Automated Packaging Systems Expands its Line of Mail Order Fulfillment Systems

STREETSBORO, OH - Automated Packaging Systems, the leader in high-reliability bag packaging systems, has introduced several new custom bag packaging systems for mail order fulfillment and shipping applications. These new bag packaging systems offer integrated weighing, printing, packing and verification processes that automate the order fulfillment operation. Custom engineered systems often include a built-in PC for database synchronization and information exchange, plus barcode scanners, scales, printers and inserters.

One such system is the Autobag® PaceSetter PS 125 OneStep(TM) bagger. This compact system integrates easily into small to medium sized pick and pack fulfillment operations where verification of contents is critical. The system includes a 3-point validation system that uses barcode scanners to match the order paperwork to the product and again to the shipping label prior to indexing the next order. Cycling will pause anytime barcode scans and database fields don't match, thus preventing any potential packaging errors.

The Autobag AB 255 OneStep(TM) with integrated Quanta software is fabricated into an efficient, turnkey, ergonomic workstation. This unique system automatically scans the product to be shipped as it is weighed, then correlates that LPN or SKU number with the customer data to print a packing slip and return label right at the workstation. The shipping bag is directly printed with the required shipping label, and once the product is loaded and cycled, the system automatically seals the bag and conveys it away while another barcode scanner closes out the order. This type of customized solution can process up to 10 orders per minute and significantly improves productivity for single item orders.

Automated Packaging Systems has a dedicated team of engineers developing custom fulfillment systems, in addition to selected system integrators with specific market experience. "Each order fulfillment application is unique in its own way," says Chris Rempe, Senior Product Manager. "The key for our customers is being able to find a solution that improves their existing processes in a way that yields them real return on investment. The reliability and flexibility of our bagging systems and materials, coupled with our engineering expertise, enables us to provide these customized order fulfillment solutions to the marketplace," Rempe adds.

In addition, genuine Autobag mailbags offer significant cost savings in postage and storage costs when compared to padded mailers and corrugated shipping cartons, plus they are available in standard co-ex or EarthAware(TM) biodegradable blend. New high strength and environmentally-friendly mailbags have become the shipping package of choice for many order fulfillment operations because they are less expensive and more environmentally friendly than traditional mail packages.

About Automated Packaging

Automated Packaging Systems has been designing and manufacturing original Autobag®, AirPouch® and SidePouch® systems and products for nearly 50 years. With more than 30,000 packaging systems in operation and a worldwide service organization, Automated Packaging Systems has the experience and support to deliver the ultimate in customer satisfaction. Automated Packaging Systems offers a complete line of baggers, void-fill and protective packaging systems, thermal transfer imprinters, counters, scales, and specialty packaging materials. Complete information is available at the company's web site:

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