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Sweet Remedies: Customer Success Story

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We love seeing how our packaging is being used by our customers! Whether our jars and bottles are being used by a big business or simply for an arts and crafts project, we want to see them. A couple of months ago we ran a feature to show off many of our customer’s brands that they have created using our packaging, which was very well received by our readers, so we thought we’d continue! Recently we had a great email from Glenda Kinsey who has just started up her own business, Sweet Remedies.

What Do Sweet Remedies Do?

Sweet Remedies are selling our favourite childhood retro sweets in jars which come complete with lovely personalised messages for many different occasions. The Sweet Remedies website only opened last month, so we’re giving Glenda a shoutout as a thank you for choosing our packaging! Check out the wide selection available of their fabulous gifts in the photo below.

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“Thanks for the great service so far from Ampulla since I decided to use you for supplying jars for my new company, Sweet Remedies Ltd.  I sell sweets in a jar of 4 sizes online and at events and it’s going well. All the jars you see are Ampulla’s!” – Glenda Kinsey

So what is different about Sweet Remedies?  Well, you can choose your jar size, choose your sweets and choose your message label or create your own message in 3 easy steps for that extra special personalised ‘Happiness in a Jar’ to make the recipient of your gift smile. Messages include birthday wishes, good luck and congratulations, as well as lots more and some great positive ‘cheering up’ messages! The idea for the company came when Glenda wanted to send a gift to a friend who needed cheering up. Instead of sending flowers or a card, she wanted something more personal. What better than a nice jar of sweets to make someone happy? So Sweet Remedies was born! The business is based in South Wales and Glenda is committed to promoting her national culture. The business will soon be launching the ‘Sweet Remedies – Happiness In A Jar’ brand in the Welsh language, which translates as ‘Moddion Melys – Hapusrwydd Mewn Jar’.

Sweet Remedies currently have a special ‘teacher gift’ promotion running at the moment, which would make the ideal end-of-the-year parting gift for all those much loved teachers out there!

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Reviews So Far

They’ve been going down a treat with customers so far! Just check out some of the latest reviews that have been rolling in…

“I felt really special when I received my lovely gift of sweet hearts with a beautiful message from a wonderful friend. I will definitely be buying some of these for friends to make their day too” – Helen Underwood
“Really impressed with the customer service, quick delivery and my sweetie jar is lovely. Will definitely order from you again. Thanks'” – Sion Brown

For anyone interested in finding out more about Sweet Remedies, make sure to check out their website by clicking right here.

Packaging

The jars that Sweet Remedies have used to fill with their sweet treats are our Clear Glass Food Jars, which are available in 4 different sizes: 125ml, 190ml, 300ml and 500ml. These jars are also available to buy with lids in black and gold caps instead of silver, so make sure to check out our full glass food jar range by clicking here.

Our Glass Food Jars can be yours from just 37p each, with further discounts when you buy in larger quantities! This range is ideal for packaging not only sweets, but also spices, sauces and preserves. The rubber-lined airtight lids help to keep your products fresh for longer, as well as making your brand look fantastic.

Have you been inspired by Sweet Remedies?

Thank you very much to Glenda for sharing her story and sending in the great photo. We wish her the very best of luck for her new venture! Liked reading about Sweet Remedies story? Then make sure to check out our recent post which showcases a selection of other customers’ businesses which use our packaging – they’ve made everything from honey to slime kits!

If you’re a new business start-up that is looking for high quality packaging that won’t break the bank, here at Ampulla we’ve got a massive range of jars bottles, tubs, buckets and much more, at competitive prices – perfect for both small and multi-national businesses.

Customer Reviews Help Us To Help You!

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One of the best things about the Internet and social media for businesses such as Ampulla, is that we can easily get feedback from our customers and respond to any issues or complaints that occur very quickly, compared to email and phone calls. Being easily contactable via Facebook, Twitter and Trustpilot makes it easier for you to speak to our team directly and get a quick answer, as well as giving us a great idea of the areas of our service that we can improve upon!

We know how important the quality of Ampulla’s service is for your business, as it means that you can accurately plan ahead to account for your on stock levels and customer demand. This is why we focus on gaining customer feedback in two areas: the quality of our products and the quality of our service, so that we can constantly update our service to meet the needs of your business.

Product Feedback

We love seeing what our customers are doing with the packaging that they buy from us, which is why we recently asked you to send us your photos of products that you have created and branded using our packaging, with just some of the outstanding results seen below. Check out the extensive list of customer photos and their individual stories by clicking here to get inspired!

