Pregis is launching a new inflatable protective packaging system engineered for compact packing stations.
The patent-pending Pregis AirSpeed® Fit™, which produces both air pillows and wrappable void-fill, was designed to address the fulfillment needs of the omni-channel retailer.
“At the core of the omni-channel strategy is locating fulfillment as close to the customer as possible in order to speed delivery and minimize shipping charges. This means that sometimes the order is packaged at a retail location where space is at a premium. Frequently, all that is available is a very small room at the back of the retail space,” explains Ryan Germann, ecommerce segment manager, Pregis.
The 11- x 13- x 9-inch AirSpeed® Fit™ weighs 15 pounds, making it ideal for even the smallest “ship-from-store” spaces. It can produce 8- x 4-inch or 8- x 8-inch air pillows, as well as a quilted wrappable void fill which cradles the product, forming a protective cushion. Its simple, out-of-the-box operation means that no training is required
AirSpeed® Fit™ is an ideal replacement for traditional void fill, as well as ½-inch, premade bubble. Because it makes cushioning material on-demand, storage space required by premade materials is eliminated. (For example, one roll of AirSpeed® Fit material can replace up to four rolls of premade bubble.)
The professional-looking air pillows and wrappable void-fill, parallel the quality produced at the retailer’s distribution center, ensuring a seamless customer experience regardless of where within the network the package is being shipped.
“The retail store employee has a number of responsibilities including providing customer service and stocking shelves in-between fulfilling orders. The AirSpeed Fit has been designed to enable everyone, regardless of their packing experience, to easily operate the machine and effectively package orders,” Germann concludes.