To keep up with increasing e-commerce demand during peak season, shippers are looking to switch from boxes to mailers to save on costs.
*Shippers and 3PLs are searching for new ways to cut costs and reduce their environmental impact.
*Record high e-commerce demand puts even more strain on these efforts, emphasizing efficiency in a challenging supply environment.
*Mailers, including the Pregis sustainable, curbside recyclable EverTec mailer, can replace unnecessary boxes for shippers, saving on costs and creating better processes in shipping and fulfillment.
*Picking the right kinds of products to shift from traditional boxes to mailers is the first step to rightsizing a product line for maximum efficiency.
Part of the joy of shopping online is the experience of coming home to boxes and packages on your front porch or in the lobby of your apartment building. More and more, these packages arrive to consumers in the form of mailers instead of bulky boxes.
For certain items, switching from boxes to mailers not only saves money — it also supports sustainability.
In 2021, 60 percent of consumers said they expect to spend more online than they did during the pandemic. The result? Many more packages are expected to come through distribution and fulfillment centers, with shippers scrambling to perform.
In 2020, the uptick in e-commerce was thought to be caused by the immense number of store closings across the country. However, this year, it appears to be more a factor of growing consumer confidence in online shopping than the lingering effects of COVID-19.
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