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Everything You Need To Know About Air Packaging

on May 10, 2021

One of our most popular range of products that we currently supply is our new air packaging range and although air packaging is a new player in the packaging industry, it has made a huge impact on how businesses are now packaging their goods. When it comes to protecting certain fragile items during transit, the options available are quite limited and this is where air packaging can prove to be very useful.

Air packaging is a lightweight, eco-friendly alternative packaging material that will provide air cushioning for a range of fragile items during transit and this includes items such as electronics, ceramics and glass bottles.

So the question is could your business benefit from using air packaging? Well keep reading and decide for yourself.

Air packaging For Electronics

What is air packaging?

Air packaging, or air cushion packaging, is basically a inflated pillow of filmed air that can be changed to various sizes to suit the item or items within. They are highly effective yet very simple to use and it offers great protection, whilst taking up less storage space.

Many large corporations are making the switch to air packaging, just look at Amazon who are now using air pillows to keep their items safe and costs down. And although it has not been in the market all that long, it is a very popular packaging solution.

What are the benefits of air packaging?

Eco-Friendly

The first benefit of using air cushion packaging is that they are a great eco-friendly solution to using other, non-recyclable, packaging. Packaging peanuts and Styrofoam materials for example are not recyclable for the most part and cause more environmental harm than good. Air packaging however is the total opposite and is very efficient for disposal.

Protect Your Products

Seeking continuous business improvements is only natural and factors such as damages to goods during transit is one area that can be reviewed and improved. Air packaging is one solution that can offer your products the ultimate protection when in transit. Unlike bubble wrap, air cushioning will ensure items do not move as they will be surrounded by a comfy “cushion”.

Impacts during transit and rough handling are one of the biggest causes of customer complaints and it is something that is unfortunately out of the control of both businesses and customers. This takes money out of your pockets and adds costs and stress to the entire distribution process. Air cushion packaging is one solution that will eliminate all of this.

Cost Reduction

One common question we get asked is "will air packaging save on overall costs?". Well inflatable packaging is 99% air which means they will weigh virtually nothing. So you will save money on your overall shipping costs.

Convenience

In most cases, air cushion packaging is inflated on demand and when required. Therefore, they require less storage space in your warehouse.

Ease Of Use

Each pillow that needs to be inflated can be done so quickly and easily when using a air packaging hand pump. Once inflated, the packaging can be used and will offer great protection. However, air packaging is not only easy for the distributor but it is also great for the customer. Your customers will experience a smooth opening along with less mess and easy to dispose of packaging.

Could Air Packaging Benefit You?

When it comes to meeting your specific packaging needs, our air packaging solution is perfect when looking for a cost-effective, easy to implement void fill packaging solution. But most importantly, air cushion packaging will save you money in a lot of different aspects within your business.

How Can Parcelsend Help

Here at Parcelsend UK, we can supply UK businesses with a wide range of air cushion packaging that can protect all your electronics, ceramics and bottles. As well as this we can offer a wide range of other great packaging supplies that may be just as useful to you. We have trained staff on hand ready to help assist you should you need help with selecting the correct items to help meet your specific packaging requirements. Feel free to email us on info@parcelsend.uk, call us on 01543 572 776 or start a quick chat and we will be more than happy to help.

If you would like to see even more of our great packaging products that we can easily and quickly supply your business, you can view our entire range of packaging supplies here.

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