When packaging goods for customer orders it pays dividends to take extra care and attention and polystyrene packaging is an excellent choice.
Customer perception is everything
The condition goods are received in and the way the packaging is viewed when a box or envelope is pried open plays a huge part in the customers’ perception of the company purchased from. It could be the difference between a repeat order and recommendation, or a bad review and radio silence.
Whilst goods may leave your possession – from factory, warehouse or retail shop – in pristine condition a badly damaged box, squashed or impaired goods will not be taken lightly.
Courier companies are a third party in the delivery equation and can be the cause of spoiled goods but often, the blame will still fall to the company selling the products.
Improve perception with a tidy package
A professionally packaged box, envelope or packet will go a long way to protect the goods inside. The higher the value of the goods, the more fragile their composition or an irregularity in shape will determine how much extra cushioning is needed for transit.
As summer draws to an end and people are starting to think about the seasonal festivities, ensure fragile goods are well protected when in transit with polystyrene packaging.
Versatile polystyrene protects fragile goods
Polystyrene is a superb way to package delicate goods and expensive items such as tech equipment, jewellery and crockery. The material is lightweight so won’t add too much heaviness to delivery costs. It’s also extremely substantial offering much-needed protective properties to safeguard against bruising, cracking and squashing.
Polystyrene has watertight properties and will provide a barrier against oxygen and vapour that could affect materials that spoil in damp conditions.
The material is available in standard sizes and can be moulded and cut to specific shapes and sizes to cocoon any type of product.
Friendly to the environment
Expanded polystyrene is hygienic and unpolluted and is approved for direct contact with food – a great choice for cheese, chocolates or cakes. It’s made up of 98% air and can be recycled after use due to it containing no harmful chlorofluorocarbons(CFC) gases.
Use polystyrene packaging for fragile goods
Old polystyrene can be broken down into beads and mixed with new polystyrene beads in order to mould it into new materials.
Here at Vertapak we take pride in manufacturing high-quality polystyrene packaging that can be used to protect an array of retail, commercial and industrial goods safely during shipping.
If you’re unsure about how the material could be used for your business we offer a consultancy service to talk through the best options – standard or bespoke.
Contact us on 01384 457730 for more details about any aspect of polystyrene design, production and packaging solutions.