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5 ways to reduce packaging costs
17 Dec

5 ways to reduce packaging costs

1. Prioritize Listen, we all have a lot going on, but this list is about the best ways to reduce packaging costs. This first one should be pretty obvious if you’re really going to save money here. It’s time to really think and understand your packaging. Not all boxes are alike and there’s a lot that goes into the decision making for packaging. What may be the cheapest way to ship something in the beginning, may not turn out to be the cheapest if it’s damaged. Sometimes upgrading to better materia …
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Understanding total packaging cost
30 May

Understanding total packaging cost

It's not just the per item price that matters: it's the total packaging cost. When it comes to packaging cost, most businesses only really consider the cost of buying the individual packaging items: boxes, tape, void fill, and stretch wrap. They're willing to negotiate tiny percentages off of the total unit cost, puffing their chests with the savings win they've secured for the company. However, in actually, unit price of individual packaging elements only account for about 15% of total packaging …
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Case Study: A simple packaging process improvement saves time, money
03 May

Case Study: A simple packaging process improvement saves time, money

Have you ever purchased an item at full price only to go back to the store days later just to find that the item you purchased is now on sale? It's the worst. And even if it isn't your personal money, like in the case of buying something for your company, resenting the fact that you didn’t get to take advantage of the lower price is not a good feeling. How a simple packaging process improvement can save you in the long run At IPS Packaging, we assess your packaging process and work on ways to he …
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Economic growth and packaging automation unite
22 Apr

Economic growth and packaging automation unite

Economic growth beneficial for packaging Packaging Outlook 2014 explains that as the country continues to recover from the economic recession of the late 2000s the rigid PET packaging market, by year 2017, will comprise between 15-20% of the packaging industry with more than 50% of that business wrapped up in the bottling industry. 2014 is said to be marked by consumer demand for concise nutritional information, aseptic packaging and healthier, "mainstream" drinks. The packaging equipment market i …
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