There are many different things to consider when moving forward with your postal services. One of the first is addressing the differences between postal boxes and Ecommerce Packaging. There are four key differences between Ecommerce Packaging & postal boxes: speed, effectiveness, delivery (or delivery) and unboxing process. In this article, address all of those differences and explain which – if any – would best suit your company – whether you’re a small local retailer on Etsy or a global shipping company with thousands of employees cardboard boxes.
Postage is a service we all use and take for granted; in fact it’s a critical service that all postal services undertake and have a specific way of delivering parcels. As everyone has seen in the news over recent months, many UK mail companies have suffered a severe loss of revenue as a result of problems with the amount of goods that are being lost or delivered without the correct pieces. An example is the massive shortfall that the Royal Mail has experienced as a result of the rising volume of uncollected letters, which have meant a significant increase in the amount of packaging supplies required to fill orders. The result has been that the company has had to reduce some of its branches, something that has affected negatively on many other companies including the world’s largest postal service, the Royal Mail.
The speed of the Royal Mail’s network of post offices has always been one of its key selling points, in that it enables clients to receive their packages quickly. The problem with this is also one that the smaller UK postal service companies have been facing, and that is the increasingly increasing volume of parcels being received by their post offices that go unfilled for several days or weeks. This results in an increasing backlog that the larger companies have had to face as they struggle to keep up with demand from both commercial and private clients. For them, the solution has been to start offering their customers a new convenience, which is known as the “key deposit” system.
The key deposit is a security measure that is available to all postal boxes, and is an improvement upon the old post office-based security arrangements that existed before the introduction of electronic tracking systems. Under this system, the post office is able to hold a security bond, which acts like a guarantee that the contents of a postal boxes are safe and secure at all times, without having to be opened by a member of the post office staff. Once the bond is held, the contents of the box can be held for up to five working days after the election mail must have been received in the area where the box is situated. After this time has elapsed, if the box is opened and no further activity has been done on the contents of the box, then it will need to be replaced with another postbox.
This means that, for all sizes of postal boxes, you will find that the options that are available are vastly improved compared to what they used to be. For example, there used to be a limit on the size of postal boxes that could be purchased, as well as a limit on the amount of insulating material that could be purchased in the same size class. However, now there is a broad range of different sizes of postal boxes, which offer extra strength, insulation, and even corner and lean-to usage, which can all be useful for different purposes. In addition, the materials used to cover the interior surface of the boxes are now more durable than they were in previous years, which is also benefiting those who use their postal boxes as a form of canvas for art or photography.
Even in the case of the smaller sizes of postal boxes, there are some significant upgrades that are available. For example, many of the smaller ones have foam lined interior surfaces, which will greatly help with the ease of handling. The newer styles of packaging also have added security measures, including hinges and double wrapped doors, which are both convenient and highly effective for the protection of the contents of the mailing or packaging materials. Finally, when you use mailing or packaging materials that are larger in size, you will find that many of the new designs for packaging offer stronger clasps and latches, as well as more secure locking mechanisms for the materials that need to remain enclosed during shipping or packaging processes.