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Fantastic range of white & brown cardboard Postal & Mailing Boxes

by Admin

Packaging Supplies offer Postal & Mailing boxes in a choice of brown or white, each of our high quality, presentable Postal & Mailing boxes have a hinged lid and tuck in flaps, offering a secure mailing box which is quick to pack and easy to open.

All of Packaging Supplies Postal & Mailing boxes fall under the Royal Mail PiP of a Small Parcel, helping you to keep your despatch costs down.  We have a variety of sizes suitable for all kinds of products.  The mailing boxes can be padded out if required with our voidfill or bubble wrap products.

To buy your Postal & Mailing boxes click here 




As well as our Postal & Mailing boxes, we have a variety of other Postal Packaging products available, such as Postal Tubes, Feather post Mailers and Book Wrap Boxes along with a huge range of standard Small & Large Packaging Boxes.

Bottle Packaging

by Admin

Bottle Packaging


 Our range of Beer Boxes and Brewery Packaging should make this easy.

 Don’t worry brewers we haven’t forgotten about you, far from it. We feel we are a perfect fit for your requirements. First things first  let’s talk about the beer carry boxes that are in demand within this industry.


Transit Beer boxes:

Without a doubt the most important and commonly used beer box is the 24-bottle box with dividers. This we carry as a standard pack. This same style of box and dividers can be used for a variety of different size bottle packs. With no extra cost it is something that we can customize for you.

Can the Dividers come Assembled?

Let’s face it, nobody wants to stand there making up dividers all day. There are a lot more important tasks to be performed during your day. We can supply them assembled, so they just pop open and slot into the outer case. Please just let us know your requirements. 

Can I get my logo printed on these boxes?

The large majority of the breweries that we look after have a 1 colour flexo print on their boxes, but we have many print options available which you can find more about here. So the only start up cost is the paying for the printing stereo, which is a first time only fee, if you want it printed. We normally suggest, get your self up and running, adding artwork is very simple.

Presentation beer boxes:

We have covered the transportation aspect of brewery packaging, Now on to the important stuff, the boxes that are going to help sell your product making it desirable.

Die cut boxes are made for this sort of packaging, making the boxes in these styles mean additional features can be added. Like a carry handle or a cut out on the front of the box to show your fancy bottle labels. The feel can be altered depending on your product; it can be brown or white Kraft outer finish with various different printing options depending on your budget and usage.

Get in touch with our packaging team to find out your options.

Packaging Know-How for the peak season

by Admin

  •   September 14, 2016
  •   News

5 big packaging mistakes that will see failure in the Peak season 

It sounds incredibly sad however the peak season, the lead up to Christmas will be soon upon us. Within this period planning and forecasting is everything. Which is why you need to start now.

1.     Failure to Plan: We think this is a very good place to start, plan exactly what is required for the packaging of each product. Before the busy season starts you should know exactly the average time that it takes to pack each product, once you know this you can experiment with packaging machines or other packing equipment to decide whether this will assist in speeding up this process. This will then give you valued information for the forecasting for the dispatching of orders and lead times of future orders.

See our Packaging Machines here.

2.     Understanding your demand: This goes hand in hand with planning, this is somewhere where even the largest of large companies can come unstuck. Review you figures from the same quarter the previous year with any expectations of growth or reductions this will help to give you an understanding of what will be required.

3.     Innovate where possible: The Packaging Industry is so large, whether you are a manufacturer, importer or have an online presence there will be a requirement for packaging in some form. However, there are very few packaging companies out there that are actually innovating. The biggest reason for this is that it is cheaper to have a one size fit all packaging. Take Korrvu packaging for example, we have standard sizes to fit phones, iPad’s and many other products. We work hard to develop our online range, so you know exactly what is out there, a snapshot into new products.

4.     Be smart and respectful about Packaging: The biggest mistake that is being made at the moment is that packaging is only being considered within companies for just their own benefit i.e. the one size fits all situations. The largest retailer in the world has been guilty of this, Amazon are under more pressure to reduce their packaging size and waste. How can you be respectful to packaging? The respect comes when considering if the packaging is the right size for the product and how easy it is for your customer to discard the packaging. We have all been there trying to stuff empty pizza boxes into bins, it isn’t enjoyable.

5.     Be prepared for all Outcomes: This is where Packaging Supplies comes into its own. You need to see our warehouse as an extension of your own. Stock and call off is so essential at this point once we have it in stock, we can dispatch it to you on a next day delivery basis (on orders received before 3pm). It gets even easier with your own customer log in, giving you instant stock checks and an online ordering platform through the back office of our website.


