Why using better packaging will get you more return customers in this crazy new world of food deliveries.
UberEats guilt, it's a real and valid thing right? Speaking from experience, that feeling of too lazy to cook, heck too lazy to even drive to pick up my takeaway is a real human condition, I'm sure! Throw in there the guilt of spending money at the moment and it's a triple whammy!
The introduction and significant popularity of food delivery services, like UberEats and Menulog have not only supported local food services during these hard times but they have allowed customers to continue to enjoy their favourite takeaway. But along with the guilt of being lazy, comes the remorse of adding to the waste chain by needing our takeaway in packaging.
During the height of Covid-19, most Australian governments instructed that it was takeaway and food delivery services only. This meant that food packaging became a major player in not only keeping customers food hot but also presentable when it arrived at their front door.
With market research company IbisWorld reporting the rise in Australian's preference for sustainable packaging and their concern about the origin of their products, it would be remiss of us not to consider the environmental impact of what an increase in takeaway and food deliveries would be doing to our waste contribution.
The upward trend of customers sourcing venues who use eco-friendly packaging has given a rejuvenated sense of purpose regarding environmental issues and is now prompting many Australian's to take positive action to be more sustainable when it comes to product packaging.
Think reusable shopping bags, coffee keep cups, bulk grocery items. It only makes sense that this lifestyle swing spills over to the guilty pleasure of grabbing a cheeky takeaway on a Friday night via a food delivery service. So, how can you ensure your customers are returning to you in this crazy new world of food deliveries as well as easing their UberEats guilt? Pop their food in a planet friendly package, of course!
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We have all of your sustainable packing needs, providing the best quality, most envrionmentally friendly take away food and beverage packaging available in Australia.
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