Bulk Buying Doesn’t Always Mean Savings

The way products are packaged can significantly impact a company’s bottom line, and for years the go-to strategy has been bulk buying both packaging materials and void filler, but what many fail to realise are the hidden costs associated with this traditional approach.

Rethinking Bulk Buying

Bulk buying packaging materials has long been the default option for many companies due to the attractive discounts offered on larger quantities. Yet, this seemingly cost-effective strategy may be putting a strain on your warehouse space. Worse yet, if you cater to many different sized products, your packaging can sit for long periods of time.

However, there is a more efficient and cost-effective way to approach your packaging…

Getting it Right First Time

Investing in Right Size packaging solutions can significantly reduce packaging costs by up to 40%. It is already being utilised by various industries, from furniture to manufacturing. This approach is centred on efficiency and cost-effectiveness, as companies use rolls of fanfold cardboard that adapt to different product shapes and sizes seamlessly.

This works by scanning and entering the box style and dimensions, selecting the quantity required then your box is produced within seconds. With this precise customisation, it allows for the perfect sized box every time, eliminating any need for void filler, meaning less clutter and the opportunity to optimise your warehouse space.

Real Packaging Cost Savings

One of our clients, BG Sports, struggled with their packaging as they shipped sports memorabilia in all different shapes and sizes. Bulk buying packaging was inefficient and ordering smaller quantities was too expensive. With the business growing, space started to become an issue, and that’s why they invested in Right Size solutions. They achieved a significant reduction in packaging material usage and storage costs, reducing their packaging bill from £400k a year down to £200k, thanks to the adoption of Ribble’s Right Size. Read more about their story here.

The benefits of Right Size packaging extend beyond this case study. It also reduces material wastage, lowers shipping expenses, decreases product damage and returns, maximises shipping capacity, and helps businesses adapt to price increases in the supply chain. Companies that adopt this approach not only contribute to environmental sustainability but also witness a positive impact on their bottom line, making it a win-win solution.

Choosing Ribble Packaging

As businesses reassess their packaging strategies, we encourage you to explore the many costs saving benefits with Right Size solutions. At Ribble Packaging, we specialise in providing tailored solutions that align with your business needs. Contact us today on 0161 284 9000.

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