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Packaging and Shipping Supplies to Budget For in 2019

Posted by Bob Janik on Jan 24, 2019 3:59:55 PM

The key to the overall success of any business is the quality of their products. Ideally, products don't just meet a need -- but they're quality designed and made, long-lasting and easy to use.

And while much attention is placed on product development and quality control during the design, engineering and manufacturing processes, there's an important end-of-line task that also cannot be downplayed.

We're talking about packaging and shipping the product. Yes, a great product is ideal, but it does the end user no good if it's broken, damaged or not working when the consumer goes to use it.

The right packaging and shipping products can help safely get a product from Point A to Point B, whether that Point B is a retail store or consumers themselves.

It's why it's so essential to budget for these costs on an annual basis, as not having the right solutions in your warehouse is going to do more to harm your business than it will do to help it. 

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

Air Cushion and Air Pillow Packaging: Is It Right for You?

Posted by Bob Janik on Jan 2, 2019 12:31:57 PM

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.

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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