CS Packaging Blog

Custom Shipping Carton FAQs

Posted by Bob Janik on Oct 17, 2018 4:32:50 PM

As a product manufacturer or shipping agent, you know how important it is to have high-quality shipping cartons.

You intuitively know that you want your product to arrive in great condition, and realize that shoddy packaging leads to a lot of returns.

But, you still might have some questions about custom shipping cartons, so we’re here to answer them.

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Topics: Product Safety, Product Packaging, Shipping, Types of Packaging, Packing Materials

Shipping and Packaging Solutions Made Simple For Dart Logistics

Posted by Bob Janik on Oct 9, 2018 11:25:02 AM

Image courtesy of Dart Logistics

“No one likes to talk about packaging,” Bob Janik, President of CS Packaging will say to anyone who asks him about his industry. Why? Well, it’s just not exciting for most people and tends to be a hassle to deal with.

But, when you partner with the right packaging distribution company, the hassle is eliminated -- according to Rich Vitek, General Manager of Dart Warehouse Corporation. Not to mention, you want to talk about it and share your experience with others.

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Retention & Suspension Packaging: What it is and Why You Need it

Posted by Bob Janik on Oct 1, 2018 10:31:57 AM

 

If you’re unfamiliar with retention and suspension packaging and the increasingly important role it plays in e-commerce packaging, allow us to explain:

Let’s say you ordered some sort of expensive electronic product online, like a laptop.

You’re obviously excited for it to arrive at your home, and you may have even thought about the perceived risk that you took in ordering it online rather than at the store.

The risk we’re talking about? Shipping.

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Topics: Protective Packaging, Product Safety, Industrial Packaging, Custom Supplies, Product Packaging, Shipping, Types of Packaging

How Much Should I Budget for Custom Printed Boxes?

Posted by Bob Janik on Sep 13, 2018 4:48:41 PM

The first thing to understand about custom e-commerce and subscription boxes is that they don’t come with standard pricing.

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Topics: Shipping, Types of Packaging, Brand Packaging, Unboxing

Custom Floor & Counter Top Displays: Standing Out (+ Budgeting for It)

Posted by Bob Janik on Aug 31, 2018 3:03:57 PM

Image courtesy of ODM Group.

In business, the "elevator pitch" is crucial - a story, anecdote, or explanation of a product that can be delivered in the time it takes an elevator to reach its destination.

In the B2C sphere, your packaging and presentation become that elevator pitch -- and the harder they are to see, enjoy, or understand, the harder you'll have to work to sell your products.

You need to design and budget for custom floor and counter top displays that not only capture the eye, but the imagination of your customers as well. So how can you make that happen?

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Topics: Custom Supplies, Brand Packaging, Product Packaging, Types of Packaging, Packing Materials

What Types of Protective Packaging Does My Product Need?

Posted by Bob Janik on Aug 13, 2018 2:48:01 PM

 

Packages often live hard lives. They are jostled about by machines and conveyor belts. People toss them on trucks, or stack them to unreasonable heights without worrying about crushing what is inside.

If it is your precious product inside that package, you might have a big problem on your hands.

So, whose fault is it when a product arrives broken or damaged? Some responsibility lies in the transportation process, but most fault can be traced directly to poor product packaging -- meaning, it’s actually your fault.

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Topics: Protective Packaging, Industrial Packaging, Custom Supplies, Product Packaging, Shipping, Types of Packaging

How to Use a Custom Corrugated Subscription Box to Stand Out

Posted by Bob Janik on Jul 30, 2018 1:41:05 PM

 

If you run a subscription service, you know your boxes are a lot more than a means to protect your merchandise from the bumps and jolts of shipping.

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Topics: Unboxing, Custom Supplies, Product Packaging

Strapping Machines: An Underrated Ally for Your Packaging

Posted by Bob Janik on Jul 23, 2018 12:30:13 PM

As your packaging production ramps up, so must your processes.

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Topics: Product Safety, Industrial Packaging, Product Packaging, Shipping

Custom Shipping Packaging Supplies You aren't Using (But Should Be!)

Posted by Bob Janik on Jul 9, 2018 12:31:52 PM

“It’s what is inside that really counts.” Although we often say this about people, some manufacturers and distributors think the same way about product packaging. They pore over every product detail, and then ship it out in whatever box that is available, without any thought to protection or presentation. Ignoring custom shipping packaging, however, can have a negative impact on your brand and your bottom line.

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Topics: Protective Packaging, Product Safety, Custom Supplies, Brand Packaging, Shipping, Types of Packaging

Guide to Third-Party Warehousing & Fulfillment (AKA 3PLs)

Posted by Bob Janik on Jun 28, 2018 1:34:32 PM

No matter how strong your product is or how skillfully your marketing is implemented, your customers’ opinions of your brand rest in one place: logistics.

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Topics: Industrial Packaging, Custom Supplies, Product Packaging, Shipping