Sydney Packaging: How to Get Ahead in a Competitive Market

It’s what’s on the inside that counts” might be a phrase you have heard again and again. When finding a compatible partner that may be but when it comes to surviving in a competitive retail market that may not be the case. No matter how great your product might be, it’s first impressions that count, these first impressions are what draws people to buy your product over your competitors.

Sydney Packaging Company

Your packaging needs to be loud, attractive and unique to attract attention and potential customers as well as being practical for housing and protecting your product. There is a wide variety of packaging options to choose from. Outsourcing your packaging needs to an experienced Sydney packaging company can be the easiest and most efficient option for you.

Here are some of the options that a Sydney packaging company can offer you…

Clamshell
Clamshell packaging is a popular solution used in retail it offers your product a high level of protection while offering a see through packaging option to show off your product. Clamshell packaging also allows for you to put in a header card with information about your product so you can show off your product while keeping functionality. Clamshell packaging is especially popular in the Sydney packaging market for items such as hardware and electronics.

Skin packaging
Skin packaging is called this because it is done by putting special transparent plastic over your product and vacuuming the air out, with the plastic essentially becoming a skin over your product. This, once again, provides you with a transparent protective layer, so your product is safe but can be seen by customers. This is another good retail solution that offers you a very high level of protection.

Shelf ready packaging
This has become increasingly popular in the Sydney packaging market as supermarkets are increasingly leaning towards the use of shelf ready packaging. This solution is a cost effective way of packaging your products and also a good way to promote your product through the use of logos and graphics on your shelf ready packaging. Shelf ready packaging is also a good solution to minimize rubbish and help the environment by recycling.

Hoxton has been operating as a Sydney packaging company for over 40 years. Within close proximity to the M7 and M5 and experienced staff, it is a choice that ensures that you can have a close relationship that puts expert knowledge into practice.. Check out the Facebook and Website for more information.

Author: Arielle Jones, helping you get ahead of the market

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Shrink Wrapping is Helping Sydney’s Companies get on the Retail Shelf

Retailers demand and Shelf ready?
Shrink packaging is one of the most popular forms of packaging for several reasons. (We are not talking about your Psychiatrists ending a session).One of the main reasons is cost. Compared to other forms of packaging, shrink wrapping is often much more affordable and often times more efficient. Another reason is the attractive appeal to the consumer on the retail shelf. To maximise space, maximising on cost and shelf appeal makes it the new way to package just about anything. All major retail outlets are moving or already have move into shelf ready. This can often be the cheapest and easiest ways to get into the major retailers. All retailers are conscious of labour cost in Australia and finding a Sydney packaging company that is aware of the retailer’s demand and regulations can be daunting.

Sydney Packaging solutions

Just Shrink it!
Heat shrink wrap in particular is a good wrapping material to use. It is used regularly to package all kinds of products. Everything from wrapping frozen pizzas to bundling hardware is easily bundled in heat shrink wrap; its thickness and durability help make it a safe and reliable solution to shipping needs, which in turn can make your overall shipping process more streamlined and efficient. Machines can be expensive so partner with a reputable Sydney packaging company that knows retailer’s demands.

A sexy shrinkage?
There are many other kinds of heat shrink wrap; but, of course, the particular form of shrink wrap you’re interested in will be largely determined by the kind of packaging you want to do. Unfortunately, finding a vendor that offers the various kinds of heat shrink wrap could be difficult and almost impossible within a Sydney packaging company. A vendor that has a proven record of delivering high levels of customer satisfaction is the one most likely to meet your needs and expectations. This is where Hoxton Industries comes in. Specialising in maximising all your needs, offering a solution to all your packaging, rework and manufacturing.

Author:
George Boutros; General Manager at Hoxton Industries.
Helping Sydney’s companies maximise efficiency in packaging solutions.

3 Steps to Ensuring Safe Container Unloading

When loading and unloading containers there are so many safety precautions and potential hazards that need to be considered. Your container is large, heavy and potentially dark. It is filled with products that could also be heavy or dangerous in the event of an accident. This is why it is important for you to be aware of the hazards that present themselves when container unloading, so here are a few.

