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How to Properly Recycle Poly Mailers - Yes, you actually can!

Recycling rules can be confusing… How many of you have stood in front of the all familiar recycling bins debating if what you have qualifies as Compost, Recyclables, or Trash? I did this awkward dance just last week at the airport! I still don’t know if I made the correct choice, but I CAN helpContinue 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

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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

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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

Are you keeping up with the Sustainable Packaging trends of 2015?

Kleenex campaign

Do you remember when the words “Green”, “Sustainable” and “Fair Trade” were simply buzzwords that carried little punch?  No one was certain what they meant, but knew they sounded progressive.  Those days are long gone.  Today, many consumers are keenly aware of a brand’s efforts, or lack thereof, to be sustainable and are voting withContinue Reading

PAC Worldwide turns 40!

What were you doing in 1975? Perhaps watching some of these movies… Jaws One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest The Rocky Horror Picture Show Rollerball The Hindenburg The Stepford Wives Or listening to these albums… Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti Bruce Springsteen- Born to Run Bob Dylan- Blood on the Tracks Earth, Wind and Fire- That’sContinue Reading

What is your contingency plan?

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As I look out my window, here in Seattle,  I see a lot of container ships.  Usually I will see a couple container ships along with ferries and sail boats.  But with the labor slow down at the West Coast Ports, the ships are piling up (See LA Times: http://lat.ms/1ECZQRB).  This got me thinking about goods theContinue Reading