Seller platforms and marketplaces such as Etsy, eBay, and Amazon have enabled small businesses to sell their products more easily to their customers.
While this is a good thing for businesses, the increase in online shopping means a lot more individual products are being shipped out for delivery.
This increase also means more waste and larger environmental impacts.
When you’re selling eco-friendly products online, sustainable packaging and shipping can be a big concern.
Your eCommerce packaging protects your product and establishes your brand identity.
Both your product packaging and the packaging you use to ship needs to be durable, but also lightweight enough to avoid huge shipping costs.
Often this can mean choosing plastic packaging, but while plastic can be a cheap option the cost to our environment is huge.
How can you make your e-commerce packaging eco-friendly?
We’ve all seen photos online of ridiculous packages received from big-box retailers.
Tiny products in huge padded boxes, or items unnecessarily wrapped in layers upon layers of non-recyclable plastic.
Let’s think about it….
Is your product packaging necessary, or just nice-to-have? Packaging makes up a large portion of household waste.
Eco-friendly packaging is a major buzzword and has been for a while.
To ensure that your company is eco-friendly, it is important to first understand what this means for your company.
To give you an idea of the impact that cardboard has on our planet, here are some facts:
- Recycling cardboard takes 75% of the energy needed to make new cardboard.
- You can save 46 gallons of oil by recycling 1 ton of cardboard.
Here at Quickbox, we are expert box manufacturers who understand your packaging needs.
We like to see ourselves as the fairy godmother of box-making.
We are constantly thinking of solutions to your packaging problems so that you don’t have to.
Quickbox has a custom calculator on hand to provide instant quotes for a bespoke box to the exact size of your product.
That way you can pack with no additional waste.
Yet still have the confidence that your goods will be adequately protected from damage.
Why not give one of our friendly team members a call today on 01469310041 or email us at [email protected]