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A peak at the PEK

The PEK is an ingenious presentation pack created from card folded around a foam centre. Very quick and easy to produce and very effective and modern in impact.  An entry level presentation pack, with custom cut foam inlay, tuck in lock, and all-round branded card wrap.

Welcome New Club members, or to make new staff welcome.

An unforgettable presentation for house builders and property developers.

Good for events, and financial companies.

 

Are you unlocking the potential with a bespoke and branded Welcome pack?

Call today to discuss your requirements 02030110211

 

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The Sweetie Cubes that tickle taste buds

You can’t beat sweet-treats for a branded giveaway, and the Sweetie Cube is no exception.

A quirky invention for maximising your marketing, these Sweetie Cubes appeal to kids & adults alike.  The box relaxes to become like a tray when the lid is taken off, with all over space for branding.

 

The box becomes a tray when the lid is taken off

Boxes supplied made up and sweet wrappers can be brand-matched.

 

Reach out and discuss your brand-building giveaways

Phone 020 3011 0211

Email business@boxcouk.com

 

 

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Why choose BoxcoUK?

If you’re not that great at reading, the short answer to the question is “for creating 3-dimensional marketing pieces”.

At this point some people will think “Ok, cool.  We don’t do anything 3-dimensional, only digital.”  The same people use brown boxes to send stuff out.  We’ll it’s not marketing is it?  Enough said.

Our sweet spot comprises of Print, Packaging and Marketing experience.

 

Print

This is at the grass routes of everything we do here, playing a smaller but still vital role.

Excellent quality print for all applications means we’ll advise you on what’s best for your brand and your project – from Litho to laminate, Digi-print to dogtooth, Flood-coat to flexo.

Maybe you’ve seen an effect you’d like?

 

Packaging

When we say Packaging, we don’t just mean a warehouse full of brown boxes and bubble wrap.

We mean mostly Creative and mostly Cardboard solutions that promote.

(We’ve been using cardboard to create all sorts of things, including Presentation Packaging, since as far back as the early 1990s.)

 

Marketing

It’s what we eat, drink, and breathe here.  It’s probably the top reason why we don’t sell boring boxes, because everyone who works here has a role in Marketing.

Part of this sweet spot, is that we’re as concerned as your CFO that there’s a return on the marketing you do.  Believe us, good marketing is great for organisations.  Without it, they don’t survive.

We’ll try to promote your marketing message in everything we produce for your brand.

 

 

Where else can you find advice on print, packaging and marketing in one place?

 

 

To talk more, simply schedule an appointment

 

 

 

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So what has that got to do with the question “Why choose BoxcoUK?”

Because this is our little sweet spot, and we’re real people you can talk to.

If you’re not that great at reading, the short answer to the question is “for creating 3-dimensional marketing pieces”.  At this point some people will think – “Ok, cool.  We don’t do anything 3-dimensional, only digital.”  The same people use brown boxes to send stuff out.  Well, this isn’t marketing is it?

 

Digital doesn’t delight customers all on its own.

 

We are nearly the first to back digital, but digital doesn’t delight customers all on its own.  People come recommended, by word of mouth from friends or trusted advisors (“everyone else is doing this stuff”), they’ve either seen, heard, smelt, tasted or touched it.  Yes, for sure digital is big, but it’s not everything.  Even MailChimp now offer postcards, supermarkets give out tasters, dentists’ give out sample packs.

 

Are you taping into your clients 6th sense?

 

We believe in a mix of digital and tangible marketing – too much digital in the mix and customers switch off through lack of experience with your brand.

 

Do you want to create something tangible?

 

Where else can you find advice on print, packaging and marketing in one place?  To talk more, simply schedule an appointment


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From concept to completion, we’re here to help you

Tick off a redesign on packaging early in the year.  Well maybe not a complete redesign, but we’re happy to help with your packaging problems, however big or small they seem.

You can phone us on 020 3011 0211 (if you’d like help right this minute – a little like dialling 999), or simply set up a time that suits you.

 


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Opening hours

Even the elves are having a holiday!  Check below opening hours for the next two weeks.

Christmas week

Monday 24th December – Open till 12

Tuesday 25th December – Closed

Wednesday 26th December – Closed

Thursday 27th December – Closed

Friday 28th December – Closed

New year

Monday 31st December – Closed

Tuesday 1st January – Closed

Wednesday 2nd January – Open

Thursday 3rd January – Open

Friday 4th January – Open

 

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From an exhibition last month…

Ronnie & Elspeth visited All4pack Paris exhibition last month, and found a bunch of new creations for our clients.  We hope you enjoy them too.

