As online shopping continues to skyrocket, rising prices and falling availability of common packing materials including cardboard are forcing many retailers to turn to other alternatives to protect their goods ready for delivery.
With prices of old cardboard used to make new boxes rising from £10 a tonne in January 2020 to up to £118 a tonne last month according to research carried out by letsrecycle.com, many retailers and warehouses are seeking new materials to pack their products to significantly cut down on cost including plastic wrapping and air-filled packaging.
This sharp rise in cost has been blamed on the lack of availability for pulped cardboard and the continuing increase in online shopping orders as lockdown continues across the UK.
As weight and size variations can cause problems for warehouses, Phil Chesworth, Managing Director of Midland Pallet Trucks, is urging those struggling to keep up with the extra demands to consider adding weighing scale pallet trucks to their current equipment as they offer fast and efficient weighing of packages while having the benefit of safe and secure transportation around the warehouse.
“With one of the largest ranges of weighing scale pallet trucks in the entire UK, we want to help warehouse staff save valuable time and effort as retailers seek new alternatives to cardboard packaging.
“The weigh scale feature of our pallet trucks offers fast and accurate weighing in seconds with some models boasting label printing to make life even easier from warehousing staff that are already struggling with the demand of rising online shopping popularity.”
With a centrally located warehouse and excellent stock levels, Midland Pallet Trucks is able to provide fast shipping of their weigh scale pallet truck products and the best value across their extensive range.