Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve never bought packaging before will Packaging for Retail be interested?

You bet we will. 50% of our customers are first time buyers. We are experienced in guiding customers through the packaging process systems in order to arrive at the best product packaging result for them.

Why should I ring Packaging for Retail?

Whether you buy packaging once a year or every day, we are interested in you and your packaging need. We guarantee you a professional and reliable service.

Who will I be dealing with?

You will be dealing with David Bell and his team. David has over 40 years experience in the packaging industry and will give you a straight answer to your questions.

Can Packaging for Retail help me with the best design and type of packaging?

Yes we can. We are exceptional at constructional design and also offer in house facilities for graphic design.

Can I have a sample made to size first?

Yes we provide a free plain sample for size and style. There is a charge for graphic design.

Can my packaging be printed?

Yes, the space on your bespoke cardboard box / carton / sleeve / gift bag / label is a great opportunity to get noticed and promote your brand and product.

Can you supply labels and plain boxes, so that I can stick on as required?

Yes, no problem. Just let us know what you’d like.

Do I have to buy 1,000s?

No we specialize in short runs and small quantities.

Can PFR supply large quantities?

Yes we deal with large quantity producers. We have a good working relationship with several packaging suppliers, enabling us to buy cheaper and pass on savings to you.

How many boxes / bags / labels should I buy?

Buy only what you need now. This improves your cash flow, reduces your stock and saves space. Having said that, we will advise you where it will pay to buy a larger run.

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Price Increases

David and I are very sorry to have to finally give in. Given current conditions in the industry we’ve had to increase our prices with immediate effect.

Over recent months our sector has been hit with multiple and significant price increases in our raw materials. We’ve had at least three price increases of between 7% & 8% each time. Furthermore, suppliers are planning to increase the cost of corrugated board even further. This is due to an acute shortage of paper and board, with paper mills struggling to keep pace with demand and the upsurge in online trading during the lock-down.

The situation has been widely reported on and does not seem set to improve significantly any time soon.

By planning ahead and making arrangements with our suppliers we have managed to mitigate the impact on availability and lead-times, and have pretty much traded as usual, with only slight delays in most cases.

Until now we have held our prices and tried to absorb the impact. Unfortunately, this cannot continue.

We thank you for your understanding and for your very valued business.

David and Bernadette