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Sept. 28 2020
No matter what kind of products you handle, you need something to keep their packaging intact. When it comes to ways to seal packaging, you have almost countless options at hand. Such a variety can be
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Sept. 14 2020
The numbers tell the story of the potential of e-commerce. In 2019, online sales reached over $601 billion, accounting for 14.9% of retail sales. That figure is forecast to top $709 billion in... View More
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Aug. 26 2020
Deep in the forest, a larger-than-life creature roams, leaving enormous footprints. Known as Bigfoot or the Sasquatch, very few people can actually claim to have seen this elusive figure. He c... View More
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Aug. 21 2020
Peak shipping season. These three words can evoke excitement or stress for many retailers, and sometimes both. Shopping during this time of year can account for 40% of annual sales for retaile... View More
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Aug. 20 2020
There was a simpler time when order fulfillment meant picking an item, throwing it into a carton filled with peanuts, paper, or air pillows, and adding it to a pile of packages to be loaded on... View More
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June 19 2020
When it comes to shipping costs, much of the conversation revolves around package weight and destination. The heavier it is, or the further it travels, the more it will cost a business to ship... View More
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June 2 2020
The deep, guttural sound of a delivery truck grows exponentially louder as it hurries its way towards you. Its pending arrival evokes high levels of anticipation and giddiness. A beat later, e... View More
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April 15 2020
Consumers today are weighing different factors in their purchasing decisions. In order to attract and retain loyal customers, brands must understand what those factors are and meet demand acco... View More
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April 13 2020
Almost every company has done it: sent a package that was larger than it needed to be and ended up paying the price in the form of dimensional weight surcharges. (As a refresher, dimensional w... View More
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April 1 2020
With the rapid growth in e-commerce, online retailers that are already fulfilling a significant volume of orders annually may reach a tipping point where they must eliminate manual aspects of... View More
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March 11 2020
For years, the societal model has been fueled by a “take-make-waste” mindset. This mindset contributed to 267.8 million tons of solid municipal waste in the United States in 2017 – with... View More
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Oct. 23 2019
The most obvious cost related to packaging is direct material, but the largest cost associated to packaging size is transportation. This is especially true for products shipped in large volumes and su
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Aug. 16 2019
Packaging is no longer viewed as simply the container you use to get your shipment from Point A to Point B. Now, there are multiple considerations to take into account, with consumer loyalty and satis
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Aug. 12 2019
Consumer research for packaging mostly falls into research done in a lab or store environment, but we’ve been tasked with more and more e-commerce work over the past two years. Usually, we�... View More
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Aug. 7 2019
The e-commerce landscape is radically changing, especially when it comes to defining the new normal for parcel delivery. Retailers specializing in larger, non-conventional items are accustomed... View More
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July 29 2019
Retail packaging experts at Package Insight (Clemson University) conducted a study exploring the effects of four different interior packaging materials on consumer perception and appreciation... View More
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July 26 2019
While shipping may seem simple to customers (or even company executives), shipping managers know that it’s anything but. Much more goes into shipping than simply getting the order from the war... View More
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May 20 2019
As they do every year, USPS and all the major shipping carriers have rolled out rate increases and process changes for 2019. But in the case of USPS, this year’s changes are more aggressive th... View More
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May 7 2019
Dimensional weight (also referred to as DIM weight, volumetric weight, or cubed weight) is the relationship of shipping box size to actual weight of the unit. Shipment pricing based on dimension... View More
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March 20 2019
The list of priorities for shippers today is never-ending. They are constantly checking inventory, worrying about packing orders correctly, and getting the order out the door as fast as possible... View More