How seasonal events effect the packing industry

Published on Thursday, Feb 04 2016

Seasonal events such as Christmas, Easter and Valentine’s Day are wonderful occasions for bringing people together, giving gifts and showing love and appreciation for those around you. However, they can also be stressful too with so much to organise, including the buying and sending of presents before the big day. No industry has a busier time than the packing industry as these seasonal events send the industry into overdrive!

Every year in the UK over 80 million Easter Eggs are produced, packaged and sold. This equates to an extremely large amount of packaging, particularly cardboard and plastic. In many cases, the amount of packaging used actually outweighs the product itself and it is considered just as important as the egg itself, especially for Easter Eggs targeting children.

We know that around 3000 tonnes of cardboard packaging is used specifically for Easter Eggs in the UK at Easter each year, therefore we expect the packaging industry to see the annual peak in sales and demand. The packaging industry welcomes seasonal events because of the revenue and growth opportunities. Due to the high demand set, we plan ahead and prepare for a high amount of orders to supply clients with the highest standard of products.

We supply cardboard and foam packaging for a wide variety of businesses throughout the UK, all of which are active during these seasonal events, processing orders placed by customers hoping to receive them in time to give to friends or family. We know clients want their products to be delivered in the safest possible way, therefore we take measures to ensure all orders pass through our rigorous ISO led quality assurance inspections. Even when we are snowed under with orders, we still make sure every order has the same high quality.

Why use Wessex Packaging over the busy seasonal period?

  • Assured quality when ordering with Wessex Packaging

We take quality assurancevery seriously and have been ISO 9001 accredited since 2002. All of our products are created with quality in mind, ensuring our clients get the best product possible.

  • Years of experience when it comes to designing and manufacturing packaging

Wessex Packaging was founded in 1977, giving us 39 years of experience in the industry. We have seen how technologies and trends have transformed packaging over time and always stay one step ahead of the competition.

  • Wide variety of products and services available

We have many different types of cardboardand foampackaging to suit any industry sector, from the electronics industryto chilled/frozen food.

  • Fast Turnaround Times

We can manufacture and deliver your bespoke packaging within 7 to 10 days and much quicker for smaller orders.

We know the importance of good communication, fast turnaround times and high quality products during seasonal events and have many years’ experience in dealing with the demand these events bring. If you would like to discuss your packaging requirements with us, please feel free to contact us today.

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Nationwide Delivery

We deliver nationwide either using our own two signwritten vehicles or by courier service

Fast Turnaround Times

We can normally manufacture and deliver your bespoke packaging within 7 to 10 days

Quality Products

All goods pass through our rigorous ISO led quality assurance inspections