E-commerce continues to grow year after year, as shoppers continue to favour the ease of online ordering versus trips to the high street. Depending on your personal point of view, it can be seen as a blessing or a curse. But no matter what side of the fence you sit on, one thing is for sure…e-commerce won’t be going away any time soon.
Businesses like Amazon and Ebay have become global giants in e-commerce. Of course, when you ship millions of packages every day, you have to start looking at ways to trim your shipping costs in order to enhance the bottom line. One such shipping company, Bongo International, did just that. Founded in 2007 by Craig Turnbull, Bongo lets both consumers and businesses ship items to locations all over the world on an average of three days. As Bongo grew, the issue of packaging also grew.
Bongo would often have to manually cut a box-to-size when packaging items to ship. Employees could spend upwards of 15 minutes packaging per order. To add to the problem, international shipping costs were higher for larger packages and the cost soon became unsustainable for the business.
To find out how Bongo dealt with these problems, watch this video:
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