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New Series Baggers: How are they different?

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Autobag 500 series takes automated bagging to a new level. Our flagship AB180 bag packaging system has been a mainstay for customers for nearly 20 years, but here at Automated Packaging Systems we believe there is always room for improvement.

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Keeping up with e-commerce trends

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Online retail in the UK is big business – in 2017 it was valued at an incredible £13.7 billion.
Busy lifestyles and a faster pace of living are two of the key factors.
With rising sales come a rise in consumers’ expectations, so it’s important that mail order companies can meet this increase in demand.
Consumers are no longer willing to wait even a couple of days for delivery, and 30 per cent are happy to pay an additional fee for next-day delivery. 

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

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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

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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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Next day deliver remains the favoured option for UK online shoppers

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Internet Retailing’s ‘must read’ article looks at what consumers want when it comes to mail order delivery and begs the question ‘why don’t 1 in 5 retailers offer what customers want?’… next day delivery.  The packing step shouldn’t be holding mail order fulfilment operations back, now that new flexible integrated systems are available.

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