What Is Kitting and Assembly Packaging?

What Is Kitting and Assembly Packaging?

Kitting and assembly is the term used to describe the process of packaging multiple products to be presented as a single item for retail or delivery. 

Kitting and assembly is a big part of the logistics industry as it sends the individual components of a product to an assembly plant to complete the process. Packaged kits must go to the right place at the right time and remain together, and you need cost-effective packaging that will keep your business running as smoothly as possible.

You can avoid shipping mistakes, accelerate your order fulfillment, and reduce your overhead costs as much as possible with kitting and assembly packaging.

Learn about contract product kitting and assembly services with New-Tech Packaging. 

The Basic Process

When you are ready to use kitting and assembly services, you need to know what you can do to improve the packaging process and complete the kit. For example, you can build subscription boxes, furniture pieces, or anything else using this process.

You will also want to consider the shipping labels, how the individual items will come packaged together, and other aspects of shipping and assembly.

What is Assembly?

The assembly portion is what happens when all the parts come to the facility. You can ask to have your subscription boxes built in the facility. You send all the different parts from their various locations, and they come together at one facility.

For more oversized items, numbered boxes may be kitted together.

What is Kitting?

Kitting allows you to add boxes or products together without fully assembling the product. Consider warehouse furniture pieces that someone purchases. The customer gets more than one box, each one with its own number.

In other words, the kitting process will make a kit that the customer can take home. While this may seem simple to prepare for the customer, it can be challenging to find the time or staff available to get the job done quickly and correctly.

Benefits of Kitting and Assembly

When you use outsourcing for kitting and assembly, you are going to save time and money. By adding a trusted partner who will help with your fulfillment services, you even get help with inventory management. You can also pack individual items in bulk boxes when selling at wholesale prices to your customers.

When you outsource picking and packing, you can focus on the course of your business. You get better rates which reduce your shipping costs, and you do not need to create yet another assembly line to complete each project.

When you are trying to build special kits for your customers, you can create any kit you like at any time. Plus, you can pivot to a new product or box at any time. As you survey the market and review your sales figures, you may need to make quick changes. You can turn to your packaging partner, and you can make those changes without spending extra money.

Have Ideas You Need Help With?

When you need help with kitting and assembly, reach out to our team at New-Tech Packaging. At New-Tech, we understand that you need these services done right, on time, and within your budget. Our services are designed to get your products prepared for sale as quickly as possible while still meeting those important retailer requirements as well as packaging and assembly specifications.