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

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

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

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

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

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

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