Packaging, as a stage in distributional chain, is oftentimes treated as something that can be done last minute, something deemed easy and thus requires less of an attention. In practice, however, packaging holds a role as equally important as other stages. It is where a product is dressed. It is from which a customer might be able to assess the quality a company has in delivering their orders—the first impression, if you will. The packaging process is also crucial in that it has a hand in making sure that a customer receives their order as scheduled. Shipment must be conducted in a way that is accurate, complete, and quick to meet customer’s satisfaction and if the packaging stage is obstructed, there is no way a customer would be happy.
Why Packaging is Important
A great pick pack and ship service provider must not only be able to pick up products from production plant properly. It must also be able to pack the products in question in a way that during shipment, said products stay intact and safe arriving at an address. The core tasks of such a service consist of 4 primary points: receiving orders, checking the orders, packing the orders, and keeping up with the inventory. Upon receiving orders, a staff should be able to direct themselves toward the correct shelves or racks where the ordered items are stored. Said staff would then proceed with selecting the type of container suitable for respective products.
Said stuff should also check with the availability of the products before moving on to packing stage. In packing stage, selected product is placed inside a container that promotes safety and convenient handling. Once everything is sealed securely, the package would then be brought up for shipping. Following completion of this process, a staff should update inventory checklist.