Kite Packaging Blog
As well as the changes and delivery details for Royal Mail posting, which is essential for small businesses and personal parcel sending, Kite customers need to be aware of our own Christmas delivery dates.
This week, birds that need some winter insulation and a corrosive material that needs a protective solution. Do you know how to package potentially hazardous products?
Welcome back to another Friday ‘Packaging For...’ blog post where we’ll be finishing up our focus on the electronics industry and its packaging needs.
The ethos behind Kite Packaging and how we are changing the marketplace as an employee-owned company.
Have no fear, the Doctor is here...
Welcome back to our Friday post where packaging solutions are number one on the agenda.
If you haven’t heard of Cyber Monday yet we can guarantee you will in the next few days.
Here to soothe your packaging blues...
A recent survey by Experian has shown that the ‘Christmas Creep’ or early arrival of Christmas campaigns has divided the UK in to two types of Christmas Shoppers – the Festive Early Bird and the Savvy Christmas Saver.
A problem a day won’t keep the Packaging Doctor away...
It’s Friday and that means just one thing here at the Kite blog, our industry tips – looking at the needs of various sectors we have expertise in and suggesting suitable products for these needs.
News has recently hit about The Middletons, and their company ‘Party Pieces’, that have recently made a donation to remedy the company’s failure to register with the Environment Agency as part of the Packaging Waste Regulations.
As an employee-owned company Kite’s staff are always looking to get in to the spirit of a celebration or cause, and the past couple of weeks have been no different.
Hello again and thank you for joining us for this week’s Packaging Surgery. We hope you had a great weekend celebrating Halloween.
Welcome back to our best practice blog post, designed to help various industry sectors with their specific needs in regards to packaging and protecting products.
This Monday, a rabbit needs some extra insulation and a very unusual product needs some special protection during transit.
With just over a week until all the Halloween festivities start taking place we’ve been admiring the latest and greatest Halloween themed packaging from some of our favourite brands.
Hello again, and welcome back to Monday’s Packaging Surgery, where a packaging problem shared is a packaging problem halved!
Fashion is a fast-paced industry and therefore requires the most fit-to-purpose packaging products to send items from warehouse to store in the quickest way possible.
You may have noticed we’ve been popping up everywhere recently with some exciting updates from the business.
Welcome back to the familiarity of the Packaging Surgery, hosted by your resident Packaging Doctor, we hope you had a great weekend.
The Packaging Doctor has received a number of requests from clothing retailers asking about how to promote a brand image in a cost effective way.
Last week we excitedly launched the new website design which, as well as looking fresher and cleaner, incorporated new search tools and interactive features to enhance your customer experience and make placing an order easier.
The first Monday of October can often be a busy one, with winter schedules being filled and a new month that clearly marks the first push towards Christmas planning.
Thanks for heading back to the Kite blog for our final instalment of ‘Packaging For... The Furniture Industry’ blog post.
We hope you all got a pleasant surprise today when you logged on to www.kitepackaging.co.uk and feasted your eyes on our new and improved website!
Here to cheer you up and solve your problems for another week, the Packaging Doctor is back again with another round of his Monday Packaging Surgery.
Welcome back to our ‘Packaging For... ’ blog series, where we’ll be looking at a different industry sector each Friday to discuss their packaging needs and our most popular products to help.
Next week a whole host of packaging businesses, printing experts and designers will congregate at the Business Design Centre in trendy Islington, London to meet with businesses and suppliers to chat about new innovations in our industry.
The Packaging Doctor has opened the Packaging Surgery once again for another Monday of diagnosing and prescribing the right solution to your baffling packaging questions.
Last week we began our latest blog series, in which we’ll be taking a look at various industry sectors and assessing their true needs when it comes to packaging products effectively.
Food packaging design is big business, and is constantly moving forward to enhance customer usability, improve shelf velocity and appeal to a wider demographic.
Welcome back to the Packaging Surgery; the Doctor is here once again to answer more of your packaging queries and to solve all your packaging-related problems.
The antiques industry have an unusual packaging set-up as usually they don’t know what is to be packed until the last minute.
We hope you had another great week, and thanks for joining in with the Packaging Surgery once again. We wanted to dedicate this post to a recent focus for Kite in the past couple of weeks – e-Commerce.
Here to brighten up this dreary day once again, we’re back with our ‘Friday Five’, this time looking at the best packaging equipment for e-commerce businesses.
If you follow us on Twitter, you may have noticed we took part in a Tweet chat - #packchat - alongside Packaging Innovations and other packaging enthusiasts last week.
We hope you have had a great week, we can’t believe how quickly August has come and gone! As the sunny weather dies down and the nights draw in you can guarantee our Doctor will be getting even busier.
Welcome back everyone, to the penultimate part of our Friday five blog series ‘Essentials for Starting Out’, designed to help start-up businesses (particularly in the e-commerce sector) with their initial packaging needs.
If you follow Kite on Pinterest or Twitter you’ll notice we are all about celebrating packaging innovation from all over the world, this includes interesting new ways to protect products, new materials and beautiful packaging designs that really catch the eye.
We hope you had a great bank holiday and made the most of the wonderful sunshine. Our Packaging Doctor was also enjoying a little break, hence why his Packaging Surgery opens Tuesday this week.
A big welcome back to all our e-commerce start-up readers, we hope you’ve enjoyed the ‘Top Five’ blog series so far. Last week we took a look at bags and envelopes.
Here at Kite we like to think of ourselves as somewhat experts in our field, sometimes this means creating innovative packaging solutions for a customer to solve a long-term problem.
