Packaging Materials More Important than Ever

Boxes, crates, pallets, and even packing tape are flying off the shelves at a faster rate than ever before. That’s because consumers have become spoiled by online shopping and expect their purchases to be delivered to their doorstep overnight and for free. It’s called the “Amazon Effect”, named for the giant online retailer that is … Read more

Label Maker is the ‘Dad’s’ Tool that Can Actually Improve Efficiency

Label makers have been around for some time now. They allow people and businesses to create and print their own professional looking labels that can be affixed to shelves, boxes, and other storage spaces. Labelling everything allows you to quickly and efficiently organize any space, knowing immediately what is supposed to go in every spot … Read more

Corrugated Boxes Are Rated According to their Strength

If you have ever been shopping for corrugated boxes for your warehouse, dock, or shipping operation, you may have noticed that they come rated at various weight tests. For example, you might find corrugated boxes that are 250 lb. test or 350 lb test. But what does this actually mean? Can you really put 250 … Read more

How e-Commerce Is Changing Your Business

Right now, one out of every three people buy the products they want online directly from the manufacturer. This tidal wave of direct-to-consumers (DTC) trade is forcing many companies to rethink the way they do business. Many businesses today are investing in more sophisticated materials handling solutions that optimize and maximize throughput while minimizing mistakes … Read more

Soda Makers Face Packaging Challenges in Internet Age

Enjoying a cold Coca-Cola or Pepsi on a hot summer’s day is as American as apple pie or baseball. But a changing marketplace and increased focus on the potential health risks of these sugary drinks has sent ripples through the soft drink industry in recent years. Amazon’s Effect on Soft Drink Sales More and more … Read more

5 Cheap, Effective Ways Reduce Product Damage

Anytime a box, pallet, or container is moved, there is the risk of damage. Product loss due to damage during transportation can cost companies a fortune every year. And that money comes right out of the bottom line. Reducing the risk of transportation damage is just good business. But you don’t have to spend a … Read more

Bulk Containers May Be the Solution to Your Shipping Problems

In today’s fast response marketplace, shipping costs are one of the fastest-growing line items in practically any business’s budget these days. Customers accustomed to online ordering now want their orders faster and cheaper than ever. While mega-corporations like Amazon and Wal-Mart can afford to spend billions on research and development into innovative delivery methods such … Read more

Stretch Wrap an Essential Tool for Keeping Pallets Safe

What in the world did we do before stretch wrap? It’s now one of the most commonly used methods of pallet wrapping. Stretch wrap isn’t just effective. It’s also relatively cheap, easy to use, and convenient. And it can be either low-tech or high-tech: In small operations, it can be slid onto a broom handle … Read more