm has revolutionized package delivery. For a small fee, they pick up items for mailing, collecting a wide range of things, from oxygen tanks to Hulk Hogan costumes. They use an on-demand box-making machine to create perfectly sized boxes for every item, making their shipping operation incredibly efficient.
  3. Pioneering Eco-friendly Packaging: According to The Guardian, computer giant Dell has made significant strides in creating environmentally friendly packaging, mainly in response to customer feedback. They managed to reduce box sizes by 10%. By opting for smaller, on-demand boxes, companies like Dell can optimize their warehouse space, freeing up areas previously occupied by piles of cardboard.

The future of shipping seems to be centered on efficiency, customization, and eco-friendliness. The on-demand box making service is revolutionizing the industry, offering solutions that are not just about shipping but about delivering products more intelligently and sustainably.

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