Our experience in the industry has helped us innovate and perfect our contract packaging and assembly services. Dive deep into our offerings to see how we can take a load off your shoulders.
Labeling / Relabeling
Subscription Box Packaging
Shrink wrapping is one of the best ways to seal and protect your retail package while at the same time providing a polished, upscale “look” to your product. With over 20 years experience shrink wrapping retail packages and products, we can help you with your next Packaging Project.
We have the necessary machinery to shrink wrap any size package including a manual L-Bar, semi-automatic or fully automatic machine for projects with higher volumes.
We use only the best shrink film with superior clarity to ensure that your package will look clean and crisp. We can begin production 24 hours after receiving your materials and can provide quick turnaround as required by your due dates.
Additional Products Developed in 2015
In 2015, Xpress 360 further expanded its packaging capabilities at our Indianapolis, IN plant with the addition of Polyethylene Film Bundle Wrapping and Shrink-wrapping equipment from Arpac. Arpac is generally regarded as the top of the line Poly Bundle Wrapping or Tray Bundling equipment manufacturer.
With this new equipment Xpress360 has the ability to offer our customers consistent daily production numbers as well as offering multiple shift daily run capabilities with the absolute minimum amount of downtime.
This process is also known as tray wrapping (when items are wrapped inside corrugated cardboard trays), bullseye wrapping (due to the bullseye shaped hole on two of the sides where the film is not sealed), and Poly Bundling.
The greater thickness, strength, and durability or Polyethylene film used in bundling, in addition to the significantly lower material cost, make poly bundling or bundle wrapping the obvious choice for larger and heavier items such as: glass or plastic jars or bottles, food and drink items, and larger or heavier multipacks or assortments. In addition to the greater durability, polyethylene bundle wrapped packages tend to grip better (or in other words are less slippery) than polyolefin shrink-wrapped packages.
This means that polyethylene film wrapped product in corrugated cardboard trays can often be stacked directly on top of one another on pallets (when the product itself can directly support it), saving on the additional cost and bulk of shipper cartons, totes, gaylords, or buckhorns (plastic gaylords).
Kitting Services (or bundling) is the process of grouping products into sets that can be sold as a single unit, and its impact on your business can be big! Xpress360 offers a full range of kitting and assembly services with flexibility for each customer to decide what parts we provide after receiving an itemized quotation.
It might be a single part of your kitting project or it might make most sense for XPress360 to provide turnkey services to handle the entire project from start to finish. Including creative services for the design and manufacturing of Printing & Packaging components and other needed items.
We apply best practice kitting, assembly, shrink-wrapping and packaging into a workflow assigning specific, detailed tasks from start to finish. We determine space, receiving, staging, materials, handling, kitting, assembly, cartons, and packaging materials to ship at the best cost, accurately, and with high quality.
We integrate work cell, assembly line, and combination cell/line kitting, assembly, and packaging solutions. Process is clearly defined for every kit from handling of items to be received, kitted and/or assembled, packaged, and shipped. Quality processes will enforce efficiency and accuracy by aiding, driving, or removing the human element by integrating hand work, equipment, other tools, and automation when prudent. The more complex the kit the brighter Xpress360 Kitting shines. We think ‘big picture’ and practice.
Our operations team understands the importance of doing the job right the first time while meeting your deadlines. Contact us with questions or quote requests.
Other Services to go along with Kitting:
Labeling / Relabeling
Xpress 360 can print and apply labels of all types and sizes! With hundreds of existing dies we can provide labels and stickers for most projects without additional tooling costs. Here a few common labels and stickers:
Scratch off Labels
Custom Labels of all types
Label Application– We have years of experience applying labels to merchandise and products of all kinds. Things like books, shipping cartons, promotional products, and a variety of other retail items.
Hand Application– We can do precise hand application that requires placement within 1/32 of an inch with the fastest turns and lowest pricing in the industry!
Barcode serialization labeling and tracking labels
Responding to the market trend for increased product identification and tracking capabilities. Xpress 360 offers serialization barcode labeling and scanning. Xpress can now print and affix custom serial number, Mac address, and sku labels, in addition to carton and pallet labels and provide all of this data in files that can be imported or uploaded into customers’ WMS or ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics. Barcode serialization will allow your company to identify the precise location of each individual product with it’s unique serial number and locate it in your warehouse, third party warehouse, or in transit location, at any time from your WMS or ERP system.