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All of our customers are perfectly free to go onto our social media pages and send us their product feedback and photos, which we are very happy to share with our followers to promote their business or product. It’s our small way of thanking you for your custom with us, whilst also giving us a shameless opportunity to show off our awesome products at the same time!

Service Feedback

We also love to hear feedback about our service to see exactly what we are doing right and what we can be doing better to meet the needs of our customers, in terms of delivery, customer service and product availability. This is why we’ve taken the bold step of asking each and every one of our customers to leave us feedback on our Trustpilot page for the whole world to see- whether it’s good or bad! We’ve been amazed by some of the responses so far, with many glowing customer reviews and it’s been especially great hearing from long-standing, repeat customers, as well as brand new ones. Take a quick browse through our 20 latest reviews below, or read through all of them by visiting our Trustpilot page.

Thanks to the hundreds of customers who have left us a review so far, we are very happy to be ranked as ‘Great’!

What Do We Do With Our Customer Reviews?

If you’re worried that your feedback won’t be listened to, no fear – we’ve already started to implement some of the suggestions in the customer reviews we’ve received! Whether you contact us via social media or through a Trustpilot review, we try our best to address every single one of your complaints, suggestions and praise! Check out what we’ve already done in response to our feedback below…

What You Told Us: “Very good but lead time needs improvement.”

What We’ve Done About It: We have recently built a brand new warehouse, so we can hold more stock at one time. This means that our lead time is now reduced to 2-5 working days, with next day delivery thereafter!

What You Told Us: “They’re a great company, I just wish they did more discount coupons for regular customers.” 

What We’ve Done About It: Sign up to our mailing list by clicking here and you will receive exclusive discount codes that aren’t available for one-time customers!

Used our service recently and fancy leaving us a review? Just head over to our Trustpilot page and let us know your thoughts – you don’t even have to create an account!

International Picnic Day 2018

Monday 18th June 2018 is International Picnic Day, a chance for all nature lovers to get out into the open air and celebrate eating al fresco. To mark this occasion, we’ve compiled a definitive ranking of our favourite picnic food, as well as a breakdown of the best packaging we have to offer to keep your picnic treats fresh and some recipe ideas you can try out yourself!

Drink

When eating al fresco, nothing is more suitable for packaging your drinks than our Glass Fresco(r) Bottles! They’re ideal for milkshakes, fruit juices and flavoured waters and it’s not hard to see why they’re one of our bestselling ranges. They come in sizes ranging from 200ml up to 1 litre, with the option to add a gold or silver twist lid to complete the look. You can buy in single quantities or per pallet, so they’re ideal for both home use and for selling your drinks to the mass market. We’ve found some tasty drinks recipes that you can put try out yourself and take to your next picnic (remember to bring a cool box for the milkshakes)!

We think that you just can’t beat putting fresh fruit into a milkshake, as it tastes so much better and more fresh than using artificial flavourings, which is why we think that this Fresh Strawberry Milkshake from My Recipes sounds delicious! All you need are fresh strawberries, vanilla ice-cream, vanilla extract and milk, then whip it all together in a blender, pour into your bottles, pop them into a cool box and away you go to your picnic with a tasty treat for adults and kids alike. Smoothies are also a great, slightly healthier picnic treat, such as this Sunshine Smoothie from BBC Good Food which contains 2 of your 5-a-day!

As well as soft drinks, a British picnic just isn’t complete without a little tipple, whether it be a nice bottle of red wine or refreshing bottles of beer or cider. If you’re a new brewer who wants to make the most of the recent good weather and increase in sales, then you need to take a look through our massive collection of glass beer and cider bottles! We’ve got them in all shapes and sizes; with sizes ranging from 200ml up to 500ml in a choice of clear or amber glass. You can even add crown caps! For wine, our single serving-sized 187ml Mini Bordeaux Glass Bottle is ideal.

Food

If you’re bringing a salad to your picnic this International Picnic Day, there’s a better way to eat it than serving it out of a big bowl onto paper plates, where a slight gust of wind can cause salad leaves to blow away! Why not pack your salads individually in a glass mason jar instead? Not only are they easier to eat out of than a flimsy paper plate, they also look stylish and you can create works of art using colourful layers of vegetables, just like the one below. By packing individual salads for each person, you can tailor them to each person’s favourite vegetables and cut down on single use plates by using recyclable and reusable jars. Check out our vast collection of glass jars suitable for salads by clicking right here.

