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The UK packaging supplier names e-commerce as the key driver for an increased demand for packaging machinery
The UK’s most successful online packaging supplier, Kite Packaging, has seen a significant increase in online machinery sales – an indication that rich media content has increased consumers’ confidence in purchasing high-value items online for business use.
Machinery and systems that improve the efficiency of the pick, pack and dispatch process such as strapping machines, carton sealing machines, pallet-wrap machines and shredders were previously only sold ‘face-to-face’ however a significant move to online purchasing has meant companies such as Kite have developed videos, images and detailed guides so that the customer can access machinery information at the touch of a button and make an informed decision.
As well as this, more and more businesses see purchasing machines as a capital investment, the expenditure initially paid out benefits the long-term aims of the business, particularly when the materials used within the machine can be found at a low cost – something Kite Packaging has done within its online operation, offering materials such as strapping and pallet wrap at the lowest price without compromising on quality.
A spokesman for Kite Packaging Online agrees, saying “As more companies sell online they are setting up more sophisticated packing operations, as well as e-commerce companies themselves there is also the wider supply chain – third party couriers, contractors and fulfilment agencies are all prepared to invest in machinery and systems that make their business run better.”
In terms of efficiency packing machines all come with impressive statistics. The carton sealing machine seals 30 cartons per minute and industrial shredding machines (such as the PacMaster S) can convert 5-7 cubic metres of cardboard per hour in to stuffing mats to use to protect goods in transit – making it a popular solution for busy warehouses.
For further information about packing machines and other products please visit www.kitepackaging.co.uk