The increasing demands of online shoppers on delivery times is causing shop owners to look for methods to streamline the order handling process. They can save a lot of time by using modern equipment to support the packing of products into parcels. Let’s find out which packaging machines are worth using.
Packaging machines for bulky products – an overview of possibilities
Modern technology makes it possible to automate almost every stage of the process. Among the packaging machines we can therefore find:
- automatic film packaging machines,
- pallet wrapping machines,
- shrink-wrapping machines,
- plastic strapping machines,
- flow pack machines.
Most of them are used when packing products on an industrial scale or when shipping bulky products on a pallet such as ceramic tiles, furniture or white goods. However, this does not mean that packaging machines can only be used in these situations. It is also possible to find machines that streamline the packing process for smaller products that are packed in envelopes, cartons or boxes.
Packaging automation on a smaller scale
Podczas pakowania produktów o niewielkich gabarytach dużym ułatwieniem będą takie urządzenia jak:
- inflating packing devices,
- box sealing machines,
- paper wrapping machines.
By using them, you can not only speed up the packaging of the product, but also take care of the aesthetics of the package. A carton sealing machine will evenly apply the tape, making the package look nice from the outside. Paper wrapping machines, on the other hand, will bend the paper in the right places much better, keeping the rest of the package uncrumpled. Whereas air pillows will not only look good in the packaging, but also perfectly protect the product being sent by protecting it from damage.
The time it takes to pack one parcel is also an important argument in favour of using packaging machines. Machines do this much faster than a human, so their use helps to speed up the packing process and reduce the time customers have to wait for their package.
How to improve parcel shipping – other packaging supporting devices
Despite the number of benefits of using the packaging machines described above, not every company can benefit from this type of solution. The reason for this may be the wide variety of products on offer, due to which it would be necessary to purchase a large number of machines, which not only requires a lot of storage space, but also generates considerable costs. This is not always possible at the beginning of a business, but even then, it is possible to look for a solution that will at least partly streamline the packing of parcels for dispatch.
It is a good idea to equip your warehouse with the right parcel packing station. Admittedly, these are not solutions to automate the packaging process, but the very fact that all the tape, boxes, envelopes or fillers are at your fingertips, which significantly speed up the packing process of your parcel.
The use of computerised systems to handle orders are also a huge benefit. Thanks to these systems, the number of mistakes decrease when preparing a package for shipment, and the verification process that all the products are in the box is much faster and more convenient. An additional benefit is the possibility to integrate the system with the courier company and automate the process of printing labels, which reduces the time a package has to wait for shipment.
Modern technology offers a wide range of possibilities of machines and equipment which allow the company to improve the packing process. However, before choosing a particular solution, it is important to analyse the type, size and diversity of the products to be sold in order to match them to the needs of the clients. It is not a question of having all the machines for packing parcels, but of choosing those which use have an impact on the financial aspect of the company.