In the growing market of the e-commerce one of the stresses is put on how the goods have to be delivered. For quite a long time, it has been plenty of big and bulky boxes, which had to be stacked in curious puzzles. One of the cons of those old corrugated boxes is, beside the space waste, the huge employment of plastic material in order to keep wares safe. This has two results: on the one hand, more space is required for the transportation, on the other hand more plastic is needed to fill the void, therefore the size of the warehouse must be bigger and bigger due to the growing quantity of packaging material, that steals space to the primary selling objects.
Moreover, this stuff is significant in the increase of pollution, because it is usually non-biodegradable and thus creates a consistent quantity of waste to be disposed. For example, once the buyer gets his/her good, all the packaging material has to be thrown away, and this affect nothing else but the environment.
Indeed we all know how environmental damaging plastic is. Recapitulating, with the old-fashioned way of packaging we squander space, plastic, money and last but not least, we spoil our planet.
Thanks to market surveys, and nonetheless, to the increasing request of a better packaging system, now e-commerce industry can rely upon the service of On Demand Packaging. It provides custom-cut packages, which allows a more accurate employ of space, material and consequently money. The machines used in this process are able to fulfill the needs of the target thanks to their modular components, which provide a wide range of possibilities depending on the single product.
They give operators accurate instructions so that the resulting box is as much precise as feasible. With a Box On Demand service it is possible to save up to 40% on transported air, which means an optimization of the space. Customer size boxes take up less space in warehouses and can be produced just at order time, eliminating stock material. Other positive effects are considerable savings in terms of fuel and less air pollution because of the reduced number of trucks involved.
In addition, On demand packaging system has a green consciousness, it uses indeed more sustainable materials (less plastic derivatives) and a smaller quantity of void fillers, making the packaging branch totally eco-friendly. Using less plastic permits to produce less polymeric materials, which are dangerous and very polluting, and in this way there is a reduced contribution to the depletion of ozone layer.