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COVID-19 Update

As the COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) pandemic spreads, Hughes Enterprises is taking proactive steps to protect the workplace in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. Read more.

Your warehouse might be smart, but is it safe?

Warehouse safety is perhaps the number one concern for companies with large distribution centers. At Hughes, safety is a top priority. We have protocols in place for our own warehouse, we ensure that our customers who purchase machinery are equipped with the training to stay safe, and we sell the products needed to protect a…

Should you switch from cardboard boxes to mailers?

The scene of a cardboard box being delivered and perched on a porch is quickly changing – more packages are being delivered, but they are not coming in the traditional cardboard boxes. Many companies have decided to trade in the cardboard boxes for envelope mailers. Bubble and padded mailers have become popular ways to ship products…

Four Signs That It’s Time to Replace Packaging Equipment

No matter how big or small a business is, packaging equipment is a large investment. Our number one recommendation for packaging equipment is regular maintenance – we believe in this so strongly that we give our clients 24-hour access to our factory-certified support technicians. We also provide maintenance plans and training to ensure that our…

Mitigating Packaging and Product Damage in Transit

Consumers today pay close attention to the state of the packaging used to protect their products in transit. UPS and FedEx deliver over 14 million packages per day, a number that only continues to increase. Where primary packaging was previously the focus for consumers, today the first physical interaction a consumer has with your business…

5 Packaging Considerations for Your Startup Business

Starting a new business causes enough headaches and packaging doesn’t have to be one of them. Whether for e-commerce or for integrating a “ship-from-store” model, there are endless decisions to be made, items to be purchased, and papers to be signed. Here are five packaging considerations for your new business. Should you automate? It is…

Quick Guide to Eco-friendly Packaging Terms

A topic that continues to make headlines is packaging that supports eco-friendly, planet-saving, sustainable initiatives. Fortune 500 companies are teaming up to prove exponential change is the key to saving our planet. But there’s a lot of jargon that goes unexplained in these conversations. This is the Hughes guide to understanding the key terms that…

Get a Head Start on Your Holiday Packaging

It’s that time of the year again where temperatures drop and online orders skyrocket. This year more than ever, online shoppers have access to daily deals and the convenience of shopping at home, so foot traffic at mass in-store sales (like Black Friday) is predicted to significantly decrease. Shoppers no longer need to wait around…

E-commerce Returns: What You Need to Know About Packaging

Consumer studies show that a whopping 92 percent of consumers will buy something again if returns are easy. Your customers want to know that they can easily return the item if there is an issue. To help customers, many companies offer free shipping on returns and include the required packaging materials to make the return….

The Current State of Food Waste & How Packaging is Helping

The US Department of Agriculture estimates that we waste approximately 30-40% of our food supply. Much of the food that goes to waste could have fed the growing population of hungry people and people in poverty. When we look at the bigger picture, we’re wasting more than just food. Food that goes to waste also…