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How plastic packaging can be good for both the environment and a company’s bottom line

Environmental impact is a key concern for companies with regards to their social responsibility as well as their accreditations, and is a hot topic particularly for those who require packaging within their business or as part of their order fulfilment.

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Automated Packaging Systems is launching its new series of baggers at the PPMA show

Automated Packaging Systems is launching its new series of baggers at the PPMA show. The new Autobag 500 and Autobag 550 are the most advanced in a long line of market-leading bagging machines.

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Investing In First Impressions

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression,” explains Andy Pretious, UK Sales & Marketing Manager at Automated Packaging Systems. “So we’re ensuring our customer journey starts in a place that reflects the quality and simplicity of our bagging and void fill solutions.”

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Industry 4.0 and mail order: How Automated Packaging Systems has futureproofed for its customers

Everyone is talking about Industry 4.0. Talking about the changes that technology is bringing, primarily to engineering and manufacturing and how organisations can keep up with the evolution.

Online retail has been on a steep trajectory for the last decade with online sales last year tipping the £133bn mark. Coupled with the fourth industrial revolution, online retail is becoming more sophisticated both in its profiling of customers and its dispatching processes. It’s important to consider key areas where digital advances are being made and how this can help online retailers.

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To automate or not to automate – that is the SME question

Last year e-commerce in the UK was worth a staggering £133 billion, representing a 16% growth in the market. Noticeably, there has been a significant rise in the number of ‘at home businesses’, such as eBay sellers and people offering bespoke hand-made goods.

This growing community of web entrepreneurs is starting to rival larger online retailers. For instance, the craft site Etsy has seen its number of sellers double in the last year, with some individuals fulfilling as many as 72,000 orders a year - that’s 1,384 a week!

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