The reason that so many customers love to order online is because they can find the products they need, without having to step foot outside their home.  Because of this, online ordering becomes more and more popular by the day.  As a business owner, you have to keep up with these demands.  Not only do you need enough inventory, but you need the products to arrive in perfect condition.  Because of this, many companies use protective packaging so that their products arrive to their customers in great condition.  That being said, some businesses question whether or not they really need protective packaging.  If you can relate, you should ask yourself if your products can be damaged by these things: water, electrostatic discharge, or corrosion.

 

Water

Water is something that we can’t live without, yet we usually need to keep it away from our valuable items.  Why?  This is because water can have so many negative effects on a product.  For instance, if you’re selling something with a sensitive texture (makeup, coffee, tea), then water can ruin its texture.  Even more, water is one of the components that forms mold; not only can this ruin a product, but it’s a safety risk.  And lastly, water is an electronic device’s worst nightmare, and can cause you to lose a lot of money.  If any of these risks can affect your business, then we recommend using desiccant packs or moisture barrier bags.

 

Electrostatic Discharge

Electrostatic discharge is the transfer of electrons from one object to another.  This release of electricity can cause irreparable damage to your devices, which not only costs you money, but it makes your customers unhappy.  To prevent this from happening, we have anti-static bags that create a Faraday cage effect around protected items.  Not only can this protect your laptops and cell phones, but also micro circuits, semiconductors, thin film resistors, and more.

 

Corrosion

Out of all of the risks, corrosion is usually the last threat that people consider when they ship or store packages.  That being said, corrosion is more common than many people think, and can cause the products to malfunction.  For that reason, the best protective packaging to use is VCI paper, which is treated with engineered chemicals to prevent corrosion on protected metals.

 

Almost all packages can benefit from protective packaging, especially if they are at risk of being harmed by water, electrostatic discharge, or corrosion.  To learn more about our products, contact us at Edco Supply Corporation.