5 challenges that present uncertainty & opportunity
Rapid change and deep-seated fulfillment challenges create uncertainty, but they also reveal opportunities. If these market waves are impacting your business, team up with Veritiv to implement the right solutions so you can ride those waves to success.
Celebrate Earth Day all year long
Earth Day 2022 will be here soon. This year’s theme, “Invest In Our Planet,” focuses on accelerating solutions to combat the Earth’s greatest threat, climate change. Earth Day organizers encourage governments, citizens and businesses to do their part with its “Everyone accounted for and everyone accountable” tagline.
Celebrating Earth Day each April is one way you can bring earth-friendly messaging into your workplace. But when you focus on practices that extend beyond Earth Day, you send a message to employees, customers and partners that shows a powerful, ongoing commitment.
Top 5 food packaging fails
Whether it's spoiled strawberries or broken bottles, packaging mistakes happen. Not only can they be a source of incredible frustration, but also lead to lost revenue. Let's take a look at five common food packaging fails, and fixes for each.
Navigating the challenges of lead times and demand
In the past 18 months, supply chains across the globe were tested like never before. The packaging industry was tested, too, by increased consumer and industrial demand, strained supply chains, extended lead times for both raw materials and finished packaging and crippling labor shortages.
For those who make packaging, it’s been rough. And for those who rely on packaging, even rougher.
How to save money when buying packaging
If you’re responsible for purchasing packaging supplies (boxes, bags, mailers, tape, etc.), you care about getting the best value for your money.
Scoring a fair price is essential. So is keeping an eye on your buying practices and the vendor partners you rely on.
Here are three best practices to incorporate into your purchasing processes to get a better return on your packaging material investments.
Packaging pain points
Ordering packaging for your business can become a set-it-and-forget-it activity. You use the same packaging month-in and month-out. You order the same quantity each time—the same box sizes, too.
What you might not realize is that while it may save time and mental energy, putting your packaging material orders on autopilot can end up costing you more.
Strategies for buying & storing
Having an abundance of packaging supplies in inventory may sound like a smart business strategy—but the carrying costs for doing so are higher than you would guess, unnecessary and avoidable.
Today, more and more companies identify inventory management as a top priority, but they aren’t computing inventory carrying costs. Instead, they’re using rough estimates.
Tips to help you cut packaging costs
If your business relies on packaging, whether to fulfill e-commerce shipments or for other purposes, keeping a ready supply of boxes is critical.
Channel complexity brings new focus to packaging
The advent of retail stores began more than 100 years ago. We’ve been able to purchase items in bulk at membership clubs since the 1970s. And buying items online has been a convenience that dates back two decades.
As consumers, we’ve become so reliant on these purchasing channels and want endless choices. We demand more and more goods to be delivered to our homes, and we want manufacturers to know our every need—and anticipate our future desires.
Amazon’s shopping blitz
Millions of online shoppers look forward to Amazon Prime Day. Members get a chance to go online, shop and save on more than one million deals across every category—from arts, crafts and sewing, to grocery items and women's shoes.
Prime Day history