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Jam, honey, chutney, hummus, peanut butter, lemon curd, salsa… all of these delicious picnic spreads and dips need to be packaged in something, and that something is a preserve jar. Our glass preserve jars offer brands a cost effective way to retail their products to the mass market, with our collection ranging in sizes from 190ml to half a gallon! If you’re a home cook, then these jars are perfect for storing your homemade dips and preserves. Why not try out this easy hummus recipe from Jamie Oliver? It’s the best thing to dip your breadsticks and carrot sticks into, and best of all, the chickpeas in hummus are extremely good for you!

International Picnic Day: The Definitive Picnic Food Ranking

Which classic picnic food will come out on top in our rankings?

15. Egg and Cress Sandwiches

If there’s a worse sandwich, then we’ve not heard of it. Usually put into lunch boxes by mums who just want their kids to get some greenery. The cress always get stuck in your teeth and egg should never be the main ingredient in a sandwich!

14. Pickled Eggs

Vinegary boiled eggs… no thanks.

13. Pasta Salad

Whilst a pasta salad with mayonnaise and spring onions is nice enough, it’s mainly just there to fill you up. A forgettable part of a picnic.

12. Quiche

We think that quiche is best served warm, so serving it cold in a field does nothing for us.

11. Jam Sandwiches

There’s nothing wrong with the taste of a jam sandwich, in fact it is wonderful. It is however unacceptable to be seen eating one in public above the age of about 10.

10. Pickled Onions

Whilst many people love pickled onions by themselves, adding them to a sausage sandwich takes it to another level.

9. Pork Pies

The concept of a pork pie is delicious; pork wrapped in pastry, but the constant lumps of hardened jelly fat are somewhat off-putting…

8. Coronation Chicken

The ultimate dish of British multiculturalism is chicken covered with mayonnaise and curry powder! Originally created to celebrate the Queen’s coronation in 1953, it’s now a staple of British sandwich fillings.

7. Bakewell Tarts

A favourite of grandmothers everywhere! Everyone has a different way of eating them, whether it’s picking off the glacé cherry first, nibbling around the crust or just biting straight in, but we all agree that they are yummy.

6. Flapjacks

The best flapjacks are those that are home baked by your mum, but the shop-bought ones are pretty good too. Squidgy, oaty, sweet goodness!

5. Chicken Drumsticks

Anything you can eat using your hands is alright by us. Chicken drumsticks come in many different flavours as well, from jerk chicken to smoky barbecue – so there’s a type of chicken drumstick for everybody (except vegetarians).

4. Cocktail Sausages

Usually seen on buffet platters at children’s parties and weddings, the humble cocktail sausage is a true joy. They are addictive though, and before you know it, you’ve probably eaten close to an entire pack by yourself.

3. Brownies

Is there anything more delicious than a slightly warm, gooey chocolate brownie? Whilst you can’t get them to stay too warm as part of picnic, they taste just as good cold, especially when they get an almost fudge-like texture.

2. Sausage Rolls

The traditional British sausage roll is often sneered at by food snobs, but we all know that it is one of the finest creations of this country. Whilst recent year have seen a surge in ‘posh’ sausage rolls from artisan bakeries, we all know that the best ones are those that have a 70:30 filling ratio of rusk to meat, like those from a certain high street chain bakery…

1. Scotch Eggs

Let’s be honest, the Scotch Egg is a culinary wonder. On paper, a boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat and breadcrumbs sounds a bit mental, but it just works! They are top of our list due to the fact that you can get them in bitesize and gigantic forms, as well as being the perfect pairing to a pint!

Disagree with our rankings? Then feel free to continue the argument in the comments!

Liked our ideas for International Picnic Day 2018? Then we think that you’ll love our guide to Swing Top Bottles!

Introducing Brand New Eco-Safe PLA Bottles, Made From 100% Plant!

As exciting product launches go, this is one of our most intriguing, exciting and unusual ones yet. We are now stocking brand new plastic bottles made from PLA (polylactic acid) that are produced using 100% biomass material, which includes corn starch, sugar cane and other plant material! This means that these bottles are fully biodegradable and unlike other plastics, which can take thousands of years to break down into smaller molecules, PLA plastic only takes between 6-12 months to biodegrade in high temperatures! PLA plastic is the ideal packaging material for environmentally-concerned brands to use and reduce their carbon footprint, offer more choice to their consumers and do their bit for the planet.

