The e-commerce market has immense appeal. Consumers can browse online, fill their virtual carts and place orders to get what they need right at their doorstep in days. As the demand for e-commerce continues to grow, online shopping companies need to develop efficient solutions to get products to customers on time and in one piece — starting with packaging.
The Growth of E-Commerce
E-commerce saw steady growth before 2020 and got a boost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Between 2019 and 2021, e-commerce sales increased from 15% of all retail sales to 21%. Growth has since slowed down but isn’t showing signs of reversal. It’s estimated that total e-commerce sales will reach $5.4 trillion in 2026, up from $3.3 trillion.
Several factors have impacted the growth of e-commerce. As technology continues to evolve, buying online is easier than ever. Many people have a smartphone or another mobile device, making it easy to browse online stores and order from anywhere. Online payments have become nearly frictionless, with saved credit cards and mobile payment apps reducing the number of steps involved in a purchase.
Whether you’re new to the industry or an established online retailer looking to streamline fulfillment, our end-to-end e-commerce packaging solutions are designed to help you succeed.
Full-Service E-Commerce Packaging Solutions
Once customers place online orders, they want their new products as soon as possible. They also want the products they order to arrive without damage. Fortunately, automated packaging solutions simplify the preparation of orders for shipment while ensuring items are protected during transit.
When a customer orders something from your website, such as a T-shirt or vase, how the item is packed before shipping can affect its condition upon arrival. Fragile items need cushioning to prevent breakage, and most products need protection from the elements. A T-shirt is more likely to arrive in excellent condition if shipped in a sealed plastic bag rather than wrapped in thin packing paper.
Packaging line automation also helps streamline the e-commerce packaging and shipment process. When your company uses automated case sealers and mail sorters, the machines perform tasks that previously had to be done by hand. Automating the process frees your employees to perform other, more pressing tasks. Automation also helps you remain efficient and productive in the face of a labor shortage.
E-Commerce Package Machines for Sale
Viking Plastic Packaging, Inc. offers a range of e-commerce package sealing machines for sale. Some of our favorite options include:
- BVM Comtex 4G: The BVM Comtex 4G quickly seals products for shipping and returns processing. The machine can handle products of varying sizes simultaneously without sorting.
- SB-2EX Random: The SB-2EX Random sets up cardboard boxes efficiently. The machine can assemble boxes of varying sizes without manual adjustment.
- E-Pack 3322 Auto Mailer: The E-Pack 3322 can prepare up to 20 mailers per minute, saving your company time and money and speeding up order fulfillment.
Full-Service E-Commerce Packaging Solutions From Viking Plastic Packaging, Inc.
Viking Plastic Packaging, Inc. takes a solution approach to packaging equipment. We don’t just sell you packaging and mailing machines. We also provide full service, including setup, training, repairs and troubleshooting. If your company is growing and you need automation, call 651-452-7272 or contact us online to learn more about our commercial e-commerce packaging solutions.