NVC Course Packaging for E-commerce (Live Online)

The course

During this online course (4 online sessions) you will get an excellent insight into the importance of packaging for successful e-commerce business. The course covers such topics as logistics, materials handling, product damage prevention, returned goods facilitation, brand image consistency, managing labelling and integrating sustainability in packaging choices.

After completing this course you will be able to improve your packaging strategies: lower packaging costs, with satisfied web clients and a responsible approach to environmental issues.

The course language is business English and the course is globally accessible; you can participate from any place you wish (without any travel costs). All you need to attend the sessions are a computer, headset, adequate internet connection and the possibility/permission to connect to the system we use for our online learning modules.
The course is provided by live tutors, located in the NVC studio. Your live tutors will answer all your questions during the sessions or afterwards.

Can you run our online trainings without problems on your computer? You can test your connection for the live online meetings by using this link.

More information?
Do you have questions and/or would you like to receive more information, please contact us. We can also go through the list of references. We can be reached via education@nvc.nl or +31-(0)182-512411.

For whom?

This online course is the perfect choice for professionals who want to get up-to-date easily on the most important aspects of packaging for e-commerce.

Previous participants include project managers, account managers, designers, marketing managers and managers logistics.


The course consists of:

1. Four online sessions provided by live NVC-tutors on four separate days

2. Preparation, assignments and commentary via online learning environment

Training session 1: Introduction e-commerce and packaging

  • Development of retail, self-service shops and modern logistics
  • Definition of packaging, market players, division of roles, vulnerabilities and functionalities,  supply chain insights
  • Most commonly used packaging materials and their key characteristics

Training session 2: Packaging design and brand experience

  • Packaging design and store brands
  • Consistency of packaging appearance and other expressions (website, on-line advertising)  
  • Interaction between packaging and website

Training session 3: Materials handling and smart logistics

  • Distribution centres: the difference between B2B and B2C distribution
  • Transport and logistics packaging (boxes, crates, pallets, trays), tools, void filling material, on-demand packaging
  • Coding and identification of shipments and individually packed products
  • Returnable transport packaging and return logistics

Training session 4: E-commerce and packaging in practice

  • Sustainability aspects of e-commerce in relation to packaging
  • E-commerce and packaging for non-food
  • E-commerce and packaging for food



The course consists of four separate consecutive three-hour online training sessions with live tutors.

Starting date

16 May 2023

NVC Course Packaging for E-commerce (Live Online)

Lessons on: 16, 23, 31 May and 6 June 2023 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM CEST (Paris Time Scale)  
Costs NVC members: € 975,00 Costs non-members: € 1.210,00


After completing this course with adequate participation effort, you will receive the NVC certificate ‘NVC E-Course Packaging for E-commerce’.


Our tutors are professionally active in this specific field, which enables all the newest issues and developments to be quickly incorporated into the course programme.


NVC members pay €975,00. Non-members pay €1.210,00. For more information about the NVC membership, please click here.

More information?

Do you have questions and/or would you like to receive more information, please contact us. We can also go through the list of references. We can be reached via education@nvc.nl or +31-(0)182-512411.