We understand how important our customers are
to us, but most importantly how those customers vary massively from company to
company or person-to-person. This provides us with a challenge of creating a
service that is flexible and accessible for all clients’ requirements.
External sales force (our feet on the
There is nothing new here within the
packaging industries, to have an external sales team used to be common practice.
These days, with a lot of the online packaging companies, they rely solely on
their online shops, and their internet traffic for their sales. We at Packaging
Supplies encourage and train our external and internal sales team to forge
long-term relationships with our customers. Striving to asses and advise on
specific customer requirements. Driving
a successful and long-term partnership which when developed correctly would be
very hard to break.
Shaking It up
Packaging sales representatives can be very
hard to come by which is why we take a different approach with training and finding
our sales team. We prefer to find employees with little or no packaging
experience. We see it as a clean slate to train and educate in our way of doing
things. We have two simple objectives,
You share our views of the
level of customer service and professionalism that is required
Your have a hunger to learn and
be a key player in your field
This investment in youth, partnered with
the wise owls we have with bags of experience, is at the fore-front of what we
are striving to achieve as a company.
Online Service (Our feet on the web)
We are more than aware we are part of a new
digital world and times are changing. The way we offer our services must develop
along with these changes. In some cases the way customers shop can be at the
click of a button.
Some of our customers like it to be simple
and order online which is why we have integrated our online shop for all our
stock packaging and utilities.
This service is backed up with our reliable distribution network via our own
fleet of vehicles or our courier service. This can all be provided on a next
day delivery basis. All orders over £50 are inclusive of delivery charge!
We don’t plan to stop here, improving our
level of service is always under development. The next stage is for customers
to be able to view their order history and make it easy for them to place
repeat orders, having access to all there information through a secure log on facility.
How involved we are? This is for you to decide. Our web site is there for your one click
orders, or our sales team can be there to assist you every step of the way.
To find our more please don't hesitate to contact us
The city has become the first in the world
to ban single-use coffee pods and other disposable products from all government
run buildings to help control environmental waste.
It is the capsules used in single use
coffee pods that are particularly hard to recycle as they are made from a
mixture of plastic and aluminum. It is 6 grams of coffee in 3 grams of
There is a statement being circulated, that
if you line up the pods produced from the market leader there would be enough
to circle the globe12 times.
Where it all started?
Ever since 2013, Nestle who own Nespresso
have had a patent revoked related to their low cost pixie brewer range. Since this time, even though their machines
have had 1,500 patents in existence, they haven’t been able to stem the flow of
less expensive copycat capsules.
Last year, more than £112m worth of coffee
pods were sold in the UK, up by a third on 2014 according to the ‘Grocer’. This
trend is predicted to grow even further, trebling by 2020. At which point the
coffee pod will overtake the traditional tea bag.
According to a survey undertaken by the
‘Grocer’, around 10 per cent of Britons polled believe the pods to be extremely
bad for the environment. However, 22 percent of those asked said they owned a
Will other cities follow suit?
This is an example of a city government taking
the first step. If more cities across Europe follow this example it could lead
to more pressure being placed on the industry? Or will customer convenience
override the environmental effects?
Tap into the packaging knowledge we have gained, food
manufactures for examples have dual purpose for branded tape. It is used to
prove that food produce within the outer has not been tampered with as well as
Put the final touches on any bespoke boxes and presentation
Gable Boxes are a presentable way of packing many items and are particularly popular with companies that offer take away food or food delivery services.
We offer two styles in a range of sizes, when space in delivery vehicle is limited, the fold down handle is a perfect option, allowing room for a pizza box to sit on top. Still retaining and having a handle so that the box can be presented with care
The base of the boxes is an envelope base, which means self-locking and therefore no messy tape is required. Each box can carry up to a weight of 20 kg.
As a stock product there is no tooling required, meaning this is a very cost effective way to enforce your brand through personalized packaging.
Don’t miss out whist stocks last, orders over £50 are delivered free of charge.
We can also print to individually brand your packaging, Please get in touch with us if you are looking for a bespoke Cardboard Carry Pack.
Whether you are a packaging buyer, a
marketing department, or a new company start up, getting the right
presentational packaging is a huge part of selling your products. This is a
guide to make that process easier and enable you to pick the right materials
and print options.
Die cut boxes
Designed to fulfill more
exacting requirements. Varying designs can be used to provide special display
For example, crash lock bases,
locking tabs, hinged lids, windows and different integral fittings.
Depending on whether your
requirement is just for a shipping carton for your product or is more to create
a visual look, this is where the print option variety comes in. Starting with ‘Flexo’
and moving up to ‘Lithographic’. (Please see bottom of this blog for help with
Many of these options can be
suitable for larger presentation boxes.
Carton Board (Folding carton boxes)
Carton board which can come in
a variety of different papers depending on what is the required effect for your
product and the necessary strength.
Kraft pack for example, is a
material that has become very popular with many online and take-away food
suppliers, giving an authentic and environmentally friendly image.
