There are 4 new plastic containers available from suppliers on Lumi. With these new additions, there are now 10 containers to choose from in the Bottles and Jars category.
Proofs no longer required on reorders
With our latest update, you no longer need to upload new proofs on reorders, as long as the order is placed with the same facility location as the initial order.
Here’s how it works:
• When a customer reorders an item with a valid quote, you’ll receive the order with the initial proof already attached.
• When you click to accept the order, you’re agreeing to move forward with the production, and an invoice will automatically be sent to the customer.
Poly foam inserts are now available from suppliers on Lumi, in various materials.
A few new molded plastic options are available from suppliers on Lumi. Clamshell containers and Blister Packs are designed for shelf display, while Thermoformed Plastic Inserts are slipped into boxes for retail or ecommerce.
Squeeze tubes are now available from suppliers on Lumi, in aluminum or plastic. Ideal for packaging creams, gels, or pastes.
Molded Pulp Inserts are rigid with a papery feel. Molded inserts can be used like trays, or doubled up to encapsulate your product from both sides.
To make these inserts, wet pulp is dried onto molds using high heat to harden it into a rigid shape. Molded pulp inserts can be made using wet press or dry press. Wet press tends to create a smoother surface, while dry press creates a more textured surface. The material selection also plays a role in the final texture. Talk to suppliers about your desired texture, and they can help you find the right material and process.
Most of the bottles and jars currently available in the catalog are made from glass. When it comes to sustainability, glass has a lot to offer. It's endlessly recyclable and easily reusable — especially with refill systems. Glass can be clear, or opaque for light-sensitive products. To customize glass containers, you can use direct printing, or opt for printed labels. Get to know the new collection:
To top your glass containers, choose from various caps and pumps:
There are more collateral options available from manufacturers on Lumi. With three new additions to the Collateral category, there are now over a dozen options to bring your messaging to life.
With the launch of sample galleries, now suppliers can showcase photos of their work. From a supplier's page, customers can click through the Sample Gallery to see photos of actual products produced at that facility.
Suppliers can add new photos to the sample gallery by updating their profile through the Profile Manager.
Whether you're a buyer or supplier, now you can reply to messages directly from your email inbox 🎉
When you receive an email notification about a message in Lumi, now you can reply directly to that email notification. Your reply will be sent to collaborators on that quote or order, and will also be visible in Lumi.
Email responses work with attachments too! This makes it easier than ever to keep conversations moving while you're on the go, from your phone or any other device that you use for email.
Each notification also includes a link back to the conversation in Lumi, so you can quickly access all the documents and history.
As your team grows and changes, Lumi remains your source of truth across manufacturing projects. All messages — whether they're sent via email or in the platform — are available in Lumi, not siloed in inboxes.