Market Insights

Benefits of Subscription Box Fulfillment

October 19, 2017

One of the more popular trends in e-commerce to hit the market in recent years has been subscriptions boxes. Customers love subscription boxes both for their convenience and their element of surprise, and companies love subscription boxes because they allow them to create innovative products that are more appealing than the sum of their parts.

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Topics: e-commerce packaging, efulfillment, ecommerce

Making the Most of Eco Friendly Packaging Design

October 6, 2017

In recent years, the push for businesses to adopt more eco-friendly practices has steadily increased. Now, consumers - especially those in younger generations - are beginning to show compelling degrees of preference for companies who strive to be eco-friendly.

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Topics: sustainability

VMI Program: Relinquishing Control and Removing Stress in E-commerce

September 21, 2017

When a manufacturer has a surplus of inventory not adding value to their processes, that inventory is hurting the company’s balance sheet, and is wasteful. Having excess products on site increases the need for expensive warehousing space, not to mention the risk of obsolescence. These carrying costs ultimately put the enterprise at a financial risk.

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Topics: Moving & Storage, e-commerce packaging, fulfillment, supply chain cost management, 3pl solutions

How the Right Packaging Equipment Can Optimize Your Process

September 11, 2017

As with most processes, efficiency can be drastically improved with automation. Having the right packaging equipment in place allows you to automate the packaging process completely modernizing and optimizing how your company packages its products, as well as saving both time and money. If you are considering taking your packaging operations to the next level, there are various types of packaging equipment that can be used.

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Topics: packaging equipment

Top Three Reasons to Consider Hiring a Packaging Engineer

September 8, 2017

There's no denying the value that engineers bring to businesses of all kinds. From a product's initial design to its final production, every step is overseen by skilled engineers. However, one often overlooked process that a packaging engineering and design team can bring an immense amount of value to is the packaging process.

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Topics: packaging engineer

5 Ways to Optimize Your Packaging Supply Chain

August 14, 2017

Optimizing your packaging supply chain means balancing the cost of transportation against inventory holding costs while simultaneously ensuring 100% availability. Smaller, more frequent deliveries reduce inventory, but increase transportation costs. Maximizing shipment size drives down unit transport costs but needs a higher average level of inventory. (It may also increase the risk of stopping production due to a shortage of packaging material.)

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Topics: packaging supply chain

Innovative Vegetable and Fruit Packaging Trends

August 2, 2017

 Sustainability and convenience are taking over packaging trends, and fruit and vegetable packaging are no exception. Companies are now striving to create products that fit consumer needs, rather than the other way around. People today are looking for products that can easily mold with their busy lifestyles and can be used on the go, while still maintaining a healthy and eco-friendly mindset.

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Topics: vegetable packaging, fruit packaging

Why You Shouldn’t Fear E-commerce Packaging Fulfillment Services

July 17, 2017

Imagine having a leading-edge fulfillment department with experienced employees, state-of-the-art order management software, and endless warehouse space. Just as you are an expert in developing and selling your products, third party logistics companies specialize in inventory management, packaging, and shipping. It’s understandable that your product is precious to you, as it is the meat of your business, and leaving it in the hands of third-party fulfillment can be worrisome, but don’t let that fear prevent you from utilizing the most efficient processes and saving unnecessary costs.

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Topics: efulfillment, ecommerce

Beverage Packaging: A Thirst for Something More

June 23, 2017

 

The various types of beverage packaging span from bottles, cans, pouches, cartons and others. According to Market Research Reports, the demand for traditional beverage packaging, such as plastic closures and metal closures, are still in top demand with a slight advantage to plastic. However, new trends accompanying convenience, sustainability, and innovation are on the rise.

Today’s consumers want products that work for them instead of the other way around. They are thirsty for more progressive packaging, even if it means altering preconceived standards of beverage packages.

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Topics: Food Packaging, Beverage Packaging

Debunking E-commerce Packaging and Fulfillment Myths

June 12, 2017

E-commerce can be a lucrative and successful business, but that success isn’t automatic. Like any other business venture, it is an evolving industry and there are still a lot of misconceptions out there about how your business should run. You may have a good system in place that has been working for years, but there are other processes out there that can introduce total cost optimization.

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Topics: custom retail packaging, e-commerce packaging, fulfillment