Could you benefit from reducing
storage costs and improved liquidity?
IF we do our job correctly there should be a bridge between
our warehouse and yours. Warehouses if miss managed can contribute to a large
chunk of additional costs, late deliveries, and unhappy clients. Let us help.
Having two sites near Heathrow and Wallingford, Oxfordshire,
we feel that we place ourselves in a competitive position, enabling our fleet
of Lorries to best serve our customer base. Click
here to find out which of our offices you will be a better suit to.
We feel it is important that the service we provide is
executed with our own network of Lorries, this gives us great flexibility and control,
enabling us to meet our client’s delivery requirements.
The inventory management solutions include
Just in time (JIT) Production
Coverage for the majority of the UK
Nest day delivery
Benefit for using out
JIT Production include
Improvement of liquidity
Less stock in the warehouse results in less
storage space being required, which will result in less rental cost or
increased production area.
Our warehouses are designed for our materials,
making sure that the Packaging is stocked and shipped in the best of condition.
Avoid the worry of changes in your production
Next day delivery.
Online access to stock levels.
Goods are invoiced on delivery.
Inventory Services (VMI)
We keep an eye on your stock levels and with your consent
will keep stock levels above a threshold that both parties agree on. Repeat
manufacture on your behalf.
The benefit which will follow this are
Less planning and ordering costs as we will
Eradicate the problem of running out of stock
Free up space, resources and finance.
Let us take the stress out of your operation, we have been
achieving this for 35 years. Please get in contact with one of our friendly team; we will be happy to help
Get ready the digital
revolution is coming!
On Saturday the 8th of January, I participated in
the big bang data exhibition at Somerset house in London. It was an exhibition at
which a designer and an artist helped us to understand this brave new digital
world in which we live.
The main fact that I took home from the day, was that 90% of
the world data has been created over the last two years (SINTEF 2013), I dread
to imagine what it will be like three years down the line from where we are
Whether we like it or not? The smartphone, cloud, social
media and global communications, will change and affect our lives in ways we
can’t even begin to comprehend, in both social and professional aspects.
As a consumer and
professional in the packaging industry, how will these expediential speeds of
digital advancements affect us?
In simple form, advances in technology are leading to a
change in consumer engagement and striving towards creating a much more desired
Coke, through their ‘share a coke’ campaign, also similarly used
by Marmite and Nutella, have successfully used digital printing to create a “personal
marketing campaign” via their packaging. According to ‘The future of digital
print for packaging to 2024’ study, the worth of this market in 2015 was valued
at £10.5 billion, this is expected to grow annually by 13.6% through to 2024 *.
The customised and personalised packaging market is a prime
example of new techniques used to engage with the customer. This is a service
that the consumer is willing to pay extra for. I must admit I fall into this
bracket, purchasing a marmite with a family members name on it. Mintel
reported, 25% of Chinese consumers say they are willing to pay more for
Engaging with the customer is always a priority for big
brands, this priority is matched with reactive communication, never has it been
so important for a marketer to react to key events or news. That is why this demand
and digital printing are a match made in heaven.
What digital printing brings to the table is better
speed-to-market, servicing the consumer a lot quicker. Allowing them to offer a
packaging experience, historically this experience used to come at a prohibitively
It is just large
brands reaping the rewards?
The answer is no, it is perfectly suited to smaller
companies producing small numbers, new start-up companies and marketing
Digital printing, combined with the use of a CAD cutting table
can print on most materials up to the thickness of 25mm; this flexibility means
that it is possible to print on to many different materials, corrugated board,
folding cartons and even wood.
It is so appealing to smaller companies due to the small
start-up cost attached to this. There are no tooling or set up charges. Perfect
run sizes sitting between 1 to 500 in quantity. Due to these figures it is no
surprise that point of sale displays have become popular for digital printing.
In January 2015, the pharmaceutical industry had to start,
what is going to be a massive overhaul of their supply chains. In a new drive
to create transparency for the end consumer, they are required to exchange
traceability information and conduct investigations of suspect products, which
will include verification transaction history.
This will develop to a full-serialised manufacture process
by 2017 and final transition stage to an electronic, interoperable traceability
system at packaging level. *
The pharmaceutical and food industry are worlds apart but
can these same technological advances on traceability and increasing
transparency be also implemented in the food industry?
What can you lose?
Please feel free to contact us, let us understand your operation
and we can see where you can capitalise on this new digital world!
* Mintel (2016) Global Packaging Trends ‘a fast forward look
at how the next generation of packaging is engaging consumer in 2016.
Start the year as you mean to go on!
New year, new you!