These 5 mistakes are just the beginning, with over 35 years in business in this industry we can help to save you time and money. So please feel free to catch up with one of our friendly team today on 01491834000.

Cardboard Trays

by Admin


New lines of cardboard bakery tray added to our online Packaging shop.  Shop Now!

These sturdy cardboard bakery trays are suitable for all kinds of bread or bakery items.  The corrugated trays are stackable and easy to move around with the integral hand holes.

If you would like a custom sized tray or a custom printed cardboard tray, please get in touch.


Huge price reduction on Featherpost Bubble Envelopes!

by Admin

  •   July 13, 2016
  •   News






We have made huge price reductions across our entire range of Featherpost Mailers.  These bubble lined envelopes are strong, lightweight, water resistant mailers, suitable for posting all kinds of items.  They can be used for jewellery, electrical components, CD's or other small to medium sized products. An essential for any postal packaging, look no further for very competitive pricing

 

Buy your Featherpost Mailers online today




Cardboard Trays perfect for all bakery and confectionary goodies

by Admin

Packaging Supplies have a great range of cardboard bakery
trays available to purchase online, with fast UK delivery.

All cardboard tray orders placed online over £100 will be delivered free of charge.

All of our bakery trays are stackable and suitable for all kinds of breads, pastries and other food items.  Hand holes make it easy for these bakery trays to be packed, stacked and moved around.

If you are looking for a specific size and strength of cardboard bakery tray and you can't find this in our online shop range, why not get in touch to discuss the possibility of a custom made cardboard tray?


In addition to the brown cardboard trays, Packaging Supplies also stock a white cardboard tray which has a removable front
panel and hand holes.  These white cardboard trays make
good counter display trays too and can also be manufactured to make a particular custom sized tray or be printed to your own artwork.

Get in touch for further details or buy now online





Digital Printing opens door to custom and personalised packaging, brands reaping the rewards.

by Adam



Companies that are seeking the same success as Coke cola and Nutella; The desire of creating the must have Christmas Products.

The sky is the limit with digital printing; brands are utilizing it for marketing campaigns based around personalized packaging. This once deemed near impossible feature is now a genuine possibility, “that’s value creation, and it’s all unlocked via digital printing technology” Said Dion Weisler, chief executive of HP Inc., the personal computer and printing company.

Digital printing was first developed in the 90s; it is only very recently it has become economically viable due to the improvements on price and quality. Recent campaigns are hoping to tap into the success that Coca Cola experienced in 2011 using HP Printers.

This has recently been seen by Mondelez , the maker of Oreos. Their most recent personalized packaging can be seen in the picture at the top of the page. This achieved a huge success on their web site, “Once people arrived at the Oreo website, the purchase conversion was three times higher than the industry average”. The project is now running in China.

 It is China were campaigns like this have really exploded, with 25% of Chinese Consumers saying they are willing to pay more for personalised packaging. The Custom and personalised packaging market is a prime example of new techniques that are being used to engage with the customer.



At the moment, consumers are willing to pay more for their personalised products. However, the more of this type of product that are seen in the market place the less special they become.

 

Among the most effective users has been Kraft Heinz. The cream of tomato soup costs 50p in a UK Shop, but customers are happy to pay between £2 to £3 to get a Get well soon version.

 

To find out more about Digital printing and see what options are available to your brand? Speak to one of our friendly team today on 01491 83400 or contact us now


Moving, Shipping & Packing Boxes with Packaging Supplies Ltd

by Adam


 

We have all been there, the dread with packing up and moving house. Is without doubt a very stressful and drawn out experience. However it is an experience sooner or later all of us have to undertake. Whether your company is moving office space or you’re our moving house.

This blog is designed to take the stress out of it all, going through all the protective solutions and shipping boxes that your need. 

 

Objectives:

1)   Using right materials so nothing get broken

2)   Boxes at are easy to seal and assemble

3)   Packaging tape that actually works, Don’t worry we don’t use the cheap stuff!!

4)   Boxes that are stackable and heavy duty

5)   Some left over bubble wrap, so you can pop away to your hearts content!

 

Lets start with the boxes! 

Right with cardboard boxes there are a few things you need to know, the wavy bit in the middle is called fluting. You have single wall cardboard boxes, which have one layer of fluting. These boxes are perfect for lighter items compared for double wall cardboard boxes that are better for heavy items. Double wall cardboard boxes; differ by having two layers of fluting, hope we aren’t getting too technical.

