Category "e-commerce"

Isn’t it great when you find a product that makes everything easy, is a pleasure to use and never lets you down? It fast becomes your go-to product that always does the job. Customers across the sectors we serve love this product and it is simplicity itself. The Easi Lok carton is the perfect solution for an e-commerce operation looking for flexibility from its packaging as well as the reassurance of secure deliveries.

Take it Easi

As we head towards the busiest shopping days of the year, or more commonly know as the Golden Quarter, it’s the prime opportunity for retailers to capitalise on lucrative shopping events such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Super Saturday. With the majority of women opting to have completed their Christmas shopping by 30th November*, the pressure is on for retailers to despatch as efficiently as possible. Having the right carton that not only keeps contents protected through transit but one that also requires minimal extra processes to seal makes it a winner in the busy warehouse.

Die Cut Boxes

Some of the Easi Lok range

The packaging fits the product

The Easi Lok range comes in a number of sizes to cater for a variety of products. Optimally designed to suit the vast majority of requirements, the boxes are supplied flat meaning it takes up less space in the warehouse as well as storing easily. The boxes themselves are manufactured from tough, lightweight corrugated board and have either a mottled white or brown exterior. These ingenious die cut boxes have self-locking tabs, are quick and easy to assemble in a matter of seconds and essentially create a double walled box when erected.  For added security, you can use a tamper evident adhesive label or use an address label to seal it. In addition to our standard sizes we are able to make and bespoke print special sizes for every application. Why not have your logo or festive message printed on it for a more personalised mailing? These boxes not only look great, they are also fully recyclable.

Why not take a look at the whole range in our shop and make your packaging easy with Easi Lok!

 

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*Survey by Aptos

The arrival of Autumn brings with it the signal that retailers should be well on the way to preparing for the busiest quarter of the year. With the next day and even same day delivery culture driving the pace, retailers will be ensuring they have the resources in place to meet demand. The next 3 months are critical as it provides the best opportunity to make a huge impact on sales with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the run up to Christmas just around the corner.

2018 made for challenging trading conditions on the high street as online sales continue to take the lead. A staggering 87% of retail purchases have been made online so far this year (grocery shopping not included).  This is an increase of over 9% growth from 2017. Royal Mail attribute this increase to consumers consistently pursuing value for money – i.e the cheapest price for the product they want. Retailers need to ensure they are agile enough to respond to this ever changing landscape and buying behaviour and ready to meet demand. So the question is – are you peak season ready? Are you aligned to seize opportunities and make the most of the final quarter in 2018?

Get Peak Season Ready!

One challenge at this time of year for retailers supporting an omni-channel approach amid the rush to get orders out, is ensuring the protective packaging strategy is in place. Keeping customer returns due to damaged deliveries to a minimum during this window of opportunity is crucial. Getting this wrong results in an impact on resource across the whole logistics operation resulting in re-processing and increased despatch costs when goods have to be replaced. Tying up staff at this this busy time of year with additional and needless processing can also have a knock on effect on other existing orders, resulting in potentially late deliveries.

Whether the operation involves a click and collect service in-store or direct delivery – the logistical costs pale into insignificance compared to the cost of reputational and brand damage with disappointed customers.

Things to think about right now!

  1. Work with a packaging expert who can advise you on the best packaging solutions for your products. They will understand what it takes to get your product through the rigors of shipping, arriving unscathed using the most cost effective materials. There are time and cost savings to be had here when you work with a trusted industry expert.
  2. Worst case scenario planning can keep you head and shoulders above competitors. Share with your customers your plans where you can and invite feedback. Build this into your planning and feel confident in your resulting solutions.
  3. Automate where you can – a great deal of your protective packaging and strapping processes can be automated, allowing you to choose from various eco – friendly options. Any part of the packing process can be automated, allowing you to free up valuable resource. Again, your trusted packaging partner can advise on the very best solutions for your needs.

