GET AHEAD OF THE CURVE AND MOVE TOWARDS FRUSTRATION-FREE
Packaging guidelines that improve the unboxing experience, such as Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) initiative, have been around for years. Up until recently, most e-retailers have treated these programs as recommendations. Now Amazon is turning some of their packaging guidelines into requirements, causing current vendors to quickly find a solution, while setting a new packaging benchmark that may ripple throughout the e-commerce industry.
HOW TO WIPE AWAY WINTER FROM YOUR FACILITY
When you think of spring cleaning, what comes to mind: dust bunnies, scrubbing baseboards, Marie Kondo? Every spring, when the sunshine resurfaces and the trees begin to bud, you give your house a good once over. This year, show the same TLC to your home away from home.
The following will help revitalize your office and make sure you get the most out of an annual spring cleaning.
Finding new ways to reduce BD&L and increase efficiency
As load containment failures lead to higher breakage, damage and loss (BD&L) levels, the initial response is often to “wrap it a few more times.” That increases material costs and labor inefficiencies, and even creates extra waste for downstream supply chain partners. Often overlooked, the construction of your primary packaging, pallet layout and warehouse environment all play a role in the overall structural integrity of unitized loads
Bubble Wrap® is an incredible packaging product—versatile and protective, it’s perfect for blocking and bracing, interleaving or as a low-cost void fill.
But when you take it out of the box, it’s just as magical. Who doesn’t love popping those bubbles? Looking beyond entertainment and stress relief, Bubble Wrap® has some surprising real-world uses.
The packaging equipment you choose can make or break your packaging – and even your product. So how do you know when it’s time for an upgrade?
“There are key signs that indicate it is time to evaluate the situation,” says Julius Little, Director, Equipment and Load Containment Solutions with Veritiv.
1) Your packaging equipment is antiquated and challenging to maintain, and may even pose a safety risk.
2) Your business is rapidly growing, and your equipment simply can’t keep up with demand or production needs.
Retailers may be the driving force behind retail-ready packaging (RRP), but brand owners and manufacturers are uncovering ways to boost sales and brand recognition through product packaging designed to be quickly stocked and attract consumers.
At Veritiv, towel and tissue is big business. That's just one of the reasons why we celebrate National Toilet Paper Day—a national holiday dedicated to a product that we truly cannot live without. Here are five things you probably don't know about toilet paper:
How composite materials are driving the need for new manufacturing and packaging solutions.
In aerospace, one material innovation can save money, reduce waste and even help improve safety. However, it also creates new manufacturing and packaging considerations. Case in point: carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP).
If you’re Boll & Branch – a high-end e-commerce company offering luxury bedding and towels – it’s not only a requirement, but core to the brand.
We teamed up with the high-end e-tailer on a gift box re-design. The previous design consisted of corrugated with a two-sided rollover and litho print on the inside. Kraft paper was used as filler around the gift boxes.
Boll & Branch sought out an improved structural package design, but also one that spoke to the brand’s core values of natural, high end, and sustainable. So our designers got to work.
When you travel, public restrooms are rarely top of mind. You’re likely thinking about flight check-ins, favorite destination spots, and unforgettable photo opportunities – not whether your restroom experience will be a positive one.
From the one-way glass restrooms on the streets of London to the video game toilets in Japan, it can be an interesting experience to use a restroom in another country.