With the rapid growth in eCommerce, online retailers that are already annually fulfilling a significant volume of orders may reach a tipping point where they must eliminate manual aspects of the packing and fulfillment process and transition to higher speed, automated packaging operations.
Online shopping has proven essential in supporting continued commerce and public health over the past months, helping consumers obtain necessary supplies without ever leaving the safety and comfort of their homes.
An unfolding revolution in digital packaging creates a trifecta of opportunity for brand owners
April 1, 2020
It is now well accepted that virtually all brands, from the utmost recognized to the newly eager, face an unprecedented onslaught of counterfeiting and gray market trading. In emerging countries, this menace is bold and audacious, with outright fakes appearing in the open marketplace. In developed countries, the problem is equally insidious due to online propagation of counterfeit products through e-commerce platforms.
As a longtime supplier of flexible packaging machinery, I have had the unique opportunity to work with a number of companies to help them solve their evolving packaging challenges and continue to evolve their packaging— from large companies to a growing number of entrepreneurial startups.
Corrugated packaging is an increasingly noticeable part of daily life, especially in today’s new age of e-commerce. With a business philosophy dedicated to responsibility, the corrugated packaging industry’s recycling track record is miles ahead of any other packaging material.
It’s estimated that 95% of purchases will be made online by 2040. While household care brands have worked over the decades to build tight supply chains, in this new age of e-commerce, in-store packaging strategies can’t simply be replicated for e-commerce.
In today’s connected world, consumers desire availability and speed with their purchases. Whether it’s food and drinks or clothing and cosmetics, we want everything fast. The rise of e-commerce packaging has soared to new heights, and a new set of parameters for packaging has come with it.
The July issue of Packaging Strategies highlights active packaging benefits; the private label boom post-COVID, staying competitive with X-ray machinery, a new OpX column, how factory of the future solutions unlock equipment efficiencies, expanding business with new product development and a household care company who believes it’s humor and sustainability that make the brand.