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How Much Weight Can a Cardboard Box Hold? + Other Packaging FAQs

Is there anything more simple (or boring) than a cardboard box? Despite its deceivingly simple make-up and function, cardboard boxes can generate a lot of questions. We aim to answer some of the questions about the key packaging and shipping product that we get asked constantly, in the hopes of making our friend, the simple cardboard box, even more simple.  How Much Weight Can a Cardboar...

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Air Pillows and Air Cushion Packaging Systems for Shipping

Air Pillows and Air Cushion Packaging Systems for Shipping As online buying becomes more and more popular, the solutions for protecting the contents in transit must also evolve. After all, if online orders aren't able to be shipped so that products turn up at their final destination safely and securely, the e-Commerce market as a whole would collapse. Protective packaging isn't a huge is...

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Retention & Suspension Packaging Should Be Your Go-To Protective Packaging

  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 an 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 by ordering it online rather than ...

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Protective Packaging to Keep Your Eyes on in 2021 and Beyond

When consumers purchase a product in a store or order one online for delivery to their front door, they don't want to open the package to see a damaged or defective item. This reflects poorly on the brand and reduces the likelihood of the consumer conducting repeat business with them in the future.  It's worth noting that a product can become damaged in a variety of ways. The best way to...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Weight Limits of Corrugated Boxes

The following is an overview of the different weights available for corrugated boxes when shipping, from the lightest options to the heaviest options.  For comparison purposes, we include both Mullen burst test and edge crush test (ECT) figures. The burst test represents how much pressure can be applied before the wall of a box will rupture. The edge crush test is an indicator of the top...

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10 Benefits of Using Air Cushion Packaging for Shipping

Especially in a time where brick and mortar stores are facing hardship as a result of the pandemic, e-commerce is on the rise at an immense rate.  Because of this uptick in online shopping, there has also been an increased attention to the protective measures taken to maintain the safety and sanctity of the products being shipped. Check out our top 10 benefits of air pillow packaging for...

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The Pros and Cons of Springing for Custom Printed Packaging

  When it comes to selecting the packaging you will use to ship your products, you certainly have a lot of options. One of those options is electing to have custom printed packaging made with your company’s branding. There are many reasons as to why someone might choose to do this, as well as many reasons why they might prefer not to. Here are our professional opinions on some of the pro...

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Packaging and Shipping Considerations for eCommerce Stores

Shipping is not what it once was - and that's a good thing. There is no denying that the rise of online business, or e-commerce, has changed the face of shipping. Gone are the days of mail-order catalogs or TV call-in orders when companies could give a vague “4-6 weeks for delivery” and there wasn’t anything customers could do about it - including tracking their packages. Today, things h...

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7 Products Perfect for Molded Pulp Trays

Molded pulp trays are quickly becoming one of the most preferred packaging options for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, there's a wide range of products that can be packaged in them, all it takes is working with the right packaging supplier that can custom make the right pulp trays for your needs.  And two, molded pulp trays are perhaps the most sustainable packaging option toda...

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Stock vs Custom Packaging Boxes

Sometimes the question of how to package a product comes out as an afterthought. The product is produced and ready to go out to customers, and somebody finally says, “So how are we going to ship this?” A frantic rush ensues to find boxes that appear to be the right size, but the effort to save a few pennies results in using packaging that just can’t do the job of protecting its contents....

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