If you need support in ensuring your products arrive in pristine condition, get in touch with our friendly team who can offer a free and no obligation review so you can get the very best returns this festive season!

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It’s been a long hard struggle to bring your new product to market and customers love your ‘next big thing’ but has your packaging been an afterthought? Will you be able to despatch safely? Will it reflect your brand? Will it engage your customers? Getting the packaging right for any product is so crucial to its continued success. We take a look at what you need to consider before your launch.

What your product needs – what your customer will love

Your product will have specific packaging requirements to ensure it is kept looking its best during its lifestyle as well as appealing to your demographic. The packaging should fit the product, not the other way round. Compromising on the packaging will damage your brand – as well as potentially your product! How will your product be shipped? Will it need to fight for attention in a store? Well designed packaging will need to consider all aspects of the journey post-production.

Will the packaging attract the customer when browsing online or in-store? Will they find it appealing? Does it reflect the brand? Does it pitch the product correctly in the price bracket? Is the packaging suited to the product? Can your potential customer be influenced into buying on the strength of the packaging?

Work with a partner

Packaging

Packaging

Taking a product to market can be overwhelming and mistakes costly. Working with a trusted partner can help you navigate around a maze of potential pitfalls. From helping you to optimise your packaging line as well as ensuring product delivery in perfect condition using the most efficient methods and materials available – an industry expert can save you time and money getting your products to market quicker or improving your operation for existing products.

Creating a special un-boxing experience will also be important for delighting your customer base to developing loyal repeat purchases and extend the essence of your brand right down in those finishing touches. It’s an opportunity for clever messaging, unexpected use of colour and a chance to make a brand connection.

At Acopia, we have over 42 years of experience in helping brands take product to market with expert industry advice gained by working with diverse products and sectors.

If you require advice on your next big thing – give our friendly team a call!

Offering a seamless shopping experience and cohesive brand interaction at every possible customer touchpoint is every retailer’s dream. To have that consistency and predictability built-in, regardless of channel, creates a truly connected retail experience. When consumers are dictating how and when they prefer to shop, retailers need to stay ahead to not only anticipate but to delight with clever enhancements to their offer. Bringing Clicks and Bricks together to compliment, support and drive growth is the key.

If we take Apple and look at their holistic approach to the customer experience, regardless of channel, the customer can rely on consistency and innovation. It’s all built around quick access to pertinent product information and faster ways to pay – convenience and delight at every opportunity.

Clicks to bricks – the next level

Clicks and bricks

Clicks and bricks

To create that seamless experience is one thing but how to drive growth by combining the strength of online and in-store with each providing support and adding value to the other. Over 61% of shoppers in a recent survey researched products online before going to the store to make a purchase. Online sales continue to grow, with nearly 30% of all sales being online, compared to just 21% in 2016. Shoppers will also use their phone in-store to research and share product information. Savvy retailers offer free wi-fi to allow consumers to connect. This all helps to enhance the shopping experience and ultimately encourage sales.

Offers that drive consumers to the store with redeemable vouchers supports consumer connection to their local store and having the online functionality to select click and collect in-store for free and next day again locks in a positive brand experience.

All change!

Charity shops are also understanding the power behind a multi-channel presence with their own online stores or ebay accounts. This could be a mixture of donated and all brand products, with some specialising in popular vintage products. Sue Ryder is a great example of a charity that have embraced this opportunity and extended the reach of their brand and connected with a new demographic.

Creating brand stand-out in today’s hectic retail space with high street brands such as Next finally being able to consolidate pan-channel.

Which brands do you feel have achieved this cohesive presence and who do you think is struggling to keep up?

 

 

 

£133 billion was spent on online shopping last year and as consumers continue to embrace this change in their purchasing habits, seeking out convenience and the ‘next-day’ delivery promise, many online retailers are playing catch up optimising their protective packaging strategies.

