Avoid damage
to your brand

Reduce
storage costs
Reduce
transport costs
Reduce damages
& returns
Reduce
admin costs
Increase
productivity
Enhance customer
experience
Reduce
storage costs
Reduce
transport costs
Reduce damages
& returns
Reduce
admin costs
Increase
productivity
Enhance customer
experience
Our packaging experts will challenge any areas within your supply chain where there are damages and returns and offer corrective solutions.

How much are product damage and returns costing you?

Product damage and returns can be costly to any business, so make sure you have a true handle on your associated costs.

Packaging which is not fit for purpose can increase your damage rates, resulting in increased labour, transport and product replacement costs when processing returns. Not to mention the inconvenience to your customer and damage to your brand reputation.

Never overpack – Using too much packaging can be as bad as insufficient cushioning. Overfilled parcels can easily burst in transit, not to mention added transport costs for shipping extra grams. Reducing the amount of packaging material you use will automatically cut packaging waste and make it easier for your customers to recycle.

Use packaging that is suitable for the job – Think about your product’s destination, storage and the conditions it’s going to travel in. If you are looking for a smarter, more secure way to tape your boxes, gummed paper tape is a perfect solution. Once applied, it creates a firm “bond” with your box, making the entire parcel stronger.

Consider new packaging solutions – If your current packaging does not offer the level of protection your products require, it’s time to look for alternatives. Packaging solutions such as the Korrvu retention and suspension range, Airsac inflatable packaging and Geami paper cushioning are perfect for shipping fragile and expensive items.

Design and manufacture

Macfarlane Packaging Design and Manufacture are specialists in designing and manufacturing packaging for the protection of high value and fragile goods in storage and in transit.

Using leading 3D design software, SolidWorks, an extensive range of packaging materials and a variety of manufacturing and assembly processes, we can design light, strong packs of the optimal size for any product.


DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE

Innovation Lab

The Innovation Lab is a unique facility where you can join our packaging experts and directly participate in the development process of your ideal packaging solution. This collaborative approach allows us to find quick, smart and creative packaging solutions tailored to your needs.


Automation

Automation can reduce transport costs by means of automated systems that usually go hand in hand with a reduced number of pack types.


Custom packaging

Custom made-to-measure boxes will better suit your supply chain needs. If they are easy to open and return, they can also deliver an improved unboxing experience for your customers. Branding them will reinforce positive association with your brand.


Product Innovation

The drive to improve product protection in transit means new materials and novel pack designs are becoming available all the time – and our supplier network means we always have early access to the best of them, which we can offer to you at excellent prices.


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Account management

A dedicated account manager is the perfect person to help you find and reduce the Significant Six costs in your packaging operation. They can help you to develop a resilient, agile operation that adapts quickly to changes in demand and keeps costs permanently under control.


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The Significant Six

The Significant Six are the big hidden costs that undermine the efficiency and cost effectiveness of all packaging operations.

We have identified them, analysed them and developed products and strategies to reduce or eliminate them.

Our packaging experts are ready to help you find and remove this destructive half dozen from your operation.

You’ve seen how we can help with damages and returns.
What other Significant Six costs are hiding in your packaging operation?

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