A Shift in Business
2020 saw a big change in business, and for Collinson’s Vacuum Packaging, this was reflected directly in their customers. “We saw a big shift in customers wanting to move into the retail space and take-home meals,” says co-owner Chris Collinson. “Suddenly they’ve got a new range of products, so we needed to help them with solutions and innovation.” This includes anything from compostable, low-waste wrappers to oven-safe vacuum pouches.
Much of Collinson’s Vacuum Packaging innovation is inspired by travel, with the directors previously traveling two or three times per year to Germany, China and the Netherlands to explore innovations in food manufacturing, machinery and packaging. Having a grasp on the latest technology enabled Collinson’s to help Australian food manufacturers and restaurants navigate the mass disruptions of 2020.
Optimising Business Rewards
Fortunately, Qantas Business Rewards makes staff travel more affordable for the Victorian-based company. Collinson redeems points on flights, upgrades and accommodation for business trips and has even previously used them to fly his family to Japan for a Christmas holiday.
Using B2Bpay – a secure online portal – the business earns Qantas Points when it pays bills and even when it receives payments, if a customer pays by Xero invoice. “Paying bills through internet banking is a long, tedious process but B2Bpay is fast and easy to use. Plus, we get rewarded for it,” says Collinson. “Some of our suppliers are Bonus Billers, so we can earn up to 3 Qantas Points per $1.50 on payments.”
Collinson also uses a Qantas Points earning credit card to rack up even more points on top. “We always try and get the maximum points because it’s good for our business.”
Source — Onsert — QBR (Qantas Business Rewards) Spirit of Australia Magazine Feb 2021
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