Consumer Expectations for E-Commerce Packaging

Posted by Rob Helmke | Friday, April 13, 2018 | 1 Comment

The traditional retail shopping experience has shifted dramatically in today’s digital age, as meal delivery, online product ordering, and pre-purchasing services continue to rise in popularity. Online grocery sales alone are predicted to take over $100 billion of the food market by 2025.

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How to Convert Your Retail Packaging to Meet Sustainability Standards

Posted by Rob Helmke | Friday, October 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

Tips for Avoiding Over Packing

In today’s changing landscape, consumers are increasingly seeking products — and product packaging — that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. Shifting purchasing criteria and mounting environmental concerns are driving innovation, and consumers are becoming increasingly powerful deciders.

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Perfect Packaging Materials Part 4: CPET

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

PET plastics are popular for plenty of reasons, not the least of which is their clarity—remember, this is a plastic that you use when you want to show off your product. If you don't necessarily need something transparent, but you want something strong and resilient, CPET could be exactly what you're looking for.

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Perfect Packaging Materials Part 3: PETG

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, January 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Once you get past the basic types of PET plastics, you get into the modified copolymers—these are PET plastics that have been treated with something that changes its structure. Today, I want to introduce PETG plastic, otherwise known as polyethylene terephthalate - glycol modified.

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New Blog Series: Perfect Packaging Materials

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Perfect Packaging Materials 

There's a wide variety of plastic types, but they all have something in common: They're the heart of the packaging industry. The best plastic for you depends on your product, because they each have distinctive strengths that make them well-suited for one thing or another. Understanding these differences and knowing which are most commonly used in your industry will help you choose the best possible option for your product.

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Packaging Solutions for Retail Stocking

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

 

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Considerations for Selecting Product Packaging for Retail

Posted by Rob Helmke | Thursday, September 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

After a product is created, the way it is displayed in the packaging is another important aspect. Depending upon the store where this merchandise will be sold determines what the packaging should look like as well as how it should be displayed. Retail stores come in a variety of shapes and sizes; and because of this, retailers face some challenges when deciding what is the most suitable format of packaging for their merchandise.

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Basics of Plastic Vacuum Forming

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thermoformed packaging is a complicated discipline that requires a great deal of understanding of materials, and the actual methods used to create the package. Plastic vacuum forming is one of the most simplified of these methods. This process generally mimics many of the thermoforming principles, with potential cost saving measures for the client.

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How Custom Packaging for Retail Increases Product Sales

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

By finding the best way of displaying items for consumers, retailers can ensure that their product sales will increase by attracting and keeping shoppers. Custom packaging provides the customer with a variety of options that can present their brand while keeping the product safe until purchase. With packaging methods available to hold a variety of items, each container can easily be customized according to its size, shape, and special characteristics.

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Understanding Custom Packaging Options

Posted by Rob Helmke | Monday, June 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

As retailers continue to compete for the attention of consumers, a necessity for eye-catching packaging has increased. Retailers often seek customized packaging for their goods in order to pique the interest of consumers. Thermoformed packaging has become one of the top solutions for custom packaging. This method is not only great for the retailer, as it creates custom molds and packaging for each item, but it also enhances the appearance of the items in the store.

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