Official: Davpack helps you to save money on packaging, storage space, damages and stockholding

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It’s easy to think – and many businesses do – that the less you end up spending on your packaging, the better. Which is true to an extent, and if you do want your packaging to cost you less, then you’ve definitely come to the right place.

However, there is one very important proviso to the above – because the packaging you buy, however much you pay for it, still needs to do a job.

For instance, spending less on your packaging won’t do you any good at all if it doesn’t ensure your product reaches your customer in the best possible condition. Packaging is generally a low cost item, but the consequences of getting it wrong might be very expensive indeed.

So how does Davpack save you money on packaging?

At Davpack we don’t just buy stuff in and sell it on. We are main distributors for some of the biggest names in the business – companies like Jiffy, Mail Lite, ColomPac and 3M Scotch – which means we get better prices by buying from them in huge quantities; savings we pass on to you (in the same way that you get bigger discounts the more you buy from us).

So, straight away, we can supply top branded packaging at prices unmatched by other suppliers – and don’t forget that if you shop around and find a like-for-like product cheaper in another packaging catalogue, we’ll refund double the difference (see our latest catalogue for full terms and conditions).

However, we’re also cardboard box manufacturers, which has a number of important benefits for our customers, not least of which is that there is no middleman. That means we can control our costs and ensure you get best value every time when you buy your cardboard boxes from us.

We also offer lower carriage costs than many other packaging suppliers, with free delivery on all orders over £150 (ex VAT). Where we do charge for delivery, it’s only £7.95 – again, less than many of our competitors. See how many courier companies you have to ring before you find one who’ll agree to ship three 1500mm x 100m rolls of bubble wrap from one end of the country to the other for less than £8!

How does Davpack help you to save storage costs?

There’s no escaping the fact that a lot of packaging is bulky and made up largely of air. So the more you keep at your premises, the more air you’re paying to store.

However, many suppliers force you to do just this, because they have minimum order volumes of the boxes and other packaging you use on a regular basis. They do not have over 4,000 products available off the shelf, including a range of well over 1,000 cardboard boxes in different styles and sizes.

So, if you use 15 different sized boxes in your business, and you have to order three pallets of each, that’s over 450 square feet of floor space you could be paying for, mainly to store air.

At Davpack, you can buy as much – or as little! – as you need.

(Incidentally, if the air you’re storing is principally in the form of bubble wrap and packing peanuts, click here to discover another great Davpack idea for saving space and money.)

How does Davpack help you to save money on damages?

Imagine the boxes you need for your mail order business cost 50p each, and that the product you want to put inside costs £30.

If you use any old packaging to save that 50p and end up with 3% damaged returns, that’s a £90 cost per 100 parcels shipped (plus the cost of replacing the goods or admin costs of refunding). You also have three unhappy customers out of every hundred who may decide not to risk buying from you again.

If you pay that 50p per item, you’ll spend £50 on packaging to ship those 100 parcels. If that packaging means your damages are reduced to 1%, then your cost is £80 not £90, and you only have one unhappy customer.

Reduce damages to virtually zero, and everyone’s happy!

So quite simply, with over 4,000 products in stock and available off the shelf, plus a rapid in-house custom box service, it couldn’t be easier for you to get the right sized packaging and proper protection quickly from Davpack, so you can avoid those costly damages.

Read more here about how easily parcels can get damaged in the post and how buying your packaging from Davpack can help ensure more of your parcels reach your customers in the condition you want them to.

How does Davpack help you to save money on stockholding?

When you face minimum quantities and have to buy pallets of boxes or bubble wrap at a time that might take you up to six months to use, your cash is suddenly tied up in your packaging. That’s cash that could be working for your business, not sitting on a high shelf in your warehouse, wrapped in stretch film and gathering dust.

If, instead of buying pallets of packaging every three months, you bought handy packs every month or even every week, your cash tied up in packaging would become a mere fraction of what it was. Of course, you may pay a little more to do this, but it gives you the chance to use that cash (and extra storage space) to help grow your business.

Only Davpack has over 4,000 items in stock with in-house production and call-off stock arrangements to supply your business just in time with a full range of packaging (that’s the very next working day a lot of the time). We’re the only UK packaging company who can say this!

These are just some of the ways you can save through buying your packaging from Davpack, but we’re not resting on our laurels. We’re constantly looking for new ways to help your business, new ways to package your products better and new ways to ensure you get the very best value.

Call our Customer team if you would like any advice on how to save on your packaging – our lines are open 8.30am-5pm Monday-Friday, or you can buy via our website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Rick Stanford

Rick has been a salesman in the packaging supplies business for more than thirty years. Now semi-retired, he divides his time between tending his allotment in north Devon, getting depressed at the continuing travails of his home-town football club Macclesfield Town, and sharing his considerable experience and knowledge with the readers of the Davpack blog. Davpack

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