A new round box packaging from as few as 1000, available in a range of sizes, colours and branding.  Option to include clear windows and castellated tops.

Perfect retail packaging for gifts, candles, and other items.

 

A Kraft brown disposable rucksack – you could call it a solution looking for a problem!  With MOQs in the region of 3000, and produced from part recycled material this could make heads turn at a University or student event.

If you know of any brown paper backpackers send them this way! – Not suitable for liquids!

 

A stand made entirely from pallets, with a table and chairs built in!

There’s more to do with pallets than just creating kindling wood… If you ever wondered what you could do with old pallets, see the link below:

15 Creative uses for Wood Pallets https://www.simplemost.com/15-creative-uses-wood-pallets/

 

Making a box that feels like a piece of furniture…

Paper over board has been superseded by paper over MDF.  This makes a very rigid box with more weight and very smooth corners.  Unfortunately these are not produced yet in the UK so lead time will be extended for development and production, but this creates a box that feels like a piece of furniture.  They can be made to size and branded as required. MOQ 1000 pieces.

 

 

Whoever thought of incorporating the bag handles into the design for this upmarket Optician?  Very creative on the High street, to make shoppers look twice.

 

 

Helpful tip on visiting exhibitions

Take pictures of the stands that you found interesting.  Then on return to the office, store the pictures, and when you want to go back to the suppliers, just run through the files, and it all comes back to mind.  Then simply Google the Company details.  So if you’re wondering what to do with that bag of brochures under your desk from the last exhibition – recycle them!

Ronnie Devine

 

 

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Introducing our sister company, Kudos Giftwrap

Are you being disappointed by long delivery times?

Don’t be!

We’re happy to introduce our sister company, Kudos Giftwrap.  Kudos has a stock range of Giftwrap & accessories available for all your gift packaging needs.

It’s an out of the box solution, to deliver your gifts to clients this Christmas.

We know that long lead times at this time of year (end November) means that some companies can’t have their corporate gifts wrapped and delivered in the way in which Marketing teams have designed them.

For a lastminute.com fix, try Kudos Giftwrap who have a range of giftwrapping solutions that look great, with short leadtimes on stock ranges.

 

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Quick, easy, earthy and kind: tick

Yes it is possible to produce Sustainable Presentation Packaging solutions for companies who promote and believe in a sustainable earth.  That’s why we’ve produced giftwrap under our Kudos brand, so that companies can giftwrap without guilt this Christmas, using giftwrap aligned to core values.  Whilst the large part of what we do is produced on paper that is FSC approved, we realise that for companies who promote sustainability and recycling as part of a strong core ethical belief, it is increasingly important for this to be crystal clear in all communication, not least in delivery to the customer.

Reach out to discuss your core values and how best to present your message for success now and into 2019.  Best number for us is 020 3011 0211.

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Welcome Daniel and Jim

Jim Nash joined us in February on Sales, and Daniel Halms joined us in July running Warehouse Operations.  Both have been invaluable team players.  Jim has been round visiting a number of new and existing clients and Daniel has cleaned up our warehouse – now it shines (quite literally!).

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Order your own, bespoke, branded, corporate and personalised…

Typically we find October is the month when bespoke orders are placed; when push-comes-to-shove and the decision-making happens.  If the year is going to finish well, this is when you’ve got to make some final adjusts and press the button on new projects, sign off proofs, and make things happen, all in good time for roll-out in January.  So, the flip side for Sales teams selling bespoke and branded products – if you’ve lined ducks up earlier in the year… this is the month when rubber hits the road, wheels turn, and orders get placed (finally) and with you (hopefully)!

 

All the best for your October – and if you’d like to kick off your own, bespoke branded, corporate and personalised project, feel free to contact our sales team 020 3011 0211 and we’ll be pleased to talk it through; these things take time!…

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The Ultimate Office Sharer, and a gifting solution for Small-to-Medium-size Enterprizes!

Enter the 12-pack Mince Pie Promo… NEW PDF DOWNLOAD WITH ORDER INFO

To join our already popular 24-pack, you can now choose which size best suits your clientele.

Along with this change, we also have new dates for 2018 which bring delivery sooner (now 3rd week of November), giving you longer to deliver your Christmas gifts to your top clients and friends.

 

Why choose the 12-pack?

  • Less is more, some of your best clients may now be operating within a smaller team
  • Smaller budget, which you can spread further to impact on more clients
  • Watch Accounts grow by rewarding customers who have spent less with you, but have the potential to spend a lot more
  • Enables sending 1 pack per breakout area
  • Keep the weight down – Some of your clients will thank you!

 

Why choose the 24-pack?

