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Reviews, trends, and tips covering all things flexible packaging to protect your products and your bottom line.

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Equipment | Packaging Materials | The Business of Packaging | Investment | Fulfillment

By: Nathan Dube
May 17th, 2022

During these days, one of the most common questions that we are receiving from customers is, "why do packaging prices continue to increase"?   And, it goes without saying; that we are living through unprecedented times.   As we all still collectively try to adapt to the world that COVID has changed for the foreseeable future, new challenges continue to press an already struggling supply chain.    And while the global supply chain had already been complicated enough from the months of shutdowns due to the pandemic, other factors are driving these cost increases.   From trucker strikes and protests to disruptions in the plastic resins market as a byproduct of the issues seen in the petroleum industry. These and other problems have led to these price increases that we are seeing now.   But, what exactly are the issues that are causing the prices of packaging materials to rise continually?   Today, we will explore why the price of packaging materials continues to climb higher as the costs of many products also continue to soar.

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Equipment | Packaging Materials | The Business of Packaging | Technical Service and Support | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
May 5th, 2022

I can see that you are ready to buy packaging materials and machinery for your business! But you should read this first time packaging buyer's guide first!   You want to source the best packaging machinery and materials possible.   But, you have never bought either of these items before. While you may be tempted to hop into a purchase, there are several things that you need to do first.   These include getting clarification on items such as financing, lead times, installation, shipping, and many other related topics.   So it is crucial that you read this first time packaging buyer's guide before proceeding to hit that buy button!   But, which questions will you have to answer before you buy? What information will you need to provide to your chosen packaging company before you can continue with your purchase?   This article will answer the questions above and prepare you for making the right buying decisions for your company and packaging line.   Here you should have everything you need to move forward with your first packaging machinery or materials purchase!

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Packaging Materials | The Business of Packaging | Packaging Design

By: Nathan Dube
February 8th, 2022

When you think about packaging, you may not think of it as an extension of your sales department. However, that could be a significant error.   When you carefully consider the various ways in which packaging materials can increase sales, you realize what a powerful sales tool packaging really is.   From branding to special offers, there are many things you can do with packaging materials to drive better sales results.   But, what does sales-improving packaging look like? What are the items of consideration when developing packaging that sells more products?   This article will explore the different ways in which packaging materials are an essential part of driving better sales.   With the information in this article, you will be able to enhance your packaging materials in a way that could potentially bring in more sales for your company.

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Packaging Materials | The Business of Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
January 6th, 2022

When it comes to selecting packaging materials for your products, there is a lot you need to consider beforehand.   From the type of packaging materials that are appropriate for your products to the shape and size of the packaging that you will need, there is a lot to take in.   And, there are many other aspects of packaging materials that you need to think about before you make a purchase.   These aspects may include the cost of your chosen materials and the environmental impact of the packaging supplies that you intend to buy.   You do not want to make haste when choosing your packaging materials. Doing so may result in selecting incompatible packaging supplies for your products, machinery, and, most importantly, your customers.   But, how do you choose the proper packaging materials for your products?   Have no fear, because that is what today's article is all about! With the information in this article, you will be able to select the proper packaging materials for your products, packaging line, and brand!

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The Business of Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
September 13th, 2021

So, you are looking for a way to make your retail products stand out from your competitors. And, you have recently discovered that one of the best ways to do this is to use a point of purchase display.   But, you are not sure which type of point of purchase display is right for your products. You are not even sure if you know about all the different kinds of point-of-purchase displays currently available.   You want a better understanding of the different types of POP displays currently available, and you are hoping to find the right one for your product marketing needs.   Well, you have come to the right place! With over 65 years in the packaging industry, Industrial Packaging has helped countless businesses find the proper POP display for their retail display requirements.   After reading this article, you will have all the information required to choose the best POP display for your in-store product marketing.

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The Business of Packaging | Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging

By: Nathan Dube
July 14th, 2021

All right, all right, all right! After months of deliberation, you have decided that contract packaging is the right solution for your company's supply chain needs! You have narrowed your search for a co-packer down to two or three vendors, and you are ready to enter into a contract packaging agreement.   After sending off an RFQ to your prospective vendors, you were hoping a few simple meetings would be all that was required to initiate the process.   Unfortunately, each of your prospective vendors has requested product samples from you and will not move the process forward until you have completed this task.   This was, for all intents and purposes, an unexpected request. You want to know why this needs to be done to move forward with your contract packaging dreams.   We understand your frustration. But, we also know that a client must send the chosen contract packaging vendor product samples to move the contract packaging process forward.   After several decades in the contract packaging industry, Industrial Packaging often gets the question "why do we need to send you product samples to start contract packaging"?   This article will explain why you will be required to send in product samples before you can begin a contract packaging agreement with your chosen co-packer.   After reading this article, you will better understand why this is a required element to starting the contract packaging process.