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3 Signs You Need Military Packaging Support

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The good news is you won a military contract. The bad news is you have to fulfill that contract. Military contracts can be a blessing and a curse for manufacturers. On one hand, they bring a steady stream of demand and cash flow. That can be a boon for nearly any business.

On the other hand, the military might be the toughest customer you ever have. They have strict, specific quality standards. Their invoicing and contracting processes can be difficult to navigate. They may often be slow to get you the information you need, but then demand a fast turnaround time.

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Categories: Contract Packaging, Military Packaging

Avoid These 4 Mistakes When Automating Your Packaging Process

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Since nearly the beginning of time, humans have used automation to drive increased productivity and results. The ancient Greeks implemented the first recorded instance of automation by using water to power clocks. Automation at scale came in the 18th century, with the introduction of automated windmills, looms, and mills. In 1785, the world saw its first fully automated production process in a flour mill.

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Categories: Contract Packaging

🎛 How Much Automation Do You Need on Your Packaging Line?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Automation has long been hailed as the future of manufacturing. In many ways, the future is now. Automation software, equipment, and systems are now widely used in a broad range of manufacturing activities, from design to assembly and even to packaging.

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Categories: Contract Packaging, Engineering Services

📦 How Much Does Custom Packaging Really Cost?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Sep 20, 2017

How much does it cost?

For most of us, it’s the first question we ask every time we make a purchasing decision. Even in the most basic buying situations, like shopping for groceries, our eyes naturally drift to the price tag before we grab an item off the shelf. In other instances, like shopping for homes or cars, the cost isn’t as straightforward, but it’s one of our first questions.

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Categories: Industrial Packaging, Contract Packaging

Is Your Packaging Up to the Challenge of Club Store Distribution?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Sep 6, 2017

If you distribute your consumer goods product through major retail partners like Walmart or Target, you already know the challenging demands those retailers can make of their suppliers. They may place large purchase orders with tight turnaround times, or they could make packaging and design customization requests that strain your workflow.

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Categories: Thermoforming, Contract Packaging

4 Tips to Meet Retailers’ Last-Minute Packaging Demands ⏱

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Aug 31, 2017

A purchase order from a major retailer can often be a case of good news, bad news. The good news is obvious. An order from a large retailer can mean a boost in cash flow and the opportunity to distribute your products to a mass audience. Shelf space at a retailer like Walmart, Target, or Costco can revolutionize your business.

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Categories: Contract Packaging

How Outsourced Contract Packaging Can Solve Your Retail Challenges ☑️

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Getting shelf space at a major retailer is a milestone moment for any consumer product company. A purchase order from a retailer like Walmart, Costco, or Home Depot can give you the revenue and cash flow you need to scale quickly. It can also get your product in front of millions of consumers, potentially opening the door to new distribution opportunities.

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Categories: Contract Packaging

4 Questions To Ask Before Choosing a Contract Packaging Partner 🚸

Posted by Bill Morgan on Wed, Aug 16, 2017

So you’ve decided that contract packaging could be the solution to your retail challenges. That could be a wise decision. In their pursuit of reduced inventory, major retailers are putting their suppliers under increasing pressure to deliver on tight schedules. If you distribute through large retailers, you’ve probably felt this pressure firsthand.

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Categories: Contract Packaging

💡 3 Forces That Are Revolutionizing Consumer Packaging

Posted by Bill Morgan on Tue, Aug 8, 2017

Technology is rapidly changing nearly every aspect of our lives, including the way we shop. E-commerce was introduced as a concept in the late 1990s, but it’s only become a dominant force over the past decade or so. Today, consumers are as likely to shop from the cell phone as they are in person. That evolution is shaking up not only retail businesses, but also the suppliers who distribute through retail stores.

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Categories: Contract Packaging

💭 Deufol 101: Answers to Your Most Common Questions (Part 1)

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Curious about using Deufol’s services for your packaging, but not sure if we’re a good fit for your needs? You’re not alone. There are a wide range of packaging companies available. Not every packaging company is right for every need. Some offer standard packaging options while others are completely custom. Some specialize in certain industries. Other only work with certain materials. It can be hard to recognize whether a packaging company is right for you.

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Categories: Contract Packaging

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