Online retailers are often criticised for excessive packaging in the pursuit to getting their products to their customers in pristine condition. Research shows that consumers can be brutal in their decision making after receiving damaged goods. Research shows that a massive 73% of consumers who receive a damaged shipment are unlikely to order from the same retailer again. This in effect becomes a lost customer and not only that, with the ever growing strength in social media ‘reviews’, this also becomes a huge PR headache as far as damage limitation is concerned. It’s easy to see why retailers are keen to avoid this scenario, however, by not getting their protective packaging properly optimised for their specific products creates the on-going issue of unnecessary packaging.

With the spotlight on the environment and with consumers making decisions based on a company ethics and social responsibility – the retailer is faced with a challenge in finding that all important balance in recycling, re-use and reduction expectations, as well as getting goods delivered intact. According to a recent survey*, more than 70% of consumers think retailers use too much packaging for online orders, creating an extra one million metric tonnes of waste every year. That’s a staggering figure and really shows that consumers expect and demand more sustainable and environmental action. It also revealed that 66% of consumers had received their order and the protective packaging was much bigger than the actual item. This is a complaint that is often aired on countless un-boxing videos on You Tube with consumers again highlighting that retailers need to do more.

58% felt the excessive packaging was often difficult to open and once finally inside their parcel, found the internal packaging difficult to dispose of responsibly. 62% agreed that they would think more of the brand or retailer if they did more to address these issues.

Getting The Balance Right

There are a few simple steps that can be put in place to ensure the Retailer can delight their customers again and again with successful deliveries of undamaged goods, as well as refining or optimising the packaging used. Getting the right protective packaging for the product is absolutely vital in reducing waste, getting the right sized packaging and helping the consumer to recycle more. This will result in not only a cost reduction for the retailer but also happier customers who appreciate the efforts being made.

Talking to industry experts in protective packaging can really help an e-commerce operation optimise process, materials and costs. At Acopia, we have over 40 years experience in helping our customers achieve just that. Why not put us to the test and talk to the team today as we head towards the busy peak season.

 

Survey conducted by Clouder.co.uk

By the end of the year, over 25% of the global population will be over fifty.  In the UK alone, fifty-somethings will represent over 35% of the population. Whilst some marketers are concentrating their efforts and budgets on the Millennial Generation – the largest sector with the most dispensable income are in fact the over fifties! This represents an extremely lucrative opportunity for retailers, especially across e-commerce,  providing they get their messaging and presentation right!

To connect and engage with this particular demographic needs careful consideration in the targeting process and the need to recognise that this age group includes both active elements, as well as those who are looking to slow down into their seventies and beyond. It is a multi-faceted audience with different requirements and motivations and few brands are considering this potential audience. Those that are might not doing it so well and falling into the stereotype trap. Some that are breaking down the these stereotypes successfully are brands such as MAC, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin and Delvaux who have all featured campaigns with 70+ models. Bigger brands with a larger product range need to think how they can become increasingly relevant across age bands.

As many people entering their 50’s are still active in the workplace and plan to be so for years to come, the idea of being ‘old’ happens much later than it used to. In fact, only 8% of people in the UK regard people of 50-60 as being old, while only 5% of those over 65 feel their age.* Over 80% of 55-64 year olds have internet access across the UK with a current collective spending power of over £14 billion, and by 2025 they are expected to make up two-thirds of all retail activity.** They are an e-commerce retailers’ dream demographic! Andreas Pouros, COO and co-founder of Greenlight digital marketing agency said:

“Here lies an audience with more disposable cash, which is totally suited to ecommerce; eager to compare products and prices, shop flexibly and have products delivered to their door.”

So what does the on-line retailer need to consider when it comes to packaging in this particular age group? Research shows that shoppers in this demographic are often more exacting and demanding in their expectations. Purchasing choices are more likely to reflect sustainable values. The focus should be on quality and customer experience. Investment in high quality packaging is worthwhile and brands should consider a luxury approach, derived from sustainable sources and 100% recyclable.

