5 Packaging Trends for 2021

15 December 2020

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Here are the 5 big packaging trends to look out for in 2021:

1. Sustainability
Think: Paper and Board

Plastic has been on the way out for years, and 2021 will be no different. Plastic polymailers (even if they're recyclable) don't scream sustainability - in fact, quite the opposite. With paper and board, your customers instantly know it's recyclable and sustainable.

(Interested in switching from poly to paper mailers? Click here to learn more)

2. Convenience
Think: Ripper Strips

We saw a huge uptake in convenient packaging solutions such as ripper strips in 2020 and expect it to become even more mainstream in 2021. With the increase in e-commerce, peel and seal strips and rippers mean less packaging time in the warehouse and easy to open packages for your customers. No more messing around with scissors and tape.

(Want to make returns more convenient? Read how-to here)

3. Novelty
Think: Unboxing Experience

Not all packages are made equal. Packaging that tells a story, is unique, and Instagrammable, will win in 2021. With people receiving more packages than ever how do you make your brand stand out?

(Read all about how to create the Ultimate Influencer Box here)

4. Speed to Market
Think: Quick Turnarounds

If this year has taught us anything; it is how quickly you need to adapt to the changes going on around you. Businesses that are quick to market when it comes to these changes will succeed. We manufacture everything right here in the UK so you don't have to worry about possible oversea shipping challenges be it from lockdowns or (dare we say it) Brexit.

(Read our 6 Simple Steps from Getting In Touch to Delivery here)

5. E-Commerce
Think: Letterbox Friendly

It's no secret that e-commerce is booming. How can you succeed? By creating letterbox friendly packaging. Your customers don't need to be at home waiting to get your product or risk it being left outside or having to reschedule. Instead, it simply slips through the letterbox, ready and waiting for them when they arrive home.

(Interested in letterbox friendly packaging? Click here)

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