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6 Types of Boxes (+ The Best Products to Ship in Them)

So many types of boxes, so many categories of products — do you know which ones are best suited for each other?  That's what we'll cover in this post, as the right type of corrugated packaging is critical to ensuring that a product arrives at its final destination without incident. On that note, here's a look at six types of boxes, as well as the products that are best suited for shipmen...

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How to Ship Perishable Items

As a business, you do not have the luxury of making big mistakes when it comes to shipping perishable items.  Fortunately, there are plenty of other companies that have traveled this path before you, so you can definitely find quality resources to help you avoid shipping mishaps.  With the right preparation, you can determine how to ship your perishable goods to your customers so that th...

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Corrugated Box Sizes and Thicknesses Guide

Corrugated boxes (commonly known as cardboard boxes) are the preferred type of packaging for many products — and for good reason. First off, corrugated is sustainable and easy to handle. It's made from recycled paper and also able to be curbside recycled. Corrugated has the best recyclability of any packaging material. Corrugated packaging tends to be durable thanks to the multiple layer...

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How to Safely Ship Electronics

Next to glassware and other fragile items, electronics might be the most challenging (and misunderstood) products to ship when it comes to delivery. This is largely because of the makeup of electronics items.  Specifically, these products are comprised of hundreds — perhaps even thousands — of tiny, fragile parts. If they're not cared for properly, they can become easily damaged from imp...

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How To Reduce Load Damage With Industrial Packaging Supplies

Every year, companies lose billions of dollars in merchandise during shipment. Most of the time, this is due to freight not being properly bonded to their pallets. However, sometimes a faulty load due to incorrect stacking is not the problem. Making sure that the packaging process is done correctly may avoid injuries for truck drivers and unloading personnel. Load Damage is Avoidable The...

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How to Ship Glassware Safely

If you ship glassware, china or other fragile items, you know how nerve-wracking it can be to send them into the rough-and-tumble transit world. Once they’re out of your control, anything can happen. But there are steps you can take to protect them and your sanity. You might call it the “wrap, box, pad, seal, mark” approach. It seems pretty simple, but it’s actually a little more complic...

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How Does an Air Cushion Packaging System Work?

Avoid the void. That’s the byword for anyone who ships products that might be damaged in transit. And the solution, at least for companies like Amazon, is air cushion (or air pillow) packaging. Why Choose Air Cushion Packaging? Air cushion packaging is exactly what it sounds like. Think whoopee cushion without the sound effects (or the air leak). It’s an air-filled pillow made of biodegr...

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15+ Must Have Industrial Packaging Materials

Your guide to must-have industrial packaging materials. Simply put, industrial packaging keeps products safe on their way from the producer to the next point on the path to a consumer—say, from a ballpoint pen manufacturer to a retail store. Retail packaging makes the product attractive to the consumer using compelling design and strong messaging. In other words, the primary reason for i...

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Tips On Product Packaging & Shipping That Make eCommerce Successful

Shipping is not what it once was 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 “four to six weeks for delivery” and there wasn’t anything customers could do about it, including even track their package. But now, things have changed and w...

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CUSTOM SHIPPING PACKAGING SUPPLIES YOU AREN'T USING (BUT SHOULD BE!)

“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 bra...

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