Again, not to stereotype but with many over 40’s needing to reach for their reading glasses, packaging needs to be accessible with appropriately sized branding and copy. Dexterity issues may also cause problems actually opening the packaging – this all needs to be considered when wishing to deliver that amazing customer experience. Poorly designed packaging won’t be tolerated and brands could end up on a You Tube video starring in an un-boxing video for all the wrong reasons!

Want to find out more about how the right packaging can help your brand resonate with your target audience? Why not talk to the friendly team at Acopia, with over 40 years of experience – we will have the right solution for you and your brand.

 

*Statistics from Campaign – Kantar company, TNS Omnibus, interviewed 1187 GB adults between 27/06/2013 – 01/07/2013. All interviews were conducted as online self-completion. The data is weighted to match population totals for age, sex, social grade, working status, presence of children, 2010 voting patterns and region. Read more at http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/unstoppables-brands-engage-over-50s/1194290#5YFIytVjDZuMxe1j.99

** Statistics from Greenlight Digital Marketing Agency

The way we buy things is changing. The increasing trend of online shopping has altered the retail landscape forever. Many retailers are looking for ways to continue to engage with their customers in their bricks and mortar set-ups  (local store offers, click and collect facilities) whilst supporting the convenience of internet shopping with their online counterpart. The multi-channel approach is now a must.

Whether customers elect to shop online and collect in store of have their purchases delivered home, there is one thing they will have in common -packaging! As always, packaging’s most important role is protection. However, packaging performs lots of other roles including carrying information, marketing the product, enabling handling, storage and use of goods. Consumers assume that goods and food will reach them undamaged and in perfect condition. The fact that packaging has helped ensure this is not always obvious. Consumers only tend to notice protective packaging once something has gone wrong!
Effective packaging = Environmental Sustainability

Companies that continually monitor their use of packaging can achieve savings, make supply chains more sustainable and reduce environmental impacts. Companies that can demonstrate attention to environmental factors with their customers will stand them in good stead as recycling and responsible use of resources is very much in sharp focus. There are many things that can be easily implemented that can have an immediate impact on cost and benefits to the environment.

– Can the retail pack be simplified for home delivery?
– Are there alternative delivery systems or packaging options that reduce impacts and costs?
– Is there a place of re-usable packaging
– Can the outer dimensions be improved to improve pallet fill?
– Are the materials being used certified as ‘sustainable’
– Is the packaging designed according to good practice for recycling?

Reassessing your current processes and practices or asking an industry expert for a packaging review can pay dividends. At Acopia, we can provide a complete assessment of your supply chain to understand where cost savings and efficiencies can be made.

Speak to the team today and request your FREE packaging review.

If you’re starting a new ecommerce business, packaging needs to be seen as an extension of the product you are selling. The process of simply delivering the product to the customer is not really enough anymore. At this time of intense competition and high customer expectation – businesses are striving to find new ways to stand out from the crowd and satisfy demanding end users.
Packaging has now become an integral part of the whole purchasing experience, and getting it right can be harder than it sounds.

Are you meeting your customers’ packaging expectations?
With ecommerce, there is no physical ‘shop’ in which customers can browse and pick their goods.In fact, their first physical interaction they will have with your company is when they receive the products. The packaging is the first thing your customers will see and touch – so first impressions count!
Your aim is to give your customers an enjoyable and memorable ‘unboxing experience’. This cannot be achieved by shipping goods in plain containers and drab boxes. It is crucial to put some creative thought into how the goods are sent out – even just a little splash of colour can go a long way.

Are you choosing the right kind of packaging for your products?
While presentation is essential-the goods need to arrive in the condition intended.Choosing the right type of packaging for the items you are sending to your customers is critical. Bubble wrap, for example, is ideal for fragile items such as glass, whereas shrink wrap can be used on CDs and DVDs. Wrappable packaging is also used when vacuum-packing goods. Depending on your product – postal boxes and tubes can also provide superb protective solutions.