This also helps companies identify and prevent theft and counterfeiting, in addition to helping to segregate and re-work, re-brand, re-package, or update / upgrade product that may need new packaging, further inspection, or other upgrades or refurbishment. Xpress is proud to offer this more advanced barcode labeling and scanning/ recording capability to it’s current menu of labeling technology.
This industry is very large and means different things to different people. At Xpress360, we understand the nuances of the display industry and have been servicing this industry many years.
Displays come in all shapes, materials, and sizes. From simple counter POP displays to more complex floor displays with many parts. We’ve earned a reputation for building, filling and drop-shipping top quality corrugated displays to exacting specifications and shipping requirements.
Standard or Turn-Key
Flat corrugated components are received to us on pallets. The products going into the displays are either received on pallets or floor loaded containers. The corrugated displays are assembled and the products are packed into the displays based on the customer’s planogram.
Each display would be secured with a corrugated shroud, strapping, corner boards, or stretch wrap to ensure it travels safely through the supply chain. When the retailer receives the display, all they need to do is unpack the unit and place it on their floor.
Xpress360 can also offer a turn-key display option. Let us design, produce, and pack your display. Keeping the project under one roof can save you time and money in managing your display projects.
Upon request we can handle any of the back-end logistics including drop shipping of pallet displays direct to stores, D/C’s or Box stores as needed.
POP displays we design, assemble and package include:
Club Store Displays
Dump Bin Displays
Quarter Pallet POP Displays
Half Pallet POP Displays
Full Pallet POP Displays
Features and design parameters to consider for custom display projects:
What display style do you require?
What types of stores will your display be marketed at?
How many of your packaged units do you want packed out into the display?
How many “facings” do you want?
How many sides of the display get “shopped”?
What type of graphics do you want for your display?
Do you want a display “header”?
How many SKU’s will go into the display?
Are there maximum outer dimensions for the overall display?
What are your timelines?
Belly bands, also referred to as books bands, jacket bands, and publisher’s bands are also used in publications to protect books, magazines and printed collections, and can be used to secure the contents of presentation folders. We design, print and assemble custom or generic paper, SBS board, and vinyl belly bands (book bands). Belly bands can be used to add promotional eye-catching verbiage or awards, or to bundle an assortment of books together.
Many Uses Marketing, Branding, Function
Belly bands provide great place for branding, marketing, care instructions and manufacturer information. Add custom effects such as foil stamping, embossing or metallic inks to differentiate your brand from the competition. One good example are Sock bands, which are available in a wide range of sizes, papers and finishes.
Package your products like candy bars or socks with a belly band that provides additional product promotion area. Some businesses include coupons and creative incentives to gain customer retention. The first product is already in the customer’s hands, so it is an ideal way to connect with them for future sales.
Many customers have us shrink-wrap banded bundles to protect their products and packaging. We can also sticker a plain band to give the appearance of printing and reduce costs on short runs. Call us today for a quote!
Retailer, Wholesaler, Bulk, LTL Shipments
Our Fulfillment services team offers quick assembly and pack-out of your product in a secure environment.
We provide the services your company needs including display assembly, product packaging, warehousing and shipping.
By offering an ‘all in one’ solution, from concept to delivery, Xpress360 saves you both time and money.
Retailer and Wholesaler B2B Fulfillment
Xpress360 can cater to a full range of wholesale and B2B retail fulfillment services to create a complete integrated turnkey service for your business. Our team is experienced in labeling, repackaging and coordinating transit according to retailers’ inbound EDI standards and routing guides. Companies can leverage our experience in shipping bulk palletized, LTL, FTL and by case orders to both distribution centers and brick and mortar locations.
Bulk and LTL Shipments
Clients can have shipments sent to their trade clients via LTL freight, UPS 100 weight service, or standard ground methods. Xpress360 can also prepare and bill back freight including to customer’s accounts.
Get Inspired – Create that perfect custom box that is sized, designed and printed to take your brand or products to the next level and make your subscribers feel like they’re getting something special
Select Type– With Xpress-360 you can choose from corrugated mailer boxes that are stylish and durable or variety of shipper boxes that are strong enough for heavy products and also have the needed protection for fragile items.
Size- Select a size that will give you a clean and organized look with product placement to maximum your message. We have existing die sizes that you can choose from or you can create a custom sized box that best matches your product requirements.
Design– From the start you can work with our designers to create a look that you will love! We will provide artwork templates that will allow you to print on the entire box or carton, including the inside. Each step along the way we and proof the artwork and provide CAD samples to ensure a result that will match your expectations.
Quantity and Pricing- We offer low minimum and no maximum quantities at pricing and turnarounds that is among the best in the industry. Contact us today!