  • Ultimate thud-factor
  • Super generous
  • Great for bigger teams / site offices / clubs
  • Bigger area to brand

 

 

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Online packaging, for protection and promotion

If you’re currently despatching products not only do you want the actual product to look great, but you also want it to arrive looking great.  Transit packaging needs to protect your product and promote your brand.

Consider first how you would like your recipient to feel?  Expectations vary depending on what the product is, and where it is received (B2B or B2C).  Think about what else your customer will be receiving in their day to day, alongside of your products and consider: How will you wow?

Is the packaging recyclable – the big R is becoming more and more important – Is the packaging actually compostable?  Then what will you use to take up any excess space inside, that will protect goods in transit.  Can this be recycled?  As our image suggests, tissue paper is one option.  It’s unlikely that tissue paper alone will protect goods, but it’s good for brand building, and recyclable.  There are other paper based box filler options, and for companies sending out large quantities of the same size product, then a smaller, more fitting box, can save the need of using extra packaging to protect goods.

Printed packaging – Yes or No?  Do you want it to stand out during Transit – by adding a repeating logo or slogan, or with a design that means it will be recognisable along the way – there’s pros and cons to weigh up: Consider the likelihood of it being tampered with vs. Customers recognising it a glance, and finding your goods in a busy warehouse (different in a B2C situation).  Remember branding inside the box, adds to the unboxing experience, particularly the use of colour, for extra wow.

How will you close your transit packaging?  If it’s tape you’re using, this could be bespoke.  What about branded labels?  This has to be a cost effective option, especially for start-ups.

A peel and re-seal strip?  This is making it very easy for customers to make returns, particularly in the B2C environment.

Alot of what we recognise is brown boxes, and grey plastic post bags.  Breaking with the trend, MORI – the organically and ethically produced baby clothes company – ship in leading edge Brown Paper bags (bespoke of course), and they actively encourage recycling.  Protectively delivering goods – conscientiously onbrand.

How will you pack your product for a memorable unboxing on-brand experience?  Our team is onhand to discuss your brand requirements, or send us a message via contact us page

 

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What style of box do I need?

That’s a good question.

Firstly ask yourself: Why do I want to put this product in a box, or better still why do I want to improve the presentation of my product?  Why isn’t everything served in brown bags or simply shrink-wrapped and distributed??

Is it going to do what you want it to do?  Improve your brand, sales volume, perceived value, recognition, longevity.  If it were boxed better can you charge more for it, or is your product the same as any alternatives.  Are you looking to enhance your product value, and promote your brand?

If your product is “me too”, what will the packaging add to it?  Is your product good enough to be put into a box?

We all know the products we love unpacking and, we may never have thought about it before but, it’s probably because the packaging is so nice, it’s an experience to open it…

“Boxes” vary in quality, feel, and style, and suit very different purposes.  What’s good for the iPhone, probably won’t suit a mail order Dog worming product.

At BoxcoUK we are a team of consumers and box designers and ideas people that enjoy listening and sharing ways to enhance products through presentation. And if we don’t think a box is the best option we’ll tell you why, we only make boxes to improve your business.

 

We only make boxes to improve your business.

 

Take a look at the other packaging in your market, our gallery is a great place to start and will no doubt give you many ideas.

 

 

Now you’ve decided that a box is a must, we want to talk through some ideas around your products and the styles of box that could work – please call us on 020 3011 0211.

In upcoming blogs, we will be going through various different types of box, the pros & cons of using each style, and the options for print and finishing.

 

Secure tags, 10 reasons why

1. For Brand Authentication

A product sold with your brand on the tag will ensure its authenticity.

2. For Brand Loyalty

The more consistent the brand and the more times that the consumer sees it, the more likely they are to recognise it again.

3. For building a brand that delivers Support & Aftercare

Products have the stamp of genuine care as customers purchase a garment or product with the tag still securely in place.

4. For Security

The tag stays in place until it reaches the consumer, if not returns are null & void.

5. For Colour

Build your branded tag in your own Pantone colour.

6. For Value-adding

The perception is that if you’ve tagged a product it’s worth more.

7. For a Voice

Using your brand voice, “Hi fans” or “Hello friends”, there’s space here to add some text that will build up the message you send to a growing client base.

8. For Quality

If your warehouse and processes have been quality assessed, this is a way of spreading the word, and increasing the return on investment on the Quality standard.

9. For Street appeal

This has to do with the colour and design of the tag, to help your product stick out.

10. For a Competitive edge

If your competition do not have a Secure tag, here’s your ultimate leg-up!  Grab the idea quick and give your brand the edgy extra.

 

And if you can think of an 11th reason, or want a quote, feel free to contact us!

By email business@boxcouk.com or phone 020 3011 0211