Here to brighten up your Monday morning once again is the Packaging Doctor, and he has a few patients lined up with brand new packaging problems needing a diagnosis.
Last week we announced that we would be starting a regular Friday blog post over the next few weeks, to help out the growing sector of online start-up businesses with their initial packaging requirements.
It’s been a busy week at Kite, as we prepare for our visit to the EasyFairs packaging Innovations Show in October. The exhibition is a fantastic event for anyone involved in the packaging industry.
We hope you’ve had a great weekend, and enjoyed the wonderful weather for yet another weekend in a row – who knew we were in England! Welcome back to the second Monday Surgery.
So you have started your new business venture, and put your first foot forward in to the world of e-commerce – a growing sector which contributes *8.3% to the UK economy (worth 121 billion in 2010).
The birth of the royal baby was an occasion that the whole world had been waiting for, and it didn’t come as a disappointment.
Today we open the Packaging Surgery for the first time, and our very own Packaging Doctor is on hand to answer your burning packaging queries and give you the best diagnosis.
Art collectors spend hundreds, if not thousands of pounds on delicate paintings, usually in an ornate frame that can be just as fragile as the artwork.
You’ve chosen a suitable box for your product, but what should you use to seal it?
You may have read about the Tape Test Challenge in several emails and adverts from us over the past few weeks and are wondering what we mean.
We often hear of online retailers using way more packaging than is necessary to send out goods, which not only seems wasteful but can be bad for the environment too.
Whether you’re a small start-up business with only a couple of part-time warehouse staff or part of a large multi-site corporation employing full-time packing teams, you should be familiar with the trials and tribulations of running an efficient pick-and-pack operation. Our experts can help so don’t be afraid to ask!
An on-going debate in the packaging industry is how to package food in a more environmentally friendly way whilst maintaining hygiene standards. Polystyrene (or Styrofoam) is one material that has been heavily criticised in its traditional form, and critics have long argued about whether or not it would make sense to simply ban it.
We’ve all encountered packaging that can be frustrating to open, from lids that require the strength of a weightlifter to unscrew to sealed packs that appear to be secured with superglue. In this blog post we look at the worst offenders and attempts to develop frustration free alternatives.
We've been overwhelmed by the positive feedback received this month, in particular about our newly expanded customer service team.
The consumer organisation Which? recently published research claiming that their members are confused by supermarket own-brand products that deliberately copy branded competitors.
We hope you had a good Easter and are enjoying the lighter evenings. The weather is still miserable here, but summer is not far away.
At Kite we like to keep our customers in touch with the latest packaging developments and how these might affect them. This is why we are keen to inform you about the changes Royal Mail made to its pricing structure from April 2nd.
Over the last few weeks we have begun writing a series of blogs aimed at unusual packaging. We have talked about edible packaging, packing materials used to make children's toys and with our latest post have taken a turn towards nature.
We've been reading through the feedback we received last month and are delighted with some of the comments you have sent us.
Back in December we were interested to read a report from Ribena which declared that 46 per-cent of parents claimed their child enjoys playing with the cardboard packaging more than the costly toys and games inside.
Last month the Kite Packaging team were busy preparing for this year's Packaging Innovations Exhibition, which was held at the NEC on the 27th and 28th of February.
As an online trader, retail business or individual, choosing the right packaging products to ensure that your products reach their destination intact can be rather confusing, especially with so many options available online.
The importance of careful labelling has been dominating the news lately, with the (perhaps deliberate) mislabelling of meat products now an international story!
It’s not just packaging materials such as cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, tape and stretch film that we sell, Kite can also provide the machinery that makes your packing operation more efficient.
At Kite we are always on the ball when it comes to latest industry developments and announcements, this is why we were intrigued to read this week about the development of edible packaging.
As January kicks off what we hope will be another successful year in business, we are reminding our customers that now is the time of year to think about their Packaging Waste obligations.
Always keen on searching out the latest technologies for our customers, here at Kite Packaging we are pleased to announce the launch of R Flute® corrugated board this year.
Purchasing cardboard boxes for personal or business needs may seem a simple task initially, but when you consider the wide variety of different options available, the process becomes far more complicated.
This week we were all amused by the latest piece of research from Ribena, revealing that children really do have more fun playing with the cardboard box at Christmas.
Last month we launched a new range of bag heat sealers, so this month we thought it would be a good idea to give you some nifty new ways to use them.
December has arrived, and Christmas is just around the corner. If you haven't already sorted out your gift packaging now is the time to get ordering!
Here at Kite Packaging we are gearing up for 'Cyber Monday'- otherwise known as the busiest online shopping day of the year!
Christmas feels like it’s getting earlier each year but for brands the pressure is already on to make seasonal packs stand out from the crowd.
This month we've launched a new range of Audion Heat Sealers, including the market-leading Sealkid and Sealmaster heavy duty models.
Over the last few months there has been a major packaging debate on the lips of most industry professionals: should cigarette packets make use of plain packaging to discourage smoking?
Following the announcement that the Government is to increase the targets for the Packaging Regulations from 2013 – 2017, here at Kite, we have been inundated with enquiries from companies who are concerned about their compliance.
It's mid October, which means it's only 9 weeks until Christmas and both Halloween and Bonfire Night are just around the corner. We're now in our busiest period of the year, with everyone stocking up on their packaging before the Christmas rush. Have you got everything you may need?
Earlier this month the team at Kite attended the Packaging Innovations Show and the feedback is finally in – this year’s show was a great success!
This week we are all extremely excited about the official launch of our new packaging blog! We will be using it to talk about the latest industry news, issues and to talk about what we are doing at Kite to make your buying experience an enjoyable one!