We trade in electric fireplaces, selling our products B2B using Kuehne+Nagel as our 3PL. Usually, we ship something like 20-50 products in the boxes of different sizes which should be placed on pallets. On average we are shipping like 15 pallets.
To order the shipping we have to know how many of them and which sizes are needed, and what will be the most efficient way to place the products on them, as the boxes are big and of various dimensions. The warehouse expects very specific black and white packing instructions sent to them, and because in 2018 we didn’t have any automated solution, we used to do packing manually, physically trying to stack the pallets as efficiently as possible, and only then could we book the shipment. It was completely inefficient.
After a month of doing everything manually, we hit a wall. It was time for a change. We decided to look for a new way to better plan our shipments.
We searched the internet and found automated packing solutions with advanced features. They were tailored to high volume and large shipments usually done by large corporations. All we needed was a simple tool for a small wholesaler. So we kept searching.
Then we came across 3DBinPacking.com. We entered our data and hit ‘calculate.’ Within milliseconds we got our answer. Our shipping problems were solved.