Rough Trade Case Study

NATHAN CALVERT May 5, 2017 Case Studies, Product Focus

The now iconic Rough Trade is a group of independent record shops with sites in the UK and US. The first Rough Trade shop was opened in 1976 by Geoff Travis in the Ladbroke Grove district of west London. In 1978 the shop spawned the famous Rough Trade Records, which was to go on to be home to bands from The…

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Sony Case Study

Deborah Lill Jan 1, 2015 Case Studies

The Challenge Sony started a project to begin sending out CD's and DVD's directly to consumers via an ecommerce channel. Sony had for a long time been using corrugated cardboard 'wrap sheeting' with sealing tape to send out products in other areas of its business, so there was a perfectly natural assumption to use the same practices and technology with…

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Samsung Case Study

Deborah Lill Jan 1, 2015 Case Studies

The Challenge In April 2015 the Samsung Headquarters (Korea) had just spent the previous 12 months in search of the perfect global ecommerce box specification. They wanted a 100% secure postal box which printed jet black internally, with a further internal black tissue paper. They planned to use it at all ten of their global ecommerce operational sites. But before…

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Medexpress Case Study

Deborah Lill Jan 1, 2015 Case Studies

The Challenge MedExpress is an online UK based registered pharmaceutical business.  Customers of MedExpress carry out a three step process where they select the medication that they require, followed by completion of an online questionnaire which is reviewed by one of their UK registered GP’s. The GP decides if the medication is appropriate for the customer, and issues a private…

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Hachette Partworks Case Study

Deborah Lill Jan 1, 2015 Case Studies

The Challenge Hachette is one of Europe’s largest publishing groups employing 7,000 people with high volume postal sales via mail-order and online. There are many problems associated with the packaging of a book as mentioned in our Ultimate Book Packaging Guide.  With Hachette’s books being no exception, they were looking for a packaging solution that ticked all the boxes.  Most importantly,…

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Debenhams Case Study

Deborah Lill Jan 1, 2015 Case Studies

The Challenge After meeting Debenhams, a keen interest was shown in our stock range of boxes, in particular the crashlock Autoboxes.  Debenhams were looking for a solution to packing time inefficiency.  They were operating their fulfilment from the basement of the Southampton store and were very restricted for space. The Problem Debenhams online sales of health and beauty products had…

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Reed Comics Case Study

Deborah Lill Jan 1, 2015 Case Studies

The Challenge Reed Comics are one of the largest comic book distributors online, sending out new and rare collectable comics.  As collectors themselves their passion for good service stems from the service that they would expect to receive.  Reed comics had designed a twist wrap to enclose their comics and graphic novels which was then sealed by tape.  They were…

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William Grant & Sons (Drambuie) Case Study

Deborah Lill Jan 1, 2015 Case Studies

Challenge In September 2014, William Grant & Sons acquired the Drambuie Liqueur Company Ltd for which Lil Packaging supplied bespoke high quality Litho printed cardboard packaging.  William Grant & Sons had their own list of preferred packaging suppliers and were very careful about adding any new suppliers to their approved supplier list. The challenge for Lil Packaging was in demonstrating why they…

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TNT Case Study

Deborah Lill Jan 1, 2015 Case Studies

The Challenge Having tendered their express overnight letter cardboard envelopes for five successive years, TNT were exhausting their options for ongoing cost reductions. Instead of TNT spending precious time researching unknown suppliers to invite to the next tender, Lil Packaging requested time to research new operational methods of producing their cardboard envelopes at lower cost. The Problems TNT’s purchasing department…

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Natural History Museum Case Study

Deborah Lill Jan 1, 2015 Case Studies

The Challenge The Natural History Museum (NHM) is a leading London academic and scientific institution dedicated to bringing the past to life for thousands of visitors every year. Their online business sells and ships countless pieces of memorabilia, gifts, educational resources and more. At Lil Packaging we were tasked with helping them to find more suitable packaging for their range,…

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Hornby Case Study

Deborah Lill Jan 1, 2015 Case Studies

The Challenge Hornby and their logistics & fulfilment partner were having real problems with their packaging, and also felt they could increase the efficiency of their packing teams by reducing pack times, and increasing throughput.  Hornby needed Lil Packaging to help them overcome their packaging difficulties, and achieve these efficiences. The Problems Hornby, a well known and much-loved manufacturer of…

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