Tips for Childproof Pharmaceutical Packaging Design

It is a well-known fact that children can easily mistake medicines for sweets. And what’s more alarming is that it is pretty dangerous for a child to ingest a medicine which is not meant to be used by the children. This is the reason that pharmaceutical companies never stop reminding parents to keep the medicines out of children’s reach. The good thing is that packaging companies have come up with the ways to make pharmaceutical packaging childproof. There are several innovative ways to design pharmaceutical packaging. However, the real challenge here is to make sure that the packaging is not only childproof but also easier for the older patients to handle.

In this scenario, we are going to discuss a few inspiring pharmaceutical packaging designing solutions.

Screw cap secured with closure tape

There are companies that are producing high quality childproof screw caps but it is also the fact that children, sometimes, manage to open the cap. So, some of the companies are using tamper-proof sealing strips to further secure the innovative screw caps. This strip prevents children from opening the bottle while adult can easily remove the strip to open the bottle.

Tear-resistant paper packaging

You can use an innovative mix of materials to prepare a high quality childproof pharmaceutical packaging. It would be worth mentioning Ensocard Resilience which is a tear-resistant type of cellulose material coated with PET. This packaging has been prepared by Finno-Swedish company which is called Stora Enso.

Packaging that requires activating

The idea of a packaging that requires activating every time you need a tablet may sound strange but the matter of fact is that it can be the safest option for you if you have children of curious nature. Even if the tablet box is opened, you would like your children not being able to access any tablet. For this purpose, you can get inspiration from CAREP’AK mechanism which is developed by Rondo in collaboration with the A.C.D. This mechanism helps you in making sure that only one tablet is pressed out of the bottle at a time, and that children will not be able to get the tablet due to an activation action required for the pressing out of the tablet. Both hands are required for the activation in this regard as one hand will be used for holding the bottle and sliding the button whereas the second hand will be used to fetch the tablet. The slide button moves back to block the way for other tablets in order to prevent them from coming out.

Shipping Tips for Success in Ecommerce

Setting up an ecommerce business is a milestone that provides you the path to earn greater revenues by selling online. However, there are still some important things that you will need to work on. Packaging is one of the most important things you will need to consider in this regard.

The only way you can keep your tangible products safe during shipping is to make sure that you package the products in good way. Having that said, there are a few tips that you may find helpful in this regard.

Shipping charges

You will need to have a strategy to charge your customers. Typically, the shipping charges for the customers fall into three categories.

  • First one to mention is the free shipping. You can choose not to charge your customers in order to get your brand and products promoted. However, you will have to keep in mind that the shipping is going to be free for your customers, not for you.
  • You can set a rule for the customers to pay carrier charges. This way, the customers are going to have option regarding which shipping service they choose.
  • You can offer flat-rate shipping to your customers. If you have standard product line with similar weight and size, you can go for this option.

Weighing the product

Before you ship the product, you need to know about the weight of the product. Additionally, you should also know about the weight of the trucks in which your items are going to be loaded. Ideally, an individual package should not weigh more than 50 pounds.

If you have a bundle of products set on a pallet, you will need to weight this entire bulk including the pallet. This weighing is specifically helpful when you are sending your products to be stored in the warehouse. Appropriate binding material should be used for securing the products.

Packing and labeling

In order to pack the products, you need to make sure that you have all of the packaging materials that you are going to need. Here, you can also go for the use of unconventional packing materials such as coffee bags because they are inexpensive and highly effective. If there is a bigger packaging job required for the products you ship, you can contact large suppliers to get packaging materials on discounted rates.

Labeling is typically required to attach shipping addresses. You can write these addresses with your hand but this approach is not going to be scalable when your company grows. Therefore, you need to have a proper printing mechanism for the labeling of product packages.

Fulfillment warehouse

When your sales grow, you would want to have automated systems for the shipping of your products. For this purpose, you can work with the fulfillment warehouses. This way, you will be able to save a lot of resources.

