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Dimensional (DIM) Weights Revisited [SlideShare]

Today I’m discussing a topic that received a flurry of attention just over 6 months ago – Dimensional (DIM) weights. I know we’ve touched on the subject before, but for those of you who still have questions or have yet to evaluate how you can cut shipping costs on your current packaging, this post isContinue Reading

Confused about What Packaging is Best to Ship your Product in? [SlideShare]

So was I. Every time I would have to ship something, I’d worry that it was either going to get damaged during transit or I was going to overpay in shipping. It got to the point where I would insist on buying gifts for my family and friends online so that the VENDOR would haveContinue Reading

Taking a Closer look at PAC’s 3 Levels of Security Bags

How many of you knew that PAC produces a line of security bags called Securejackets? Probably not many of you… and by no fault of your own. While exhibiting recently at a vendor show in Dallas, I soon realized what a poor job we were doing at getting the word out about this unique product.Continue Reading

HOW TO RECYCLE POLY MAILERS, BUBBLE WRAP AND PADDED ENVELOPES

Recycling rules can be confusing… How long have you stood in front of recycling bins debating whether to Compost, Recyclable, or Trash? We can help explain how to recycle poly mailers and other common packaging. Knowing how to recycle bubble roll, or how to reuse padded envelopes, not only helps out the planet but saves yourContinue Reading

Quick Note on Poly Bubble Mailers

Quick note in relation to my Poly vs. Kraft Bubble Mailers post:  One clever way to get two or more sizes from just one size of poly mailers is to fold down the top excess of the mailer and use the glue strip to seal where appropriate, creating a snug fit around around your item. ThisContinue Reading

You’ve Chosen Your Bubble Mailer. Now What? Printed Mailers Perhaps?

Evo campaign

You have referenced my latest blog and successfully chosen the most appropriate bubble mailer to ship your product – now what?? Knowing where to start can be daunting, and it’s easy to miss a few key factors when making a packaging decision. So let me walk you through the steps from mailer selection to yourContinue Reading

How to Make a Smarter Choice: Poly Bubble Mailers vs. Kraft Bubble Mailers

Yarnbox logo

You ship several items of varying shapes and sizes. You know boxes are bulky and dimensional (DIM) weight costs are rising. You’ve done your research and have decided using bubble mailers, rather than slim poly mailers, will provide the extra padding and protection you’re seeking to ship your product.  Now to decide between poly bubbleContinue Reading

The How2Recycle Label Program: Recycling labels that make sense

Origami Owl campaign

When’s the last time you were confused about which bin to toss your garbage in?  Trash, Recycling, Compost.  Then there’s paper, aluminum, plastic.  How do you know if the plastic you have can even be recycled?  Does it have one of those arrow triangles with a number on it?  Which numbers can I recycle again? Continue Reading

What you can learn from the Customer Service Extraordinaires

US Bank logo

Don’t miss the boat when it comes to Returns. In light of my recent OmniChannel blog, today I’m discussing the sweeping demand for free and easy return shipping.  This expectation has been spurred on by the customer service greats of Nordstrom, Zappos.com, Amazon and the like.  Everyone has heard of Nordstrom’s exceptional return policy, andContinue Reading

OmniChannel – What You Need to Know Defining the latest revolution in the customer shopping experience.

Keen custom Polyjacket

OmniChannel.  Most of us have heard of it.  Some of us have an idea of what it means.  Few of us fully understand its importance.  So new we’re not even sure how to properly spell it (I got the red squiggly line under my spelling of it). Past: Introduction of Social Media Think back toContinue Reading