You’ve probably seen a forklift on TV hauling a load of products that have been shrink-wrapped into a single large bundle. Why do companies shrink wrap goods for shipping like that? Why do we offer it as a service for our customers at Packaging Fulfillment Co.? There are some very good reasons for shrink-wrapping your products to ship them. Here are some interesting facts that you might not know about shrink-wrapping.
Shrink Wrap: Great for Frozen Products
Once a bundle of goods is shrink-wrapped, you have a lot of unique shipping options available for those goods. That’s because the shrink wrap provides an air-tight seal, and the shrink-wrap itself can withstand a lot of environmental damage. For example, the shrink wrap can withstand freezing temperatures; therefore, it’s great for any goods that need to be refrigerated.
Protecting Your Merchandise
Shrinkwrapping your merchandise also protects it from many different forms of environmental damage. Shrinkwrap is waterproof, for one thing. If a shipping company sets your pallet on a rainy tarmac while it gets switched to a different plane, your goods remain safe and dry as long as the seal is not broken.
Shipping containers, flights, and warehouses can generate a lot of dust and grit. But when your goods are sealed in shrink wrap, they stay protected the whole time. The air-tight seal can even prolong the shelf life of perishable goods, such as fresh produce. When a bundle of goods is shrink-wrapped together properly, they are easier to transport and do not run the risk of shuffling around or breaking in transit.
Better Service for Our Customers
The good news about shrink-wrapping equipment is that it helps us to save space in our warehouse. Because the equipment and the rolls of shrink wrap save us a lot of space, we are able to add more equipment and more products. The more shipping and products that we can provide to our customers, the better! Our goal is to be a one-stop-shop for all of your packaging and shipping needs, and shrink wrap is one of the ways we are able to do that.
Cost Efficient Packaging Option
Shrink wrapping a bundle of goods uses a lot less material than most other packaging options. Fewer materials always translates into lower costs for our customers. Shrink wrap is also more convenient for the receiver of your bundle of goods. It’s very easy to clean up once the shrink wrap has been cut loose from the bundle, and the plastic is easily recyclable.
Shrink-wrapping your goods before shipment is a great option for many manufacturers and distributors. It helps companies to save money on shipping materials and provides a very safe method of packing goods for transportation from one location to another. As you can see, there are a lot of very good reasons to utilize shrink-wrapping as part of your packaging and shipping strategy.