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Improve the Unboxing Experience with Protective Packaging Solutions

The “unboxing experience” is usually centered around YouTube influencers showing off promotional goodies. Yet this phrase can make an impact on any customer of any industry. By improving the unboxing experience of your products, you can increase customer satisfaction and retention. A positive unboxing experience does two things: (1) it protects your products and (2)…

The #1 Myth About Packaging Automation

Packaging automation has come a long way in the last decade. Automated packaging systems are now available and affordable for companies of all sizes and scales. These machines have created opportunities across the packaging line. The goal of automation remains to augment the workforce and make their jobs easier and safer, allowing companies to scale…

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…

5 Trends Taking Over Packaging This Year

The rapid pace of technological advancements has been hugely impactful for the packaging industry over the past few decades. Packaging is an industry that is often misperceived as a static industry, with little changes over time. This could not be further from reality – packaging, in fact, survives on innovation and change. In the year…

Finding the Right Palletizing Equipment for Your Business

The daily needs of a manufacturing plant are rapidly evolving. From moving materials into production, to getting them palletized and out the door, having the right systems in place is key. When it comes to palletizing, there are many options available to create the most optimized pallet. Selecting the right one is often the challenge….

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…