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Earth Day: Three Reasons Why Subscription and E-Commerce Packaging Matter

Earth Day

We did not set out eight years ago to become a national leader in custom printed and branded e-commerce and subscription boxes but quite gratefully, it has turned-out that way.

We think it is at least in part because of our early understanding of the role this type of consumer packaging plays in the overall environment. With the incredibly fast rise of web based marketing and order fulfillment, the sheer volume alone dictates that we all assume some level of responsibility and Earth Day is a great time to remind ourselves and others what we do and why we do it.

While healing and protecting the environment is an incredibly … Read More

How to Choose the Best Eco-friendly Labels

Compostable Adhesive Labels

 

Chose the best eco-friendly labels

How do you choose the right sustainable adhesive label? Which is better, Sustainable or Eco-friendly labels? Should you use compostable labels or recycled labels? or, are you better off with recycle-compatible labels? Read on. We’ll demystify the terms related to sustainable and eco-friendly labels. Not too many years ago there were few green packaging choices, and now it seems there are so many good options to consider. Having more options is great, but it can become confusing, especially when trying to figure out which claims are genuine. As a pioneer in revolutionizing the sustainable label industry, Pure Labels still (and always … Read More

Rigid Mailers New and On Sale!

Up to six colors custom print

We are happy to announce the addition of paperboard mailer envelopes to our Globe Guard Products green packaging store. Even better, they are on sale through the month of May, 2015!

Paper board, “rigid” mailer envelopes are a welcome addition to our product line up, helping to complete our already extensive line of mailer envelopes that includes padded (bubble) and unpadded poly mailers, padded paper mailers and our very popular unpadded paper mailer envelopes.

What are rigid mailer envelopes?

The best example of rigid mailer envelopes is the typical FedEx, UPS or USPS flat mailer. It is an ideal way to protect and ship flat, low profile products including … Read More

Custom Printed Packaging Options for Shipping Apparel

One color on Kraft box and matching envelope

We have been making eco-friendly, custom printed packaging for clothing and soft goods for years and there is no right or wrong when choosing between mailer envelopes and mailer boxes. However, recent changes in shipping weight and rates have forced everyone to reevaluate how they ship out their apparel products for e-commerce customers.

DIM Weight and the impact on shipping cost

Dimensional weight and rates have become a hot and not too favorable topic for shippers of all sizes because now size really does matter when it comes to shipping. Delivery services like UPS, FedEx and USPS who used to only consider weight when determining shipping rates, would only penalize … Read More

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 … 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 … Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

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