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E-commerce Holidays Season Guide 2020

Enough with the 2020 surprises. Let’s make this holiday season count. Together.

Here's why you should start preparing.

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75% of all packaging orders

Majority of orders in the Christmas season is placed between the first week of September and last week of October.

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56% of all orders are online stores

More than half of our orders between September and November are made by online stores.

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76% of customers stock up

In the case of reccuring customers, 76% of them make bigger orders in the Christmas time than outside this period.

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Production takes more time

Production times are longer than usual during the pre-Christmas season.

E-commerce guide

Christmas E-commerce Guide: 2020 Edition

Our newest edition of Christmas E-commerce Guide is here. Whether you’re new to ecommerce in 2020 or you’ve sold throughout many holiday seasons, get your store up to scratch. Our free ebook covers all bases, with insights from Packhelp, byrd, Metrilo and EasyShip.

Learn how to:

  • Re-engage previous customers
  • Prepare shipping & fulfillment strategy
  • Design experience with your product
  • Learn how to switch from retail to e-commerce in no time
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Order packaging before the busy season arrives.

Don't miss out on the next big date in the busiest season of the year. We will keep you updated with important dates for e-commerce, as well as deadlines for placing packaging orders.

Halloween
31.10.2020 (Next Date)

Order before:

October 5th

To receive on:

October 31st

First Christmas shopping starts
02.11.2020 (Next Date)

Order before:

October 6th

To receive on:

November 2nd

Thanksgiving
26.11.2020 (Next Date)

Order before:

October 31st

To receive on:

November 26th

Customer story

Festivities start with the box.

How Monday's Child approached their Christmas season

Little customers of Monday's Child got something for Christmas in 2019. “We wanted to create an experience for our consumer that extended just receiving their purchase in a standard delivery box. The key was to bring the magic of our brand across all consumer touchpoints, with packaging being a crucial way of expressing this. The beauty of receiving a Monday's Child dress doesn't begin with the dress, it begins with opening the box of that dress.”

Read the full story here
Your Christmas e-commerce knowledge hub
Your Christmas e-commerce knowledge hub

Covid-19 vs. Christmas - All you need to know

First time in the world of e-commerce? Read how to prepare for the busiest part of the year.

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The Art of Packaging Design - Christmas Edition

Red, gold or black? Which style, color and design will win the hearts of your customers? We got some tips.

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How to design an e-commerce brand? - The Jetpack Ep.5

Founder of Meraki Design Studio chats with Kajetan Wyrzykowski about branding of small businesses.

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Christmas 2020: Eco is a must!

Watch our video in which Kate guides you through types of sustainable packaging. Join the green side of e-commerce!

Christmas Packaging FAQ

Shoppers usually begin their Christmas shopping at the start of December. This is why we suggest you order your packaging during the first days of November. This will give us enough time to produce your packaging and for you to be ready for the season. Due to the increased production volumes for this season, there are some factors that might increase turnaround time. History has shown us that the biggest delays are due to delivery issues. Increased demand for courier services means that shipping times may blow out. Unfortunately, this is something that is out of our hands. To avoid any unexpected surprises or issues we suggest completing your packaging order ahead of time.

We also know that having your packaging looking it’s absolute best is key during this time. We recommend using our new Print Expert Check at checkout so that one of our packaging specialists double-checks your design and tweaks it to perfection. The Print Expert Check service will be available to you at checkout.

It all depends on the product you choose and how customised you would like your to design to be. 

Products with a higher minimum order quantity like Magnetic and Rigid Boxes require you to work with us to develop and approve the project. Therefore, they will take longer to get to production. 

Check out the specific MOQs of our products below:

Eco/Eco White Mailer Boxes: 30 pieces

White on Kraft Mailer Boxes: 30 pieces

Eco Color Mailer Boxes: 30 pieces

Full-Color Mailer Boxes: 30 pieces

Sleeved Mailer Boxes: 30 pieces

Plain Mailer Boxes: 30 pieces

E-commerce Delivery Box: 300 pieces

Product Boxes: 30 pieces

Wine Boxes: 30 pieces

Two-Piece Product Boxes: 30 pieces

Double-Sided Mailer Boxes: 1500 pieces

Rigid Boxes: 1000 pieces

Cake Boxes: 2500 pieces

Magnetic Boxes: 1000 pieces

Cardboard Drawer Boxes: 1000 pieces

Carrier Boxes: 1500 pieces

Special Boxes: 2500 pieces

Paper Cans: 30 pieces

Custom Tissue Paper: 100 pieces

Mailing Bags: 100 pieces

Bio Poly Mailer Bags: 100 pieces

Cardboard Envelopes: 30 pieces

Paper Bags: 30 pieces

Packaging Tape: 72 pieces

Kraft Tape: 36 pieces

Shipping Boxes: 30 pieces

Plain Shipping Boxes: 30 pieces

Expandable Kraft Mailer: 30 pieces

Packing Paper: 100 pieces

Plain Delivery Box: 300 pieces

Packhelp has remained fully operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our manufacturing process has not been disturbed and we will try to process and manufacture your orders as always. But bare in mind that the high season will most likely bring in delays due to higher demand. In addition, be mindful that as the situation unfolds, disruptions may happen at any moment. If this were to happen, we would inform you as fast as possible.

To avoid any issues on your Holiday packaging, we recommend ordering earlier to avoid delays. We also recommend planning ahead and ordering in bulk so you don’t face the issue of having to restock during busier dates.

Most likely. We do everything we possibly can to complete all orders within 21 days. But bear in mind that volumes increase during the holiday season quite significantly. Our factories operate 24/7 to make sure your products are produced within the given time frame. Unfortunately, it is very likely that freight transporter will push back delivery dates.

That’s why preparation is key! Ordering your packaging ahead of time will help you avoid any issues with delays and ensure you receive your order on time for the holidays.

Don’t rush and make sure you start planning ahead. Start by creating the holiday design that you would like to showcase on your packaging. This part is key so that it gives you enough time to make any changes and for us to be sure it is properly formatted for manufacturing. Start planning your holiday packaging today, and keep up with a timeline of pending tasks to make sure everything is covered ahead of time.

In order to check the status of your parcel, you will need to have your order number. Your order number is sent to you via email once your order is ready to be shipped. In the same email, you will also find a link to check the status of your parcel directly on the courier company tracker. If you lost the email or never got it, don’t worry! You can contact us at any time and we will gladly help you find the order number and even track your parcel.

Yes! This is possible if you help us out. Once you decide to place an order, a member of our team will get in contact with you to verify your design and product specifications. When this happens, you must give us as many details as possible about your product and how you are planning to sell your product to better understand your expectations. This will allow us to be accommodating and better serve your needs. Remember, talk to us and we will be sure to help you out!

Also, some of our products have the option of Super Express Production to manufacture your boxes in even 3 days at an extra cost. But remember it’s always better to order ahead of time to avoid any shipping delays.

Here’s a list of products available for Super Express Production:

White on Kraft Mailer Boxes

Eco Color Mailer Boxes

Classic Product Boxes

Wine Boxes

Two-Piece Product Boxes

Custom Cardboard Envelopes

Printed Paper Bags

 

Deliver the festive spirit to your customers.

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