What Are Piggyback Labels and How Are They Used?

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Do you have a shipping process that requires the label of a delivery to be used in a record keeping process? This and many similar applications can require unique labels that will make the process easier. Depending on how your product packaging and shipping process works – for example, sending one complex component between factories before it becomes a complete product – you might want to consider the use of a piggyback label.


What is a piggyback label? As the name would suggest, it’s a type of label that had two or more layers that can be removed and stuck somewhere else, while still allowing the product to continue being sent to another location with its label intact. Piggyback labels are often used by factories when transporting partially finished products between one location and another, as well as by manufacturers that actually sell products with piggyback labels to be used in the process when they are sent to a wholesale store, supermarket, warehouse or convenience store.


Piggyback labels are extremely helpful when the process of delivering products and components gets complicated. Not only are they able to allow the manufacturer to trace the entire process of delivery, but also to discover any discrepancies or malfunctions and where they were made. This process is especially effective when combined with audits and detailed damage checks designed for fragile electronic components.