In contrast to other types of plastic, you do not have to put these empty bottles into plastic recycling bins after use, but instead they can be composted! Once exposed to the heat that builds up in an industrial composter, these awesome bottles can naturally break down into their natural compounds, alongside food and garden waste. The delicate structure of PLA bottles means that you will need to be careful not too expose them to dramatic temperatures and environments as this can cause them to lose shape. Our particular PLA bottles should not be used in temperatures above 55˚ Celsius or lower than -40˚ Celsius, but you should also take care about leaving them in direct sunlight as this could also cause them to lose shape and certainly don’t put them in the microwave!

These bottles are the perfect packaging option for ethical drinks brands, in order to bring their eco-friendly ethos across the whole business, especially being ideal for flavoured waters, smoothies, milkshakes and more! If your product is 100% natural, then why not have a 100% natural bottle?

Our PLA bottles are currently only available in a 250ml capacity, with the option to add a 38mm tamper evident screw on lid in colours which include white, natural, black, yellow, blue and red, to name just a few. Please note that these bottles are only available in box quantities and are non-returnable. So what are you waiting for? Get browsing the range today by clicking here!

*Please be aware that our PLA Plastic Bottles are not entirely clear and see-through, they have a yellowish tinge which comes from the plant-based materials that are used to make them.

Like the look of our PLA Bottles? Then we think you’ll love our plastic e-liquid bottles!

Go Back In Time With Our Swing Top Bottles!

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Whether it’s clothes, home decor or music; vintage style is very much in vogue in 2018. Get your drinks brand on board with this trend with our stylish Swing Top Bottles! “But what’s so good about these bottles” we hear you shout? Well, let us tell you…

Why Pick Swing Top Bottles?

They Have A Practical Design

The main attraction of Swing Top Bottles is their old-school, vintage shape paired with the ceramic swing top closures. This type of closure was invented way back in 1875 by a man called Charles de Quillfeldt in the United States, who saw the need for a change from the traditional cork stoppers. The swing top closures enabled the drinks to be sealed shut again to prevent from contamination and to keep them fresh, something which you cannot do with a cork stopper – once it’s out, it stays out. With the new stopper, the bottle could be resealed in a jiffy! Now people didn’t have to drink their whole beverage at once, as it could be resealed and kept for later without the fear of it spilling or spoiling.

They’re Oozing With Nostalgia

If we were to arrange a lifestyle magazine shoot to show off our Swing Top Bottles, we would start with a sunny day and a red checked picnic blanket! Just imagine for a minute, that you’re sitting on a picnic blanket in a field, surrounded by hampers of food, kids and animals running about, no phones or iPads there to distract you from the great outdoors. Then imagine cracking open a Swing Top Bottle filled with ice cold homemade lemonade… We think that these bottles have the ability to take your mind back to a simpler time such as the 50’s and 60’s – even if you were never there in the first place!

They Are Luxurious

The Swing Top Bottles are made from high quality glass, which has been moulded into a faceted design on the larger bottles. The way that the light bounces off these facets creates an attractive glimmering illusion and makes the bottles look even more luxurious to customers! The fact that they are made out of glass instead of plastic is also an additional factor into making your end product more valuable to your consumers, as they feel more heavy and valuable compared to flexible plastic.

There Are Lots Of Sizes Available!

Our Swing Top Bottles come in sizes ranging from 100ml to 1 Litre, all of which come complete with the ceramic stopper and clasp. This gives you the flexibility to expand your product range if you so desire, with options to offer single servings and family sized portions of your beverages. They would look at home both on the stalls of a farmers market and the shelves of a major supermarket, suitable for small and large businesses alike. They offer plenty of room to add your branded labels and stickers around the body of the bottle, but you could even tie labels around the long bottlenecks for a more rustic look!

What Can You Use Them For?

So many types of products can be stored in these fantastic bottles, including:

  • Soft Drinks;
  • Smoothies;
  • Flavoured Milk;
  • Spirits;
  • even Oils and Dressings!

But the decision is up to you! Check out the full range by clicking here.

Like our Swing Top Bottles? Then we think you’ll love our Black PET Bottles… they’re out of this world!

Come To The Dark Side… We Have Black Plastic Bottles!

For a sleek, sophisticated cosmetic product, look no further than our Black Plastic Bottles – they’re out of this world! They are made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic, which is fully recyclable, lightweight and robust, making them ideal for packaging lotions, serums, sprays and much more. Best of all, they are compatible with a wide variety of different caps, including screw caps, atomisers, disc tops, flip tops, trigger sprays and lotion pumps, which gives you the option of many types of dispensation. Whether you’re packaging a hair spray that needs to be sprayed in a fine mist, or a moisturiser that needs to be squeezed out, we’ve got the right bottle and cap for you.

