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You Are Packing Wrong.

James Malley presents why shippers are packing wrong at Manifest 2024 in Las Vegas. Find out what he had to say about the current packing and packaging pitfalls amongst current shipping operations.

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Why Volume Utilization Isn't Always King

When it comes to parcel shipping, businesses are perpetually searching for ways to reduce costs even as UPS and FedEx increase their general rates on a yearly basis. This has companies evaluating all aspects of the process, from packaging and packout optimization to reducing materials waste and carrier diversification.Let’s think inside the box. Cartonization is the step in the packing process where associates select the appropriate shipping box for the orders being packed. When cartonization is completed manually, it usually involves associates ‘eyeballing it’ with a best guess and some tribal knowledge. For a more efficient approach, you’ll need software that understands the item dimensions, available box dimensions, and any packing rules.As shippers explore more efficient – and sometimes automated – methods, maximizing volume utilization tends to be an obvious first approach. It’s usually a quick fix, but not guaranteed to be the most cost effective.Let’s explore the drawbacks of focusing solely on volume utilization and present alternative cartonization strategies that can save you more money while still ensuring the safety of your products during transit.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Optimizing Parcel Fulfillment

We compiled some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) from prospects and ultimately customers. When faced with sustainability initiatives or budget cuts, optimizing packing and packaging often gets overlooked. Take a look at these FAQs to understand how easy it is to implement Paccurate’s cartonization engine for ~16% less transportation spend, ~13% less corrugate usage, and ~22% less air shipped.Question: What happens if I don’t have stock keeping unit (SKU) dimensions?

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Paccurate Announces a New Seed Round

The Paccurate Team is excited to announce a $3.5MM Seed round, led by Tech Square Ventures. This new funding will allow us to further build out our packing intelligence platform, and advance the mission of reducing waste in the Supply Chain.

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Building a Pack Legend with the Paccurate API

Making a pack request to Paccurate is straightforward: give us some items and some cartons to put them into, and we will cartonize those items. How customers consume the pack response is up to them: save the box assignment back to their ERP system, capture the estimated cost and use it to make a shipping decision, or even render an image of the items in their assigned boxes.

65 million shoe boxes worth of cardboard could be saved in one day

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Extreme Makeover: Paccurate Edition

The Paccurate Product Team is excited to announce the release of our new and improved Paccurate Management Portal. We’ve taken the time to not only give a facelift to the existing manager but also to add a few exciting new features.