Custom Containers Improve Return Ratio & Reduce Shipping Costs

Posted by Katie Knight on Tue, Jul 19, 2011

Custom Container

DALE, IN – Universal Package built a custom shipping box for an automotive supply company.  The one-of-a-kind plastic container is 146” long by 48” wide, by 50” tall, it has four drop doors and a 2,500 lb. weight capacity.
By replacing a smaller, non-collapsible container with a custom made, collapsible custom shipping container, Universal Package was able to increase the customer’s return ratio from 1:1 to 2:1. 
This attribute alone provided the ROI needed for its customer to justify construction of custom containers.  

Drop doors on each of the four sides were added to the configuration to provide easy access to its contents from any side, while custom dunnage was designed to hold product securely and safely. 
The custom shipping box is made of durable HDPE with Steel Fork inserts and features 4-way fork lift entry.  Universal Package's advanced cut and weld techniques guarantee container integrity and durability even at extreme dimensions.

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4 Reasons to Consider a Custom Plastic Container

Posted by Jim Kulbeth on Fri, May 21, 2010

Custom plastic containers, or cut and welded conCustom Plastic Container Built for Military Applicationtainers, cost more per unit than a standard container that your products fit into "pretty well."  So why should you pay more for a custom container?  We'll give you 4 good reasons and try to make you a believer.

1.  The most expensive thing you can store and ship is air.  When your products fit into an off-the-shelf container "pretty well", chances are you have many air pockets that you can eliminate with a custom plastic container.

2.  If you stop packing "air" into your containers, you're going to be able to pack and ship more product per cubic foot, meaning your transportation costs are going to decrease.  Whether it's a sea container, train, or tractor trailer, you'll be cubing out the space with product, not with air.

3.  A custom plastic container can be built to fit your product perfectly.  This is going to result in less product damage during shipping.

4.  Loading and unloading parts or products into a custom container is going to be much easier, and require less time since the container is built specfically for the application.  Your product is 104.5 inches long....a custom plastic container can be built to hold items 104.5 inches long.

Custom, cut and welded plastic containers are not the solution to every storage and shipping application, but if you're forcing your product to fit into off-the-shelf containers it may be time to weigh the alternative.



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