Top Packaging Mistakes

The way your business packages its products can influence your shipping costs and can make an impression on your customers. Any mistakes you make on shipping can eat into your profits by increasing your overhead or costing you future sales. Calculate the wrong costs and you lose profits. Make the wrong impression and you lose sales.
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Tips to Ensure Cost Effective Packaging

When you need to have some of your personal belongings shipped to another location, it is essential to ensure that they are safely packaged in high quality corrugated boxes. Here are a few tips and pointers to help you achieve cost effective packaging.
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Why Corrugated Boxes are Ideal for Packaging

Corrugated boxes are made from corrugated paper derived from the fibrous pulp extracts of birch trees. They are usually available in the forms of liner board boxes or fluted paper boards. The flute design spacing between layers, facilitates a cushioning effect for any items that are placed in the box. Corrugated boxes are commonly used in the packaging industry. Here are some reasons why they provide customers with great packaging solutions.
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The Bubble Wrap, Foam Wrap Primer

First made accidentally by Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes in 1957, bubble wrap has a long history of helping people around the world ship items safely, securely, and inexpensively.
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Some Solid Advice About Shipping

At some point or another, we all have to ship something across the country or across the world. Maybe it's a care package for a college student or a soldier; maybe it's a package of Christmas gifts to the family members that we won't get to see this year; maybe it's the family fruitcake and it's your turn to ship it this year.
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Pacaking Peanuts, And You!

As much as packaging peanuts have driven us nuts over the years, they have been extremely helpful in keeping items safe during the shipping process.
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Kraft Corrugated Garment Mailers

Sending clothing in the mail is one of the most nerve racking things you can do because there is so much that could go wrong, and if it does, then the clothing being sent can be damaged. One of the major contributing factors in the damage or destruction of these articles is the packaging in which it is shipped. Numerous suppliers claim that their boxes are the best or simply sell boxes made for a generic item to be placed inside. The trick with ensuring that your clothing arrives safely is to make sure that the packaging it is placed in is snug enough to stop the clothing from bouncing around and is strong enough to survive the journey.
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Types of Outer Packaging Materials

The manner in which a package is packaged can determine whether or not the package arrives at its destination intact. There are various types of packaging supplies, but the first packaging decision you must make after deciding which carrier you’re going to use (USPS, UPS, FedEx) is what type of outer packaging your package needs to be in. Each type of outer packaging is better suited to certain purposes than others.
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When to Use Stretch Film

As a professional, you may have discovered that pallets make it simpler for your business to transport large loads but when handled by a forklift, these pallets may fall off. The more pallets you have to ship, the higher the risk you run of losing products and money! The best solution to this is stretch film. Stretch film if exactly what the name implies: it is a stretchable film that can be wrapped around an object to seal it in place. It should be used to wrap around a load of pallets so that all of the contents are held together in shipment.
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Hide the Clutter: Storage Containers for a Home Office

Many envision working from home as a simple affair involving slippers, pajama pants and a few hours on a laptop. In reality, there is a great deal of responsibility needed for successful self-employment, and a great deal of paperwork as well. In order to claim the tax deductions that you've earned while working from home, you need thorough documentation of every expense (particularly in the event of an audit). As a result, home offices tend to amass a great deal of clutter. If left unchecked, it can quickly overwhelm an otherwise orderly workplace.
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