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Our Partnership With The Rainforest Trust UK

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Business Services (B2B), Charity, General Promotions, Offers/Promotions, UK

Here at Priory Direct, we recognise the effect that eCommerce businesses, including our own, have on the environment and how carbon emissions are generated from them. It is extremely important to protect our planet and that’s why we’re taking the necessary steps to do so and helping our customers in doing so too. In light of this, we’re extremely proud to let you know about our partnership with the Rainforest Trust UK, keeping our most endangered rainforests and tropical ecosystems safe.

We currently give our customers information on how eco-friendly their packaging choices are and have created our own range of planet-friendly packaging, of which 1% of our sales are donated to environmental causes.

However, we felt we could do more - from now on, our customers will have the opportunity to protect threatened rainforests every time they place an order over £30, at no extra cost. We offer our customers a free gift on their order as a thank you, which can then be given to the Rainforest Trust UK, protecting 1000m2 of rainforest.

The world’s rainforests are crucial for safely storing billions of tonnes of carbon and responsible for the protection and survival of our planet. Unfortunately, the equivalent of 50 football pitches of tropical rainforest are eradicated every minute, releasing carbon into the atmosphere and accelerating climate change further.

It is imperative that we take action - so when customers choose to give their free gift to the Rainforest Trust, they are safely storing more than 25 tonnes of carbon through saving 1000m2 of trees, without costing them a penny.

We are helping our customers to help the planet and make a change to the world we can truly be proud to call our home.

For more information about our partnership with the Rainforest Trust UK, visit our help & advice centre article here.

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If you need any help at all, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Lauren Churcher | lrc@priorydirect.co.uk | Samantha Holmes | sgh@priorydirect.co.uk | Chloe Winsper | cjw@priorydirect.co.uk 

World Cancer Day - How Online Retail Can Solve The Charity Sector Funding Deficit

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Business Services (B2B), Charity, General Promotions, Offers/Promotions, UK

Today - the 4th February -  is World Cancer Day, an important day for us all to recognise the vital work cancer charities are doing for our futures.

I’m sure that nobody needs reminding of the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on people and businesses across the country and indeed, the world. And the charity sector has been one of the worst affected. The closure of trading shops, cancellation of fundraising events, and reduced supporter fundraising due to over a third of the UK workforce being on reduced incomes, means that this year alone, Cancer Research UK are expecting a drop in fundraising income of £160m which will rise to £300m over the next 3 years. Only able to fund half as many scientists as usual, Cancer Research UK’s goal to improve cancer survival rate is in jeopardy.

On World Cancer Day 2021 it is key, now more than ever, to raise awareness of this essential cause and their funding deficit. The reduction in funding has the potential to prevent 3.7 million lives being saved every year, so the time to help most definitely is now; and we are determined to drive action.

We’ve taken a look at what can be done by businesses and online eCommerce platforms to help provide solutions to the charity sector funding crisis. With online retail sales booming over the last 12 months, increasing by over 46% in 2020 compared with 2019, and responsible for £2,120,700,000 revenue on average per week, the answer could be in eCommerce.

Since the pandemic hit in March last year, if all online retailers donated just 1% of online revenue to the charity sector, they would have received on average between £15.2m and £32.6m every single week. That means that online retailers alone could solve this problem in just 5 weeks.

Here at Priory Direct we give our customers the opportunity to donate 1% of their spend to one of our four charity partners at no added expense to themselves through our Charity Rewards program. Since November 2020 we have raised over £2,000 for Cancer Research UK and today, on World Cancer Day, we will be doubling all reward points donated to the charity. Our customers choosing to donate their reward points rather than redeem as savings for themselves, means that we can help scientists and researchers get one step closer to finding the cure.

For more information about how businesses can help alleviate the funding deficit for the charity sector and how we’re offering a lifeline to local and national charities, read the full story here.

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If you need any help at all then please get in touch

Lauren Churcher | lrc@priorydirect.co.uk | Samantha Holmes | sgh@priorydirect.co.uk

Priory Direct Charity Support Program

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Business Services (B2B), Offers/Promotions, Office, Product Launches

Here at Priory Direct our mission is to reduce the impact of ecommerce on the planet and also use our business as a vehicle for good. As well as focusing on sustainable, eco-friendly packaging and minimising environmental damage, we wanted to give our customers the opportunity to donate and give back to charitable causes; that’s why we’ve created the Priory Direct Charity Support Program.

