News - May 2019

The benefits of stockholding & our VMI services

by Admin

  •   May 22, 2019
  •   News

The benefits of stockholding & our VMI services

When looking for a new packaging supplier, there’s more to consider than just the unit cost of the packaging product itself.  At Packaging Supplies, we offer many other services that can benefit your business, saving you both time and cash flow.

Stock Holding

We have a dedicated warehouse operation on Oxfordshire, where we offer localised stock holding for clients based in the South of England, London and right up to (and including) the Manchester area.

The Benefits

We only invoice you for stock once it’s delivered, giving a huge improvement to your cash flow
Next day delivery on custom made packaging (once in stock), not just standard shop items
Save space in your warehouse facility
Better unit costs due to ordering bulk production runs

Inventory Management

Hand in hand with our stock holding, is our Vendor Managed Inventory Services.  We monitor your stock movement and levels, and with your consent, we will keep stock above a threshold that both parties agree on.

The Benefits

Less planning and stock monitoring from you
No lengthy lead times
Your stock will always be available for call off

Remote Ordering

If you like to keep track of your stock, regardless of whether it’s in your warehouse or ours, you can do that through our remote ordering and stock checking portal.  You can view current stock levels, place call off orders and also see what’s in the production process to come back into stock.

The Benefits

Check stock levels
Monitor which stock has been called off for delivery
Check the status of stock waiting to be replenished
Call off stock for next day delivery

These services benefit many of our clients, so get in touch with us for a packaging quotation and further information.

Food boxes for school children

by Admin

We have recently worked with St Marks Meals who are in partnership with Foodbank MK, to produce a very special food delivery box for children and their families. 

St Marks Meals started life in 2015 working with schools and children’s centres throughout Milton Keynes, to provide lunches during the school holidays to children and their families that struggle to eat during half term.  With 1 in 4 children living in poverty across the county, their new mission is to work directly with schools to not only provide food boxes during the holidays, but also to children that need it every day.

Packaging Supplies were able to keep costs low for St Marks by printing one of our standard sized takeaway food boxes.  This meant that set up costs were kept to a minimum because there was no need for a new cutting tool to be made.  The boxes were then branded with the Meals MK Logo.

You can get your quote for custom printed boxes here

The Rise of the Subscription Box

by Admin

The Rise of the Subscription Box

Over the last few years, the rise of the subscription box market has given birth to a corner of the market place for many brands that have now become household names.  Combining convenience with great branding and social media advertising, means subscription boxes are perfectly pitched at today’s 25-35-year olds consumer market.

Approximately a quarter of UK customers have already signed up to a subscription box service, with 40% of consumers having allegedly said they will join more subscription schemes in the future.  Royal mail has even forecast the subscription box market will grow exponentially by 2022. 

Packaging Supplies have produced many subscription and delivery boxes for our clients, one such range of subscription boxes were for The No. 1 Shave Club.  

The size and design of these subscription boxes make them neat and compact which allows them to slide easily through a letterbox.  This is great news for not only the consumer, but it also keeps postage costs to a minimum for the retailer.

No. 1 Shave Club’s mailing boxes are all simply branded on the outside lid and have a 1 colour print to the inside fitting, this all contributes to making them stand out a little more than plain packaging and adding to that all-important “unboxing” experience.

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We are certified by BRC Global Standards for the storage of food & non-food grade packaging; the storage of stationery items destined for restaurant groups and the contract packing of singular factored ambient-stable food sachets into retail/wholesaler packs.

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