In every office across Norfolk, and probably Britain, the same conversation is probably happening: “Christmas starts earlier every year”. And whilst we’re not huge fans of carols in November ourselves, it’s definitely time now to get things moving for the Christmas period. For most of our customers this means stocking up with everything to last the next five weeks or so, and thinking about the extra lines that might be needed for the festive season. Here’s our rundown of the top 5 christmas packaging items to stock up on:
1. Wrapping supplies
If you offer a gift wrapping service, or sell breakable items that need to be wrapped to protect them, at the very least you will need tape – and we have a wide range in stock. You may also need things like bubble wrap, tissue paper, brown paper, string, loose fill chips and boxes. Fortunately these items are all available off the shelf, to just pop in and pick up!
2. Carrier bags
As a retailer, at this time of year it can be difficult to predict how busy you’ll be – and therefore to plan your packaging. If you find yourself out of carrier bags in the run up to the big day, don’t worry! We stock a range of vest and patch handle style polythene carriers, and several sizes and colours of paper carrier bags. They’re available to buy in our packaging takeaway, and on our website, so no need to worry about them arriving too late.
3. Festive paper carrier bags
If you prefer a more seasonal carrier bag however, we have red and green twist handle paper carriers in stock – they’re perfect for clothing, gifts and food, and look bright and cheery for the holiday season.
4. Paper bags
Paper bags are fantastic things – they contain Christmassy items across the whole spectrum! For example, those tangerines in the bottom of your stocking (no, I don’t know why either) may well have come to you in a 12.5″ x 12.5″ brown greengrocers bag. Christmas cards fit perfectly in our candy striped 7″ x 9″ paper bags. If you’re planning to buy (or more importantly sell) anyone a scarf, or a craft kit or a book, then it could be very nicely presented in one of our random printed paper bags. Once again, they’re all available from our packaging cash and carry or online – you can choose between the convenience of visiting us and choosing, or of fast delivery from our web service.
5. Santa sacks
Of course this is our most obvious Christmas essential. Over the last few years these lovely printed hessian sacks have been popular with our retail customers and nearly everyone who spots them in our showrooms! They come with a red satin ribbon tie, and look great under your tree, and also tap into both Traditional and Scandinavian Christmas trends. They’re priced keenly too – and that’s pretty rare for a Christmas product!
So, if there’s anything you need for the approaching season, why not pop in and see us at our Rackheath showrooms? Or browse our website, or call us on 01603 722264. We’ll do what we can to help you through to the big day, so you can finally nod off in front of the Queen in peace.