Recently, while visiting a customer we noticed they were hand wrapping pallets. They had a brand new pallet wrapper remaining unused in the corner. It turned out 50% of their pallets are nonstandard and they wouldn’t run on their new pallet wrap machine. Although we must say that buying semi automatic pallet wrappers isn’t the easiest thing to do.
Firstly, the customer was as a very experienced logistics manager. But, they bought the pallet wrapper online. This was a standard machine at a very attractive price.
Secondly, only when the wrapper arrived, they found out the turntable size wasn’t suitable for all the pallets. Currently, it is now taking up double space because they’ve got the new machine in the corner unused. They still have to keep another area to hand wrap the larger pallets.
Advantages of Buying Semi Automatic Pallet Wrappers
Buying semi automatic pallet wrappers from a packaging distributor is a longstanding system. Based on various pallet wrap materials and pallet loading equipment, packaging distributors are trained in packaging machinery and materials. They know what works best for each machine type. They work with their customers every day on packaging solutions.
Why is it better to rely on a packaging distributor when buying semi automatic pallet wrappers?
Knowledge of equipment and customer requirements
A trained packaging sales person provides local knowledge and has very good relationships with their customers. This means they are best placed in both the needs of a business and the makeup of the pallet wrapping solution. This helps to eliminate oversights that can lead to major costs. A packaging distributor would have immediately seen the different spec needed of the new machine for non-standard pallets.
Machines and materials have shown great improvement in consistency and quality over the last few years. But, there are still enough discrepancies throughout the market to make the local expertise of packaging distributors highly important for businesses.
Installation and operator training
Packaging distributors can give installation assistance and ongoing training. This doesn’t happen when making a purchase straight from an online store. This takes away the need for a company to have outgoing workers training new employees on the machines
The best packaging distributors consistently increase their knowledge base. Also, they should keep up with the trends and new technology in the packaging industry. They’re most effective for their customers when they truly understand their packaging needs. Hence, like the principles of load containment. Thus, they can apply the right machinery to the customer’s specific requirements. Because not all customers need the same thing.
A packaging distributor will reduce you cost when buying a pallet wrapper. The cost is advantageous, creating added value due to installation and ongoing training. The distribution model has allowed customers to pay less for more value.