If there’s one business service that has successfully grown (especially during the pandemic, when many other services had a difficult time!), it’s contract packing. As you may be aware, contract packing is when you outsource your packaging requirements to another company, and they will be in charge of packing your products properly and according to your precise needs. You can hire a contract packer to do several things for you – repackage your items in bulk and make them ready for retail, pack items that you store on behalf of a retailer, or fill packaging with special equipment. They can do all these things – and more, including product design. But what are the real benefits of working with a contract packer? Here’s everything you should know.
- It is a lot more efficient
No one can deny that the very first benefit of a contract packing service is that they can pack items – and quickly, at that. Since they work at scale and it’s their specialisation, they can work more quickly than you! If you try packing yourself, you are guaranteed to be constantly interrupted – by phone calls, orders, and whatnot.
Meanwhile, since they are experts at what they do, a contract packing service will do the job efficiently, and more than this, if you work with a contract packing professional, you will be more efficient. You can focus on your tasks and do your job without being distracted. A contract packing service will also be able to streamline your operations, from processing orders to picking and packing and delivery and distribution, so your customers will always receive their orders at the scheduled time.
2. It allows you to have better savings on cost
As a business owner, you will have made plenty of investments – and some of these can only be expected to have a return after a few years. That’s just how it is. But if you work with a contract packing service, you no longer have to invest in equipment and facilities for storage. Moreover, you no longer have to invest in training your own staff to do it. Deciding to pack everything in-house entails a lot of money, time, and effort – and if you don’t have one (or worse, all three), you could lose significantly.
What’s more, working with a contract packer allows you to benefit from their expertise and advice, which is invaluable, especially if you are just starting.
3. It gives you much-needed support
There are different times of the year and seasons when you may experience high demand – periods like Christmas, Cyber Monday, and Black Friday, to name a few. During this time, wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to worry about coping with demand and handling the surge of orders? If you rely on a contract packing partner, you can easily cope with high demands and have happier customers.
4. It saves you time and manpower
Working with a contract packer means you no longer need to spend time wrapping and packaging your products. This menial task can be relegated to your contract packing service instead, which means you can dedicate more time to important work. Aside from this, your staff doesn’t need extra training, either – nor do you have to hire more people to fulfil your packaging needs, as your contract packer has their own staff dedicated to the work.