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Highlighting 2022

January 2023

In 2022, SKS improved and expanded its ever-growing E-Commerce site by adding new online features to enhance customer experience, most notably improving our checkout process in several ways. Throughout the past year, we also remained dedicated to sourcing inventory to the best of our ability despite being affected by industry-wide resource shortages and global supply chain issues. At the same time, we started new charity initiatives to give back to both local and national organizations.

As we reflect on 2022, we'd like to sincerely express our gratitude to all of the loyal SKS customers choosing to package with us throughout the years.

Happy New Year from our family at SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc. to yours!

To learn more about some of the 2022 highlights mentioned, continue reading below:

New Website Features

In 2022 SKS rolled out multiple changes to our E-Commerce site to provide customers with a smoother, more accessible, and faster ordering experience!

New Checkout Highlights and Features:

  • Single-page checkout, all steps can be carried out on one page, and in any order.
  • Designed to be easy, user friendly and intuitive.
  • Reduced number of clicks to complete an order. For a logged in user with saved options, orders can now be completed in as little as 1 click!
  • Stored checkout information. When the page is refreshed, most information that has already been entered will be retained so it won't have to be reentered.
  • Easier guest checkout experience with only one additional field to enter, and the ability to instantly create an account when placing your order.

We also developed improvements to the site and ordering process specifically for our international customers.

International Customers Can Now:

  • View pricing displayed in their country's currency.
  • View our website in their preferred language.
  • Have additional shipping options offered with delivery time estimates.
  • Pay customs and duty fees upfront

Additionally, we began offering customers the option to finance their purchases with PayPal Credit. This new feature allows customers to buy now and pay over time year-round with no annual fee. If approved for this service, customers can check out in just a few clicks with no card numbers or expiration dates.

Dedicated Inventory Sourcing

Throughout 2022 like many other businesses, SKS, unfortunately, experienced an increase in product backorders due to industry-wide resource shortages and global supply chain issues. During this challenging time, we worked with our customer's needs in mind and remained dedicated to providing quality packaging options. To replenish our inventory and ensure supply continuity, we began sourcing containers and closures from other suppliers in addition to the stock we already bring in to provide customers with alternatives for backordered items. SKS also continuously updates our website to reflect the most up-to-date replenishment dates and updates the information on customer bottle site account's to better our customer experience. From any product page where an item is out of stock, customers can see an item's approximate replenishment date, order the item now to reserve inventory when it does come back into stock, or sign up to be notified when supply of the product is available.

SKS Raises Awareness

In April 2022, we began our SKS Raises Awareness program. SKS has always strived to support various organizations and causes that have meaning to our employees and customers in different ways. With this new program, we aimed to raise awareness and pledged to donate 1% of our order profits to a different organization each month.

2022 Organizations:

  • April: Prevent Child Abuse America
  • May: The Stroke Recovery Foundation
  • June: American Trauma Society
  • July: The Wounded Warrior Project
  • August: The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC)
  • September: To Write Love On Her Arms
  • October: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
  • November: American Diabetes Association
  • December: Local Food Banks

Packaging Tip

Recipes and DIY Projects Featuring SKS Containers

The Recipes and DIY Projects Featuring SKS Containers section of our site features easy homemade recipes and DIY projects packaged in SKS containers. With a variety of over 6,000 containers and closures, SKS offers many possibilities for homemade and DIY products of all types. Choose from a range of sizes, materials, shapes, colors, and closures to suit your packaging needs. At the end of 2022, we started releasing a new series of short, easy-to-follow recipe videos that can be found in this section. Some of our recent features include Homemade Pickles in glass jars, DIY Lemon & Lavender Candles in glass jars, and DIY Peppermint Lip Balm in amber plastic jars.

Product of the Month

22 oz Clear PET Plastic Straight Sided Jars

Clear PET 22 oz jars feature a wide opening, rounded shoulders, and straight sides for easy labeling. These large plastic jars are available paired with smooth black PE lined caps, ribbed black induction lined caps, and smooth black or white PS22 lined caps. Clear PET offers high clarity for excellent product visibility and provides good moisture and gas barriers. Consider these clear PET jars for packaging various bath and body products, food, nutraceuticals, and more. 22 oz clear PET straight sided jars are also available in pallet quantities at discounted pricing.

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