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Container placement and lighting
Container unloading hazards that could arise from the wrong container placement or lighting include container movement or slips, trips and falls due to lack of sufficient lighting. There are a few ways to ensure that you follow safe practices to avoid these hazards. This includes making sure that the container is placed in a solid, stable location and if unloading off a truck, the truck is stopped with its breaks on. These hazards can also be avoided by making sure there is sufficient lighting which could include the use of portable lighting.

Opening the container doors
When container unloading it is possible that the load inside may have moved around during transit and could potentially fall on someone when opening the door. To avoid any injury during this process it is important to use a door strap which will catch any falling items. It is then important to make sure you have a systematic plan to safely and efficiently unload the container.

Unpacking the container
Firstly, before you being container unloading, you should determine whether any of the product inside the container has moved around, to ensure the safety of your workers and minimize the risk of anything falling on top of anyone. It is important to secure the load if it is not already and make sure there is a secure ramp going to the container. Some ways to ensure safety when unpacking a container is to pack the loose items on to a pallet or to use a conveyer belt if unloading the container manually. Do not be afraid to stop and replan if it is not working.

You may be wondering how you are going to unload your container and achieve all of these safety precautions. This is why it is sometimes the best idea to outsource your container unloading to an experienced container unloading service.

Hoxton has been an established packaging company offering container unloading services for over 40 years. Hoxton can provide you with experienced container unloading services as well as any packaging or re-work needs that your product may have. Check out the Facebook and Website for contact info.

Author; Arielle Jones, making sure your hazards are managed

Why do Major Retailers Demand Shelf Ready?

Shelf ready packaging is a demand for retailers such as Aldi, Coles and Woolworths. In the retail market it is important for your business to keep up with the changing standards that are placed on your packaging and image. So let’s talk about some of the benefits that shelf ready packaging offers your business and why the retailers are demanding Shelf Ready Packaging.

Why do major retailers demand shelf ready

Labor saving on the majors!
Shelf ready packaging means that your products come in a ready to shelf and display. As this carton is already ready to be put on the shelf, you will reduce the time spent replenishing the stock. With shelf ready packaging the retailer’s employee will only have to remove the previous carton and will no longer have to unpack cartons and pack the shelves with individual products.

With this ability to quickly replenish your stocks, Shelf Ready Packaging proves itself as both a convenient method and a cost effective method. Less time spent stocking shelves may mean your employees can be on the floor assisting customers or performing other important tasks.

Easy for consumers and employee’s
Shelf ready packaging means that your products are easily visible to customers. This means that the brand is easily visible to the customers which will benefit suppliers as they can put branding messages on the cartons. This can be a benefit to your business as it helps the customers in your store find what they want with increased ease.

If your shelves look like the above picture, with shelf ready packaging that has logo’s and large branding then customers can easily find the particular product they are looking for. There is nothing worse than pushing around a trolley in frustration, looking for someone who is free that can help you find what you need. Shelf ready packaging can help lead to happy customers through these large logo’s and branding that will help the customer locate what they are looking for.

Easy Disposal
Shelf ready packaging also allows for easy computer disposal. While you may have previously had to separate and dismantle products and their packaging and been left with a mountain of rubbish, shelf ready packaging is easily dismountable and recyclable.

Shelf ready packaging is mostly cardboard cartons that can be made from sustainable packaging solution. These cardboard cartons are also perforated, easy to open and therefore easy to dismantle. There are many services that then offer pick up of these recyclable materials. This makes Shelf ready packaging and more environmentally sustainable and easier solution for your business and environment.

Who can offer me this Shelf Ready Packaging
Here at Hoxton Industries we offer a wide variety of Sydney packaging services. We have been providing packaging services for over 40 years and can offer your Shelf ready packaging services along with many other packaging services. Make sure to check out our Facebook and Website for more information.