Do you have a business that sells and delivers items like food, beverages or even other items that may be temperature sensitive like pharmaceuticals for example? If so, you probably already know that it is essential that these items are securely packaged and that this packaging contributes to ensuring that the product remains in good condition until it reaches the buyer’s home, right? After all, there are items that are more sensitive to factors such as humidity and temperature changes.
If you are just entering this market or would like to improve the conditions in which your products are shipped, keep reading – we have put together a list of tips that can help you in this process.
Cardboard Boxes and Packaging
Before considering any other factors to ensure the safety of your temperature-sensitive products, you should always think first about the type of packaging you are using. Yes, the packaging you use can help prevent damage to items.
- Cardboard Boxes
Yes, the good old corrugated cardboard box is still unbeatable when it comes to packaging for transporting products – they are durable, resistant and ecologically correct. If you sell fruits and vegetables, for example, there are boxes that were designed specifically for this purpose and that help ensure that the products reach buyers intact.
Going back to the example of selling and delivering fruits and vegetables – cardboard boxes are your biggest allies in this process, right? But not only them – after all, when sending apples and peaches loose in a box, there is a risk that the fruits will hit each other and arrive crumpled at the buyer’s house. Therefore, pack your products well so that they are still inside the box – you can do this using kraft paper or cardboard dividers, for example.
It’s interesting to have several types of dividers available, so you can accommodate customer requests almost as if it were a real jigsaw puzzle. Contact your box supplier and they can help you come up with good solutions for this issue.
How to Keep the Temperature Stable For Cardboard Boxes?
Now that we have addressed the issue of choosing suitable packaging for sensitive products, we can move on to more specific actions with regard to temperature.
Let’s start with a tip that is aimed specifically at those who sell fresh items such as still raw meats and fish, or dairy products like cheeses. The ideal, in these cases, is to send the products in insulating packaging, such as vacuum-sealed plastic, which will ensure that they arrive fresh to the recipients. Then, just place the products in suitable cardboard boxes.
This tip is also valid for those who sell homemade items such as cookies, brownies and breads. For local deliveries, you can opt for paper and cardboard packaging, as noted above. But if you ship your products to other cities, a good idea is to invest in airtight packaging, which can be either pots or plastic.
Are you shipping frozen items? In this case, even if the delivery is made in places close to where you are, you have to count on the possibility that there may be a leak – if this is the case, you can invest in airtight packaging (and think about a return policy, for example) or even lining the cardboard boxes with watertight plastic.
Another option to keep the contents of the boxes you send cold is the use of gel packs, gel ice or even dry ice, which are materials that can keep the temperature cold during transport. In this case, be sure to include safety instructions for handling dry ice, for example, in the box.
Cardboard Boxes in Vancouver
Finally, if you need help thinking of good cardboard box options for your company, please contact us. Racer Boxes works with an extensive portfolio of custom boxes and can help you find the ideal options for shipping your products. In addition, we work with fast delivery of up to 15 days. To contact us, click here.