MOSCOW, June 26, 2018 (Press Release) -According to recent statistics, the Russian e-commerce market is expected to grow to 21.82 billion US dollars by 2020. However, customers complain about the hassle involved in returning products purchased online – the process usually involves having to manually tape up the original box or having to repack the goods entirely. In response to this situation, the global packaging and paper group Mondi will present its latest e-commerce solution Re(use) at the trade show RosUpack 2018 at Booth B503 in Hall 15, Pavilion 3, which will be available on the Russian market late 2018.
Re(use) is a one piece shipping solution featuring a double hot-melt application. The first hot-melt strip is used during fulfilment to tightly seal the package for dispatch, making additional plastic foil wrapping or bagging obsolete. The convenient tear-open strip – located between the two hot-melt strips - gives consumers easy access to their products upon receipt. If the product is not to their liking, the consumer can use the second hot-melt strip to quickly reseal the packaging and return it. Mariusz Sobieraj, Managing Director of Mondi Lebedyan commented: “This smart, yet simple, solution meets the growing demand of Russian customers for user-friendly packaging. Our easy-to-use, light and sustainable packaging solution helps brands stay competitive on the e-commerce market and boost brand loyalty.”
The packaging solution for e-commerce was developed for the German and Polish e-commerce market for clothing, shoes and accessories. To accommodate similar requests in the near future, Mondi’s site in Lebedyan, Russia, was recently equipped with a brand-new folder gluer, and is soon to be expanded by a hotmelt and tear tape unit.
About Mondi Corrugated Packaging
Mondi Corrugated Packaging is a business segment of Mondi Group and a leading supplier of corrugated packaging in Europe, with strong focus on Central and South-East Europe. Through a network of 15 plants the company provides innovative design and state-of-the-art printing and gluing technology. The packaging types range from standard transit cases and heavy duty containers to upscale consumer displays. They are applied as shelf- or retail-ready solutions, transport cases or large containers when shipping FMCG's, perishables, consumer durables, industrial and dangerous goods as well as other products.
Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, delighting its customers and consumers with innovative and sustainable packaging and paper solutions. Mondi is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films, to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is embedded in everything Mondi does. In 2017, Mondi had revenues of €7.10 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.44 billion.
Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker MND, and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker MNDI. Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent, and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.