Every order that is placed with us, we give 1% back to the customer in the form of reward points which are redeemable against future orders; customers now have the option to donate the monetary value of those reward points to their chosen charity. We have partnered with four wonderful charities to ensure that we - are our customers - are helping to make a real difference.

Our charity partners are:

  • Cancer Research UK - We pioneer research to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. We fund scientists, doctors, and nurses to help beat cancer sooner.
  • Save The Children - In the UK and around the world, we make sure children are safe and healthy. We support them to learn, grow and become who they want to be.
  • 1% For The Planet - We fund forces for environmental good, supporting diverse environmental organisations to have a bigger and better impact; we can do more together than we can alone
  • Heart of Kent Hospice - We make every day precious at the most difficult of times by providing exceptional care to people living with a terminal illness in Maidstone, Tonbridge, Malling and surrounding areas.

Donating is simple; once customers have put their items in the basket and gone through to the checkout, they will be presented with the option of donating their reward points to one of our charity partners. Once making that selection, we handle the rest from there, ensuring customers well earned points are correctly assigned and donated. Giving to charity has never been easier and never felt so good!

Don't forget, we're running great promotions exclusively on our affiliate programme, offer 7.5% commission for new customers, as well as free next day delivery on orders over £250 - if you haven't already, join us today!

If you need any help at all then please get in touch

Lauren Churcher | lrc@priorydirect.co.uk | Samantha Holmes | sgh@priorydirect.co.uk

7.5% Commission For New Customers

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Business Services (B2B), Offers/Promotions, Office, Product Launches, Promotion

Peak season has arrived and sales via online ecommerce retailers are increasing, so we want to ensure that you’re getting the most out of us and achieving the highest commission rate with every purchase. With the holiday season approaching and tighter Covid-19 restrictions coming into place, more and more people are turning to online shopping - particularly first timers.

We have a great range of packaging products that are perfect for attracting new customers and first time purchases; and we offer a higher commission rate - 7.5% - for first time customers coming through our Awin channel. So make sure you’re doing everything you can to achieve that high commission rate with our product promotions and offer codes.

ColomPac Book Wraps

ColomPac CP020 Book Wraps are the perfect packaging solution for sending a wide range of goods. Featuring pre-creased depth grooves to ensure a snug secure fit around your items, and peel and seal strips for speedy packing and despatch, these wraparound mailers are the ideal efficiency increasing product. Constructed from robust  cardboard with reinforced edges and strong corners, these book wraps minimise postage costs while providing maximum security and reducing your impact on the environment. Enjoy 10% off CP020 book wraps with the code COLOMPACWRAP valid until 31st December 2020.

Postal Tubes

Perfect for sending, storing and protecting documents, posters, prints or any other kind of rolled paper, postal tubes are a versatile, reliable packaging solution. Available in narrow, standard, wide, triangular and trapezium style, we have a postal tube product suitable for your every need. Recyclable, biodegradable and made from sustainable sources, postal tubes are an excellent eco-friendly choice that are perfect for all kinds of despatch operations.

Sealed Air Mail Lite Bags

Sealed Air Mail Lite bags are a great addition to any pack and despatch operation, be it large or small. Ideal for sending a wide range of goods, these lightweight bags keep postal costs down whilst the aircap bubble interior offers ultimate protection for your items. Designed with recycling in mind, the Sealed Air Mail Lites are easy to separate, meaning recycling the inner bubble bag and outer paper has never been easier. Available in 10 popular sizes, we have a  Mail Lite to suit your requirements. Enjoy 5% off Sealed Air Mail Lite bags with the code MAILLITE-5 valid until 31st December 2020.

Don't forget, we're running other great promotions exclusively on our affiliate programme, offer same day despatch before 5pm, as well as free next day delivery on orders over £250 - if you haven't already, join us today!

