Industry: live plants (bonsai)
Solution from Wan-Yo: tilt indicator
Can a live plant be shipped?
It’s well known that plants can purify the air and make indoor spaces healthier. What’s more, they are proven to boost mood and reduce stress level. Plants have become a hot trend and there are more and more people obsessed with plants. Plant craze is not only a fad, instead more people preserve a long-lasting affection for plants. Hence, our business and order have surged, and the demand for shipping live plants also keeps rising.
Live plants can be shipped across the country; however, since these plants are alive, there are a lot of things to do prior to shipment.
How do you keep plants alive when shipping?
It requires us to pack carefully with a sturdy box with proper size so that the plant can fit in and won’t move around during transportation; of course, we also need cushioning inside.
Sometimes the journey could be quite long so that we need to prepare enough water and soil inside the box for the plants to survive the long journey. It’s even more challenging to ship them under this kind of situation because we need to make every effort to keep the water from spilling to ruin the box and our live plant.
As mentioned, we do prepare carefully before shipping. Nevertheless, sometimes our plants still can not be delivered safe and sound. Since our boxes could get kicked, thrown, dropped, or even turned upside down during transit; therefore, our customers could find the plant or bonsai arrives damaged or even dead, which will not only lead to our loss but their frustration, especially when it is shipped as a gift.
How can we protect our indoor plant and bonsai from shipping damage?
Even though we have already done our best to protect our products, shipping damage still keeps coming out of nowhere. And we know that delivering our plants safely is essential to the success of our business. As we are facing the fundamental problem, and this issue is not our strong suit, we turn to Wan-yo through word of mouth for the best solution. And it seems that tilt indicators are actually what we need.
Tilt indicators can effectively prevent shipping damage
A tilt indicator is a single-use tip indicator and famous for monitoring goods that have to remain upright all the way.
Since it’s such a cost-effective device that we can get our shipment fully protected. What we need to do is simply affix the device to our box. With its wide range of application and conspicuous appearance, handlers know that they need to handle this kind of item with extra care for not activating the device.
Since there is water, soil, and the plant in the box, we have to keep it upright to prevent the water and soil from spilling. If they are tipped during handling, we will get notified immediately due to the perfect and full monitoring system. We can also get the indisputable evidence and find the culprit behind the mishandling. By doing so, we can even identify the trouble spot in our supply chain, have it improved, and optimize all of our procedures.
If we could start using this effective device earlier, we would not have lost so many customers and revenue.
Contact Wan-yo now to learn more about shock indicators and protect your shipments.