WHAT IS PACKAGING PAPER
Packaging paper is a material that is used to cover and protect products when they are intended to be transported. This type of special paper has the function of preserving the characteristics and quality of the articles it protects.
The wrapping paper helps to protect the packages during the entire transport process until they reach the customer, during handling, storage and in the different necessary transfers.
In the packaging process, packing paper can be used for the internal protection of the product itself, and also to protect the container where the order is sent, such as a cardboard or wooden box.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE PACKING PAPER?
For a virtual store, the preparation of the packages of its shipments is a fundamental process since it guarantees the delivery of the products in perfect conditions to its clients. With good packaging, the content of the shipment is protected and the customer is satisfied with the delivery and once again trusts e-commerce in their online purchases.
Packing paper is one of the most important elements when preparing a shipment. This type of paper has the mission of protecting articles against impacts or falls, and isolating them from external elements that can damage them (such as dust, for example).
The Custom pack offers you safe transport with the best companies on the market – SEUR, TNT, UPS or Crores, among others – but you must use packing paper that guarantees total protection of your package. It may seem like an obvious idea, but it’s worth remembering that it’s important to make a good decision about how to package your shipment. For this reason, and even more so if it were a somewhat fragile product, we recommend that you always protect your shipments with bubble-padded waterproof paper, a very simple and common shipping paper, but at the same time effective in preventing items from being damaged by shock or moisture. Its insulating and waterproof effect will ensure that inside a box, the product is not damaged by knocks or by the possible effects that adverse weather conditions, such as rain, may cause.
FUNCTIONS OF PACKING PAPER
The main functions performed by the packing paper are:
- Protect products. Its main function is to protect the content of shipments.
- Improve package presentation. Some types of wrapping paper have a decorative function, helping to improve the image of the company in the eyes of customers.
- Facilitate package handling. In some types of shipping, they help facilitate handling and transport, creating a more compact and manageable package.
ADVANTAGES OF USING PACKING PAPER
There are many advantages that the use of different types of packaging paper brings to an online store:
- Increases shipping protection.
- Help protect the environment (by using eco-friendly, recyclable wrapping paper).
- It adapts to all types of shipments.
- It is a product that does not have a high economic cost.
- There is a wide variety of packaging paper where you can find the appropriate one for each shipment.
- It can be used to fill empty eggs within a shipment, giving the package greater consistency.
WHAT PACKING PAPER TO CHOOSE FOR YOUR SHIPMENTS
There are different types of wrapping paper to protect a package and its contents. The most used in electronic commerce to protect shipments of purchases made by customers are:
Kraft is a German word that means strength. Kraft packaging paper is obtained from wood and its main characteristic is its great resistance, which is why it is one of the most used elements when it comes to protecting a shipment. In its use for packaging, kraft paper can be found in the form of bags or as paper packages for shipment.
Bubble wrap is one of the preferred packaging for e-commerce as it provides the best protection for your shipments. This type of paper has small air pockets that act as shock absorbers against bumps and falls, giving the packages a high degree of resistance.
For shipments of fragile items, bubble wrap has become a priority to protect items from all the risks they are exposed to in the process of transport to the customer.
This type of cellulose paper is specially designed to prevent scratches and abrasions on the products it protects. It is a very light and semi-transparent paper that, given its great flexibility and resistance, is ideal for use in packaging.
Although this wrapping paper is the usual one for food products, thanks to its flexibility it is very useful for packing irregular products, or even for grouping several shipments in a single package.
This type of paper is commonly used for the protection of metal furniture during transport. Its main characteristics are its great resistance and its protection against water. Asphaltic paper is recommended to pack some products that need special protection (such as electronic products that need protection against water).
HOW TO PACK THE PACKAGES FOR YOUR SHIPMENTS
Below, we offer a series of recommendations for using packing paper in your shipments:
VERY FRAGILE PRODUCTS
If the products to be shipped are very fragile, as is the case when shipping crystal or glass objects, it is necessary to use different protection measures to ensure that they reach the customer without breaking.
In addition to using special rigid boxes and double-sided cardboard, packing each product with bubble wrap is the best way to add greater security to these types of delicate items. In this case, the bubble wrap protects against impacts and falls, bumps between the products themselves, and protection against vibrations during transport.
PACKING PAPER FOR BOXES
Normally, e-commerce ship their products inside boxes to facilitate transport, add more protection and facilitate access to customers.
It is a good idea to cover the care boxes with Kraft packing paper, as it adds more consistency and protection to the shipment. In addition, this provides a uniform appearance throughout the box that allows the labeling of the package with important information about the shipment to stand out.
FILL ALL THE GAPS
Packing paper is a cheap product and, therefore, it is ideal for filling all the gaps that remain free inside a shipping box, thus providing greater consistency and resistance to the package.
When a package is prepared for shipment, all the gaps that remain empty can be filled with packing paper, without the economic cost being increased considerably.