If you need any help at all then please get in touch

Lauren Churcher | lrc@priorydirect.co.uk | Samantha Holmes | sgh@priorydirect.co.uk

New Cardboard Box Sizes

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Business Services (B2B), Business Services (B2B), General Promotions, Offers/Promotions, Office, Product Launches

We’ve got your packaging essentials all boxed up.

When it comes to packaging, sometimes simple is best; and you can’t go wrong with a cardboard box. Versatile and robust, this packaging classic is ideal for protecting a wide range of goods in transit or during storage. But finding the perfect size can sometimes be tricky, that’s why we’ve added an additional 10 sizes to our offering – ensuring you find the perfect packing carton that ticks all your boxes.

Whether you need single wall for everyday despatches, or double wall for added protection, our range of standard packing boxes has everything you need. As well as being an efficient packaging solution, our cardboard boxes are also super eco-friendly. Made from sustainably sourced materials, they are biodegradable, recyclable, compostable and plastic free; cardboard really is king.

To find the perfect cardboard box for you, check out our range today, and be sure to use our Search By Size feature to make choosing the ideal size even easier.

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If you need any help at all then please get in touch
Lauren Churcher | lrc@priorydirect.co.uk | Samantha Holmes | sgh@priorydirect.co.uk

New Planet Friendly Packaging Products

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Business Services (B2B), Office, Product Launches, Promotion

Ditching the plastic and going green has never been easier; say hello to our brand new Grass Paper Mailing Bags!

Yes, that’s right, these paper mailing bags are made entirely from grass; a renewable, fast-growing material that is locally sourced, natural, and planet-friendly. Not only are our grass paper mailers 100% compostable, 100% recyclable, biodegradable and plastic free, the manufacturing process uses significantly less water and energy than that of standard paper, totalling a 75% decrease in Co2 emissions; making them the most eco-friendly packaging solution on the market.

With the same life-span and features of the popular kraft paper mailing bags, but with more eco-credentials, our grass mailers are an excellent planet-friendly packaging choice for pack and despatch operations. Featuring a strong block bottom and gusseted sides to perfectly package all your bulky, voluminous, non-fragile goods as well as an easy to use peel and seal adhesive strip for fastpacking, these grass paper mailing bags are a reliable solution that ticks all the eco-friendly boxes. Made carbon neutrally from sustainable materials, our gass mailers are a 5/5 on our eco score; the ultimate planet-friendly packaging choice. 

Can you believe grass can do all that? Stocked in 4 popular sizes that are perfect for a variety of needs, be sure to check them out today and see how they can take your eco-friendly operation to the next level.

Make The Swap Today

You may think that you need to totally overhaul your whole operation, but even the smallest of changes can have the largest effect. If you need help making the switch to more eco-friendly products, or if you need advice about what kind of eco-packaging is right for you, then head over to our Eco-Friendly Packaging Page and Help & Advice Centre for all the latest products and articles.

Don't forget, we're running other great promotions exclusively on our affiliate programme, offer 10% commission for new customers, as well as free next day delivery on orders over £250 - if you haven't already, join us today!

If you need any help at all then please get in touch

Lauren Churcher | lrc@priorydirect.co.uk | Samantha Holmes | sgh@priorydirect.co.uk

New Car Registrations - Safely Delivered Number Plates

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Business Services (B2B), Business Services (B2B), Office, Product Launches, Travel, Vehicles, Parts, Accessories, Vehicles, Parts, Accessories

It's that time of year again where new car registrations are being released and everyone wants to get their hands on a brand-spanking-new '20' number plate.

The increase in sales isn't the only good news if you sell number plates; we've got the perfect product which ensures they're exceptionally well protected and delivered safely.

Number plate sized Bubble Lined Bags are specifically designed for securely sending number plates; made with an extra strength oyster kraft paper outer for all-round reinforced protection and better puncture and tear resistance. The bubble wrap interior has a high slip coating to make packing quick, easy, and snag-free to keep your despatch operation running smoothly.

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We offer mix and match savings across our full range of 2200 packaging products, same day despatch before 5pm and free delivery on orders over £250. We're running other great promotions exclusively on our affiliate programme, offer 10% commission for new customers, as well as free next day delivery on orders over £250 - if you haven't already, join us today!

