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Why you need a case erector and a case sealer

Creating the perfect box is the ultimate goal in the packaging line. Many procedures that were previously carried out by people in a distribution center are now off-loaded to machinery, increasing the speed and accuracy of operations. The initial investment for even the most advanced technology has become affordable for companies of all sizes. There…

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…

How vision machines make sure your package arrives accurately

The speed at which new technologies are adapted and enhanced is growing at exponential rates. This is absolutely the case with vision machines and technology. Distribution centers are integrating this type of smart technology causing a spark in the machine vision equipment market. In fact, the global market for this type of equipment is expected…

What are the benefits of working with a contract packaging partner?

We no longer live in a world where product packaging is an afterthought. Over the last decade in particular, product manufacturers have been pressured to put more thought into the overall packaging process. Whether it is the aesthetics and the marketing of the product or managing package weight and void-fill solutions for shipping (or anything in…

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…

How is E-Grocery Shopping Affecting the Packaging Industry

It’s hard to believe that online grocery sales are expected to reach $100 billion by 2025 (if not sooner). We are living in a modern day in age where people have packed scheduled and limited free time. We’re over stimulated by media and all of the options that are available to enhance and optimize our…

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…

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….