Frequently Asked Questions

At MECS we want to help you make an informed decision about the Packaging that is right for you. Please find below some of the frequently asked questions that we receive from our customers.

What are the main benefits of switching to Returnable Transit Packaging?

Apart from the obvious Environmental advantages to returning packaging to a supplier for re-use, RTP will, in most cases, save money in packaging in a long term.

MECS works with partners and suppliers who have quality products with longevity and robust in nature, which means they will last much longer than inferior options like cardboard packaging or non-virgin grade materials which can include fillers to keep cost down.

MECS will offer a full review of current packaging costs against a RTP solution where customers are happy to work in this way.

Do you have any Case Studies on Benefits and cost savings ?

Yes MECS can provide specific case studies to the products you are interested in . Please click on the LINK for an example.

Does MECS have a sampling service?

Yes, MECS will send out samples usually at the customers expense, the cost of which , will be deducted from any order received by the customer.

Our free design service gives you the opportunity to see and try out our product before any final commitments are made. We send pre-production samples to anyone whose orders require new tools, thereby ensuring that you can inspect your product before production starts.

Does MECS offer a consultancy service?

Yes, MECS Full consultation is available for Supply chain Analysis, Cost Reduction projects , Packaging waste reviews or just advise on where customers could improve their operations by switching to RTP

What if I need a different colour or size than what is listed on the website?

MECS has a dedicated and knowledgeable sales team who are available to assist you when you are searching for products that are not online or in the catalogue or to answer any specific questions you may have about product range. Just call or e-mail us

What is your Trade Licence & under which Freezone?

MECS is licensed to operate trading under Licence No. 4867, which is registered with Dubai World Central (DWC). The company is a Limited Liability Company (LLC).

Do your prices include freight costs?

All MECS quotes are Ex-works and do not include any freight, applicable duties, taxes or any local charges associated with  shipping to that particular country.  Once an Order is placed, we can then provide an up to date shipping price which will remain valid until the goods are ready to ship.

What are your payment terms?

MECS offers Listed Companies credit terms of 30 days, we will offer 60 days in some cases if special criteria are met. Unrated or unlisted companies are requested to provide 2 major trade references and bank details.  Buyers can expedite an order by including payment with order which can also incur some reduction in price for a ‘cash upfront deal’.

How long will it take to deliver my order?

Whilst some products are kept in stock for a quick delivery, most of our products are made to order, most deliveries will commence in approximately 6 weeks from receiving an order – Depending on location. This may be longer and is usually on CFR terms.

Do you offer hire for your products?

No, MECS is an Sales Only company, although we have some flexibility in payments which can include Lease-Purchase deals provided they meet a qualify assessment from our bank and shareholders.

Can we have our logo onto the containers?

Yes, provided the quantity is enough to meet the required printing process. MECS can offer embossing, stamping, sequential numbering or screen printed logos – artwork charges will apply.

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