Can the customer easily return items?
Returnable packaging can be adapted to include tear strips and adhesive strips to enable customers to return unwanted items. When the goods are received by the customer, the box is opened using the tear strip. If the customer wishes to return the goods, the adhesive strip (underneath the tear strip) can be used for repackaging. Making items easier to return and having a hassle-free returns solution keeps customers ordering!

For help in getting your packaging right and keeping things simple for your customer, talk to the team at Acopia who can help improve your processes and save you valuable time and money.

 

With Valentine’s Day behind us now as we move from February to March, the next thing Retail will be gearing up for is Mother’s Day. This year, it will falls on Sunday 11th March. Last year, the UK spent a whopping £1.4 billion on Mother’s Day gifts so it’s big business.  On average we will spend over £58 each on gifts, cards and flowers. It does not stop there with purchases of over £465 million expected on on health and beauty products and £65 million on chocolates. Overall 60% of Brits will spend money celebrating Mother’s Day.

It’s a huge opportunity for Retailers to secure revenue after a challenging start to the year. With an estimated £260 million being spent in the UK this year in just the 4 days prior to Mothering Sunday, are you ready for the demand?

Mother's Day

How retailers can make the most of Mother’s Day

According to research from retail and shopper marketing agency Savvy, Mother’s Day offers retailers a great opportunity to inspire shoppers and increase sales, and many purchases will be last minute to retailers should expect a late surge in shoppers:

– 28% of shoppers said they tend to trade up to buy more expensive food and drinks on the day
– 37% of shoppers want ideas for presents – and to be inspired
– 27% of shoopers thought dedicated aisles just for Mother’s Day purchases would be helpful

 

Morrisons supermarket introduce Mums-only check outs.

Morrisons discovered that 37% of Mums visit a supermarket on Mother’s Day to do their weekly shop – so these Mother’s Day friendly lanes across their 491 stores will make the whole experience so much nicer. Each Mum will also receive a pink Gerbera flower as a thank you for shopping with them – what a brilliant way for a retailer to engage with their loyal customers and create new ones too!

Get ready for the rush!

For e-commerce, it’s a necessity to manage your packaging levels to ensure smooth despatch. Here are 4 tips to keep you and your customer smiling this Mother’s Day

  1. Work with a packaging expert who can advise you on the best packaging solutions for your products. They will understand what it takes to get your product through the rigors of shipping, arriving unscathed using the most cost effective materials. There are time and cost savings to be had here when you work with a trusted industry expert.
  2. Huge shopping events such as Mother’s Day can see unprecedented spikes in orders.  Staying efficient during peak times like this is critical for both your loyal customers as well as new ones.
  3. Worst case scenario planning can keep you head and shoulders above competitors. Share with your customers your plans where you can and invite feedback. Build this into your planning and feel confident in your resulting solutions.
  4. Automate where you can – a great deal of your protective packaging and strapping processes can be automated. Again, your trusted packaging partner can advise on the very best solutions for your needs.

For support and advice on all your packaging and warehousing needs, speak to the team at Acopia.

 

 

 

When deciding upon the best protective packaging to suit your products, many factors need to be taken into consideration. Damage analysis is key to driving this decision – it’s not just about cost. Buying the cheapest solution can send costs rocketing elsewhere in the business, creating a costly false economy.

With a vast range of protective packaging now available such as air pillows, paper void and bubble wrap, procurement decisions can be purely based on lowest bought in costs without consideration of the possible monitary impact when something goes wrong.

Research showed that when an e-commerce retailer reviewed their secondary packaging with a view to reducing dimensional weight charges, this left them vulnerable to increased costs and more importantly reputational damage too. During this process, it was discovered that when they experienced damage through these cost cutting measures, it cost the company more than £240 each time it happened. This included the cost to replace the product, customer service support time, warehouse time to process the return and pick the replacement product and then the costs associated with dispatching the new product itself (packaging supplies and postage).