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Lauren Churcher | lrc@priorydirect.co.uk | Samantha Holmes | sgh@priorydirect.co.uk

Be A #RecyclingHero This Global Recycling Day

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Business Services (B2B), Business Services (B2B), Office

Today marks the celebration of Global Recycling Day, a day to raise awareness and encourage action for the protection of our environment through recycling. But how much do you know about recycling plastics? Do you know your PET from your HDPE or PP from PS? Well, wonder no more, we have put together this infographic to give you all the information you need to know about recycling symbols and the types of plastic that can be recycled.

Get to know your recycling symbols

So now you know your symbols and facts about recycling, it’s time to start making a change. Shop all our Recyclable packaging products and make a difference today.

If you aren’t sure which type of eco-friendly packaging is right for you and your operation, check out our recyclable packaging guide and make the swap now.

If you have any questions or need any help at all, please do get in touch.

Lauren Churcher | lrc@priorydirect.co.uk | Samantha Holmes | sgh@priorydirect.co.uk

New Eco-Friendly Products

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Business Services (B2B), Business Services (B2B), Office, Office, Product Launches, Promotion, Uncategorized

When it comes to packaging, we are all striving to find eco-friendly, plastic-free alternatives that continue to offer the best protection for our goods without compromising on quality. And as your packaging supplier of choice we want to make sure we are doing all we can to ensure you are using the most environmentally friendly, sustainable packaging possible.  That’s why we are continually adding to our ranges and stocking new, innovative packaging solutions that help reduce the impact that packaging has on the environment and work towards eradicating plastics for a greener future.

Priory Elements Eco Padded Envelopes™

The ideal eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic lined bags, our Priory Elements Eco Padded Envelopes are made entirely of paper and glue - no plastic included! Made from recycled materials, these paper padded bags are recyclable, biodegradable, plastic free and compostable, making them the ultimate eco postal packaging solution. 

Featuring a honeycomb-effect inner lining, these bags offer an excellent level of protection to your goods, ensuring they arrive safely with your customers, whilst the kraft paper outer creates a rustic, eco-friendly finish - helping you convey your eco message. Stocked in 6 popular sizes, shop the range today and pack your way to a plastic-free future.

Priory Elements Ecolopes™

Reduce your impact on the environment by sending your goods in our plastic-free, recyclable, biodegradable fluted envelopes. Made completely from paper and glue, these envelopes feature a corrugated inner material that offers just the right amount of protection to non-fragile goods and are lightweight enough to keep postal costs to a minimum. Stocked in 6 versatile, popular sizes, our Ecolopes are the ideal plastic-free alternative to traditional plastic lined bags. Check out the range today!

Make The Swap Today

You may think that you need to totally overhaul your whole operation, but even the smallest of changes can have the largest effect. By simply swapping your postal packaging to one of our plastic-free alternatives, you are working towards eliminating your businesses’ plastic consumption and helping to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in our environment. See what simple swaps your business can make and find out more about how you can go plastic-free.

Don't forget, we're running other great promotions exclusively on our affiliate programme, offer 10% commission for new customers, as well as free next day delivery on orders over £250 - if you haven't already, join us today!

If you need any help at all then please get in touch

Lauren Churcher | lrc@priorydirect.co.uk | Samantha Holmes | sgh@priorydirect.co.uk

ColomPac Packaging Offers

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Business Services (B2B), Business Services (B2B), Office, Product Launches, UK, Uncategorized

ColomPac packaging is renowned for creating innovative, efficiency-focused, premium packing solutions that are used by thousands of eCommerce businesses and despatch operations.

As the UK’s leading ColomPac service partner, we are proud to offer an extensive range of ColomPac packaging, from Instant Bottom Boxes and Extra Strong Book Wraps to Trapezium Postal Tubes and Printer Boxes.
Whatever your packing dilemma, ColomPac has the solution.

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We offer mix and match savings across the whole ColomPac range, same day despatch before 5pm and free delivery on orders over £250. We're running other great promotions exclusively on our affiliate programme, offer 10% commission for new customers, as well as free next day delivery on orders over £250 - if you haven't already, join us today!

