CS Packaging Blog

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: Types of Packaging, Unboxing, Shipping, Brand Packaging

Custom Floor & Counter Top Displays: Standing Out (+ Budgeting for It)

Posted by Bob Janik on Aug 31, 2018 3:03:57 PM

Image courtesy of ODM Group.

In business, the "elevator pitch" is crucial - a story, anecdote, or explanation of a product that can be delivered in the time it takes an elevator to reach its destination.

In the B2C sphere, your packaging and presentation become that elevator pitch -- and the harder they are to see, enjoy, or understand, the harder you'll have to work to sell your products.

You need to design and budget for custom floor and counter top displays that not only capture the eye, but the imagination of your customers as well. So how can you make that happen?

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Topics: Packing Materials, Types of Packaging, Product Packaging, Custom Supplies, Brand Packaging

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: Types of Packaging, Product Packaging, Custom Supplies, Protective Packaging, Shipping, Industrial Packaging

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: Types of Packaging, Custom Supplies, Product Safety, Protective Packaging, Shipping, Brand 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: Types of Packaging, Custom Supplies, Product Safety, Protective Packaging

Show Your Love for Sea Turtles With New Biodegradable Six Pack Packaging

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

Nothing beats the sound of the pop, before you begin drinking your favorite beverage, especially on a hot day.

But have you ever thought about what damage those plastic rings are doing to the environment? 

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Topics: Types of Packaging

10 steps to ensuring compliance with shipping regulations

Posted by Bob Janik on Nov 15, 2014 8:00:17 AM

 

product packaging materials

When choosing product packaging materials, there is more to consider than just what looks good.

The reality is, there are all sorts of inspections, regulations, and compliance requirements to consider before you ship your product. Failure to follow these with your packaging can mean money and time wasted, and a bad reputation for your business.

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Topics: Packing Materials, Types of Packaging