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Author: Lance Fletcher

E-Commerce

The Favorable Economics of Contract Packaging

Many economists may have never spent time inside a contract packaging facility, but they understand on a deep level why outsourcing can create a superior value proposition for a goods producing company. They will anchor their case in one of the irrefutable laws of economics: comparative advantage. Often used in analyzing gross domestic product (GDP)

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Shipping

2018 Shipping Increases & PAC Solutions

Over the past 10 years, shipping rates from all major carriers have steadily increased at an average of around 5.5 percent, mostly due to fee increases for specialized shipping. The fees are for services like third-party shipping, oversize packages and peak shipping, and they continue to rise. The other factor that has increased shipping rates

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Packaging 101

Need Packaging?

Technology is not just about high-end electronics or the newest car show trend; it touches every part of our life … including the packaging we see and use.  Paper or plastic is not just a question that we get asked in the grocery line any more. Packaging manufacturers are working every day to minimize the

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Shipping

Sick and Tired of Chasing Down Package Components and Services?

We hear a lot about our packaging choices … paper, poly, recyclable, foam-in-place, biodegradable, the list is a long one.  There is a huge amount of work that goes into packaging choices, implementation, and delivery when that time can be better spent on many other aspects of your business. What is your company’s process of

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Packaging 101

Packing Noodle…or Planting Noodle?

Spring is upon us and when I think of Spring, I think of planting and flowering pots. OK, maybe not, but my wife does. And when I say flower pots, I mean POTS -BIG ones. The ones we have are 24” across at the top and 16” deep. They are made of plastic so they

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