The Cost of Hiring Movers

It can be quite frustrating if you are not sure about the moving budget while deciding about the move. And then there can be a lot of confusion when you don’t what the moving companies are going to charge you for their services. After all, you need to know if the money you have is sufficient to help you pay the movers for their services.

There are a few things that you need to take into consideration if you want to know about the moving costs. The costs are going to depend upon the type of your move and, so, the appropriate type of movers that you are going to need to hire for that move.

The cost of hiring local movers

The first thing that you are going to take into consideration is that local movers are going to charge you money on the basis of hours they would be doing the job. It means that the estimate you receive from the movers should mention the cost based on the per-hour cost and the number of hours required for the job to be done.

A few things need to be mentioned in this regard.

  • The average per hour cost of one mover is $40 to $50. However, other factors such as your location in the country, season and the day of the month also need to be taken into the account.
  • If you are going to hire 2 men and a truck, you need to be ready to pay $90 – $100 per hour. Again, the factors mentioned above can have an influence on the total cost of the move.
  • The local movers may charge you extra fee in certain scenarios. Therefore, you need to ask in advance if the estimate they have provided is close to what you are going to be finally charged.

Moving across the country

If your move requires you to get out of the borders of the state you are living in, you are going to have to consider it an interstate move; and it is going to cost you according to the category of this move. Typically, it is a long-distance move. Good news is that you can find a good moving company by taking into consideration the distance and other pricing factors. Below mentioned are a few factors.

  • Generally, you can consider getting your shipment heavier when you have a big house because there are going to be more items that you will require to move to the other state. And since weight of the shipment is the deciding factor in pricing, you might end up paying more if you the shipment is heavier.
  • Bigger items, which are usually the specialty items, can make the cost of moving go up drastically. Therefore, it is quite important to show everything to your movers before asking them to provide you an estimate.
  • The moving companies may be able to offer you additional services such as packing, unpacking, assembling of items and providing storage facility. It is, therefore, quite important to know about the additional services you are going to require and the impact of acquiring those additional services on the costs of moving.

Tips To Find Best Movers for Your Move

Hiring movers for your move is nothing less than a challenge. There are many options available but it can get difficult to know which option is the right one for you. We are going to mention some tips which you are surely going to find helpful while finding the right movers for your move.

Check how long the moving company has been working

If the company you are looking at has not been working for too long, it would be hard for you to know about its credibility. As a rule of thumb, you should go for the moving company which has been working for no less than a decade. However you don’t need to check how old the company is if it is a simple or in-house move. You will just have to be careful about the details and estimates.

Check the license

Before making a deal with the moving company you have selected, do not forget to check the documents which show authenticity of that company. If you overlook the license and other important documents, you can end up dealing with the scammers. You can also ask if the company is a member of Better Business Bureau.

Moving services

You also need to pay attention to the moving services that you can get from the movers. Perhaps, it is one of the important things you will need to take into consideration because you may have items moving which might be on the movers’ agenda. Make sure that you check the list of allowable items provided by the movers.

Furthermore, there can be specialty items that you want to move to the next home. Surely, you are going to ask your movers about those items because you don’t want any last-minute surprises.

Check online reviews

You will need to know what the customers say about the services of moving company you are about to hire. For this purpose, you can check online reviews about the movers. In this age of information technology, it has become quite easier to check about the credibility of the companies. Different review websites are quite good at moderating the reviews and, thus, they publish only what the genuine customers say.

Ask about the equipment

The moving companies use different equipment for moving items. There can be different franchises of a centralized brand. Those franchises get their equipment from the main warehouse in a city. There are many companies that rent the equipment. And there are companies that do not have certain equipment that may be required to move your specialty items. Therefore, it is very important to ask the movers about the equipment they use.

The final say

Remember, you should not look for the best movers. You need to find the movers that are going to be best for you. keep your own requirements in mind and try to find the movers who can fulfill those specific requirements.