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Jiffy Bags win in NueBar’s sustainable eCommerce supply chain
27 October, 2020
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NueBar use Signet’s eco-friendly Jiffy Padded Bags to remain
sustainable in their supply chain while keeping product damages in transit at
NueBar are manufacturers of artisan shampoo and conditioner
bars, face wash and body bars. Founders, Katie and Kerry’s small family
business is aimed at providing a solution to plastic packaging free hair and
body care with further environmental initiatives such as being palm oil free,
vegan and delivered by a carbon neutral courier service.
As a new business, NueBar were looking for an eCommerce
packaging solution to accompany their plastic-free product that was
eco-friendly and easy to recycle.
NueBar looked at using compostable mailer bags but weighed up
the pros and cons and established that this packaging option would not be
suitable for their business and customers.
They knew that many of their customers would not have the
knowledge or facilities at home to compost the bags. Compostable plastic bags
are also thin and offer no product protection and without the use of plastic
bubble wrap (which was out of the question), they were concerned their products
may get damaged.
As compostable bags naturally begin to degrade after long,
NueBar would not get the shelf-life required for their new, small business.
Additionally, the minimum order quantity for compostable bags was much higher
than other alternatives and would not suit their small home workshop space.
NueBar looked to Signet for an eco-friendly eCommerce shipping solution. They chose 100% recyclable Jiffy Padded Bags because they provide the padding, low MOQs, and eco-friendly benefits NueBar requires. The bags also allow them to optimise their packaging and keep shipping costs low due to the various sizes available, giving them just the right fit for the order.
The Jiffy Bags are rugged enough to protect the products while being light enough to stay within Australia Post’s small parcel threshold. Since using the Jiffy Bags, NueBar has received zero customer complaints about product damage in one year, and remain 100% plastic-free in their supply chain.
“Being completely plastic and damage-free is our mission in our shipping process, and the Jiffy Bags help us achieve this.” —Katie Hennah, NueBar Co-Founder.
To ensure fragile or bulk orders are well protected during transit, NueBar uses Geami ExBox – an eco-friendly alternative to bubble.
“I saw the honeycomb wrap in a couple of deliveries I received, and I really liked it. I tracked down that Signet supply it in the form of the Exbox Mini. The low product MOQs and small footprint really worked for our small business.”
Signet’s eCommerce solution helps NueBar stay true to their eco message while delivering total product protection and customer satisfaction.