Revolutionize Product Shipments with Reverse Logistics

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Reverse Logistics uses durable cases to reduce packaging waste and improve product safety.

Countless package shipments use corrugated cardboard boxes, often with Styrofoam packing, to protect and ship items. This expendable packaging is usually made to last for no more than two legs of transit at most. This traditional shipping method is often referred to as Logistics. Reverse Logistics is a unique, cost-saving program used daily by many corporations. In this program, you use durable, reusable hard-shell cases to package items for unlimited transit legs. In any industry, finding effective ways to cut costs and save money is always helpful. When you use Reverse Logistics, you not only save expenses, but you can do so while protecting your shipped items. Contact Packaging Strategies, Inc. today to learn more about how you can benefit from packaging cost reduction, superior asset protection, and an environmentally- and employee-friendly packaging system. 

Reduce Packaging Cost-Per-Use

A significant factor to consider when shipping is the cost-per-use of your packaging. Expendable packaging is made of non-durable materials like cardboard and Styrofoam and is designed to be shipped and returned once. Durable packaging used in Reverse Logistics is crush-proof and waterproof, built to protect your assets while eliminating shipping damage. These materials do not break or degrade after one use, and the cases can easily be repaired, refurbished, or re-calibrated before being used for a new shipment. Consider the cost-per-use example below: 

  • Corrugated Box and Styrofoam Packaging: 
    • Total Cost: $20
    • Number of Trips: 2 
    • Cost-Per-Use: $10 
  • Durable Case with Custom Foam Packaging
    • Total Cost: $47.56
    • Number of Trips: Unlimited
    • Cost-Per-Use: 5 uses = 9.51 / 100 uses = .48 / 200 use = .24 

When using Reverse Logistics, your cost savings are realized incredibly quickly. 

Superior Asset Protection with Reverse Logistics

Using durable hard-shell cases to ship your items decreases the chance of sending or receiving damaged goods. This, in turn, means you can more easily identify which equipment was damaged by the user rather than shipping. When products first arrive, you also have a superior product present to your customers. 

When you can minimize product damage, you can reduce or eliminate the associated damage costs – saving you even more money overall. The durable cases also improve material containment vs. expendable packaging, which means shipping items like oils, fluids, and chemicals is significantly more manageable. 

Environmentally-Friendly Packaging

If your company is interested in promoting more environmentally-friendly practices, Reverse Logistics benefits you as well as the environment. Using reusable cases means you reduce landfill waste produced by corrugated packaging after two trips. You also decrease or eliminate the high disposal fees associated with expendable packaging. This is another way Reverse Logistics eliminates several expenses associated with traditional shipping practices. 

An Employee-Friendly Packaging Solution for Many Industries

Durable cases are much easier for employees to handle, especially when they incorporate handles or wheels. The adhesive barcode labels can be repeatedly attached and removed from the cases. This means there is an easier location and identification of parts and products, which streamlines processes for your employees. Consider adopting this system if your company meets the following criteria: 

  • Use a closed-loop system (old product in, new/repaired product out)
  • High frequency of product returns
  • High product damage rates
  • High usage of expendable packaging
  • Environmental concerns and high waste disposal costs 

Many industries already benefit from Reverse Logistics, including: 

  • Medical
  • IT/Telecommunications
  • Defense/Aerospace/Avionics
  • Heavy Industry/Transportation 
  • 3rd Party Service Providers (3PSP) 


Packaging Strategies has assembled a team with over 80 years of experience in design, engineering, development, manufacturing, and sales. We created the Packaging Strategies Design and Technology Center to create and manufacture complete systems integration packages and container solutions of all sizes and materials for our clientele. Many of these clients are federal agencies or in the private sector. No matter what you need to carry, Packaging Strategies is sure to have the right case for the job. You can view our website here, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and LinkedIn.

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