New Zealand home compostable packaging supplier to the global ecommerce market, The Better Packaging Co, and SEKO Logistics are partnering to help significantly replace single-use plastics in global eCommerce fulfillment supply chains.
Through the new partnership, SEKO Logistics plans to use Better Packaging’s range of products, such as comPOST pack courier satchels and comPOLY garment bags, within its own eCommerce fulfillment operations. SEKO customers performing their own packing will also qualify for price discounts when they choose to source and/or custom brand Better Packaging products.
Initiated in Australia, SEKO Logistics is also offering the benefits of this partnership to customers in China, the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe, as well as in New Zealand.
Speaking to PKN, co-founder and director of Better Packaging Kate Bezar said: “The Better Packaging Co. feels a great sense of urgency to replace single-use plastics with more sustainable alternatives and this partnership with SEKO Logistics will enable us to do that at great scale. We are very proud to have been chosen by SEKO Logistics as their key supplier of home compostable packaging solutions and look forward to making positive change together and a real dent in the world’s plastic problem.”
SEKO, which manages over five million eCommerce shipments a year for customers globally, expects immediate interest in Better Packaging’s sustainable products from fashion and health and beauty brands.
Kai Lincoln, managing director of SEKO’s Cross Border eCommerce division, said: “SEKO is committed to improving the environment and giving our clients new solutions to support their own sustainability programs. We are delighted to be working with Better Packaging and see this as a partnership with a global ambition to make a real, positive difference.
“New consumer research shows that international shoppers want this too, because they are highly aware of their environmental impact and are choosing to buy from brands that offer sustainable packaging solutions. Ecommerce industry reports show that 48% of consumers want recyclable packaging. Packaging and logistics, especially eCommerce fulfillment, go hand-in-hand, and while we can’t eliminate packaging altogether, we can all take steps as businesses and consumers to improve the world we live in.”
In other news for Better Packaging, the company has launched several new products (pallet wrap, hanging garment bags and hygiene liners) and relaunched a couple – bubble bags (with a paper exterior layer) and labels (with a green border so people can easily identify that they’re compostable).
Bezar tells PKN that while Covid-19 did impact all areas of the business, lockdown gave the team an opportunity to "work on the business" since they couldn't work in the business, and this has had positive results, not least of which is the SEKO partnership. "Demand has picked up and we're back on track to meet our projected turnover," Bezar said.
Since PKN last reported on Better Packaging, it has expanded its international operations, and in partnership with 3PL companies now has warehouses and distribution hubs in Australia, New Zealand, UK (servicing Europe), US (servicing North America) and China (servicing Asia and South America).