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Packaging Supplies

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For any business, packaging is critical. With the right packaging, your products will reach customers in perfect condition. If done correctly, poor-quality of packaging can destroy your delivery. The worst part is – an unhappy customer. In this guide, you’ll learn about different types of packaging supplies to choose the right packaging for your business.  1. Understanding Your Packaging Needs Before we get into specific packaging supplies, it’s essential to understand your unique requirements. Each business is different – the products you offer vary. But for most businesses, there are common product packaging elements to consider. Consider factors such as:...
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Before the Lancaster brothers introduced the first stretch wrapper back in 1973, shipping products took more effort. Logistics companies either had to load boxes one at a time or used metal straps to bundle packages together. While these methods worked during their time, they were comparably more expensive than what pallet wrapping requires.
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Packaging your products or items and have empty spaces in your boxes for moving. You can eliminate movement and minimize the impact that your packaged items endure by using void fill or protective packaging to occupy what would otherwise be empty space in your box. Regardless of the type of packaging filler used, the primary purpose is to protect against possible damage during transportation. There are several types of void fill and protective packaging to choose from and will vary depending on your product, shipping and storage method’s.\
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Next to cardboard boxes, Bubble Wrap is perhaps the most popular packaging material today. But did you know that Bubble Wrap wasn’t invented for packaging at all? In fact, it was made for something completely unrelated to the shipping industry. And once you learn the long history of Bubble Wrap, you’ll never look at it the same way again. Here’s a quick recap of Bubble Wrap’s odd story, from its humble beginnings in the mid-20th century to its current status one of the shipping industry’s most essential tools.
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Whether you’re moving house or tidying up, you need reliable packing and storage materials that will keep your items safe and organised. Most people end up buying new supplies for these purposes, but doing this whenever you need them to pack or store items isn’t always the best – or cheapest – solution. But don’t worry – if you look around your house, you’ll find plenty of items that you can easily re-purpose or re-use for packing and storage. In fact, you might even find some of these items to be the perfect tools for your needs.

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