Suitable For Many Different Industries

These black plastic bottles come in a variety of sizes ranging from 50ml up to an astronomical 1 litre, making the range suitable for storing small amounts of luxury cosmetics and large amounts of industrial scale cleaning products alike. The possibilities go on and on, from car care and cleaning products, to hair products and toiletries.

Minimalist Style

Black is a colour of elegance, mystery and sophistication, and these glossy black bottles simply ooze these characteristics. They look inconspicuous in home bathrooms as well as in luxury hotel rooms! The dark side is much more fun…

Recyclable Material

PET plastic is fully recyclable, however many councils cannot currently collect black PET plastic packaging, as the dark pigment in the material makes it difficult for automatic sorting machines to recognise it and it ends up going to landfill. We recommend finding a specialist black PET plastic recycling company to refer your customers to when they have finished with any product that you have packaged in the bottles, or you could upcycle instead of recycle. What is upcycling? It’s taking a used object and giving it a new lease of life – for instance, you could make your empty bottles into a DIY bird feeder, a vase or use them in arts and crafts activities with the kids!

Still Not Convinced?

If you don’t want to take our word for it, then just let our customers’ photos do the talking for the high quality of our Black Plastic Bottles! Skinderella uses these bottles for their range of facial beauty products made for GlossGods, with the simple white labelling making this brand striking and oozing a luxury feel.

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So get your Black Plastic Bottles today and send your brand soaring into the stratosphere of successful business!

Customer Success Stories – You Share Your Photos!

We absolutely love seeing all the creative and wonderful things that happen to our jars and bottles after they leave our warehouse, as looking at row after row of empty bottles each day does lose its appeal. So last week, we asked our lovely customers to send in some photos of their finished products so we could admire and show them off for you and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response! We apologise that we have not been able to feature all the photos we have been sent, but here is a wide selection of our favourite customer success stories!

Imagination Station

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Who knew you could turn a simple plastic jar into something so beautiful? Well the brains behind Imagination Station have done just that. They’ve used our 200ml Clear PET Plastic Jars to create these stunning works of art that are actually holding slime kits within! We don’t even know where to start with the sheer amount of work and skill it would take to make just one of these pots, so we take our hats off to you. Definitely one of the most unusual customer photos we’ve ever been sent!

Thanks to Sarah Bleasdale for sending these photos in.

Kamila Aubre Botanical Perfume

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From the visual exuberance to understated style; Kamila Aubre Botanical Perfume uses our 15ml Ace Glass Fragrance Bottles to bottle parfum extracts, which are traditionally made in small splash bottles. We think the simple, yet beautiful labels that these bottles are branded with add to the luxurious look of the finished product.

Thanks to Kamila Aubre for sending these photos in.

Koivulehdon Hunaja Oy

Koivulehdon Hunaja Oy

This birchgrove honey all the from Finland is packaged in our Glass Verrine Jars and finished off with eye-catching labels that perfectly let you know exactly what the product is (even if you don’t speak Finnish)! Koivulehdon Hunaja Oy is a relatively new company founded in 2017 and we think that they are doing a fantastic job with branding so far!

Thanks to Mehiläistarhaaja Humalajoki for sending these photos in.

That Soap

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The rustic labels that That Soap uses to brand their ranges of beauty products are absolutely ideal for the type of products that they sell. They reflect the artisan, homemade products within whilst also looking professional and fit for the shelves of mass retailers. That Soap have used our Glass Ointment Jars and Amber Glass Dropper Bottles with pipettes to package their range of fantastic products in which are made all the way down in the South of France, for which we are very grateful!

Thanks to Julie Wackrill for sending these photos in.

Lilac And Thyme

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Our Clear PET Plastic Jars are have also been used by Lilac And Thyme to package face masks, hand creams and foot rubs, with the clear plastic showing off the tempting product within and the aluminium lids finishing the look with style!

Thanks to Bernice Drummond for sending these photos in.

No Frills Cosmetics

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No Frills Cosmetics manufacture moisturiser and beauty serum using our Airless Dispenser Bottles as packaging, which are great for products made from all natural ingredients as product contamination is reduced, getting rid of the need to use preservatives. No Frills Cosmetics’ products are completely natural and designed for sensitive skin and not tested on animals. But the best thing about these cosmetics? A portion of the sales of each product is donated to the founder’s cancer support group and other nominated cancer charities! What a truly fantastic and heartwarming reason for starting up a business.

Thanks to Ann Mason for sending in these photos.

Skinderella

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Skinderella is a range of facial beauty products made for GlossGods that are packaged in a variety of our stunning Black PET Plastic Bottles. The glossy black plastic bottles combined with their simple, one colour design labels makes for a striking finished product!

