Few products are made and sold in the same place. The world is now a global market, and a product manufacturing company can be located anywhere in the world. Shipping packaging materials to these companies involves logistics that can become expensive if costs are not controlled. Seeking out the best options depends upon the customer contract. If the contract calls for fast delivery, the shipping costs will be higher. Packaging manufacturers who seek out large orders, delivered over a time frame of months rather than weeks can take advantage of lower shipping costs. Delivery with a longer time frame means slower travel such as ocean freight. This saves an enormous amount in the shipping budget and helps keep costs for a packaging manufacturer as low as possible.