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Using Durable Polypropylene in Repackaging Home CD and DVD Collections

Posted in Media Packaging Solutions with tags , , on July 28, 2010 by retailsecurityproducts

CDs and DVDs are more fragile than they look and while great care is taken to ensure that they are preserved well, sometimes it all comes down to packaging. Packaging, after all, works not just to display graphics and images on covers and on the discs but also to provide protection. But many discs sold in the market come with packaging that isn’t meant to last as long as the discs themselves. If you’re thinking of repackaging your home CDs and DVDs, you’re better off using polypropylene, a material known for its reliability and durability.

Polypropylene, also known as PP, is an excellent alternative for people looking for environmentally friendly repackaging materials. It’s one of the top choices to replace plastic packaging, which, while still popular, is being frowned upon because of the long-term damage it poses for the environment. Here are just a few of its advantages for use in home CD and DVD repackaging:

Strength and durability
Polypropylene is a strong material and its durability makes it ideal for repackaging and storing CDs and DVDs. Polypropylene is stronger than plastic, even at the same thickness. It is also more flexible, which significantly reduces the possibility of breaking during use. This makes it more efficient as packaging material, minimizing waste, inconvenient store returns and complaints.

Resistant to grease and moisture
Polypropylene offers reliable protection from moisture, grime, oil and dirt for home CDs and DVDs. Unlike paper or fiberboard, it isn’t permeable, so damage to discs can be prevented. Polypropylene is also resistant to high heat. It’s long-lasting, which assures you that discs will be protected for many years to come.

Transparent packaging
Polypropylene offers excellent clarity as a repackaging material for home CDs and DVDs. If you want ultra-transparent material to allow you to view text, graphics and images on discs or sleeves, this is an excellent choice.

Polypropylene costs less than other types of plastics that are still in use as packaging or repackaging material for CDs and DVDs.

One of the best reasons for using polypropylene as repackaging material for CDs and DVDs is its 100% recyclability. At the end of the life of a product, the plastic packaging used to encase it is either buried in landfills or burned. With polypropylene, recycling is not an issue. The material can be extracted, recycled and manufactured into a similar product or an entirely different one, which extends its life and usefulness.


Stack Them High, Watch Them Fly: Using Safe and Secure Product Bulk Stacking in Store, an Effective Sales Method

Posted in Retail Security Products with tags , , on July 22, 2010 by retailsecurityproducts

Promoting and selling products often require a good combination of marketing strategy and psychology. Product display, among other things, often means the difference between a sold product and an ignored product. One of the best ways to show off a product and entice customers to buy is through bulk stacking.  Retailers often advice, ‘stack them high, watch them fly’ precisely because bulk stacking can help optimize product display and boost sales.

Why bulk stacking works
How a product is viewed by customers is critical to its success on the shelves. Bulk stacking allows you to group the same or similar products together so they are easier for buyers to find. In an average store, products often have to compete for attention from customers. If you do not implement an effective display method, many of your products will remain unnoticed and will not bring in sales.

With bulk stacking, you can create a display option that lets your customers notice, inspect and appreciate the products you are selling. A large number of items grouped together is easy to notice. Placed in a strategic location on the sales floor, products can easily optimize the selection experience for buying customers. Because similar products are placed together, they help create the impression that they are in demand and thus, worth buying.

Bulk stacking also helps maximize a limited space, often an issue with smaller establishments. Items that are stacked on top of one another can be stored efficiently, without worrying that there won’t be enough display space for other items.

Safety and security issues with bulk stacking
One of your foremost concerns when using bulk stacking for product display is safety and security of your stock. Some products are excellent for stacking high while others are better stacked at certain heights, depending on their contents, weight, size and the nature of the products themselves.

When storing products in bulk, always keep in mind how well the product or its packaging will perform. Products often come with manufacturer’s recommendations regarding storage and stacking, so follow these carefully.

To protect your stock, use an inventory method that will keep track of the products in store. With an inventory system in place, a product will be easy to track from the storeroom to the display counter and up to the time it makes its way out through the cashier. Make product monitoring the responsibility of sales people. This will help prevent product damage, theft and pilferage, which will result to sales loss.