This is the mentality that most people take on in the month
of January. Focusing efforts in a positive way, analysing the past year, re
shaping their goals and learning from mistakes, striving for a better 2016.
These same personal aspirations are very common within companies;
they strive to start the year as they mean to go on.
If you are a frequent reader of our blogs, you would have
noticed in our Packaging Trends 2016 blog how important and pressing eco
packaging and the ongoing quest to become more eco-friendly has become. Pressure
is being applied from all tiers of organisational structures from stakeholder
right down to the end consumer.
There is nothing worse as an end consumer being left to dispose
of a package which was unnecessary in the first place, amazon have recently
been put under pressure in this area.
Before we go into the ways we can advise and tailor your
personal packaging requirements, we do need to get into the packaging basics.
Making sure your company is complying with the packaging regulations, a lot of
companies are unaware of this, yet they have a legal obligation.
That last line may have led to a few beads of sweat to form
on your brow. You can relax, you are only obligated if your company has a
turnover exceeding 2 million pounds and handle goods that are enclosed by
This is all very good, but what is deemed as packaging?? It
can be pallets, presentation or retail ready packaging, carrier bags, outer
shippers and everything that is used in-between. To put it a simpler way,
Shipping or freight containers are not considered packaging, everything else
This makes it all very tricky to quantify, this is why we
are here and where over the last 35 years we have strived to pass this
knowledge and the ever changing legislation on to all of our clients. Please do
not hesitate to call for any required information 01491 834000.
1. Bespoke labelling:
Originally centred on the extremely successful Coca-Cola’s
‘share a Coke’ Campaign printing popular names on their original coke label. Marmite
and Nutella have developed this further renting shop retail space and printing
bespoke labels in front of your eyes.
According to Mintel, the next generation of trends in
packaging is centred on a digital evolution.
Around 25% of Chinese consumers say that they would pay more for
Growth in Online Retail
This is no new trend, but due to the ecommerce packaging
making up such a large part of the market, it is not surprising that other
trends are related. It has been predicted that ecommerce sales in the UK are
expected to reach an astonishing £86.96bn by 2019.*
Recently Amazon has come under a lot of pressure for
excessive packaging, resulting in a high demand for bespoke outer shippers. It
is important that retailers use packaging that is easy to open and fits through
the letterbox wherever possible.
There is an increasing pressure from consumers wanting
branding to do the right things regarding environmental conscious packaging,
however these same customers are unwilling to pay more for this. Advances have
been made in reusable packaging. ASOS have very successfully incorporated
reusable postal bags for their customers.
A survey by Dotcom in the US has revealed that 52 percent of
customers are more likely to make a repeat purchase from a company that have
premium packaging. Furthermore the same study discovered that nearly 4 in 10
customers would discuss and share their experience if they deem the packaging
to be unique.*
A packaging experience is something that needs to be
considered. Whenever a wow factor is created there is more chance that customer
will return time and time again whilst helping to market potential new
There is no limit to how bespoke you can go with your
packaging requirements, we thrive on the test . For further information on how
Packaging Supplies can benefit your operation, bringing you up to speed for
Our external sales team doesn't just work with packaging purchases anymore; they also work alongside marketing departments within companies. This speaks volumes about the knowledge they hold, specifically perceived customer value towards packaging.
Lets face it, anyone involved in starting
or running business’s main problem they face is having the time to do it all.
Packaging can take the back seat in the day to day running of business, this is
where we can step in:
Deciding the type of styles & materials:
1) A corrugated box: is a shipping
container made of corrugated fiberboard. These are most commonly used to
transport and store product and are rated according to the strength of the
material or capacity of the finished box
2) Folding carton: is made of paperboard,
and is cut, folded, laminated and can give a high-end print. E. g perfume
3) Rigid Box: is made from a stiffer paper
board, permanently glued together with paper skins that can be printed and
1) All this time gets invested in
product from start to finish, make sure it arrives to the consumer in one piece.
2) The selection of the right
out-shipper and e-commerce packaging will prevent damage keeping the customer
happy which will reinforcing brand loyalty.
3) Selection of the right void
fills products: bubble wrap, paper,
tissue, padded mailers and postal tubes.
1) Starting with your product and
designing bespoke packaging around it, is the best way to protect your product
and impress your customer.
2) Whatever the product we can
design the right packaging to create the required look and the necessary
strength for protection. This is all part of our design process.
3) Partnering ourselves with your
marketing team enable us to push your branding message.
We are hear to help, please feel free to contact us now
packing is undertaken to the highest of standard it should be enforced as an
extension of your current operations. Packaging Supplies ltd work hard to offer
a transparent supply chain, which will mimic the quality and inventory controls
and standards that you dictate when you hire our services.