Reputation, reputation, reputation

The costs we have examined are the tangible costs in putting things right for a customer. However, there is much more at stake, the damage to the company’s reputation. Research shows that a massive 73% of consumers who receive a damaged shipment are unlikely to order from the same retailer again. This in effect becomes a lost customer and not only that, with the ever growing strength in social media ‘reviews’, this also becomes a huge PR headache on damage limitation.

Suddenly the few pounds saved on initial outlay on materials seems to pale into insignificance.

Streamlining and making processes efficient in all aspects is a must, but making the right choices is also needed when getting the balance right between cost savings and happy customers.

At Acopia, we pride ourselves when it comes to working with our clients to provide help, support and advice in making the right decisions. For a free protection packaging consultation – call the team now on 0845 075 6111, we would be delighted to assist.

 

Click here for more on the research from Modern Materials Handling

It’s something we hear a lot – oh we didn’t realise we could get that from you. With over 4,000 products in stock, we are more then well placed to cater for all your Industrial Packaging requirements.

We have over 40 years of expertise gained through working collaboratively with our clients across multiple business sectors such as Aviation, Manufacturing & Engineering, Healthcare and E-commerce, we pride ourselves in being able to provide tailor made industry specific solutions.

Free Warehouse Facilities
Large, secure warehousing facilities and a responsive and dedicated team ensure your goods are delivered when and where you need them. Storing your products with us is free, saving your precious space and money finding your own storage solution.

Discover More At Acopia
With a huge inventory, we pride ourselves in being the Single Source provider for industry leading organisations. Businesses rely on us each day to supply their goods not for resale. Items such as warehouse essentials like lockers, recycling bins, safety signs and fire extinguishers. We can also supply branded workwear from a full range of items for your team.

 

We have a huge range of janitorial supplies as well as being able to support your staff catering requirements, as well as all the usual best sellers such as adhesive tape, cartons and an extensive range of protective packaging.

Supporting Your Logistics
We have an array of products and accessories to ensure your own product despatch goes smoothly and efficiently. High performance materials and the latest products help to streamline your processes, making them faster and cheaper.

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You can view our range on line or request our latest catalogue to discover more of our products.
Call the team now on 0845 075 6111 and Discover More At Acopia!

Two key areas of industry are being to predicted at the forefront of demand in the year ahead. Food and e-commerce have been highlighted in a recent report that will see huge development and growth. New technology will be seen to hold the key to enabling much of the progress in 2017.

Educating the consumer – reducing food waste

Food waste is a global issue which needs tackling on many levels. Consumer education is seen as pivotal in understanding shelf life to avoid costly unnecessary waste. Packaging technology is continuing to develop to preserve goods for longer. Innovation in this area will see freshness sensors built into the packaging to actually alert consumers letting them know when the contents are safe to consume, eliminating early disposal. In the light of consumer criticism of excessive food packaging, especially for fruit and vegatables, this introduction is sure to be a big hit in the supermarket.

The continuing rise of e-commerce

The real impact of e-commerce on packaging will be seen in the area of secondary and tertiary packaging. This brings with it issues around speed and flexibility of packing equipment as well as the durability, size and sustainability of the shipping carton. The need for improved technology is required to meet demand as well as being able to maintain quality control.

Other questions being asked would be; can the retail pack be simplified for delivery, are there alternative delivery systems that can reduce impact and cost, is there a role for re-usable packaging, is the pack designed for ease of handling and opening, how to deal with complex and a variety of orders.

Working in Partnership to deliver

At Acopia, we believe in a collaborative approach to delivering scalable packaging solutions for our clients. Whether these include the latest technological advancements, helping business best practice or an outside the box solution – we would be delighted to help.

Call 0845 075 6111 for for a FREE packaging audit and we can work with you to make 2017 your strongest ever.

 

 

 

 

January traditionally sees the highest amount of consumer returns following Christmas with an estimated 31% of us returning items bought on line. ‘Take-back Tuesday’ after the Christmas break was expected to see a jump of over 50% of parcels at Post Offices as the rise of internet shopping transforms not only the way we buy our Christmas presents but how we dispose of or exchange any unwanted gifts afterwards.

