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Luxury Retail Packaging Meets Eco-Friendly

EcoLuxe Packaging

Is it time for a high-end packaging makeover? Want to start 2015 by giving your luxury brand a new look?

High-end retail packaging for classic luxury products such as jewelry, perfumes and colognes has often been the focus, however, luxury retail has encompassed consumable segments including bodycare, candles, chocolates, and many more luxurious delights and indulgences! The growing concerns related to eco-friendly and environmental concerns has a direct impact on these brands and the packaging decisions they make.

Without a doubt, we can all agree the Eco and Green retail product segment has been steadily growing. And over the past decade luxury retail brands have become increasingly more sustainability-minded, giving birth to an exciting new Eco-Luxe segment. As with all sustainable retail brands, eco-friendly luxury brands are seeking the best … Read More

Seven Reasons to Right Size Your Subscription Box

An oversized box is like pouring money down the drain

It is not at all unusual for us to get a call or email from someone ready to launch a subscription program and they describe the size box they need as “something a little bigger, just in case”.

That bigger is better, just in case decision can be a very expensive one, and make the difference in the success or failure of your subscription box program. Here are seven good reasons why right sizing makes sense and will help you reduce your costs.

  1. A bigger box than you really need is more expensive to buy, since ultimately the price is determined at least in part by the amount (square inches) of corrugated board that is used to make it.
  2. A bigger box than is truly necessary is more expensive to
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100% Recycled “Merry Trees” Christmas Shopping Bags are Full of Whimsy

Merry Trees Christmas Gift Bags

Every time I see our new Merry Trees Collection, I just smile because this exclusive new Christmas design is just that much fun! It’s happy, whimsical and colorful, and we think you will find it delightful too.

This group is part of our Green Way® brand of eco-friendly packaging – the USA made shopping bags and tissue are made from 100% recycled paper and the gift wrap is made from 90% recycled paper. The collection also includes gift basket boxes, gable boxes and gift cards.

A Gift Wrapping Service Brings Customers Back

Here at Nashville Wraps, we believe this collection will help bring customers back time and again to your store because of the convenience of having their merchandise beautifully gift wrapped for the holidays – a service consumers … Read More

Save Money and Reduce Damage with Branded Shipping Box Sizes

PIcky Bars bars

We understand print plates and when necessary, cutting dies, can be costly especially when you are in startup mode. Quite often we will suggest consolidating box sizes to minimize the number of different size boxes a new customer may have to buy, store and use. This is very good advice especially when the usage/volume history has not been determined yet. There is nothing worse than creating a custom size or custom print box and then realizing you have little need for it.

The Benefits of Using Multiple Size Branded Boxes

While it seems I discourage the use of multiple size boxes, I also have to add that there are situations where using multiple size boxes not only makes sense, it is almost mandatory.

Such is the case with our good … Read More

Recycling is Working: 100% PCW Recycled Packaging

Elevate Packaging logo

Beautiful Eco-friendly Packaging

 Elevate Packaging (a division of Distant Village, Inc) is proudly offering folding carton paper boxes made from 100% PCW (Post-Consumer Waste). The boxes are made from entirely recycled paper from waste collected from discarded papers from everyday use in offices and households. The most impressive aspect is the quality and beauty of the packaging it creates! This paper is strong, bright, and has impressive shelf appeal with outstanding full-color print quality and enhanced customizable features including embossing, debossing, and die cuts. Sustainable brand owners may now create amazingly beautiful packaging which is eco-friendly, 100% recycled and recyclable. (Also FSC certified!)

 Why 100% PCW?

100% Post-consumer waste has been a challenging yet elusive goal of the folding carton packaging industry. At Elevate Packaging, we are proud to offer … Read More

Cratejoy Selects Salazar Packaging and Globe Guard Products for Promo Box

Cratejoy printed RSC box

If you own/manage a subscription box program, you probably already know Cratejoy as a company who can help you accomplish everything you need to do, from web design to inventory, and account management. Certainly there is more to running a successful subscription program than it may appear, and Cratejoy is uniquely qualified to walk you through the entire process.

Recently when they decided they needed a unique, custom printed box for their own promotion and were short of time, they asked us at Salazar Packaging to help them create and manufacture their box beautifully and quickly.

Custom Printed RSC boxes       

Even though most of our subscription box customers choose to use a die cut mailer (top tuck or front lock) shipping box for more of a presentation look, an RSC … Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

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