The Traditional Supply Chain
Packages designed for brick and mortar retail stores are traditionally stored upright, shipped in cartons, stacked on pallets, and are generally well protected during transportation to the retailer. Leaking packages are rare.
E-Commerce packages are subject to random orientation, rough handling, non-traditional secondary packaging, and many more ‘touch points’ in distribution. This leaves the e-commerce package much more susceptible to leaking. When a liquid package leaks in an e-commerce shipment, it’s likely to be packaged with various other products. The leaking package can damage the products it shipped with, nearby packages, and ultimately the consumer’s experience and perception.
E-Commerce Retailer & Shipper Packaging Requirements
Leading e-commerce retailers and package delivery companies understand the risk of a leaking package and have developed their own independent packaging requirements to prevent leaking. E-commerce fulfillment centers can refuse or return your inventory or even block future shipments if you have leaking packages. The major e-commerce retailers and package delivery companies recognize induction seals as a solution to provide leak-proof packaging for liquids.
Shipping Liquids Webinar
Tips for Sealing Liquids: Amazon, Fedex, and UPS
Have you seen our “Tips for Sealing Liquids” webinar? BJ Radek is joined by expert panelists from Enercon Industries. They cover the shipping regulations for liquid products through popular distribution channels.