Opening a package to find a broken product ruins the excitement for a customer. It leads to disappointment for the customer and potentially expensive replacements. Worse still is that broken products harm your brand personality and customers will start looking elsewhere for their products.

To avoid all of this, you need better void-fill packaging to give your products the best chance of arriving safely.

We want to help you succeed. Listed below are the top tips and materials that are the strongest guardians of any product line. Keep reading to learn more!

1. Expanded Polystyrene Foam

This fancy-named material is better known as Styrofoam, but many people don’t realize that’s a brand and not the name of the material itself. Unless you want to pay extra, expanded polystyrene is what to use.

The best thing about expanded polystyrene is it’s made of 98% air. This makes it lightweight, cutting down on shipping costs for both you and your customers.

Despite this quality, it’s durable due to the way it’s made from puffed-up beads merged into a solid form. This cohesion makes it resistant to dents and scratches but easy to cut into the perfect shape for any product.

For many products, expanded polystyrene is the first place to start for any void-fill packaging needs.

2. Packaging Paper

Paper isn’t the first thing people think of when it comes to package protection, but paper is the unsung hero since it’s so versatile. You can provide added protection to glass products or even prevent rusting with a coated paper.

When in doubt, mix and match packaging paper with other types of materials on this list. It never hurts to double up when it comes to guarding products that make your brand stand out!

3. Bubble Wrap

Of all the types of void-fill materials, bubble wrap is the most well-known. Although originally meant for use as wallpaper, bubble wrap works wonders to protect products from harm.

The little air pockets are more durable than they look and they provide cushioning. They’re also easy to stuff into a box since bubble wrap comes in all shapes and sizes.

This makes bubble wrap an excellent choice for hard-to-fit products or anything that might need some wiggle room during shipping.

4. Surface Protection

Something you don’t want to forget to consider is the surface of your product. Getting it there in one piece doesn’t mean much if the delicate surface is scratched full of unseemly grooves. Start a trend by always using surface protection in your packaging.

Cover your product with material such as polymasking, polyscreening, or plastic corrugated. This ensures that the wrapped material takes the damage and leaves your product in perfect condition for your customer to enjoy.

Use the Best Void-Fill Packaging for Safer Shipping

Packaging Fulfillment Co, Inc., has over 25 years of experience in giving customers the safest shipping possible. We know how to use void-fill packaging to protect all types of products so that your customers can receive their packages without a problem.

Check out our high-quality void-fill materials and contact us if you aren’t certain which type suits your products. We can help you get the right kind of protection right away!