How Do the Holidays Affect Co-Packing Warehouse Services?

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics
How Do the Holidays Affect Co-Packing Warehouse Services

In order to answer the question in the title of today’s blog article, let’s first review what co-packing is. Co-packing is a service offered typically by a shipping and logistics company to receive products and then unpack and repack them with the specific predetermined packaging and possibly branding materials before the products are shipped to their destination. Using a third-party to fulfil this type of service can make a manufacturing company much more efficient in its own use of time and resources.

The holidays affect co-packing in the same way that the holidays affect all different component parts of shipping and logistics. During the holidays there is often a sudden increase in volume of products being shipped for seasonal and holidays sales. In addition, in North America there are often weather delays associated with the winter cold, snow, and ice. Planes and trains can be delayed and require de-icing. Roads can be closed. Ferries and ships can be delayed or cancelled.

There are also transportation issues that are specific to southern British Columbia because of recent flooding. And there are world-wide issues because of COVID staffing problems. Fortunately, shipping and logistics businesses expect and prepare for these holiday problems as much as possible to make sure that products are handled as quickly and efficiently as humanly possible.

If you have questions about co-packing and would like to discuss this service in British Columbia, talk to 18 Wheels Logistics at (604) 439-8938 in Vancouver, and we can go over with you all of your options. Every company’s shipping and logistics needs are different and third-party logistics (3PL) businesses tailor a shipping program to the specific needs of each client no matter what season of the year it is.

For over 30 years, 18 Wheels Logistics has strived to be the most customer-centric trucking, warehousing, and logistics company around. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 18 Wheels relies on experience and integrity to make customers happy and remain on the cutting edge of shipping and logistics management.

If you have any questions about this article or you would like to talk to us about your shipping needs, please call us at (604) 439-8938.

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.