New Floral Shipping System Reduces Cost
Flopak USA, a full-service floral packaging provider, has a patent pending new shipping system that is revolutionizing the way flowers and plants get from growers to market. The Paklite shipping system reportedly cuts freight costs as much as 50 percent and delivers floral packaging products in a format that creates game-changing operational efficiencies for floral growers and retailers.
The system places floral pot covers into space-efficient tubes. These lightweight, durable tubes are then stacked within a fiberboard skeleton, using a pallet as a foundation. The resulting weight decrease brings substantial savings on shipping costs—often 40 to 50 percent.
Paklite can ship up to 86,000 pot covers on a single pallet — up to a 327% increase over traditional pallet and box systems. Because of the efficiency of the patent pending Paklite system, stock is tighter, allowing for up to 600 units in a sleeve; previous systems held only 250. Additionally, the lightweight sleeves, weighing as little as four pounds each, can be easily carried and used in the warehouse.
Growers use pot covers to assemble plants before ultimately shipping to retailers. It is essential that they can store, access, and lift floral packaging products with ease. The Paklite system was developed after noticing the significant challenges growers faced—and is expected to change the way the entire floral packaging industry packs and ships products.
“Retailers and floral growers are focused on offering fresh, beautiful plants season after season and shouldn’t worry about the cost, reliability, and usability of product packaging,” saidMike Greene, managing partner. “We understand our customers’ business and what works, which allows us to create innovative solutions like Paklite that become instrumental to their success.”
For more information visit http://www.flopakusa.com.