Why You Should Protect Packages in Shipping

When you ship a package by Post, UPS, FedEx, or a larger freight carrier, you can count on one thing. Possible damages! Packages may shift in transit, fall, or even be crushed. Studies show that as many as one in ten packages sustain damages in shipping. Is it any wonder why you should try to protect packages in shipping?

Protect Packages in Shipping for Good Customer Relations

The Real Cost of Damaged Goods

Receiving a damaged product is not a good customer experience. It doesn’t reflect well on your company or your shipping department. It’s also more expensive because of the costs associated with providing refunds or replacing items. 

A company’s shipping practices can have a significant impact on its bottom line. Ideally you want to keep product damage from occurring in the first place. Safeguarding packages with the best shipping materials can be well worth the investment. While cutting corners on shipping can have a long-term, negative effect on your company’s reputation.

How To Protect Packages in Shipping

While you can’t control how a shipper handles your package, you can control how you protect packages in shipping. First, realize that slapping a “Fragile” sticker on the package will not protect it on its bumpy ride. You must ensure that your box is the correct size and is strong enough withstand most damages.  

Second, you must use inside-the-box packaging solutions such as, air and/or paper dunnage, foam, or bracing materials. For more information about the inside-the-box protective packaging solutions we provide, click this link to our Protective Packaging page. Or call our Sales Department at 800-888-7901 and ask to speak with one of our packaging experts.

Rely on the Athens Experts in Protective Packaging

At Athens we realize it’s difficult to make the right decisions about protective packaging for all your different products. There are so many different materials to choose from that it can be confusing. We can help you make the right decisions for your individual needs and your budget.