Despite the rising costs and supply issues surrounding cardboard packaging, it is estimated that e-commerce shippers continue to waste about 30 percent of this increasingly precious commodity by shipping orders in vastly oversized cardboard boxes.
“It has never been more essential for retailers to reduce the amount of cardboard material that they use within their pack and dispatch operation, and yet many continue to pack outbound orders in boxes that are way too big,” says Sean Webb, director of automated packaging solutions for North America at Sparck Technologies.
The CVP Impack and CVP Everest fit-to-size automated packaging solutions from Sparck have been developed to reduce the corrugate and materials waste associated with oversized packaging within fulfilment operations by creating custom right-sized boxes for every single- or multi-item order.
A single operator can construct up to 1,100 bespoke packages per hour with the CVP Everest – typically amounting in an average of 29 percent less cardboard and 38 percent reduction of material costs.
“Our CVP Automated Packaging Systems dramatically reduces cardboard and other materials use, and therefore reduces costs,” says Webb. With the upturn in demand for cardboard packaging forecasted to be on-going, and material prices set to continue their upward trajectory, the economic argument for investing in fit-to-size box making technology has never been more compelling. E-commerce retailers and their fulfillment service partners simply cannot afford to exhaust their valuable cardboard resources, and the best way to do this is to adopt technology that cuts down on waste.