How to source polystyrene bottle packaging

Ecommerce and buying online is now an important part of many consumers’ lives and the drinks’ industry is no exception, although it lags behind some other sectors. Many people think nothing of adding wine and beer to their online grocery shop, while alcohol brands offering subscription services and monthly clubs are growing in popularity. Meanwhile, the trend towards alcohol free drinks also presents an opportunity for retailers who wish to tap into a rapidly developing market. 

Questions around delivery 

Still, as a retailer delivering bottles to customers across the country, how do you present your products in the best possible way? How do you ensure that goods arrive at the intended destination intact? How do you limit breakages so that you don’t face the prospect of refunds and returns seriously undermining your bottom line? Suitable protective packaging is one answer. 

Why choose polystyrene bottle packaging 

There are several reasons why polystyrene makes for a good solution to package bottles.

Moulded polystyrene can be used to protect and cushion a variety of products and shapes in transit – including bottles. 

However, that isn’t the only reason to choose polystyrene as your packaging material of choice and it isn’t the only reason drinks’ retailers favour it. 

The benefits of polystyrene as a packaging choice

For a start, polystyrene is lightweight. Unlike other packing materials, it will help to keep shipping and distribution costs as low as possible. 

Despite its lightweight qualities, it is also robust and durable so can withstand some of the inevitable knocks and bumps during transportation from one place to another. 

It is also a highly effective insulator so that businesses can rest assured the temperature of a bottle will not be adversely affected by external hot and cold elements.

Considering all the advantages above, it is no surprise that it isn’t just the beverage industry that chooses polystyrene. It’s great for food and pharmaceutical companies too – especially when the temperature of goods needs to be kept constant.   

How to source a reliable supplier of polystyrene bottle packaging 

It is important to work with companies with experience in offering the right solutions to ecommerce businesses. Vertapak offers a range of options from single bottle polystyrene packaging right up to packaging for magnums, ensuring your wines, spirits, beers and champagnes arrive safe and sound with your customer. 

We design and manufacture all of our products and supply to clients throughout the Midlands and beyond. 

As a reliable supplier for a multitude of industries we also offer: 

  • Free quotes 
  • Consultancy services 
  • Polystyrene products for packaging, insulation and display 

Contact Vertapak to discuss polystyrene bottle packaging

If you’re looking for cost-effective polystyrene bottle packaging for your ecommerce business, request a free, no obligation quotation by contacting Vertapak via our online contact form or give the team a call on 01384 457730 – we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions and guide you on a suitable solution for your needs. There’s a suitable option for every product to be packaged well.

How ecommerce businesses can reduce shipping costs

When you’re an ecommerce business, it’s essential to achieve good margins in order to make your venture is sustainable in the long-term. Shipping is one of the factors that can have a serious impact on your bottom line so you’ll want it to be as cost-effective as possible in order to remain competitive. So how can ecommerce businesses reduce shipping costs and how does packaging have a part to play?

Why shipping costs matter

Adding chunky delivery costs to goods can be off-putting to customers. Yes, prospective buyers may be lured in with a deal but that enticing headline figure may lead to plenty of abandoned shopping baskets if your company is then bumping up the price with hefty shipping charges. 

At the same time, heavily discounting the cost of delivery may leave you out of pocket. 

It’s a fine balance and a question that many online retailers struggle to resolve

Meanwhile, the big household names seem to be able to secure preferential treatment when it comes to working with courier services desperate to secure a partnership. It leaves the smaller independent shops with something of a dilemma – but it’s not an insurmountable problem if the right solution is chosen. 

Why are shipping costs going up? 

Couriers review their own costs annually and will themselves be at the mercy of forces such as fuel and staffing levels. 

Therefore, try not to take price rises personally. Look around for another service if necessary and consider adjusting the price of goods to accommodate any increase in your outgoings – which may also allow you to continue to offer free or discounted delivery to customers.  

However, one of the best ways to reduce costs is to look at packaging. 

Many sellers could cut down on what they pay by using less weighty packing materials when sending out items for delivery. Cardboard, which is bulky and cumbersome, may add quite substantial amounts to shipping over time. 

Less weight equals less cost. 

Polystyrene packaging is: 

  • Lightweight and cost-effective 
  • Robust and durable 

Choose light polystyrene inserts to protect goods in transit or polystyrene chips to create a cushioning effect. It’s flexible, versatile and used by a wide variety of ecommerce businesses to save money on shipping and still meet high customer expectations. 

Reduce shipping costs with polystyrene

If you’re looking for cost-effective polystyrene packaging for your ecommerce business, request a free, no obligation quotation by contacting the Vertapak team on 01384 457730.