- Recent consumer study reveals cardboard is unquestionably America’s packaging of choice (84%) for shipping.
- Packsize reduces packaging waste and improves the overall customer experience for DICK’s Sporting Goods.
SALT LAKE CITY – As e-commerce and manufacturing sectors embrace automation to address factors affecting their business, Packsize offers a range of advanced iQ Series and EM Series to semi-automated and fully automated X Series product lines. More specifically, the Packsize X Series represents the most advanced, flexible, and efficient automated packaging solutions through its best-in-class technology (in both hardware and software).
Due to new demands, today’s retailers are tasked with increasing throughput and cost savings, even as they achieve their sustainability goals; the entire range of Packsize solutions is integral to reducing packaging waste with oversized boxes and negating void-filler like plastic air pillows, improving the overall end-consumer’s experience.
“Consumer expectations for fast, efficient, and sustainable shipping are growing, and internet retail is not sustainable nor scalable without Packsize. Our X Series in particular highlights what is possible for the future of sustainable packaging and e-commerce,” said Hanko Kiessner, founder and executive chairman of Packsize. “We are continuing to chart a new path for retailers and our industry, reimagining what’s possible in packaging technology, sustainability, and efficiency.”
New consumer research by Packsize shows continued demand for sustainability, affirming Packsize’s commitment to delivering a healthy planet through right-sized packaging, using less paper, and creating less waste. Highlights include:
- 84% of consumers prefer their items shipped via a cardboard box, compared with plastic shipping envelopes and pouches (16%).
- 87% of consumers ordering online four times or more per week patronize brands demonstrating minimization of their carbon footprint.
- 45% of consumers believe it is important that companies they shop from show concern for reducing their pollution and waste, while another 38% see companies’ concern for improving their environmental sustainability as important.
Rod Gallaway, CEO of Packsize, added: “Consumers are demonstrating continued demand for sustainability in e-commerce, and 86% of frequent shoppers we surveyed believe that technology is a driving force to make this happen. As trusted advisors to our customers, we have continued to boldly innovate by developing new materials, systems, software, services, and solutions that unlock hidden potential in our customers’ supply chains: increasing the efficiency of their packaging process flows while further reducing their environmental impact.”
Packsize and DICK’s Sporting Goods
DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is among Packsize retail customers transforming the way they and their customers experience packaging. Right-sized Packaging on Demand® technology, services, and solutions now help ensure that DICK’S Sporting Goods’ customers receive their e-commerce orders in customized corrugated packaging to accommodate products of varied shapes and sizes. This sustainable packaging process efficiently and reliably meets DICK’S Sporting Goods’ growing customer needs, reduces packaging waste, and improves the overall customer experience.
“Meeting the demands of DICK’S Sporting Goods’ customers who have driven rapid e-commerce growth over the last two years requires packaging technology that takes every step into consideration — from the warehouse to the customer’s hands,” said Rod Gallaway, CEO of Packsize. “As a partner and trusted advisor to DICK’S Sporting Goods, Packsize continues to boldly innovate and create a positive experience for warehouse employees and customers alike.”
Utilizing a Packsize EM Series system, DICK’S Sporting Goods now uses an estimated 26% less corrugated – reducing costs and environmental impact – while optimizing sustainability, efficiency, and the performance of its packaging process, especially during periods of peak customer demand.
“We recognize that our athletes want their products in a timely fashion – and they want us to create less waste with more efficient packaging,” said George Giacobbe, senior vice president, supply chain at DICK’S Sporting Goods. “Packsize has been a critical partner in efficiently meeting our athletes’ needs and sharing our vision for a more sustainable future.”
DICK’S Sporting Goods’ use of the Packsize system creates boxes that are perfectly fitted to the over 2,000 SKUs it ships to stores and customers. At DICK’S Sporting Goods’ Smithton Distribution Center, which spans 600,000 square feet and employs nearly 350 teammates, teammates can now simply scan and load SKUs into the system to ship products out in the right size and style boxes, reducing the likelihood of damage and increasing packaging efficiency even for the most complex items. With Packsize’s best-in-class technology and designed packaging process flow, DICK’S Sporting Goods is reimagining the possibilities of packaging.