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How Instagram Influenced the Packaging Industry

Instagram. A picture platform that transformed the social media stratosphere and changed the way the world interacts, shops, learns, and earns a living. It also spawned a packaging phenomenon called unboxing, and now branded packaging has an new purpose in the consumer goods industry. There are thousands of...

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Cold Chain Supply Chain

What is Cold Chain and why is it necessary? Cold chain refers to a form of supply chain with an "uninterrupted flow of a temperature-controlled shipment from manufacturing through delivery to end-user." (Cold Chain Technology, 2019, coldchaintech.com) Put into basics, it's a way to manufacture, package, and ship...

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High Demand for “Bubble-On-Demand”

What is Bubble-On-Demand? In 2019, virtually any company that sells goods can (and does) sell online -- the packaging space has never been bigger or more exciting. It also lends itself to logistical issues, including but not limited to warehouse space. As packaging needs continue to grow, so...

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DIM Weight and Why It Matters

Traditionally, shipping any type of product is associated with a shipping cost; in the business, we call this freight. Freight is a calculated cost by the weight of the shipment but may also include costs for distance between the distribution center and the destination. Modern and more advanced...

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Weather-Proof Packaging for Every Season

Weather-proof packaging doesn't just mean water-resistant. The sun is out, the weather is warmer, and we don't have to worry about weather affecting product, right? Most people assume much of what's created for the weather has to do with rain, snow or ice. In reality, every season brings...

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Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Packaging

The difference between primary packaging, secondary packaging and tertiary packaging is significant. You're walking down the soda aisle in your local grocery store, the vitamin aisle at CVS, or the electronics section at Target. You're seeing all sorts of packaging, from plastic mouthwash bottles and fancy LaCroix cans,...

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6 Things You’re Losing with an Outdated Supply Chain

Supply chain is one of the most important parts of any business, but is also one of the most misunderstood. All businesses, regardless of size, industry, or location, require some sort of supply chain management that is the backbone of its success -- or failure. According to a...

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eCommerce and Beyond: The Many Faces of Poly Mailers

Like every industry, packaging has its own lingo. "Poly mailers" refer to polyethylene mailing envelopes commonly used by eCommerce businesses to ship shoes, apparel, and non-perishables. They are lightweight, moisture-resistant, and come in a variety of sizes. They have dozens of uses, and because they are practically weightless,...

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