Thanks to Anna Hellqvist for sending these photos in.

Pomme d’Or Gift Ideas

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Now we don’t like to pick favourites, but these bath bombs from Pomme d’Or Gift Ideas might just take the top spot in our eyes… They’ve used our 1 Litre Round Clear PET Jar & 110mm White Screw Lid for this ingenious novelty product: Chill Pills Bath Bombs. What a great gift for friends and family who need a laugh! The clever labels are actually super simple in design, yet manage to jazz up the plain, clear jar to a professional standard – no wonder it’s their best seller. Top job guys!

Thanks to Anne-Marie Fowler for sending these photos in.

Velouté Body & Face Cream

These gorgeous face and body creams from Velouté Body Cream is packaged in our Black Arese Jars to give it that luxury look that it oozes. The black and gold colouring together elevates this product to the top end of the market, with customers also reporting that the shive within the lid of the jar is great for keeping the cream fresher longer!

Thanks to Carolyn Simpson for sending these photos in.

Damask Skincare

Damask Skincare‘s Hair Growth Oil is packaged neatly in our 50ml Glass Flask Bottle, which we think gives it a luxurious look and feel for the customers. It’s the perfect choice for this miracle oil!

Big Green Tree Natural Skincare

These hand and body washes wouldn’t look out of place on the shelves of The Body Shop or Boots, but they are in fact made by Big Green Tree Natural Skincare who are based on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire! Using our 150ml and 250ml Square PET Bottles and lotion pumps, they have created this sleek, stylish range of skincare products to keep Britons moisturised. If the names are anything to go by, we bet these products smell amazing…

Thanks to Helen Frear for sending these photos in.

Ma’s Bars

Ma’s Bars make sure to use locally sourced ingredients in their handmade ranges of beauty products, making them a great advocate for small business in Greater Manchester, where they are based. That’s why we’re happy that they have also chosen a local packaging supplier with Ampulla Packaging, as we too are from the area! These products have been packaged using our Clear PET Boston Bottles and lotion pumps.

Thanks to Helen Robinson for sending these photos in.

The Pamper Box

The Pamper Box offers bath and body goodies that are handmade fresh to order via their Facebook page, using a number of different items from our packaging ranges. For their jelly soaps they use our 120ml Clear Round Plastic Food Pots, the shower whips are packaged in our 150ml Clear Wide Neck PET Plastic Jars and finally, the foaming salts are bottled in our 250ml Clear Plastic Juice Bottles!

Thanks to Laura Burton for sending these photos in.

Birch Lea Soaperie

Nothing says rustic like the branding and labels that Birch Lea Soaperie have used on their fantastic sugar scrubs and body butters! Instead of simply sticking an adhesive label on, they’ve gone the extra mile and used string to tie their labels around the 200ml Clear Wide Neck PET Plastic Jars, which perfectly suits the handmade nature of the products. We love it and I’m sure their customers do too!

Thanks to Leanne Seymour for sending these photos in.

The Little Blue Hen Soap Crafting Company

These artisan soaps from The Little Blue Hen Soap Crafting Company is a vegan business, meaning that their soaps do not contain any animal products and are not tested on animals. They’ve even gone plastic free in order to reduce their impact on the environment! The soaps pictured above are packaged in our Glass Ointment Jars and Glass Simplicity Bottles.

Thanks to Michelle for sending these photos in.

Dandy Candies

The retro sweets that Dandy Candy sell offer their customers a nostalgic look back at their own childhoods! We absolutely love the old-school branding of the jars and the clever lollipop logo, and they even give customers to option to add a personalised message if they are sending sweets as a gift. Customers apparently love the look of the shine of the jar and the foil on the labels, which is very eye catching. Get the look yourself with our range of Plastic Sweet Jars!

Thanks to Sammie Key for sending in these photos.

Rainflower

Rainflower offers a wide range of products, including soaps, candles, hair care products and even gardening gifts! For their range of hand creams, Rainflower use our 50ml and 100ml PET Plastic Jars paired with aluminium lids, which are finished off with a lovely floral label on the lid.

Thanks to Sandra Robertson for sending these photos in.

Singleton Skincare

These beautiful cosmetics and candles are from Singleton Skincare, a producer of home and beauty items. We love the simple, yet distinctive, logo that is embossed across the whole range of products, which when combined with the mellow pastel colours of the labels, makes for a very attractive brand! Singleton Skincare has used our Aluminium Jars, Glass Votives and Plastic Lip Balm Tubes to package the products seen above.

