3 Benefits of Contract Packaging Services

You’ve come up with a brilliant product and you’re ready to put it out there in to the world. Before you put your product up for sale there is one very important thing to consider… it’s packaging!

Packaging can sometimes be make or break for the product. Packaging offers a way to enhance the visual appeal of your product as well as offer important protection against damage and tampering.

So now you need to find the right person to carry out your packaging. Here are 3 benefits of choosing a contract packaging service..

Knowledge
A contract packaging service will be knowledgeable in many different sorts of packaging. They can help you choose the right packaging for your product to ensure maximum visibility and protection as well as practicality. With lots of experience with packaging under their belt they can offer you a quality controlled and time efficient service.

Quality
A contract packaging service will be a professional service with policies and procedures in place that are tried and tested in order to make sure that your product is packaged at the best quality. With quality assurance processes, you can rest assured that with a contract packaging service, your product is in safe and reliable hands. A good contract packaging service will also offer you a consultative relationship, so that you can see the production line in action and raise any issues that you may have.

Convenience
A contract packaging service is a convenient option for you as they have all the necessary tools and knowledge to complete your packaging needs effectively. A contract packaging service can offer you a convenient consultative relationship that allows you to see your finished product before it goes to stores. A good option for a contract packaging service is one that also offers re-work services as well as packaging for optimum convenience.

If you are looking to find all these things in a contract packaging service then look no further than Hoxton. Hoxton is a packaging service with over 40 years of experience. With strong quality processes in place, friendly service and a convenient location near Sydney’s M5 and M7, they are a strong choice. Check out the Facebook and Website here.
Author: Arielle, making sure you achieve quality packaging.

Get Shelf Ready, Sydney Packaging – Hoxton

Packaging is constantly changing and evolving so it’s important for you to keep up to date on the latest packaging trends. It is important for you to know what packaging your retailer prefers. Shelf ready packaging is a packaging method that has been booming in Sydney, with many major department stores preferring this method.

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Shelf ready packaging had a multitude of benefits. Some of these include.

Visibility
Shelf ready packaging can enhance the visibility of your product, making it more attractive and pulling to customers. Shelf ready packaging allows for a large canvas for you to use creatively and to market your product. By having a large surface to decorate, by using the right colours and imagery, this method of packaging can draw in customers.

Convenience
Shelf ready packaging makes it easy for the retailer to both stock and disposes of the product. With your products being on a shelf ready box, it is convenient for the workers to stock boxes of multiple products on the shelf rather than one by one. This also adds an extra level of protection as shelf ready packaging is often larger, easy to carry and results in less dropping of products. It also is convenient to dispose of and much better for the environment than plastic packaging.

Shelf ready packaging is booming in Sydney to it is time for you to find the right service. You want to find a service that is experienced, accessible and offers competitive prices. If you are shopping around for the right company to complete your shelf ready packaging in Sydney then look no further than Hoxton.

Hoxton is a Sydney packaging services that can offer you shelf ready packaging, and many different kinds of packaging and re-work. They are conveniently located next to Sydney’s M5 and M7 so transport of your goods will be easy and timely. With Hoxton’s experience and hard working team, they can meet all of your shelf ready packaging needs while working to your deadlines.

Author: Arielle, keeping your packaging methods on trend.

Packaging: When Looks Do Matter

Packaging can be so important when it is the first impression of your product. Whether its colourful and creative packaging or clear packaging that allows for full view of your product, it can often make or break a sale. This is one situation where it’s okay to say, looks do matter.

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So ision about what packaging to use? There are so many different kinds of packaging and it is vital to choose the right one. The right packaging can increase the appeal and visibility of your product as well as give it the appropriate amount of protection from damage or tampering.

Here are some options to choose from..

Clamshell
This packaging is a popular one for food, electronic and hardware items. It keeps your products protected in a layer of hard plastic and can be made to a custom size. As well as providing protection, it is good for retail display.

Shrink Wrapping
This packaging is an extremely popular method. It is cheaper and offers your product a lot of visibility. Your product will still have its visual appeal while being protected from tampering. This method is also a popular one for odd shapes as the plastic can shrink to it.

