Increase order quantities
Many packaging products are priced based on the quantity you order. When you order a higher quantity, the price per unit will go down, sometimes quite significantly. For some businesses that don’t have the ability to order large quantities all at once or are limited on warehouse space to store items, this can be challenging. That’s why Katzke is committed to helping you find a solution for this! We offer semi-stock programs so that you don’t have to bring in all your supplies at once, plus you still pay as you receive the items, saving you money and valuable warehouse space.
Have your packaging specialist conduct audits on your operations
Many businesses don’t realize that you could be saving money just by reevaluating your packaging materials. For example, stretch wrap is a common material that companies tend to waste money on without even knowing it. New film technology is constantly being developed that allows you to use a thinner film that provides the same, if not better, support. That’s why Katzke is trained in conducting audits on your current packaging to help determine areas you could be saving money and decreasing material waste.
Decrease DIM weight on shipments
Dimensional weight (DIM weight) is a pricing technique used for freight transfer, including courier and postal services. Since the amount of space on a delivery truck is limited, dimensional weight takes into account package density to determine shipping rates. The DIM weight and the actual weight are compared—the larger of the two determines the billable weight. It is important to make sure you're using the right box size for your products in order to avoid paying more in shipping. Check out our DIM weight calculator to test your packages.
While automated packaging equipment may seem like a big investment, the ROI is often quick and exceeds expectations. When you implement automation in your packaging line, you are able to reduce labor expenses, decrease human error, and increase volume, as well as production speed. Katzke has a vast range of experience implementing automated equipment and works with customers to understand their specific processes in order to recommend solutions that will provide the best ROI.
Contact us today to see how we can help you save money on your packaging supplies and operations!