Thanks to Sarah Singleton for sending these photos in.

K Tang

 

Last, but certainly not least, we have London-based K Tang; which is packaged in our 180ml Clear Plastic Squeezer Bottles. K Tang is a ketchup made using kimchi, a traditional Korean pickled vegetable side dish, which gives it a distinctive tang that is perfect for burgers, chips and avocado (apparently)! We think the design of the logo fits K Tang’s young, alternative target market down to a tee!

Thanks to Stephan Fowler for sending these photos in.

BRAND NEW Colourful Lids For Our Plastic Jars!

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Want to make your products stand out from the crowd and make an impact in-store and online? Step forward our brand new, vibrant, colourful lids made for our 10ml and 20ml screw-top plastic jars! They come in 5 different eye-popping colours: sherbet yellow, soft lilac, flame red, bubblegum pink and baby blue, alongside the standard white and black options, all designed to make your products pop with style! As well as providing style, these lids are also functional, with the screw-top locking in your product’s freshness and stopping it from leaking.

We think that these lids are perfect for locking in paint, glitter and cosmetics such as eye shadows, as you can colour co-ordinate the lids to the shade of your product within. The pastel colours of these lids are appealing to young kids and adults alike, meaning that the ideas for what to put in these jars are endless! Their small sizes also make these jars a fantastic option for sending out samples of your products to potential customers through the post, or for placing on a tester stall in-store.

Prices for our 10ml plastic jars with one of our brand new colourful lids start at just 20p each, with the price per unit going down when you buy in bulk quantities! So whether you’re a small indepandent retailer or a huge multi-national business, we’ve got the perfect packaging pricing for you.

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The 20ml jars are slightly taller than their 10ml counterparts, but are just as lightweight and sturdy. The curved surface of the jars give you the ideal surface for placing your branded labels and stickers to make the jars your own! Prices for our 20ml plastic jars with screw top lids start at 36p each, again with further discounts per unit when bought in bulk quantities.

So what are you waiting for? Bag a bargain and a splash of colour today! Click here to browse the whole collection!

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Deals On Plastic E-Liquid Bottles

The rise of the use of e-cigarettes (or vaping) has been astronomical in recent years, thanks to its reputation as a healthier alternative to regular tobacco smoking. But cigarettes need e-liquid and that’s where savvy retailers come in! Now is the time to cash in on this trend and, luckily for you, we’ve got great plastic e-liquid bottles for you to take your signature scent to the masses in style!

We have 4 different plastic e-liquid bottles that range in sizes from 5ml up to 15ml, with a choice of white, natural or clear colours. The opaque bottles are made from LDPE (low density polyethylene) which is squeezable to makes dispensing e-liquids quick and easy, whilst our clear bottle is made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate), which offers the same properties but also allows customers to see a fill line and the colour of the e-liquid within.

Our smallest bottle is the 5ml Natural LDPE Dropper Bottle, which is ideal for offering out samples of your e-liquid flavours to new customers. The bottle comes complete with a 14mm Screw Cap, as well as having a dropper funnel insert which is the perfect size for filling an e-cigarette chamber. These bottles are priced at 31p each, but if you buy in larger bulk quantities they can be yours for as little as 19p per unit! The next size up is our 10ml Natural LDPE Dropper Bottle, which is exactly the same as the 5ml version, just double the size! However it isn’t double the cost, with prices starting at 30p per bottle but going down as low as 17p per unit when you buy in bulk.

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If you want a transparent bottle, then our 10ml Clear PET Dropper Bottle is what you need! This is the perfect option if you have a particularly brightly coloured e-liquid that you want to catch your customers’ eyes with. It’s slightly taller than its LDPE counterpart, but still has a dropper insert and compatible screw cap to complete the look and lock in the freshness of your e-liquids. Prices start at 31p per unit and go as low as 18p per unit when you buy in larger quantities. Finally, the largest of our plastic e-liquid bottles is the 15ml White LDPE Dropper Bottle, which is completely opaque to give you plenty of different design options when creating your labels and avoiding colour clashes with the e-liquid within. The compatible screw cap is tamper-evident (as are all the other caps mentioned in this post), which gives your customers peace of mind about the quality and safeness of the product. These bottles cost 31p per unit, going down to as little as 16p per unit when bought in bulk.

So what are you waiting for? Mix up your own e-liquids to make at home and save money, or stock up on packaging for your range of e-liquids to sell in-store or online!

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Global Marketing Fails And How To Avoid Them!

