eCommerce Protective Packaging: Solution Guide

*Updated 12/1/17*

eCommerce sales have had another record year! According to Adobe Analytics, from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, consumers spent 15% more than the same timeframe last year. More and more consumers are recognizing the benefits of shopping online. Retailers and fulfillment companies are looking for efficient ways to keep up with the growing demand. Customers want to pay less and receive goods faster. Meanwhile, warehouses are expanding and the cost of labor is increasing. As online orders grow, companies cannot rely on the traditional and time consuming fulfillment methods of manually stuffing boxes and mailers. They are turning to cohesive automation to increase productivity. Cohesive packaging is a long established and proven solution to increase productivity, create packaging efficiency and maintain your brand identity. It is utilized by many companies fulfilling everything from books to clothing to parts and hardware. Whether you fulfill and ship 1000 or 50,000 packages a day, the packaging product and processes you use are key components to getting your goods into the hands of your customers, timely and undamaged. With cohesive products and cohesive automated equipment, you can protect and ship your goods, but also significantly improve productivity while lowering your labor and total package costs.

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What is cohesive packaging and how does it work?

Cohesive packaging is pressure sensitive material that adheres to itself and not the item being packaged. The material can be sealed with simple hand pressure or with automated packaging machinery for added speed and further automation needs. The resulting package completely encapsulates, protects and secures the item inside. Your package is ready to ship the moment it’s sealed. There are many variations of automated cohesive equipment available for varying volume & automation requirements. If you are hand picking and packaging items into corrugated boxes, polybags or padded mailers, then automated packaging could be the labor saving and cost effective solution for you. Cohesive packaging is a long established and proven
solution to increase productivity, create packaging efficiency and maintain your brand identity. It is utilized by many companies fulfilling everything from books to clothing to parts and hardware.

What cohesive packaging does for operations

Got books? Get automated!

automation-headerHow does one of our customers meet the demands of back to school students? They have 9000 machines with extended infeed conveyors, pick stations and scan/print and apply labeling. Pickers set up at any one of the dozen computer terminals on the infeed conveyor, scan the book, and place it on the conveyor which then feeds the book into the machine for packaging. The machine automatically reads the ISBN# and matches that up with the order in their system to generate the shipping label which is automatically applied and verified on the machine’s back end. All this is done with the machine packaging up to 30 books a minute. Cohesive automation allows them to meet the 10,000+ back to school textbook orders they receive daily.

Automation & customer friendly packages

A leading apparel retailer switched to automated packaging. They are able to fulfill their large quantities of online orders faster than ever and provide their customer with a branded package that is water-resistant and can also be easily converted into a returnable bag if the product ordered needs to be returned.

Automation in 3D! 

When an online retailer recognized a significant jump in online sales, it switched to an automated 3D style package using a cohesive single face and cohesive machinery. The 3D package style provides a unique “box-like” package that protects their “delicate” products while automating the packaging process. This is a great automated option for those with same or like sized products. Not only can you do flat packages with automated cohesive but you can also go 3D! Automation can work for you and your application.


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