Retention & Suspension Packaging Should Be Your Go-To Protective Packaging

  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 an 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 by ordering it online rather than ...

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Choosing An Industrial Packaging Provider: 5 Things to Look for

When it comes to choosing an industrial packaging provider, you don’t want to accidentally overlook any red flags and get stuck working with a business that can’t carry through on your requirements. Instead, you want a packaging provider who understands your company’s needs and budget and can handle a long-term partnership. But how do you know what to look for when choosing an industrial...

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The Ultimate Guide to the Weight Limits of Corrugated Boxes

The following is an overview of the different weights available for corrugated boxes when shipping, from the lightest options to the heaviest options.  For comparison purposes, we include both Mullen burst test and edge crush test (ECT) figures. The burst test represents how much pressure can be applied before the wall of a box will rupture. The edge crush test is an indicator of the top...

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Pros and Cons of Custom Corrugated Packaging

When it comes to packaging, is the stock route or the custom route right for you? Stock packaging is exactly what it sounds like — packaging that comes ready-made and in standard formats. Custom packaging, on the other hand, can be tailor-made to fit a specific product, promote brand awareness or relay a message right on the box. So what’s best for you? Here’s a closer look at the pros a...

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Packaging and Shipping Supplies to Budget For in 2019

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 ...

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Custom Shipping Carton FAQs

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. What Will it Take to Protect Your Pr...

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Strapping Machines: An Underrated Ally for Your Packaging

As your packaging production ramps up, so must your processes. Yes, while it may have been feasible to manually complete some tasks when you were growing the company and working with small amounts, automation is often necessary to streamline efficiency as operations grow. Though it may seem like an afterthought, one piece of equipment that can achieve time savings and maximize productivi...

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Why Using Custom Shipping Packaging Supplies Can be a Game-Changer

“It’s what's on the inside that really counts.” Although we often say this about people, some manufacturers and distributors think the same way about product packaging. They look 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 yo...

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Stock vs. Custom Packaging Boxes: What's the Difference?

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?” The Importance of Selecting Stock or Custom Packaging Boxes The job of selecting the right packaging should be considered as part of the entire production process. You want to find the per...

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

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. Custom Molded Pulp Packaging 101 This type of packaging is eco-friendly and can be recycled aga...

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