If you’ve got a fantastic homegrown business that is going from strength to strength in the UK market, so it’s only natural that you want to expand your products into new global markets. The amount of global marketing fails that have happened in recent years since the advent of the Internet in a ‘global marketplace’ are truly astonishing! Here are our tips for up-and-coming brands who want to take their businesses to the next level in foreign markets, whilst avoiding mistranslations and cultural gaffes.

Make Sure That Your Brand Name Or Slogan Translates Correctly

Did you know that in Quebec, the French speaking province of Canada, the fried chicken brand KFC is known as PFK? This is because the province has such strict naming laws that the French translation of Kentucky Fried Chicken had to be used, therefore it became known as Poulet Frit Kentucky (PFK)! This is an example of a brand that had to tweak its name to fit into the market, but other brands have not been so fortunate with their launches in new countries! The former mobile phone company Orange ran into difficulty when it tried to launch in Northern Ireland in the 1990’s. As you can imagine, their slogan of “The future’s bright, the future’s Orange” didn’t go down particularly well with the large Catholic population, who clashed with the Orange Order of Protestant Loyalist during the Troubles…

Some more amusing global marketing fails include:

  • Pepsi launched into the Chinese market with the slogan “Pepsi brings you back to life”, which translated as “Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the grave”.
  • The American Dairy Associations’ slogan of “Got milk?” didn’t quite work in Mexico, where it was translated as “Are you lactating?”.
  • Non-English businesses can also suffer when they try to launch products in English speaking countries. In 2005, IKEA launched their ‘Fartfull’ workbench, which made people giggle for obvious reasons…

It’s a good idea just to pop your brand name, product names and slogans into Google Translate before committing to them in the global market!

Differentiate Your Product Range

One huge global brand that has managed to completely dominate the fast food market in over 100 countries around the world is, of course, McDonalds. Now here in the UK, we may think that McDonalds is just a simple burger and fries chain, but it has managed to change its menu around the world to appeal to local tastes with huge success! For instance, in India you can enjoy a McCurry Pan (curried vegetables baked in a cream sauce inside an edible pan constructed from bread), in Hong Kong you can order Sausage ‘n’ Egg Twisty Pasta (exactly what it sounds like), whilst over in Croatia you can grab yourself some McToast (cheese and ham pressed in pitta bread). The Bacon Roll is also the only item on the UK menu which is exclusive to the UK. Who knew?

Coca Cola has also announced this week that they are going to introduce an alcoholic variety of their famous drink in Japan, in order to appeal to the growing market for them amongst young people in the country. This is a prime example of how a massive global brand has to constantly reassess their product range and brand to keep up with changing demand, in order to grow and stay relevant in their different markets, but this also applies to smaller companies just starting out in the global marketplace.

Product differentiation is absolutely essential for brands that have a large spectrum of product ranges, such as fast- food restaurants, however it can work in the opposite way. Some brands’ unique selling points are the fact that they do not assimilate in to culture of their target market. Examples include Rolls Royce, Jaguar, McVities and HP Sauce, all of whom deliberately play up their British heritage and personality to appeal to differing markets and use it as a by-word for high quality. Whether you go for this tactic or not depends on the product or service that you are offering!

Adapt To The Local Culture

Let’s say you’re a producer of a range of meat-based food products and you want to expand into the Indian market. You need to consider that in India, beef is not widely eaten as the cow is a sacred animal in Hinduism (a large percentage of the population are Hindus). This would mean that you may have to adapt recipes to appeal to that market, that you wouldn’t do in other markets. This culture shock doesn’t just apply to recipes, but also the ethos and idea behind your brand.

Airbnb had a struggle when they initially launched in Japan, where the whole idea of home-sharing and uncertainty was simply not part of the culture, where people are more reserved. The company managed to counteract this through their friendly, approachable and accessible customer service and brand image, which encourage the Japanese to get involved!

Comply With Product And Packaging Regulations

Finally, you will need to make sure that your packaging companies with the rules and regulations of your export country. For example, China has now just introduced new regulations in regards to monomers and polymers which differ from current EU regulations. Luckily, here at Ampulla we have a wide range of UN certified packaging, including stackable containers and round cans, that are suitable for use in many different countries, including the products below.

 

If you’re looking to export bulk quantities of your product then our range of stackable containers are ideal for packaging them, due to being designed to be stacked up in large orders for transport. Sizes for our UN Stackable Containers range from 1 litre up to 25 litres, in natural, white and blue colours and a choice of lids. Our UN Round Cans come in sizes ranging from a small 250ml up to 2 litres, with screw top lids in various colours included.

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