No wonder demand for packaging foam is high
Ecommerce continues to grow in popularity. As more and more consumers switch on to the benefits associated with sourcing goods online, the proportion of transactions that take place in this medium increases. After all, it’s often far more convenient for people to purchase goods in this way and they can generally take advantage of greater choice and better value.
However, there are certain logistical issues associated with shipping products to customers. For example, if you’re firm’s involved in activity like this, you’ll no doubt be aware of the potential pitfalls associated with transporting goods and ensuring they remain intact. This is where special shaped foams come in useful. By packing items in supportive foams, it’s possible to provide much greater protection.
Boost in online sales
The demand for foam cut to size in this way may well be on the up. After all, figures released by comScore concerning the US market showed that during the first quarter of this year, web sales reached $44.3 billion (£28.7 billion). This was up by 17 per cent compared with the same three-month period in 2011 and it represented the tenth consecutive quarter of positive year-on-year growth.
Commenting on the statistics, comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni said: “While the economic recovery continues to be painfully slow, the channel shift to e-commerce appears to be accelerating. This presents opportunities but also challenges for brick-and-mortar retailers if they can’t hold onto their offline market share in the digital world. E-commerce has reached critical mass in several product categories, and it will be important to monitor these sales trends by category in order to correctly gauge the impact e-commerce is having on overall retailer performance.”
Sourcing the perfect packaging
If your organisation is seeking special machined foam to help protect the products you sell online and then dispatch to customers, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Technical Foam Services we’re experts in the field and know exactly how to create the ideal packaging.
We know that even if you have the best products on the market, if your packaging isn’t right, they will never fulfil their potential. That’s why we offer a wide range of packaging foams. Indeed, we can provide all our clients with bespoke solutions that offer optimum protection and look great.
Take your pick
You can take your pick when it comes to the density of your shaped foams, their hardness and the material they’re produced from. For example, we offer chipfoam, egg-crate foam and closed cell polyethylene foams.
Meanwhile, thanks to our impressive conversion machinery, we’re able to provide the widest choice of foams and inserts in terms of shape and size. This means you won’t have to compromise when you’re selecting your packaging.
Reducing waste and maximising consumer appeal
By selecting the perfect machined foam, you can ensure you minimise the number of items that are damaged in transit and therefore have to be replaced. This also helps you to live up to the exacting standards of consumers, meaning you’re more likely to get positive feedback. Also, because we know that image matters, we go out of our way to maintain high standards in terms of the aesthetics of our foams. In turn, this should reflect well on your organisation.