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My Grand Box subscription program selects Salazar Packaging for their new custom printed mailer box

My Grand Box

We have been very fortunate to have helped now hundreds of brand owners create custom printed corrugated e-commerce and subscription boxes, but few are as unique or will be enjoyed as much as the newest www.mygrandbox.com

This box is designed for older people such as parents and grandparents and is a great gift idea as Memorial Day and Father’s Day approach. What senior or loved one does not enjoy receiving a surprise box of “free stuff” carefully selected for them?

We liked the idea so much that we were eager to do the work and add this one to our rapidly growing line up of great looking, subscription boxes. We … Read More

Pookis Mahi Selects Salazar Packaging for New Package Design

2 colors on white semi-custom print

When this fast rising star in the single serve coffee business contacted us, their needs were quite simple:

  1. Create a great looking box to protect their products during shipment
  2. Make it as eco-friendly as possible
  3. Design it in such a way that it could be approved by Amazon for their Frustration Free Packaging® certification

Oh yes, it would be great if it reduced their cost and we could deliver in about three weeks. Not too much to ask if your packaging supplier is Salazar Packaging, Inc.

Great Custom Branded Two Color Design

If you check out their recent press release and their very cool web site www.pookismahi.com , you will … 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

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 … 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)
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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 … Read More

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