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Mick Parkes

Independent Cardboard Box Design, Sampling & Indicative Testing for ISTA

Reshaping Your e-Commerce and Other Packaging

 

Right Box – Right Cost – Nothing Left

Picking the most obvious box design could cost you time & money.

Does Your e-Commerce Packaging Survive The Journey?

Will it pass an ISTA (International Safe Transit Authority) or Amazon 6 or even a UN test if required?

Often you’ll get what someone thinks is the design to use but probably haven’t thought too much about proper protection, delighting the customer, disposal or production costs.

If you’re not sure your pack will pass one of Amazon’s ISTA tests then see how we can save you a four figure £ sum by being a three figure % sure it can.

Using our e-PPAD test system we can help establish if it will pass and if not we assist in design changes.

 

Find Out about our e-PPAD testingSee my latest blog about about e-PPAD

The Big Challenge

One Box, Two Uses

Retail Ready/Omnichannel And All That

Where do you start?

 Oh Boy, is this keeping you awake at night?

 

 

Well its no longer just about the shelf.

Lots of companies are now looking for their packaging to ideally be one box for two channels, RRP and e-commerce.

This of course presents a big challenge and probably the most stress to any packaging techies, marketing  or procurement teams. Not to mention the packing line management..

 

However, based on recent personal experience, it is possible to achieve but clearly there has to be compromises.

Its ok using BCT for the RRP but it doesn’t help when it gets a lawn mower dropped on it in the back of a truck or van when out for delivery to someone’s house.

 

Some of the solutions are groundbreaking.

 

Chat to me

As An Independent This Is How I Work With You

Well, without looking like a CV here is a small list of skills and help I can offer.

 

Apart from all the ISTA stuff I can also help:

 

 

  • If you’re a boxmaker and your Design resource is overwhelmed, help is always on hand for those who ask for it, as they say!!!

 

  • I’ve been an independent designer for nearly 20 years and have 49 years of experience in total with differing types of box businesses.

 

  • I am very commercially savvy, so as cost and pricing is very important in todays business climate i’m not just a Designer..

 

Having recently done nearly 6 years in one of the two biggest European box businesses I have a lot to offer from the big world of packaging, particularly as I set up the e-Pack Packright DISCS test lab in MK.

 

Designing for conversion machinery is more important than ever, I can transform a design teams thinking and direction.

 

Training is something designers today do not seem to get much of.. I can help with that too.

 

What Can We Do Together?

Why a Millimetre is so Important

RETAIL READY PACKS ..Ship More To Store!!!!!!!!

Find the optimised pack and retain cash if you’re a producer and supplier to the retail world

These boxes do not fill the pallet area well because the bottle isn't the right size

However, by adjusting the bottle size by a few millimetres and keeping the same capacity,  you can now get 20% more on the same pallet

Are you sure your bottles or cartons are the right size?

If you’re changing the size due to new plastic materials etc, now’s your chance to optimise your boxes and pallet volumes.

 

To read more go to my BLOG

Get in touch if you want to investigate your potential savings…….

 

 

Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention

So is your packaging right?
  • New pack design is my bread and butter.
  • Finding new ways to protect products is very important in our  sustainability drive.
  • e-Commerce has been a big part of my recent work.

I also have my own sister site
www.e-cee.com
Where you can find boxes to buy in small quantities for artisans/crafters and small businesses who just need boxes that work.

 

 

Contact Me To Chat

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