What has to be remembered is that contract packaging isn’t
for everyone, however we specialise
in it for a reason. This post will go on to state the benefits you gain from
using a contract packer
flexibility: The correct working space is something that is hard to come
by, especially the closer you get to London. Companies do not have any more
means to put the correct machinery so they have to look to companies that do.
It releases the pressure and burden on your currently facilities.
2) Experience at
meeting customer demand: Regardless of your dilemmas with packaging, an
outsourcing outfit who acts professionally will be able to meet specific
customer desires. Dilemmas such as, green packaging, lowering carbon footprint,
cutting cost on materials and transportation
3) Two heads better
than one or Knowledge gained: Having the ability to select the right
packaging processes and materials to match is the fine line between to a budget
operation or overspending. See the 35 years knowledge we have gained as
resources that you can tap into.
This has led, to large companies seeing the importance of
contract packages. These companies are tapping into this knowledge, learn
modern packaging process and reaping the rewards of high efficiency and reduced
4) Limiting Costs: As already mentioned due to the facilities
offered by the contract packagers designed to optimize varied and large range
of strategies and techniques for the best service. It places them at a cost
5) Value Adding
Service: Thought offering a package of a selection of value added services
like, labelling, fulfilment, bar coding, contract sewing
and many more. Benefiting from these very specific and advantageous
manufacturing techniques will perceive your brand and products to be perceived
as high light.
The companies that are the most successful in retaining
customers through brand loyalty simply don’t just offer what the customer want,
they go beyond customer expectation. This value adding service will help
perceive your brand as going beyond expectation.
Outsourcing in other industries and operation may lead to
problems; contract packaging is the perfect platform to outsource your
packaging services. Let the professionals use their hard earned knowledge, of
making sure your products are packaged and perceived in the right lights to
entice potential and existing customers.
Find out more at: https://www.pack-supplies.co.uk/contact/
Packaging Supplies have large warehouse facilities for
stockholding all kinds of packaging. We store all of our ‘off the shelf’
products that are sold from our online shop, like packing tape, bubble wrap, pallet
wrap, boxes and postal tubes and much larger items
like the 1/1 containers, ½ Containers, 1/1 Europa’s and ½ Europa’s.
As well as this each of our stock-holding clients have their own dedicated area
of storage. This enables those clients that lack their own warehouse
space to still buy in bulk and receive the benefits of lower prices. Our
customers have the added benefit of only being invoiced for their stock as and
when it is delivered to them.
Recently we have undertaken a few projects for clients that
needed to space save, as well as offering them our stock-holding service where
pallets can be ‘called in’ when required, we were also able to reduce the
number of lines they pack into by taking a closer look at the products being
packed and working together to alter box dimensions and quantities.
If you are looking for packaging solutions, please contact Packaging Supplies here.
Packaging Supplies are currently supplying a range of
packaging alternatives from corrugated cardboard boxes to the cosmetics
industry. Products include a variety of white folding cartons which are
then packed into our corrugated box outers and shipped off to The US. We
also supply other cosmetics customers with E flute die cut boxes and white or
brown lined chip board cartons and dividers. Packaging Supplies are also
working with another company to supply a comprehensive range of printed acetate
cartons for a particular client.
Packing Supplies have a flexible approach to packaging and
are committed to finding your packaging solutions, whatever your
requirements. Contact us here for further information or look at the bespoke section of our website.
Packaging Supplies have recently worked closely with a
bespoke designer of high quality Swedish products. Our customer needed a
long die cut outer carton with a complex integral fitting to securely hold
their hand crafted products in place for shipping to Australia. After a
few attempts and sampling the box/fitting to ensure our customers complete
satisfaction, the boxes are now being manufactured and will shortly be on their
way to the other side of the world.
If you can’t find what you are looking for in our online
shop, then please contact Packaging Supplies to discuss your bespoke
requirements on 01491 834 000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Packaging Supplies based in Oxfordshire, supply packaging materials to customers across the UK. We have an online shop with standard packing materials and boxes in a range of pack sizes for those who need packaging materials quickly. We are also specialists in bespoke packaging materials designed specifically to resolve customers’ individual packing needs.
Recently we worked with a client who required a bespoke packaging solution for a new configuration of sweets. We developed a portfolio of single and double wall brown corrugated outers specifically for this client, who supplies confectionary to grocery stores, cinemas, High Street stores and amusement parks. To find out more about our Bespoke Packaging Service click here
Looking for effective packaging solutions for your business? Call 01491 834000 or email email@example.com - we will get back to you.
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