Strengthen Your Stack — Meet Our New App!

August 05, 2019

Screenshots of Ernest's new stacking app

Imagine you’re building a human pyramid. Every person is responsible for supporting not only the person on their shoulders, but all the people above THAT person, too. So when it comes to picking the bottom of the pyramid — the person with the strength to support the entire stack — who do you want?

This guy?

strongman lifting

Or THIS guy?

baby lifting

It’s a no-brainer, right? The integrity of your stack relies on the strength of the strongman at the bottom. If you’re scratching your head and wondering what all of this has to do with packaging, give your brain muscle a break. We’re excited to announce the release of our Stacking Strength Calculator app on the Apple App Store.

Our app is simple to explain (again, think of that human pyramid), but what it provides our clients is complex. There are so many conditions that affect how sturdy your boxes must be to avoid damages and disappointment: the height of the stack, how it’s configured on the pallet, how humid your warehouse is… and that’s just to name a few.

Our app goes through a nine-point plan to figure out the board combination that’s just right for your box. Just type in some simple information and voilà — we’ll do all the calculations for you to minimize the board while maximizing strength. That way we can reduce damage, lower your costs and stop you from paying for strength you’re not using. Bring in the big guns… but not the TOO-big guns!

These are always services we’ve provided for our clients, but by putting this technology in your hands we’re helping you make more informed decisions about your business. When you partner with Ernest, we help you make sense of the calculations and put them to work for you in the most cost-effective way.

So before you start building that human pyramid, call on Ernest to get the muscle you need. Download our app today!