Reap the Benefits of Sized Right Packaging by Shipping Product, Not Air
On demand packaging is a packing concept which is ideal for highly variable shipping environments. Instead of ordering premade boxes, Box On Demand equipment is installed in your facility, giving you the ability to make right-sized boxes for every order (both single and multiple item orders). Every Box On Demand system is tailored for your operation, including our patented MATRIX™ dimensioning platform and cartonization software which help you minimize excess costs, maximize your shipping yield and improve customer satisfaction.
Reap the Benefits of Sized Right Packaging
Using the right sized box for your orders improves product protection and reduces the need for expensive void fill.
Excess shipping charges (such as dimensional weight) are reduced, more cartons fit onto each truck (reducing their carbon footprint), and customer satisfaction is improved from the reduced amount of waste they have to dispose of.
By reducing the size of boxes and the amount of void-fill used in your packages, a Box On Demand system reduces your costs and your carbon footprint.
Data for each order is sent to our system individually and the ideal box is determined and created on the fly. This is ideal for time sensitive applications where the box needs to be married up with the order very quickly (such as when orders are brought to a pack station or picked on a line to a box).
A snapshot of your order history is used to help the system select many predetermined box sizes which would fit your orders. This is useful when your system already selects the box to use for each order, as it greatly increases the number of box sizes available, reducing void fill usage and unnecessary DIM charges.
Order data is sent to the BOD system and the selected box is made. Our system is flexible enough to direct specific orders to use premade boxes (i.e., extremely high-volume or customized styles) while the rest are made on the box making machine.
The optimal preselect option combines our on-the-fly cartonization with batching (waving) of orders. This configuration is ideal in fulfillment applications where the shipping box doesn’t get married to the order immediately (pick to cart / pick to box).
Your system feeds the BOD system a set of order data (for example, two hours of orders). Our cartonization software then selects the best box size for each order and groups them by box size to maximize box-making productivity. The BOD system sends order completion data to your system as they are processed, so each order can be picked as its box is made.