Around three quarters of all online shoppers attach importance to environmentally friendly packaging. That was the result of a survey.Read more
Online retailer Amazon has opened a “European Innovation Lab” for logistics technology. The new lab in Vercelli, Italy, will develop warehouse automation solutions tailored to Europe.Read more
According to a new study, 90 percent of packaging used in the mail order business is made of corrugated board. The Verband der Wellpappen-Industrie e. V. (VDW) believes that this is due not only to the resilience of the material, but also to the continuous further development of packaging solutions. From an ecological point of view, corrugated board can also convince as a recycled product.Read more
As a goodie for its online customers and their four-legged pets, Bubeck Petfood delivered its range of dog food and accessories in special shipping packaging for a short time.Read more
The Swiss company Toff Drehteile AG manufactures water pipes under the label ‘toff design shishas’. To ensure that these arrive atreach the customer without scratches and damage, the family business relies on a new, sustainable e-commerce packaging. The material-optimized solution was developed and produced by DS Smith.
The unusual design consists of a lower and an upper open corrugated board inlay. The inlays securely fix the delicate shishas in the packaging, but without additional filler materials. An unboxing experience is also included for many customers. Because the first thing the customer sees after opening the box is his or her individually produced water pipe in contrast to the natural corrugated cardboard.
Smoking pleasure is promised by ‘toff design shishas’ with its purist, functional design water pipes. The shishas are also individually manufactured at the headquarters of the family business at the request of customers’ requests. Fabian Toff, Managing Director of ‘toff design shishas’ emphasizes: “For online shipping, we were looking for packaging that would reliably protect our sensitive premium products in transit and at the same time stage the unpacking process as an emotional moment. In addition, the solution had to be sustainable and space-saving to store.”
The e-commerce packaging in EB corrugated developed by DS Smith in accordance with their circular design principles, which the company designed drew up together in co-operation with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, meets the requirements 100 percent. The two inserts ensure that the hookahs lie very straight, firm and compact in the shipping carton, according to a company statement. Filling material is just as littleno more required for the material-optimized solution as than adhesive tape: because the box can be closed simply and securely using tuck-in tabs. To protect the package contents, which are in the higher price segment, from theft during transport, the packaging is deliberately not printed on. In addition, the natural corrugated board underlines the sustainability claim of by the product and the company.Read more
Arvato Supply Chain Solutions has implemented an automated packaging solution. Among other things, the aim is to be able to manage the online business of internationally successful shoe brands even more efficiently and flexibly. The concept is now to be expanded.Read more
The supplier of natural porridge and overnight oats mixes 3Bears relies on “Green PE”, a packaging solution based on renewable raw materials. In addition, the start-up is committed to the Canadian social enterprise Plastic Bank against packaging waste.Read more
Menswear start-up “Asket” has redesigned its packaging to significantly reduce the environmental impact it causes. The company is not making a trade secret of the concept but is making it available to interested parties as a white paper.Read more
Levy & Frey is a Berlin-based start-up with a clear mission: sustainability is the top priority, and disposable plastic should be avoided wherever possible. The online store has therefore been offering sustainable body care in powder form since December 2020.Read more
Thomas Regenhardt, Head of Packaging at HelloFresh, explains the challenges that cooking box shippers face when it comes to packaging concepts. He also explains how the fast-growing company is mastering the balancing act between packaging functions and sustainability.Read more