Packsize technology enables reimagined packaging to meet customer demands
Submitted by DICK'S Sporting Goods
SALT LAKE CITY, March 17, 2022 /CSRwire/--Packsize® today announced that DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) is among its retail customers transforming the way they and their customers experience packaging. Right-sized Packaging on Demand® technology, services, and solutions now help ensure that DICK’S Sporting Goods’ customers receive their e-commerce orders in customized corrugated packaging to accommodate products of varied shapes and sizes. This sustainable packaging process efficiently and reliably meets DICK’S Sporting Goods’ growing customer needs, reduces packaging waste, and improves the overall customer experience.
“Meeting the demands of DICK’S Sporting Goods’ customers who have driven rapid e-commerce growth over the last two years requires packaging technology that takes every step into consideration — from the warehouse to the customer’s hands,” said Rod Gallaway, CEO of Packsize. “As a partner and trusted advisor to DICK’S Sporting Goods, Packsize continues to boldly innovate and create a positive experience for warehouse employees and customers alike.”
Utilizing a Packsize EM Series system, DICK’S Sporting Goods now uses an estimated 26% less corrugated – reducing costs and environmental impact – while optimizing sustainability, efficiency, and the performance of its packaging process, especially during periods of peak customer demand.
"We recognize that our athletes want their products in a timely fashion – and they want us to create less waste with more efficient packaging,” said George Giacobbe, senior vice president, supply chain at DICK'S Sporting Goods. “Packsize has been a critical partner in efficiently meeting our athletes’ needs and sharing our vision for a more sustainable future.”
DICK’S Sporting Goods’ use of the Packsize system creates boxes that are perfectly fitted to the over 2,000 SKUs it ships to stores and customers. At DICK’S Sporting Goods’ Smithton Distribution Center, which spans 600,000 square feet and employs nearly 350 teammates, teammates can now simply scan and load SKUs into the system to ship products out in the right size and style boxes, reducing the likelihood of damage and increasing packaging efficiency even for the most complex items. With Packsize’s best-in-class technology and designed packaging process flow, DICK’S Sporting Goods is reimagining the possibilities of packaging.
Packsize® transforms how businesses and their customers experience packaging – from packing to unboxing. Since introducing Right-sized Packaging on Demand® in 2002, Packsize has become a recognized supply chain and sustainable packaging industry leader in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. As a partner and trusted advisor, Packsize unlocks hidden potential in its customers’ supply chain and creates custom packaging process flows that consider every step – from the warehouse floor to the customer’s hands. Packsize is reimagining packaging and accelerating the path to a more sustainable future. Follow Packsize on LinkedIn.
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Founded in 1948, DICK'S Sporting Goods is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of October 30, 2021, the Company operated 734 DICK'S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a combination of its dedicated teammates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, DICK'S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and Public Lands specialty stores, as well as GameChanger, a youth sports mobile app for scheduling, communications, live scorekeeping and video streaming. DICK'S offers its products through a dynamic eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides athletes with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront.
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