This product can be cut and glued
into over 300 different styles.
Special features like adding an
acetate window can be achieved.
Lithographic print can be
achieved which can be supplemented with a varnish or gloss/Matt finish.
Sleeves are commonly placed on die
cut or standard packaging to aid the point of sale affect.
Presentation boxes (Rigid box)
Paper covered rigid boxes for
any high quality products.
We have a catalogue of papers
with various texture and colours that can be applied to a rigid box.
Made to measure
Finishing options include
embossing and foil-blocking.
Briefly I will take you through the print
options, please look out for our blog next week which will go into more of the details
and benefits of using each of the print options.
Flexo (Flexographic) the ink
for the print is applied directly onto the print stereos made from rubber and
this is then transferred on to the printing surface. This process can be used
to print on to paper, cardboard as well as many other materials.
Litho printing (lithographic)
is a match made in heaven for high quality volume printing. The image is made
of a polymer coating and applied to an aluminum plate. This style of print is
beneficial when fine detail is required. It can be used with many of the
materials already mentioned and is also very popular with book printing.
This blog is only a small insight into some
of what can be achieved when trying to personalize/customize or bespoke your
packaging requirements. We hope it
assists you with some of the tricky terminology used within the industry.
Documents enclosed wallets are a basic essential for securing
documentation to the outside of your packages.
The documents enclosed wallets are self-adhesive with a peel off
backing allowing them to be secured quickly to the outside of your packages.
They will stick securely to a variety of surfaces including polythene mailing
bags, cardboard packaging and stretch film.
The wallets are supplied in either transparent polythene or with
the words ‘Documents Enclosed’ printed on them.
Documents enclosed wallets are water resistant ensuring there is
no water damage to your documents in transit. They can be used for securing all
kinds of paperwork like invoices, delivery notes or packing slips.
Packaging Supplies have documents enclosed wallets in all the
standard sizes from A4 to A7. Free Delivery with order over 100£
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any enquires, we will be happy
Why is it so important? Richard Reed the
co-founder of the Innocent believes it is the most important
aspect of marketing a Fast Moving Consumer goods range (FMCG)
Speaking at the business funding show he
went on to say, “I think realistically for most FMCG products the packaging is
more important than the product” Stated reed. “It is how you get noticed and
create desire, and input what it is that you stand for”.
Reed highlights the importance of brands
getting the packaging 100% right before investing in any marketing.
As a company we much prefer to be included
the whole way through the design process, clients can tap into our
constructional and design knowledge.
see’s Innocent’s first attempt in entering the orange juice market is the most
compelling example of this.
Innocent’s first attempt resulted in failure
with the supermarkets, due to them only achieving sales of £4m. As a result of
this the supermarkets delisted them. However, when they tried for the second
time they had achieved a turnover of £80m in the second year.
Over the two attempts the product itself
did not change, nor the price or the brand. What changed was the packaging,
putting the product into a plastic bottle and calling it a ‘carafe’.
The changes in Revenue are staggering. Reed
believed that the consumer did not know the products existed at their first
attempt as it looked the same as all there competition.
This case study example really shows the
importance of getting the packaging right and creating the right looks in your
market for your products.
do you stop with packaging? Is seasonal packaging necessary?
Keeping the trend on the importance of
packaging for the FMCG, should this be developed further, changing seasonally
to align with the important yearly holidays?
65% feel holiday candy should have seasonal
packaging (NCA 2015), this stat alone shows there is customer expectation
involved in this decision.
The problems that arise with providing this
service when you get it wrong it can be very costly. Having to offer price
reductions to get rid of left over seasonal candy can affect profit margins. A
lot of consumers look out for price-reduced candy for the obvious price
Hershey’s in America came up with a simple
solution to extend the shelf life of their seasonal products over Halloween.
They used autumn themes and colours instead of using ghosts and witches. Could
this cause confusion?
It seems to us, seasonal packaging does
work, but you have to handle it with care, it speak volumes if the largest
brands in the market place are very selective with how they go about their
seasonal branding and packaging.
We have been acquiring expertise in packaging solutions for 35 years, feel free to tap into our hard earned knowledge! Contact us now
In the video you can see the bespoke packaging solution we came up
with for BigBox 3D printers, E3D our one of the UK leading 3D printer manufactures. You can see use passing both test with flying colours.
This isn’t just through luck; it is through precision in house
design and testing. This is backed up through our experienced sales/design team
which is in place to consult and guide you throughout our working relationship.
The packaging in this video is a made to measure double wall boxsealed
with printed tape.Inside the pack
there is a three part white polyethylene foam fittings, one die cut corrugated
platform fitting, one die cut corrugated pad and finally covered in
100% biodegradable loose fill.This 7 part set
stood up to the test
The video speaks volumes about are attention to detail.
Please don't hesitate to contact us to see how we can benefit your operation.
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 contactwith one of our friendly team; we will be happy to help
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.