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Bob Janik

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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: Types of Packaging, Unboxing, Shipping, Brand Packaging

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

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

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 Packaging, Product Safety, Shipping, Industrial Packaging

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

Stock Vs. Custom Packaging Boxes

Posted by Bob Janik on Jun 15, 2018 1:42:52 PM

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?”

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

Performance Under Pressure: Edge Crush Test for Corrugated Cartons (+ a Free Chart!)

Posted by Bob Janik on Jun 7, 2018 2:50:00 PM

When you think about it, the humble corrugated cardboard box is a miracle of engineering. The simple yet amazingly durable carton carries countless products to their destinations -- and corrugated boxes just keep getting better. Part of the credit for this improvement goes to  recent advances in methods for testing their strength.

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Your Guide to Understanding Corrugated Flutes (+ a Free Print-Out!)

Posted by Bob Janik on Jun 5, 2018 2:33:26 PM

As a warehouse manager, VP of operations, buyer, purchaser, or procurement official, you understand the critical importance of using strong packaging materials when shipping product to customers.

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Topics: Packing Materials, Product Packaging, Shipping