Instead of the usual queues at the Customer Returns desks in store – customers are increasingly preferring to send the goods back by post. Customers using the Tracked Returns service simply select the name of the retailer or supplier from a list of more than 1,000 brands on the Royal Mail website, print off a label and deposit the parcel at a Post Office. So much less arduous than fighting the crowds at the bricks and mortor counterpart.

So with this change in shopping habits, it’s important your packaging can stand up to the rigours of going through the postal system a second time, labelled and clearly addressed – ensuring you get your products back in great condition and available for re-selling. 64% of customers will give referrals to friends after a free or easy returns policy, including the ease in which to physically ‘repackage’ the goods so it’s a really important part of your ‘after care’.

Returns Checklist

Key things to implement so you can keeping your customers happy and your goods in perfect condition:

1. Does your pack include clear returns instructions for the consumer? Have you supplied returns labels? Many retailers neglect this very important part of customer service.

2. To make it easier for your customer, can the original pack be re-used to send your product back? The great advantages here are many – if designed correctly your product is returned safely and you are doing your bit for the environment which will be a big hit for your customers. Not only does this save them trying to find an alternative source of packaging, they are much more likely to order from you again as they gain confidence in a hassle free returns process.

3. Providing access to real-time tracking is a real plus for consumers who are worried that expensive goods may go missing in the system.

At Acopia, we have over 40 years of experience in packaging and offer bespoke returns solutions for your specific product.

Give the team a call to discuss your requirements – we would be delighted to share our expertise.

 

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) occurs when a simple movement is repeated again and again. Usually this is associated with work but can also affect those with hobbies or who play sports.

RSI is a very painful problem and is often difficult to treat adaquatley, expecially if the problem is caused by a work based activity. RSI usually involves the upper limbs – affecting the muscles, soft tissue and tendons. It differs from a sudden injury because it is caused by long-term strain on the muscles and that means it can cause problems for much longer.

Typical symptoms includes pain and numbness, tingling, coldness and loss of feeling – not ideal in a busy working environment such as a warehouse or packing line.

RSI costs employers almost £300 million per year in lost working time, sick pay and administration with each person taking on average 13 days off sick, resulting in over 4.7 million working days lost a year* – however RSI is usually preventable with simple measures.

Employers can make a big difference to the health of their workers while at the same time improving the productivity and profits of their business. At Acopia, we are delighted to announce an innovation for packing lines and packaging departments – a revolution in the form of ZEROTAPE, a new Packaging Tape System that was designed specifically with the user in mind.

Less Operator Strain with ZEROTAPE!

The position of the handle has been engineered to decrease the strain to the wrist. Strategically placed, the handle minimises the wrist movement and creates an all round comfortable procedure, which will help strain relief, bringing comfort for long term use and creating health benefits.

Another great feature on the handle is the ventilation holes, which decreases the amount of sweat produced – promoting less tension to the hand with less product slippage.

One of the breakthrough moments for ZEROTAPE was understanding the relationship between the core of the device and the handle. The weight distribution for the user was changed, therefore if you are using ZEROTAPE on a day to day basis the strain on the wrist is decreased vastly.

In addition to this is the added benefit that each roll is length is 160 meters – nearly 100 meters longer than standard tape lengths. This all adds up to fewer roll changes resulting in more boxes being packed each with with less operator strain!

Get you hands on ZEROTAPE with our fantastic introductory offer!

We are sure the many benefits of using ZEROTAPE are very clear and we would like to fast track your company to reduced costs, increased productivity and a happier workforce.

We are delighted to bring you a great deal on your first order of 3 cases of ZEROTAPE by including a FREE dispenser worth £22.75!

To find out more and to get your hands on a FREE dispenser – call the team now on 0845 075 6111

ZEROTAPE – changing the world of packaging.

 

For more on RSI and employer’s responsibilities:

*Chartered Society of Physiotherapy see sharp rise in RSI rates

*RSI Forced me to change occupation

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