Top Tips on Sourcing Suppliers

Who are you getting into bed with?

Follow Our Six Point Plan to Success!

When sourcing new suppliers of any packaging product, knowing exactly what you are looking for and who you are dealing with, can go a long way to forging a long standing working relationship. Preparation and research will take you so far along the path to success but only if you’re asking the correct questions. Our six point plan on how to secure more than just a good price should set you on the right path.>>  
Is Polystyrene Safe to Use?

Safety Concerns over Polystyrene explained.

Styrene and Polystyrene, which is safe?

Thanks to the 2011 and 2016 reports from US National Toxicology Program, Styrene has been labelled carcinogenic, based on limited human and animal research. What’s carcinogenic? In simple terms….a cancer causing toxic substance. Many consumers have been frightened off using Polystyrene because it contains Styrene but the two substances are NOT the same. But how many of us have confused Styrene with Polystyrene and simply stopped purchasing goods packed in polystyrene...
How to improve consumer satisfaction….

How well do you think your company’s attitudes reflect those of your customers?

I say ‘potato’, you say ‘patato’.

It’s our differences in perspective that make us all unique, but what if your professional viewpoint was way off point compared to that of your consumers? A 2016 study in the US explored the differences in attitudes between packaging industry professionals and their consumers. The results were both surprising and illuminating. >>  
The positives and negatives of Packaging Standardisation and Cost-cutting.

Do you want to save money?

Is slashing your packaging costs the answer?

Standardisation and cost-cutting doesn’t always mean slashing the money you spend on packaging, it can extend to procurement, materials and production. Having a cull may make you savings in the short term, but have you really thought about the impact to marketing, production and distribution? If your customer experience is important to you, then, you may want to read on.>>
Leading toy manufacturer to use bio-PET

How far along your sustainability journey are you?

Is plastic still on the packaging menu?

Our use of plastic has come under close scrutiny in recent months and consumers are looking towards manufacturers, retailers and online businesses to lead the way towards a plastic-free environment. One American multinational company has been reviewing their use of plastic in packaging for eight years. They were ranked No.3 in the Newsweek Green Ratings in 2017 and their journey towards sustainability has further to go.>>

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