Skin Packing
This packaging method is when the product is put on a board and it is vacuum sealed with plastic on the top. This makes the plastic like a skin over the product which acts as a high level or protection against damage and tampering. It also is a good choice for retail packaging with its see through plastic.

These are just a few of the options that you can choose from. The best way for you to get a full scope of the best packaging choice for your product is to find a Sydney packaging company that can offer you a range of packaging solutions and a high level of knowledge.

Hoxton is a packaging company with over 40 years of experience. They can offer you a consultative service with an extensive knowledge of packaging methods. Hoxton can help you choose the method that is right for your product and execute the packaging in a timely and cost effective manner. Check out the Facebook and Website.

Choose local Sydney Packaging

Keeping Australian jobs. A term that we hear so much lately, so how can you help contribute to that? Sydney has a booming packaging industry that can offer you all the packaging services that you will need while helping to keep the people of Australia employed.

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So what can a local Sydney packaging company offer you…

A consultative service.

A local Sydney packaging company can offer you a service which allows for face to face consultation. This means that the company can show you first hand their production lines, their services and give you a greater understanding of what each packaging method does for your product. With a local Sydney packaging company you can even come in and see your product being worked on and make sure that you are 100% happy with the end result.

A convenient service.  

A Sydney packaging company can offer you convenience. This ties in with consultation as it is convenient for you to visit and see the work in action. It may also be convenient if you have warehousing and are based in Sydney, as you could save in transport time and costs. You may also be able to find a company that can offer other services as well, such as re-work or storage.

What do you have to choose from…

Sydney packaging companies specialise in and can offer you a range of packaging methods. From the highly popular shrink wrapping method to shelf-ready packaging, it can all be done here and local. You can choose from methods such as:

  • Shrink wrapping
  • Clamshell
  • Skin packing
  • Heat sealing
  • Shelf ready packaging

Here at Hoxton, we can offer you all the packaging methods above, with a convenient Sydney location near both the M5 and M7. Hoxton has been packaging specialists for over 40 years and can also offer you services such as storage, container unloading and product re-work. Check out the Facebook page and website for more information.

Author; Arielle Jones, looking after local jobs producing quality work

 

 

Disability Employment: Any Time, Any Age

Finding the right job for you can be a daunting task. What do you want to do? What are your skills? What do you enjoy? This task can be even harder if you are an individual with a disability.

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According to the ABS in 2012, nearly half (47.3%) of all working-age people with disability were not in the labour force, that is they were neither employed or actively looking for work. The ABS also states that their participation rate beaked between 25-34 years old. This means that young school leavers or middle-aged and older workers were, for a number of different reasons, not largely participating in the work force.

Entering the workforce can be an extremely rewarding and fun experience. It will offer you financial freedom, structure and a chance for social interaction. A job can also give you a sense of identity and belonging within the community, as you can see your work and contributing to a bigger picture.

So I am here to tell you that there are jobs out there for people with disabilities of all ages. While entering the work place might be a scary thought whether you worry about facing discrimination, not being able to keep up or have insecurities about re-entering the work force after a long period off, there are services out there to help you.

As an individual with a disability you have a number of options to help you with employment. There are many open employment services that can help you find your place in many different fields of employment. There are also social enterprises which can offer you a supportive work environment and can provide work that caters to the special needs that you might have or facing any barrier to employment.

At Hoxton we offer this supportive environment for anyone facing barriers to mainstream employment. Providing jobs with different levels of difficulties that cater to all different skills. We offer a fun, respectful and inclusive workplace where you can see your skills grow. Hoxton also offers many chances for friendships to grow with social outings and an integrated workforce, so you can interact with people of many backgrounds and barriers to employment.

Author; Arielle Jones, supporting you in your employment journey

The Top Level Sydney Packaging Services Provider -Hoxton

You’ve perfected the product, finally come up with an end result to be proud of but now you hit another hurdle before it can be sold… how will you packaging it?

Finding a company that you can form a strong bond with can help ease the headache of trying to settle on packaging and the right service. Choosing a Sydney packaging service means that you can form a strong relationship, with expert advice, that’s conveniently close to you.

