Protecting Perishables During Summer Shipping

Here in the UK, we all love summer until it gets unbearably hot. It’s the best chance we’ve got each year to enjoy some proper sunshine and maybe even experience some Mediterranean-esque temperatures. But as this summer gets into full swing, additional challenges are presented for companies that ship perishable goods. For businesses, ensuring perishable items successfully withstand hot temperatures …

Pros & Cons Of 7 Different Packaging Fillers

Few things disappoint an excited customer more than receiving a package and opening it to find the goods they’ve ordered have been damaged during the shipping process. And while sometimes it’s genuinely not the fault of the sender, the general feeling of disappointment often comes out in the subsequent returns procedure that ensues. To ensure incidents like this are kept …

5 Items That Need Special Packaging Considerations In The Summer

Summer’s just around the corner. In fact, it begins on June 21 in the UK, officially, according to the Met Office. That means warmer temperatures, longer days and holidays. However, for businesses that ship products to customers, summer presents a unique set of challenges, and it’s not just perishable goods, like items of food, that companies need to worry about. …

How Drones Will Impact The Packaging Industry

It wasn’t that long ago that drones were the preserve of the military and dystopian science fiction movies. But today, drones are everywhere, impacting our daily lives on an increasingly regular and innovative basis. Some of the reasons for this mainstream adoption in the consumer market include more competitive drone pricing, smaller sizes and more widespread availability. Whether it’s a …

How to Make Returns Easier for Your Customers

Consumers today are more informed, more connected and more fastidious than they’ve ever been. It’s a reality that affords both benefits and challenges for modern businesses. On one hand, you’ve got customers who put a lot of thought, effort and consideration into their purchases, which means they are engaged throughout the process and, as a result, more likely to complete …

What is E-Commerce? [E-Commerce Guide Series]

What is E-Commerce? Definition of E-Commerce E-Commerce – noun – commercial transactions conducted electronically on the internet. E-commerce Definition: E-Commerce (Also written as ecommerce, e commerce & electronic commerce) is the activity of buying or selling of any products and/or services online or over the internet. Electronic commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, …

E-Commerce Models: What Exactly Are They? [E-Commerce Guide Series]

We’ve already touched on exactly what e-commerce is – If you haven’t read that article, check it out here – but now we’re going to take a look at what “e-commerce models” are, and how they vary from business to business. We touched on 5 different e-commerce models during our “What is E-Commerce?” post; these were: – Business to Business …

Expert’s Tips on Remaining Competitive Vs. E-Commerce Giants

e-Commerce and brick-and-mortar stores are constantly fighting for consumers’ attention. While most sales are still taking place in stores (Around 94% of all sales). e-Commerce is expected to increase annually by 17% reaching at total of around $414 billion by 2018. With basically all businesses going online, it’s hard for small businesses to compete against giants like Amazon and eBay. …