At Xpress360, no job is too large or small – or too difficult to put together. We offer high-quality custom hand assembly of complex projects, including multi-piece products and packages, fragile materials, and just about anything in an unusual size or shape.
Our highly skilled and experienced manual assembly team provides fast, accurate service for even the most complicated projects.
With careful attention to detail and rigorous quality control, they personally ensure that every component of your project is assembled precisely by hand, packaged and labeled correctly, and shipped safely as per your requirements
Our custom hand assembly services include product testing, inspecting, collating, gluing and much more including all of the following services:
Labeling / Relabeling
Need product tested, inspected, reworked or repackaged?
What work does your company handle internally that causes you trouble?
Lots of work and not enough people, space or time to meet your deadlines?
Are non-value-added, labor-intensive projects jeopardizing your bottom line?
Is a high or low-volume manufacturing process slowing down your primary production?
XPress360 has extensive experience in reworking or repackaging projects quickly and inexpensively.
Whether you need to verify counts, repack for specific customers, do quality inspections or completely rework your product, XPress360 assembly staff will do a quality job with the fastest turn around in the business!
We can also provide all the printing & packaging items that you may require. Please contact us if you need a quote. We are set up to begin your repackaging project tomorrow!
Along with Product Testing, here are a few examples of our repackaging services:
• Verify carton counts, weight inspection and correction • Component removal and repackaging • Sorting • Hand Gluing & Taping • Rejacketing books • Visual inspection • Unpacking and repackaging into new retail cartons • Repackaging imported units • Re-labeling product • Re-label shipping cartons • Replacing outdated packaging • Component additions to kits • Inspection services • Disposal of rejected materials • Unwrapping and shrink wrapping • Special hand assembly of all varieties!
If you are looking for a strategic contract packaging or co‑packing partner to provide turnkey solutions, you’ve come to the right place. At Xpress360, we work side-by-side with every customer to ensure we thoroughly understand their unique needs and challenges.
We are project managers who take ownership and are accountable for every intricate detail of your important program. From design to completion, we are 100% responsible for its success – and yours!
Proven Supply Chain
Local Packaging Vendors
When it comes to product packaging, primary packaging deals with the first layer of packaging that directly contacts the product. Secondary co packing services refers to the next layer of packaging used to group various pre-packaged products together. This final packaging function can include kitting, bundling and sealing products in hundreds of different ways to ready them for retail sale. Xpress360 offers services to handle your product from start to finish or anywhere in between.
We have a proven supply chain of local packaging vendors for sourcing and procuring materials that can save you money, then we will manage the contract assembly process making sure all your needs are well cared for.
We are contract packaging specialists that you can depend for your next contract packaging or co‑packing project:
24 hour turnaround on quote requests
Package design support using most current trends and technologies
Fulfillment and third party logistics support for projects requiring back-end warehousing and distribution
Flexibility to change requirements “on the fly”
An account manager to manage the copacking and assembly process to make sure it meets all of the job specifications
Still Handling All Your Product Assembly and Packaging In-House?
If you’re not outsourcing your high volume projects, you’re probably doing yourself a disservice.
When you outsource your overflow work, you can reduce overall cost of operations and have faster, more efficient turnaround times. With Xpress360’s contract packaging and assembly services, we’ll:
Ensure your product’s confidentiality with camera surveillance and security throughout our entire 250K square foot facility.
Give you the comfort of knowing you’ll meet deadlines and project requirements with our expert experience and innovative processes.
Help you handle your rush projects or spikes in volume so that you can put your focus back on your core business.
Why Do Our Customers Keep Coming Back?
Save time and efforts by partnering with industry experts. Our years of experience give us the knowledge and skills to provide smooth, efficient processes that give you the freedom to attend to your clients and satisfy your customers.
From maintaining quality packaging to offering innovative solutions for the changing requirements of the contract packaging industry, we promise you this: Our operations team understands the importance of doing the job right the first time.
Reach your goals with tailored solutions. Every company and project requires unique attention. That’s why Xpress360 communicates with you on each project to adjust our process to fit your needs.
David, Sunny and Alexis were so professional and helpful! They all really came through for our company - it was such a terrific experience. We really appreciate them going the extra mile for our shipments!
I had a truckload of damaged product and they were able to get me in, sort, inspect, rework and palatalize the load in one day so we could still make delivery, Great people to work with.
Remove Bottlenecks and Prevent Slowdown, Once and for All
Connect with us to start making your operations more efficient.
Not ready to outsource all your work just yet? No problem. We’ll take on overflow work too.