Some of the services that Sydney packaging can offer you include..

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Shrink wrapping
Shrink wrapping can be a good packaging choice if you have a product which you want to keep visible and do not want the packaging to obstruct the view of the product. Your consumer still gets a full view of the product while it is protected from damage and tampering. Shrink wrapping is a popular solution in Sydney’s packaging market as it is cost effective and versatile. Shrink wrapping is also a good option for products of odd shapes and sizes.

Clamshell
Clamshell packaging is a popular solution used in retail as it offers you a bit more protection but your product is still visible through the clear shell. Clamshell packaging also allows for you to put in a header card with information about your product, increasing your customers’ product knowledge. 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 packaging solution also offers your product protection and visibility. This is another good retail solution that offers you a very high level of protection.

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

So your next step is to find the right company to trust with your product and provide you with the right solution for you. Hoxton Industries had been operating as a packaging company in Sydney for over 40 years, with all that experience to offer you. Check out the website and Facebook page for contact information.

Author: Arielle Jones, leading your packaging in the right direction

Sydney Packaging Solutions

A lot of people ask what we do at Hoxton and I must admit that it’s hard to nail it down to a 20 second sound grab. We have explored with previous post what our function as a social enterprise is ….

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We create jobs for people facing barriers to mainstream employment.

But as a social enterprise we also have a commercial aspect to what we do. We are Sydney Packaging Specialists, but what does that mean….. we are contract packers, co-packers, a packaging service, third party labour and the list goes on. But in a nutshell..

We solve your packaging headaches.

Here are some examples of Sydney Packaging solutions we have provided for customers;

Original Packaging

We undertake skin packaging for a large multinational hardware company. We receive shipping containers of raw components in from overseas. We then receipt, warehouse, skin package and pick/pack orders for the customer.  Skin packaging is excellent for retail display and has superior security benefits. We complete in excess of 100,000 skin pack units for this customer every year. This Sydney Packaging solution is an end to end solution for our customer which means they save invaluable internal resources which allows them to focus on their core business.

Promotional Packaging

We specialise in promotional packaging and undertake a line of shrink wrapping work for a Sydney based automotive supplier. We shrink wrap a promotional offer for them when they give away a small bottle of automotive fluid when you purchase a lager one. Shrink is extremely versatile and has become a very popular part of our Sydney Packaging solution. Prior to us providing this service our customer was taping the smaller bottle onto the larger one. Our shrink wrapping presentation is far superior and has also now given the company the ability to do a number of other promotions using shrink wrap.

Rework Packaging

Another line in our suite of Sydney packaging solutions is rework. We service a large national importer who imports a lot of lines from China. It happens from time to time that the item they imported doesn’t meet their specifications but the time involved in returning the product to the Chinese manufacturer means they need to find a local solution. We offer rework solutions such as over labelling, reconfiguring cartons, replacing barcode labels and updating ingredients list for the Australian market. Our customer doesn’t have the internal resources or structures for this ad-hoc work, so our rework solution is perfect for them.

So there it is, what we do, just not quiet in 20 seconds. To have a look some samples of our work pop over to our  Sydney packaging Solutions page and don’t forget check out our customer testimonials at the bottom of the page!

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Be Inspired To Sell Your Product – Retail Packaging Solutions

The facts and figures are in! Colours, patterns, space, simple, playful, bold, style, modern, texture and bright. Other major factors are multiple purpose and sneak- peek.

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Sneak peek? Yes the consumers are more likely to be attracted to the product that they can feel, pick up and see. Not the old plastic stuff you are thinking about but SKIN PACKAGING.

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We have all seen it on TV, mostly for food and “sous vide” cooking at a Michelin star restaurant. This Sydney skin packaging is a little bit different. Any item placed on a cardboard and vacuum sealed to show off your item.

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The purpose of packaging, ultimately what sells your product! It draws attention, sends a message, and makes consumers feel a certain way, boldly screams out and always catches you eye first.

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The packaging cost is in the billions per year. Insane competitions and latest designs capturing consumer’s eye and making them want a product. From sustainable packaging to creative designs, from environment friendly to graphic designs. The competitions are fierce, competitive and never ending year after year.

