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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Shrink Film vs. Stretch Film for Industrial Packaging

Stretch and shrink film are two solutions common in industrial packaging. Though they sound similar (both are types of plastic film), they each serve a different purpose.  Using either for the wrong application can result in serious problems. For example, if you used stretch film in a heat tunnel to package products, it would result in a fire.  Read on to learn about the differences betw...

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Custom Cosmetics Packaging Design: Tips for Manufacturers

The beauty and cosmetics industry uses various materials in its packaging. Each material has a significant influence on how your customers view your products, as well as how safe your product is during transit.  As such, you want to ensure you have settled on the right beauty and cosmetics packaging solutions to best fit the needs of your product. In this article, we provide details on t...

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Protective Packaging to Keep Your Eyes on in 2021 and Beyond

When consumers purchase a product in a store or order one online for delivery to their front door, they don't want to open the package to see a damaged or defective item. This reflects poorly on the brand and reduces the likelihood of the consumer conducting repeat business with them in the future.  It's worth noting that a product can become damaged in a variety of ways. The best way to...

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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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Packaging and Shipping Considerations for eCommerce Stores

Shipping is not what it once was - and that's a good thing. 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 “4-6 weeks for delivery” and there wasn’t anything customers could do about it - including tracking their packages. Today, things h...

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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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How Much Should I Budget for Custom Printed Boxes?

The first thing to understand about custom e-commerce and subscription boxes is that they don’t come with standard pricing. Custom boxes require custom pricing. That sounds expensive, and it can be. On the other hand, the right custom box (and custom box provider) can actually save you money. How Custom Boxes Can Save You Money: A bad box can be a costly mistake. What if it allows your p...

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What Types of Protective Packaging Does My Product Need?

  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...

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