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Warehouse Packing Stations

What is a Packing Station?

In warehousing and order fulfillment, a warehouse packing station is a workstation used to package goods for shipping. Packing stations usually consist of a workbench with shelves or gravity flow tracks designed to store the materials used to prepare orders to be packed and shipped. Packing supplies such as boxes, envelopes, packing paper, and tape can be stored on packing stations in easy-to-reach locations. Tools like scanners, scissors, tape measures, utility knives, and tape guns are often organized and hung on the packing station for quick and easy access.

Packing stations are commonly connected to a conveyor that aids in the movement of the packages throughout the station and onto different areas of the warehouse. When a packing station is properly connected to a conveying system, boxes ready to be shipped can be immediately transported to the shipping area. This helps to save both time and money within your operation.

Where are Packing Stations Used?

Packing stations can be found at various points in the supply chain, from the warehouse to the retail store. The location of packing stations depends on several factors, including the size and layout of the facility, the volume of orders processed, and the type of products shipped. 

In a warehouse or eCommerce fulfillment center, packing stations are typically located in the order fulfillment area, where orders are assembled and packed for shipping. Packing stations are an essential part of the order fulfillment process, and they help to ensure that workers pack orders accurately and efficiently. Retail stores often have a dedicated packing area in the backroom where workers use packing stations to fill online orders for pickup or shipping.

By providing a dedicated and organized workspace for packers, packing stations help to reduce errors and improve productivity.

Durable Fulfillment Packing Station with Overhead Tool Bar

Packing Station Benefits

A well-designed warehouse packing station will ensure a place for everything and everything in its place. Modular and ergonomic packing stations can increase productivity by eliminating the need for workers to bend, reach, or leave the packing area to retrieve supplies.

Packing stations can be outfitted with various accessories, such as roll storage stands that hold wrapping paper, bubble wrap, or foam. Overhead toolbars can allow scanners, task lights, and other tools to be within reach. Adding carton flow tracks like SpanTrack lane or SpanTrack wheel bed will provide a place to store orders ready to be packaged.

Connecting your packing and shipping areas with a simple gravity conveyor system reduces bottlenecks and eliminates worker travel time. Thus creating a seamless integration between order picking, packaging, and the loading dock.

Build a Packing Station with UNEX

UNEX designs engineered-to-order packing stations to meet the needs of even the most demanding operations. Our versatile and durable modular workstation solution, FlowCell, can be configured to suit your specific packaging needs. UNEX packing stations can be flexibly designed as needed, bringing efficiency and productivity to the packing operation.

UNEX packing stations offer room for boxes, filling, packaging materials, sealing, labeling, and manifesting systems. Restocking of supplies can take place from the back so that packers can continue to work in the front.

Galvanized steel workbenches are available in 12″ or 18″ deep. Tools, lighting, and other accessories can be attached to the packing station with an overhead toolbar. 4” casters (rigid or swivel) can be added to make your packing station mobile.

UNEX Packing Station at eCommerce Fulfillment Center

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UNEX FlowCell Modular Packing Stations

FlowCell packing stations are proven to increase efficiency within high-volume operations by seamlessly integrating packaging with other facility areas. Connecting order picking to packing and packing to shipping and receiving starts with building a modular FlowCell packing station. Integrating a FlowCell packing station into your operation will ensure an ergonomic and well-organized workspace for all packaging tasks. FlowCell packing stations will increase space utilization by up to 50% and boost productivity in your packaging operation.

Tailor UNEX’s flexible and modular packing stations to the unique needs of your operation. Keep packing supplies and tools organized and within reach for workers. Replenish supplies from behind the packing station to avoid interference with work done in the front. Prevent bottlenecks in your packaging area by connecting gravity conveyor to packing stations so workers can easily transport completed orders to shipping.

Boost Efficiency and Space Optimization with Durable Packing Station Solutions from UNEX

UNEX manufactures engineered-to-order space-optimized packing station solutions that can meet the unique requirements of just about any facility. Our packing stations are ideal for any size operation, from large-scale distribution centers and 3PL warehouses to retail operations with smaller order fulfillment areas. Boost efficiency and productivity with a customized, well-organized packing station built specifically for your application.

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UNEX FlowCell Modular Packing Station


FlowCell flow racks are modular, dynamic storage units designed for a facility's unique operation. Our durable and portable workstations maximize efficiency and space for packing areas, lineside storage, sub-assembly stations, supermarket racks, modular mobile carts, and more.

Additional Benefits Of FlowCell Include:

  • Increase space utilization by up to 50%
  • Boost production efficiency by up to 30%
  • Keep the warehouse floor organized
  • Minimize reaching and improve ergonomics by reducing injury and fatigue
UNEX Gravity Conveyor Solutions

Gravity Conveyors

Durable, efficient gravity conveyors move all types of loads throughout a facility. Our extensive line of roller and wheel conveyor solutions are easy to install, made to order, and proven to increase warehouse efficiency and throughput significantly.

Additional Benefits Of Gravity Conveyors Include:

  • Replace high-maintenance solutions with rugged, low-maintenance gravity conveyors
  • Save time and money with lengths manufactured to the inch
  • All steel construction for increased durability
  • Improve efficiency and throughput
UNEX SpanTrack Lane Carton Flow Solution

SpanTrack Lane

SpanTrack Lane is an innovative carton-flow solution that drops into new or existing pallet rack structures to create an efficient, reliable, and durable flow system. Depend on a robust and sturdy solution for even the most active warehouses and assembly plants.

Key benefits of Spantrack include:

  • Ensure FIFO inventory rotation
  • Reduce worker travel time by up to 75%
  • Optimized for product stacking
  • Industry-leading 7-year warranty
UNEX Pick Shelves High-Density Storage Solution

Pick Shelves

Tilted pick shelves significantly improve SKU visibility, resulting in faster order picking and more comfortable, precise picks for workers. Our easy-to-mount pick shelves are customizable and fit perfectly in racks and on workstations.

Additional Benefits Of Pick Shelves Include:

  • Integrate slow movers into the pick line to save space and increase efficiency
  • Eliminate the dead zone
  • Accelerate pick rates
  • Provide clear visibility and accessibility at the pick point and improve worker comfort
UNEX SpanTrack Wheel Bed Carton Flow Solution

SpanTrack Wheel Bed

SpanTrack Wheel Bed is a flexible carton flow solution that drops into new or existing pallet rack structures to create the ultimate gravity flow rack system for order picking operations, manufacturing facilities, and more. 

Additional Benefits Of Spantrack Wheel Bed Include:

  • Hex hub wheel design for optimal flow
  • Store products with a wide variation in size and weight
  • Increase flexibility for inventory slotting with 90% left to right bay usage
  • Replenish inventory from the back without interrupting the process in front

More Applications

Industrial Workstations

Manufacturing Supermarkets

Order Picking

Warehouse Storage

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