CS Packaging Blog

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

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: Protective Packaging, Product Safety, Custom Supplies, Types of 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: Product Packaging, Shipping, Packing Materials

Benefits of Box Partitions For Your Next Big Move

Posted by Bob Janik on Oct 5, 2017 5:28:07 PM

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The way we see it, you’re packing those belongings into boxes to put them into storage or to prepare for the big move. So, there are two ways to go about doing this.

The first method is to haphazardly toss your things into the box without rhyme or reason— as long as the top gets taped shut, you’ve succeeded in packing away your things. Opening the box will result in a few objects spilling out, and finding any specific item you need will require an extra 10 minutes of rifling through the unorganized mess, only to have to repack the box.

Maybe this sounds appealing to you.  Does your skin crawl at the thought of such an untidy packing strategy? Here’s the second option.

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Topics: Uncategorized

What is molded pulp packaging? + why your products need it

Posted by admin on Jun 12, 2017 11:21:48 AM

Molded pulp packaging is a newer type of packaging typically made from recycled materials. It is used for protective packaging mostly for food and beverages.

However, it is also a great option to package delicate items of any kind that need extra considerations throughout the shipping process.

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Topics: Product Safety, Protective Packaging, Custom Supplies, Packing Materials

Branded Packaging Materials Create a Better Customer Experience

Posted by Bob Janik on May 22, 2017 1:05:44 PM

Business owners around the world continuously try to make the next big selling product. However, what about 95% of owners forget to focus on is the presentation.

Packaging allows business owners to tell customers why their product is different and why their brand is better than their competitors. As a business owner, you should think of how you want your client to see your product.

The color, the quality, the simplicity or even the complexity. You need to think and see what works well with your product and how the packaging will attract your customers.

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Topics: Brand Packaging, Unboxing, Product Packaging

What Does Drop Ship Mean? The Impact of ‘Dropshipping’ on eCommerce

Posted by admin on Feb 24, 2017 11:54:09 AM

 

Throughout the years, the different styles of marketing and selling have evolved. From door to door sales to visiting retail stores and spending hours at the mall. The growth of selling products has shifted once again and is now making a change in eCommerce.

Online businesses have boomed over the past several years. However, the stress of holding an inventory, packaging, and shipping are now a thing of the past.

What is the new trend?

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Topics: eCommerce, Shipping

How to Reduce Load Damage With Industrial Packaging Supplies

Posted by Bob Janik on Jan 23, 2017 5:16:23 PM

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.

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Topics: Industrial Packaging, Product Safety