 

Single Wall Cardboard boxes:

We stock a total of 30 different single wall boxes

 

Double Wall Cardboard boxes

We stock a total of 15 double wall, all of our boxes come at different price break with bulk discount so you will find the moving box for you

 

 

Protective your Products is vital aspect of Moving House:

Bubble Warp:

It isn’t just fun to play with, it plays it part. We use the very best when It comes to Bubble Wrap, we sell it in different size rolls.

 

Fragile Tape:

You will need a good packaging tape to seal the boxes in transit, why not get a tape with fragile on it. To make sure whoever is handling them dues it with care.

 

There are some more advance product for moving that are used in the packaging world on a daily basis, so please feel free to browse our shop to find what you are looking for.


Cigarette Packaging Update | Folding Carton | Retail Packaging | Packaging Supplies blog

by Adam


The time of cigarette packaging as we know it will change forever, the new tobacco directive will mean warning text, photos and information will cover 65% of the back and front of the cigarette packs. Companies have 12 months to sell all over stock and 4 years to sell all menthol cigarettes, which have been banned all together.

“This was a devastating defeat for big tobacco,” said Deborah Arnott, chief executive of Action on Smoking and Health, whose evidence submitted to the court was also shared with MPs before they debated the introduction of the regulation. “First Australia, now the UK and France, have gone ahead with removing all branding, except the name in a standard-size font. Coming up fast behind are Ireland, Hungary, Norway, Canada and New Zealand, with others soon to follow. Before too long, glitzy, brightly coloured and highly branded tobacco packs will be a relic of the past, which children born today will never see.”*

The reason for this blog is to introduce folding carton board as a packaging material perfect for gift packaging or retail packaging. The cigarette packaging is the most famous and iconic use of folding cartons within packaging.


What is Folding Carton Packaging?

The major end users of folding cartons or folding boxboard are within the frozen, chilled, food, confectioners, pharmaceuticals and health & beauty industries. This is always changing as other industries are seeing the importance of creating unique packaging that stands out. Folding carton packaging is made out of paperboard which is cut, folded, laminated and can be printed.


Benefits from the use Paper Board

“75% of consumer decision are made at point of sale in less than ten seconds”

-http://www.ppcnet.org/Our-Industry/Paperboard


All around presentation!!

* Stand out

* Structure and features; The structure of the material allows curved shapes

* Print versatility: Inside and Out

* Special Effects: Foil blocking, acetate windows

This is the packaging material to stand out from the crowd, let us help you with your custom box requirements.

Reference:

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/22/big-tobacco-final-fight-cigarette-branding-uk

-http://www.ppcnet.org/Our-Industry/Paperboard


Shelf Ready Packaging | Custom Boxes | Packaging Supplies

by Adam



The shelf in which produce sit in the supermarkets and other retail outlets is constantly evolving.  Retail and shelf ready packaging have become part and parcel of the shopper experience over a large and varied range of industries.

We live in an era of the marketer; everything from strapping to tape has become branded in the packaging world. Why shouldn’t the boxes supplied to stores also offer promotion and generate sales. When you’re walking around a supermarket, brands are looking for any in store touching points they can get! This is why this style of packaging and marketing departments harmonies so well.

 

What is Shelf Ready Packaging (SRP) or Retail Ready Packaging (RRP)?

The primary purpose of SRP is to ensure that products which are packed in SRP are quickly and easily placed on the supermarket or shop shelf without the need for any unpacking and re-stacking.

Shelf ready packaging comes in many forms and covers all types of packaging specifically designed for retail.


Secondary purpose of shelf ready or retail packaging is to collate and protect your products.  To qualify as SRP the packaging should be: 

·      Easy to identify

·      Easy to open

·      Easy to dispose of

·      Easy to shelf

·      Easy to shop

 

These elements of SRP or RRP will help to successfully move your products through the supply chain.



Effect of Good Retail Packaging in store include

 

·      Good merchandising

·      Branding and increased consumer communication

·      Less risk on new ranges or products

·      Product selection made easier

·      Faster store replenishment, some leading supermarket won’t accept non RRP for this reason


Effect on Supply Chain (remember 90% of packaging costs are hidden)

·      Sophisticated design enables better design, less damages and refunded items

·      Streamlined process

·      Maximum amount of product per pallet, less lorries and better for the environment

·      Less storage space needed

 

The Corrugated industry is continuously evolving and through clever design and experience we enable companies to drastically save money and lower their carbon footprint.

Please write an enquiry or call one of our friendly, well trained staff at 01491 834000


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