Big, Bold & Colourful

It’s not hard to see why our shelves have so much colour and character. If it be a cartoon character or pretty rainbow packaged box, it all has so much appeal. Targeting all types of consumers, from young to old, big and bold, whatever it takes to capture your eyes first.

Where in Sydney can I do this Packaging?

Not many places at all offer this service in Australia. It has always been done offshore. The name you can trust is Hoxton Industries. Located conveniently in south west Sydney. Cheap, affordable but yet Bold, and convenient on the retail shelf.

Author: George Boutros; Looking after all Sydney Packaging headaches.

Packaging sells the Product

Sydney’s packaging industry costs are in the billions per year.” Sustainable packaging”,” environmentally friendly,” the package says. Does the consumer really care? The facts and figures are in! Colours, patterns, space, simple, playful, bold, style, modern, texture and bright.

Shrink or Skin

Shrink packaging is one of the most popular forms of packaging for several reasons. 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, being able to see your product before you purchase it but still being protected. Other major factors are multiple purposes and sneak- peek. Sneak peek? Yes, the consumers are more likely to be attracted to the product that they can feel, pick up and see. Not the old plastic stuff you are thinking about but SKIN PACKAGING.

Sydney’s packaging research has shown that this is added value to the product but not the main sell point. Yearly creative competitions are held in packaging. From sustainable packaging to creative designs, from environment-friendly to graphic designs. The competitions are fierce, competitive and never ending a year after year. The purpose of packaging, ultimately what sells your product! It draws attention, sends a message, and makes consumers feel a certain way, boldly screams out and always catches you eye first.

Establishing a partnership


At one point or another if a company wants to sell products to its consumers it must look at ways, designs and a partnership with a packaging. Contract packaging companies are equipped with the tools, skills, and knowledge to meet special regulations that ensure producers are in compliance and sell a consistent product.

They sometimes can be expensive so shopping around Sydney might take up valuable time. Whether it’s a big, established brand that needs to get massive quantities of product packaged and out on retail shelves quickly, or it’s a small team of entrepreneurs that lacks the manpower and resources to get their new item in proper packaging, a co- packer’s job is to fulfil those needs and more.

Hoxton Industries, located in the south-west of Sydney has been looking after Sydney packaging for over 50 years. No matter how large or small your job is they can do it all. Have an understanding of requirements needed for major retailers across Australia. Employing people with disabilities and are a non for profit social enterprise. The best partnerships are the ones that make thing easy. Contact them today or visit 

Author: George Boutros, taking care of Sydney’s packaging

The Importance of Sydney Packaging Partnerships

How Sydney’s Packaging has changed

Selling products to the retail giants is tricky. Rules regulations and “shelf ready packaging” are on top of the list for companies if they want to be on the shelves. At one point or another if a company wants to sell products to its consumers it must look at ways, designs and a partnership with a packaging company that are equipped with the tools, skills, and knowledge to meet special regulations that ensure producers are in compliance and sell a consistent product. They sometimes can be expensive so shopping around Sydney might take up valuable time.

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Sydney’s Shelf Friendly Packaging

The Big 3 giants in retail have all moved into Shelf-friendly packaging. You have no choice but to move to SFP. Whether it’s a big, established brand that needs to get massive quantities of product packaged and out on retail shelves quickly, or it’s a small team of entrepreneurs that lacks the manpower and resources to get their new item in proper packaging, a co-packer’s job is to fulfil those needs and more. Finding, evaluating, and hiring the right contract packager to work with your team can be a challenge. There are numerous co-packing operations out there, but determining which company will view your team as a strategic partner, and is willing to create a working relationship built on trust, can be a daunting task.

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Where in Sydney Can I Get SFP Done?

So who can you trust? An Australian Disability Enterprises are located all across Sydney. Hoxton Industries are located conveniently in south-west Sydney, off the M7. They can advise your company of the best solution for all your products. With over 40 years in packaging experience, Hoxton Industries can find a solution to all your packaging needs. www.hoxtonindustries.com.au

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Author: George Boutros: Sydney’s shelf friendly packaging expert.