Hand-packed Boxes Supporting Small Businesses
When the UK first went into lockdown, small, independent businesses were quick to respond. Local retailers and eateries adapted at speed to support their community and provide essential products and services. Now is the time for us to repay their efforts. Some companies, including Mindfill, are making it easy and convenient to buy gift boxes with locally-sourced, high-quality contents.
As we prepare for lockdown restrictions to be eased, consumers are being actively encouraged to ‘Shop Local’ to support independent retailers and eateries. Edinburgh has launched a #shopherethisyear campaign and Nottingham has set up the Shop Local Showcase. Wolverhampton, Swansea and Teeside are among the other cities actively promoting local businesses.
Supporting Independent Businesses when Shopping Online
The difficulty for many micro-businesses is that they don’t have an e-commerce website. Queues, wearing masks and keeping a safe distance from others make online shopping appealing for many buyers. This is why many consumers default to Amazon, but there is another way.
Sites including Folksy, Not on the High Street and Etsy provide a third-party web presence for hand-crafted goods. Delicatessens, such as Care Cartons and 2 Pound Street in Wendover put together food hampers with locally-sourced produce. If you are looking for ethical goods which encourage well-being, then take a look at Mindfill’s gift boxes.
Gift Boxes to Encourage Well-being
Mindfill is a family-run company, which has recently been set up to bring together ethical consumers and small independent businesses. With a shop locally and sustainably ethos, the company buy products from small companies and carefully package them together in delightful gift-ready boxes.
Mindfill seeks out high-quality, stylish products which promote well-being and self-care. The beautiful gift boxes are categorised, including options for Him, Her, Home and Garden, Children and even Pets – the Pawsome Collection! All promote lower-environmental impact living.
Sustainable Packaging Design
Mindfill ensures that the packaging they, and the companies they source from, use is sustainable. This means absolutely no single-use plastic in the supply chain. It also means that all packaging must be recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. This was a priority when approaching packaging suppliers for their gift boxes.
As specialists in cardboard packaging, Aylesbury Box Company was able to provide packaging that is made from recycled materials and can be recycled.
Mindfill wanted sturdy packaging that would provide adequate protection and increase the chance of the packaging being reused. We delivered samples of different thicknesses to help them make an informed decision; they opted for double-walled boxes.
Mindfill has a beautiful logo, they had planned where this would feature on the boxes, along with a ‘Find your Mindfill Moment’ message and a link to their Instagram page. Our Account Manager, Helen, advised on water-based inks (which have a far lower environmental impact) and ensured that the logo and message were print-ready and centred.
All printed boxes are sealed with 100% recyclable tape and some boxes are embellished. For this, Mindfill use end of line or pre-used ribbon, which would have otherwise been binned. They hope customers will reuse this decorative detailing again.
Printed Gift Boxes
Aylesbury Box Company received great feedback following the delivery of the packaging order.
“We loved the boxes when they arrived. We were delighted with the quality and the crispness of the print design. Our courier company even commented on our amazing boxes and we have had very positive feedback from customers too. We wanted printed boxes that were gift-ready and would also help us to make the brand visible; they are certainly helping to get us noticed.”
—Charlotte, Mindfill Director
As Christmas approaches, there has been a rush on orders for Mindfill gift boxes. The company are pleased to have a good supply of printed packaging on hand. This supports a timely turnaround, so buyers receive their boxes at the expected delivery time.
Cardboard Packaging Supplier
If your business is looking for a reliable cardboard packaging supplier, get in touch with the team at Aylesbury Box Company on 01296 436888 or email@example.com. We can advise on box design, print and finish options that fit with your company ethos and budget.