What is the difference between Packing & Packaging?
Packing & Packaging often confuse us as they play a vital role in the Supply Chain Industry, especially the Logistics Sector. Many Companies think of packaging as a way of interacting with their customers. Besides packing shows the protection of the items, Packaging is also a marketing tool as the more visually pleasing it is, the more clients it draws in. In this blog, we will discuss the difference between them and how Sprint Logistics can help you in utilizing each in the business today.
What is Packing?
Packing refers to the process of wrapping up items in any of Sprint’s different sizes of boxes or flyers, that can fit any parcel dimension, with the end goal of secure delivery to its destination. Sprint’s Packing system usually takes place in the distribution center and regularly consists of picking proper materials and a fitting flyer/box to pack the items, weighing the parcel, cushioning, weatherproofing, and marking it with the applicable receipt or AWB (Airway Bill).
What is Packaging?
Packaging is a showcasing strategy of putting items in any of Sprint’s appealing material, according to the interest of our clients. It covers every exercise of planning and designing to the development of a unique, trendy, and Sprint’s tailored appearance of how the product is packed. Since it’s the first thing our customers see, it is designed with the intention of grabbing the customer’s attention to the service. One might say that Packaging can act as a silent sales representative as it has the ability in transforming clients into purchasers of the material used, as it facilitates transportation and protection.
Packing Vs. Packaging
As explained earlier Packing & Packaging sounds are similar in some aspects, however, they have a few differences in between:
1. Packing is considered the wrapping of products into a case, a box, or a flyer so it arrives at the customer in a protected manner. On the other hand, Packaging is the process of planning and designing a creative cover that supports the promotion technique.
2. Packing includes appropriately covering and securing the products from damage and leakage for safe transportation, but Packaging helps in ensuring and identifying the brand, making it visible, and convenient for usage, storing, and handling.
3. No data about the item is shown on its Packing. Then again, critical data like the name of the item, labeling, delivery location, and contact details, are shown on the Packaging of an item.
4. Packing is used strictly for shipping and transportation of a product, whereas Packaging supports designing and handling of the product.
5. Packing is preparing the items for delivery, however not for a display or branding. While Packaging is a course of planning, assembling, and designing for security and furthermore for display.
In brief …
The concepts of packaging and packing are commonly misunderstood. To put it differently, the packaging is the outer protective measure for any and all items when they are transported or managed in large quantities, whereas packing is the wrapping of products delivered to the final customer. However, as much as these terms have certain similarities and are closely linked, they are different.
Both packing and packaging are critical components of Sprint’s logistics operations since they assist to protect products and ensure that they arrive in perfect condition, as well as ensure appropriate transportation, dispatching, and collecting. While having the option to choose any of Sprint’s box or flyer size variety is a reasonable solution as we are capable of selecting the appropriate boxes and proposing shipping arrangements that save space.
In today’s business world, a product’s packaging is becoming increasingly crucial in optimizing a company’s sales. It has also gained value as a result of the rising health and sanitation requirements, as well as the fact that it clearly distinguishes the company’s product from other available options.