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Our Halloween Gift Bags Are Both Fall and “Green” Friendly!

Fall Bags

We are so ready for fall here at Nashville Wraps. It’s such a beautiful time of year, and we are happy to be able to offer eco-friendly packaging for your retail store this season. We have lots of designs and colors, and we wanted to share with you some of our favorites.

 

Our Geo Graphics Collection is made from 40% recycled post-consumer content and made here in the USA. They are 100% recyclable and available in bulk, mini-packs and assortments.  They come in fun fall colors like orange and black and can be mixed or matched for a Halloween theme group. The coordinating tissue paper is 100% recycled and the gift wrap is 90% recycled paper. Check out our entire line of Geo Graphics products in Hot Pink, … Read More

Enhancing the Customer Experience with Custom Printed and Branded Packaging

Customer Service Satisfaction Survey - Concept

I admit that I have finally reached the point in my career where almost everyone I deal with in business is younger than me; in some cases, much younger than me. I am enjoying it tremendously because I find the combination of my age and experience, mixed with their youthful energy and creativity results in some great looking and effective packaging. They come up with the most amazing original ideas and I show them how to best accomplish the desired outcome at the lowest possible cost. One of the things that I most enjoy about working with young, creative marketing people is their refreshing focus on the customer.

I agree with this approach wholeheartedly because for too many years I think the packaging industry was focused primarily on operating and … Read More

Compostable Packaging for Farmer’s Markets

A growing need for compostable packaging at farmers markets

Communities Drive Compostable Packaging Requirements

Farmers markets such at Boulder Colorado, Marin County, Austin, and Berkeley are some places leading this trend and have taken the higher ground to establish sustainable practices within their communities. Policies which require farmers market vendors to use compostable packaging, labels, and bags are becoming more common, as it is already in Europe. The initiative toward zero waste goes beyond recycling as the drive is to close the loop by reducing reliance on unsustainable and finite resources.

A focus to eliminate adhesive labels with plastics and plastic bags is at the heart of this important shift. For example, Americans use 100 billion plastic bags annually (more than 330 per person per year), according to Worldwatch Institute, an environmental watchdog group. The plastic bags can … Read More

Shipping Clothing Dilemma – Branding Custom Printed Boxes or Custom Printed Mailer Envelopes?

Globe Guardcustom printed mailer boxes

E-tailing is not just about books and music anymore, a rapidly growing percentage of clothing and soft goods are also being purchased over the internet. Hardly a day goes by when we don’t receive a call from someone debating which option – mailer envelopes or boxes – is best for them. The factors that we consider when making a recommendation include: the number of shipments per day, week or month, order quantity, the types of products being shipped, how they are being shipped, and the relative value of the products being shipped. That last point may sound unusual, but we understand that the needs of someone shipping a $20 tee shirt are different than someone shipping a $200 dress, shirt, or blouse.

The benefits and advantages of custom printed mailer Read More

100% Recycled Kraft Gable Boxes for Small Gifts & Gourmet Foods!

Kraft Gable Boxes

Since we love to bring you unique wrapping ideas, we believe gable boxes are a great alternative to traditional gift boxes and bags. Nashville Wraps’ eco-friendly 100% Recycled Kraft are made in the USA and sold in bulk packs of 100. We can custom print these with your store name or logo. They are stored flat for easy storage and have semi-automatic bottoms.

Because of their design, gable boxes are perfect for food service. See our other food packaging products here. They have also become popular with brides to wrap hotel welcome gifts for out-of-town guests. Other great ideas include housewarming gifts for realtors or property management companies to give to clients, as well as for holidays, birthdays, baby and wedding showers, thank you and get well gifts.

To … Read More

Smart Organizations Understand the Value of an Eye-catching Custom Printed, Branded Box

Two colors out on white

Some companies and organizations look only at the utilitarian value of a shipping container – “get it from point A to point B”. Others like the two described below understand a shipping box can be much more than that. It can be a very powerful communication tool able to make a lasting, positive impression. They also were pleased to know that a branded box is not much more expensive than a plain, unprinted box, IF you select the right packaging partner.

Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland – two colors on white, inside and outside

Their annual 5K run is a major fund raiser for this organization determined to raise awareness of the need for organ and tissue donations. When they decided to create a new “Team Captain’s Kit” to send … Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

  • Green America
  • Teragren
  • Squishy Press
  • All About the Future
  • Let's Go Green
  • Promotional Product Soltutions
  • Jonah Coyote Design
  • Dharma Merchant Services
  • Sustainable is Good
  • Wabnitz Editions
  • Zing Green Products
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