CS Packaging Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sustainable Packaging solutions: Save Sea Turtles

Posted by Bob Janik on Jun 15, 2016 9:00:17 AM

Nothing beats the sound of the pop of a can before you start drinking your favorite beverage. Plus, we can all agree that there's nothing more satisfying than enjoying the cold beverage inside the can on a hot day. 

But have you ever thought about what damage those plastic rings holding your 6-pack together are doing to the environment? 

The truth is -- it's less than pleasant. The good news is, with new packaging technology, we can lessen our damage to the environment. 

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Topics: Types of Packaging, Product Safety, Product Packaging, Sustainable Packaging, Green Packaging