PackIt has unveiled new totes designed for the Meal Kit and Grocery delivery industry. The Freezable Ultra, Delivery and Ready totes are commercial grade and designed to offer meal kit and grocery delivery companies a sustainable, reusable solution for its customers.
The company said the totes all feature PackIt’s Ecofreeze technology, that the company said is freezable gel built into the walls of the bag. The totes collapse flat to freeze in commercial freezers overnight and negates the need for ice packs.
“Currently, grocery and meal kit delivery companies are racing to capture market share in this explosive sector, but all face the same cold chain execution challenges,” said Melissa Kieling, founder of PackIt. “Their inability to keep perishables cold and at a food safe temperature during distribution is resulting in expensive and complex distribution work arounds, product shrinkage, and poor customer experience,” she continued.
The new Freezable Ultra and Delivery Totes replace boxed delivery packaging and has a cooling time span of 12 to 24 hours, said PackIt. The Freezable Ready Tote cools between eight and 12 hours and is designed to replace soft-sided meal delivery totes.
With the extended cooling duration created with PackIt’s Delivery Totes, companies can implement cost saving efficiencies throughout final mile with longer pack-out times, more efficient delivery routes, extended delivery windows and provide the option of unattended deliveries, said PackIt.
“This new ability to keep food cold during the final mile becomes the solution to greatly reduce costs. A retailer can finally deliver top quality and make a profit,” says Kieling. “I’m thrilled that after a decade in the consumer products space, we are bringing our technology to this burgeoning commercial space.”