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Branding or Re-Branding Your Subscription or E-Commerce Box

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There are several important differences between a concept, yet to be launched program, and one that has developed a customer base and is growing steadily. For the brand new program with zero subscribers, we recommend reading the first related post below to help determine if branded boxes are truly in your best interest at this time.

This blog post is aimed at the program that has some experience and is certain about:

  1. the size of the containers they want to use
  2. the number of boxes they ship out monthly
  3. last but not least – their identity.

From Labels to Branded Boxes

We often recommend labels for a customer who is not certain about the three above points because custom branded boxes is a commitment and an investment. While labels can … Read More

Globe Guard® Light Rate Box Ideal for Jewelry and E-Juice Packaging

5 different prints on Light Rate Mailer Box

Sometimes it takes time for a good idea to a catch on and the same holds true for box sizes. Four years ago in January of 2011 I wrote a blog post (see first link below in related posts) talking about the new box that we were adding to our inventory that is the exact same size as the smallest USPS “Flat Rate” box. We determined that a Flat Rate box is a great deal if you are shipping out something heavy but if it is light, well… not so much.

Light Rate Box Grows in Popularity

Perhaps it is the recent changes in rates by UPS, USPS and FedEx but suddenly, this compact, lightweight box size (8-1/2” X 5-3/16” X 1-9/16”) we manufacture in attractive E-flute has taken off. … Read More

100% Recycled Jewelry Boxes for Elegant Ear Cuff Packaging

Elegant Ear Cuffs 8

Fiona Thompson, owner of Elegant Ear Cuffs has found the perfect eco-friendly packaging for her jewelry business. Located in Philadelphia, Elegant Ear Cuffs specializes in custom ear jewelry and markets it online and through in-home party sales.

 Sometimes being a creative person doesn’t always translate into being a good business person. But Fiona proves you can be both. She took her love for working with her hands, and started an online jewelry business with every custom piece designed and made by her.

 “I started making ear cuffs in particular when I had my hair cut very short and for the first time in many years my ears were totally exposed,” Fiona explains. “I felt they needed to be embellished, but I pierced my ears twice with allergic reactions and found Read More

Top 5 Compostable Packaging Sources

Compostable Packaging Supplier Resource List

Compostable Food Service Packaging. Clear clamshells that compost are now widely available.

Without fail, at least once each week I receive a call from an exasperated sustainably-focused small business saying something like, “I am so happy to find your company! I have been searching forever to find an authentic sustainable packaging company! You’d never believe how difficult it has been!” (actually, now I do…)

As a leading manufacturer of custom packaging and labels which are always recycled, recyclable, compostable and/or bio-degradable, it’s wonderful positive reinforcement to know we’re needed, and to know many (more and more) small businesses value compostable packaging. It’s clear business owners want a simple, easy-to-use list of leading compostable packaging sources to make the compostable packaging journey a lot easier.

So here it is!

The … Read More

Globe Guard® STOCK Biodegradable Cooler Boxes on Sale!

cooler boxes now available with text

This new ecofriendly product is being “warmly” received by shippers requiring controlled cold temperature for foods, beverages and pharmaceuticals. Keeping cold products cold is essential for many perishable products and this new product is a terrific green alternative to EPS (Styrofoam) coolers.

We launched our new cooler line just a few weeks ago and the following sizes will be on sale through February 28, 2015.

  • 8” X 8” X 8” with 1-1/2” foam inserts (5” X 5” X 5” usable packing area)
  • 10” X 10” X 10” with 1-1/2” foam inserts (7” X 7” X 7” usable packing area)
  • 12” X 12” X 12” with 1-1/2” foam inserts (9” X 9” X 9” usable packing area)
  • 12” X 10” X 8” with 1-1/2” foam inserts (9” X 7” X 5”
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Custom Branded Paper Mailer Envelopes – a low cost solution for subscription boxes and E-commerce

800 Razors boxes and mailer envelope

Branding for E-commerce is not about using the same shipping container style or size on every shipment. This is especially true as consumers demand minimal packaging to create minimal waste. It is also critical to profitability because of fast rising costs, especially shipping costs as carriers like UPS, FedEx and USPS institute dimensional rate programs that are sure to cost you more.

What is branding?

Branding is more about consistency of look and image. Yes, it is about utilizing a quickly recognizable color, more importantly it is also about communicating the same message, no matter what shipping container is being used. It tells people who you are. We are natural, we are modern, we are ecofriendly, we are for kids, we are for men, etc.

To that end, and for … Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

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