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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Paper over board has been superseded by paper over MDF.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

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Dear Clients & Friends,

As you will be aware, a new privacy law comes into effect on Friday 25th May, in the form of The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679.  These new laws are a huge positive step in controlling the use of personal data, and here at BoxcoUK we are committed to ensuring the ongoing protection of the data you provide us with.

To request a copy of our new policy please send us a message from our Contact us page.

We would like to reassure you that BoxcoUK have not, and will not, ever sell or use your data in an unauthorised way.

 

 

Added to this we don’t want to annoy you by emailing to check it’s ok to email.

 

As part of our mailing list you will occasionally (approx. once a month) receive information on new and exciting marketing ideas, and all-important company and industry news.

We can’t promise that every email will be relevant to your department, because we work with a diverse range of clients across Marketing, HR and other Management teams, so the relevance of our marketing ideas will vary massively across the audience we serve.

Unsubscribing is very easy, so feel free to hop on & off, depending when you want to be reminded of us.  Likewise, if you have previously unsubscribed but would like to receive email-marketing again, feel free to subscribe here:

 

Click here to Subscribe again

 

What we definitely haven’t changed is our ability to listen to you, so if for any reason you’d like to clarify your privacy with us; or you need some advice on your next Marketing Campaign, Welcome Pack, new Product packaging ideas etc. then please contact us on 020 3011 0211.

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Christmas comes even earlier this year, as we introduce the box of 12 Mince pies, branded

 

Our popular Mince Pies are back, and this time there’s the option to order in boxes of 12, for those brands targeting a smaller section of clients.

Branded as before, with your company details, these branded boxes of Mince Pies are the Ultimate Office Sharer, and a sure recipe for getting your name talked about by happy and satisfied clients.

Put a mark in the sand, or snow(!), and secure yours now for Christmas 2018.

 

Ordering now, will mean:

✔ You receive reminders later in the year re. artwork, delivery and payment

✔ Your gift list for Christmas 2018 is sorted

✔ Happy customers – the best form of gaining repeat business

 

 

All you have to do is email our Sales team to ensure you don’t miss out on your very own branded mince pie boxes, “the Ultimate Office Sharer” for your clients this Christmas business@boxcouk.com

 

 

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Does your brand feel good?

We believe that a quality double-faced Satin Printed Ribbon offers a fascinating finish for your brand gift packaging – whether it’s for your Exhibition giveaways, or that critical touch to get past post-opening gatekeepers.  If the bow looks good, even the nosiest won’t peek any further.  Some of images of past projects are here for your perusal.

 

Want to talk Ribbon, why not get in touch?  Tel 020 3011 0211

 

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What can Branded Tags do for your Brand identity?

A tag, produced in sympathy with the brand*, can leverage lasting results from a consistent look.

Historically, a branded tag has been reserved as being only for a high-end luxury brand.  Nowadays, we see up and coming brands using tags to move their brand identity to a massive new level, as the perception of luxury still exists.

For marketing value ££, the tag is an extra, a luxury add-on, yet a subtle link with the old and established brands, and a soft approach in the Consumer goods sector, strengthening the overall brand appeal.  Consumers are always wanting an experience, the same as they’ve seen others have, and a branded tag is part of that experience, giving brands an inexpensive differentiator, in a competitive arena.

Alongside exhibiting the brand, this is an easy place to add brand building slogans, generic garment info, weblinks, social links, all encouraging repeat and add-on Sales.

(Mostly we think of tags used for branded clothing, but there’s nothing to stop the same subtle marketing being used in other industries.  How would your product look if it reached your consumer with a branded tag on?)

*We’ll help you to do this.

 

For fastest response, why not reach out to discuss your marketing requirements with a reliable team that really makes things happen, telephone 020 3011 0211

 

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Meet Jim

New in Sales… We didn’t say “New to Sales” – Jim has been in a Sales role for 33 years, and sold everything from gloves to glue, coats to calendars!  Wow.

A warm welcome to Jim Nash from the Boxco team!