News - Global Pandemic Spurs the Growth of Packaging Supplies. Why are we now seeing the rapid growth of air pillow machines.
With the changes we’ve recently experienced in the global economy due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Crannies has noticed a sharp increase in the sales of packaging supplies, specifically, air pillow machines, air cushion machines for void fill and inflatable packaging. Although ecommerce shipments have been rapidly increasing we’re seeing a massive spike since the quarantine.
Definition of terms for the pack and ship industry:
The air cushion machine is the device used to inflate rolled film into the shapes created during the manufacturing process. Air cushion machines cannot create an air pillow shape, then can generally only inflate and seal “film” of air cushions, 4x8” square bags, bubble etc. In the past, the industry was created so only large shippers
Which is the best type of in the box packaging I should use to protect my products during shipping: air cushion or paper? If I decide air pillows are the best to use, which type of air cushions should I use for my packaging. Should I use a void fill approach or square bags or bubble to protect my products and reduce my damage claims.
I had to learn through trial and error of how to ship, obtain supplies etc. Let me tell you about my struggle to obtain some of the best packaging supplies like air pillows packaging.