Category: Industry News

Consumer Packaged Goods – Ecommerce Changes in Packaging

CPGs - Consumer Packaged Goods

What are Consumer Packaged Goods? Consumer Packaged Goods, (or CPGs), are products that are sold quickly at a relatively low cost. Just think of those household items with daily use such as beverages, paper products, non-perishable foods, cleaning supplies, etc. These items are shipped quickly and need to be restocked at home on a routine basis. CPGs are the next major category of products to be impacted by ecommerce. Less than 5% of current sales come from the ecommerce channel

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Section 179: Packaging Equipment Tax Deduction for 2019

Section 179 tax deduction - IPS Packaging

Section 179 explained Essentially, this section of the IRS tax code lets businesses deduct purchase prices of equipment and/or software during the tax year. Tax codes can get complicated and messy, but this one is pretty straight forward. If you purchase or finance equipment during 2019, you can deduct the full purchase price from your gross income. Section 179 really invites businesses to invest in themselves with larger purchases such as packaging equipment. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts has

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Improving the unboxing experience in 4 steps

Improving the unboxing experience in 4 steps

There’s a lot to unpack with the unboxing experience By now you’ve probably heard about the unboxing experience, you may have had this experience yourself with consumer goods. That feeling of anticipation that one gets just before they open the packaging to reveal their new item. We’ve all done it and it probably started for everyone at Christmas. Think back to when you were a little kid and the excitement you got by opening those presents tucked under the tree.

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Pallet market insight

Pallet market insight - A look at the lumber industry - IPS Packaging

A look into the lumber industry With the volatility of the lumber market being as unstable as it has been in years, pallet prices are continuing to rise. In fact, some lumber is more difficult to locate and purchase because of shortages in the industry. Prices hit an all time high in June, 2018 – the highest numbers we’ve seen since 1997. With the hurricane season on the horizon, the market will stay volatile through the fall. Industry insight –

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Steel strapping tool – SLB

signode slb steel strapping hand tool

The Signode SLB (seal-less battery powered) combination tool A new product from Signode is designed for use with steel strapping. The Signode SLB Seal-less strapping tool is battery-run with versatility in mind. It works with strapping with widths of 1/2” and 3/4”. This tool bands and applies a seal-less joint to connect the strapping, perfect for heavy-duty applications. With Signode’s battery powered design, strapping can be done with a simple click of a button. Steel strapping versatility The Signode SLB

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