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Lauren Churcher | lrc@priorydirect.co.uk | Samantha Holmes | sgh@priorydirect.co.uk

January Offers - Planet Friendly Packaging

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We're offering a free tape gun with your first 36 roll box of Priory Elements Eco Tape with the code ECOTAPE. Made from paper, this eco-friendly packing tape is fully recyclable, biodegradable, made from sustainable sources, and is completely plastic free.

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How To Go Plastic Free With Your Packaging

Written by PrioryDirect on . Posted in Business Services (B2B), Business Services (B2B), General Promotions, Office, Office, UK, Uncategorized

With every piece of plastic ever made still existing in some form, it's no wonder that more and more people and businesses are trying to eliminate unnecessary plastic as a starter, and eventually eradicate single-use plastic altogether. We can't all do everything, but we can all do something, so we've compiled our very best advice for how you can embrace eco, refuse single-use, and make your plastic free pledge – take a look at six of our top packaging picks:

PAPER MAILING BAGS

Out with the poly, in with the paper. If you're used to sending pre-packaged goods or non-fragile items in polythene mailers, why not swap to a paper alternative? Delivering on all of the same benefits of poly mailers but without the eco guilt, paper mailing bags are also recyclable and biodegradable unlike their plastic equivalents. With 79% of all plastic ending in either landfills or the natural world, making this simple packaging swap for your despatches would dramatically reduce the impact your business has on the environment.

Paper Mailing Bags

CARDBOARD BOXES

Cardboard Boxes are a true packaging classic; one of, if not the most, common form of packaging there is. A simple, low-cost solution which works for practically every business, is plastic free, and widely recognised by people everywhere to be easily recyclable. Cardboard as a material is incredibly versatile; not only recyclable, but biodegradable too, you or your customer can reuse cardboard boxes time and time again, and they're even made from 75% recycled materials.

ColomPac Return Boxes

PAPER TAPE

Don't ruin your plastic free cardboard boxes by sticking a non-recyclable plastic packing tape to it – go for a paper adhesive instead! Paper tape is an easy eco-friendly swap which can easily be recycled and biodegraded in one go along you’re your cardboard packaging. Even stronger than regular packing tape, far more secure, and way more planet friendly, paper tape is a super simple, great value swap which delivers the best quality time and time again.

Paper Tapes

CARDBOARD ENVELOPES

If you need reliable, reinforced protection for your items and you find yourself typically reaching for classic plastic bubble wrap lined padded envelopes, give cardboard envelopes a go. Made from extra strength corrugated cardboard to provide the very best protection, these robust envelopes are plastic free, recyclable, biodegradable, and made from FSC approved sources – an exceptionally eco-friendly and high-quality product which we guarantee won't compromise on the protective perks of plastic packaging and will be an excellent sustainable swap for your business and your customers.

ColomPac Cardboard Envelopes

JIFFY GREEN

Another alternative to using Bubble Lined Bags or wrapping products in bubble wrap before going in their outer packaging, are the mighty Jiffy Green padded bags. Swapping the plastic bubble wrap interior for a fully recycled paper fibre lining, Jiffy Green bags deliver the same, if not better, level of protection compared to standard padded envelopes, are not only simple to recycle, but biodegradable and even compostable too. A smart swap which not only eliminates your business' plastic consumption, but actually enhances the environment too.

Jiffy Green Padded Bags

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD ROLLS

Whether you're just starting out on your eco-friendly journey or looking to improve individual aspects of your operation, we’re confident we have the products and the expertise to help you. As a business we have made a commitment to reduce our impact, and the impact of our industry, on the environment so you can be proud in the knowledge that your packaging and eCommerce supplies are manufactured and delivered in the most eco-friendly way possible.

Corrugated Cardboard Rolls

ASK THE EXPERTS

We hope this has given you all the information you could need to know about going plastic free with your packaging, and probably a little bit more too. We pride ourselves on our service and sharing our knowledge wherever possible, so if you have any questions then please visit us at www.priorydirect.co.uk, speak to us on live chat, give us a call on 01622 580100, or use our Contact page.
eCommerce operations are our speciality and we can advise on all aspects of despatch to assist you in perfecting your process, so please get in touch - we'll be happy to help.