PACKHELP PACKAGING SERVICES
How packaging improvements helped fashion brand Tropicfeel reduce their CO2 emissions by 50%.
Tropicfeel wanted to improve its packaging and unlock opportunities in its supply chain.
Offer one type of packaging for various products
Purchase closer to the warehouses located in Germany and the UK to reduce CO2 transit emissions
Become more sustainable
Optimise logistics by reducing MOQ and lead time
Reduced production costs by 20%
Introduced new bendable box structure
Relocated production from China to Europe, resulting in a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions
Redesigned to fit 10% more units/pallet (Shipment calculations based on pallet and truck capacity)
Reduced the number of boxes from 10 to 4 by adding folding lines that allow for size adjustments
Tropicfeel was looking for a trusted partner to help them unlock the opportunities in their supply chain. Working with a production facility in China, the company faced a lot of frustration which arose from the distance and poor quality of the service provided. The boxes were often damaged in transportation, the lead time was always very long, not to mention that it was hard to keep track of sustainability credentials.
After years of packaging defects, both in quality and print, the company needed a reliable partner who would help them spot the opportunities. Packhelp’s technology and experience in packaging services came in handy.
We choose Packhelp for the easy access to the account managers, the fast sampling process, the help in optimising details of the boxes, and, for sure, the prices.
Packhelp services in action
Material and print reduction
Packaging structural engineering
Supply Chain optimisation
Packhelp services in action
Packhelp’s task was to optimise TropicFeel’s boxes and logistics without compromising the brand’s aesthetic or the boxes’ safety.
After conducting a portfolio analysis, our production team suggested replacing double fluted packaging with single fluted, as the company mainly ships lightweight items. We also suggested reducing printing to only the outside of the boxes. Introducing these changes meant fewer resources used and a 20% reduction in total production costs.
After material reduction, our team focused on structural changes. By adding fold lines, TropicFeel now has the flexibility of three box sizes using only one dieline. Thanks to this, the largest box can fold following dotted lines on the sides to accommodate smaller volumes and become a smaller box during transportation.
Packhelp helped Tropicfeel reduce their CO2 emissions by 50%
Smart, optimised packaging plays a huge part in a company’s overall performance.
Thanks to simple material reduction and structural changes, TropicFeel can now fit 10% more units/pallet and enjoy a 20% reduction in production costs.
Optimising their logistics and shifting production to Europe also helped the company reduce its CO2 emissions by a whopping 50%.
Now, the company is able to deliver less MOQ with more recurrency and on top of that, maximise the space used in their warehouse as well.
Instead of becoming overwhelmed or frustrated with the details of optimising, TropicFeel trusted us with their packaging and we met their expectations. Just as they wanted.
The transparency of all the processes, from design to invoicing, was something that we were looking for. Since we started the partnership, Packhelp has adapted to all our changes very quickly and provided efficient solutions. The account manager has always helped us answer questions regarding everything from transits, payment terms, quantities, and optimizations. It provided us with the confidence we needed for this kind of partnership.
Miquel Regidor, Operations Manager at Tropicfeel
Tropicfeel is about bringing the excitement of travel to everyday life, 365 days a year. As a brand powered by innovation, they are harnessing the power of collaboration to challenge the status quo, walking alongside modern-day travelers in complete harmony, towards a more responsible future.
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