As homeowners are seeking out a more functional, comfortable and safer home, remodeling is on the rise. Since the majority of them are ordering online, it’s important that packaging and shipping processes go smoothly. That way products arrive in top condition. When products are damaged in transit, it sets consumer’s project’s timeline back and causes undue stress. Not to mention the possibility of losing a customer in the process. One way to ensure these home remodeling shipments make their way to consumers safely is by utilizing the proper protective packaging equipment and fillers.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, the two most popular home renovation types are bathroom and kitchen remodels. Windows, doors and room additions are not too far behind. Smart tech is also steadily streaming into homes all over America. While your customers are in the middle of an exciting (yet possibly stressful) remodeling project, the last thing they want to experience is the arrival of damaged goods.
Statistics also show that consumer demand for environmentally friendly products and smart security and entertainment upgrades are shaping the home building and improvement market…and it shows no sign of slowing down.
So, whether you’re shipping delicate mirrors, fragile lamps, surveillance cameras or one-of-a-kind bathroom accessories, safe shipping is important for any DIY remodeling enthusiast. One of the primary jobs of any package is to protect your product. This is especially important for e-commerce shipping.
The cost of replacing a destroyed item can be up to 17 times the cost of shipping.
According to a study by The Freedonia Group, “Protective Packaging,”they predict that demand for protective packaging in the U.S. will grow 4.9% per year to $6.8 billion by 2019.
One example of protective packaging includes foam-in-place polyurethane. Foam-in-place helps with shipping larger remodeling components and works to create a custom protective packaging solution. Maxwell, SmartBaagger’s new intelligent interface from IntelliPack is a real-time system that combines two liquid foams in a pre-fabricated mold or a high density polyethylene bag or film in which the items are already placed. The mixture quickly expands around the product being protected which creates a customized protective shell.
This makes FIP a great protective material for metal and other fragile items. This includes plumbing, lighting fixtures, appliances, window frames, mirrors, electronics, etc.
The do-it-yourself home improvement market is running hot. In fact, 53% of US adults have made some sort of home improvement in the last 12 months, and 56% of those who did, spent $1,000 or more. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make a positive (protective) first impression.
At Hughes, we have all your protective packaging equipment and supplies to help you improve production and shipping operations. Learn about the advantages of protective packaging supplies from Hughes today; call us at 1-267-409-6100.
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