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5 Ways to Reduce Labor Costs with Packaging

June 21, 2018

U.S. Labor Costs are On the Rise

In May 2018, the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.9%. Add to this a healthy economic outlook and it’s easy to understand why labor costs are on the rise. Although many factors impact the total cost of packaging, labor can be one of the costlier components.

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Avoid a #PackagingFail: How Packaging Impacts the Consumer Experience

May 03, 2018

When you shop for and purchase a product (in a store or online), it’s not just the product you’re buying. You’re also buying the packaging – and everything that comes along with it. As everyday consumers, many of us do not become aware of how big an impact packaging can have on our experience of ...

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How to Calculate Your Packaging ROI

March 15, 2018

The Cost of Packaging

In our last article we discussed how to calculate the cost of packaging, which outlined the obvious and hidden costs that you should account for when tabulating your packaging spend. But figuring what your packaging costs add up to paints only half the picture. You won’t ...

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How to Calculate the Cost of Packaging

March 08, 2018

What Determines the Cost of Packaging?

Many components influence and impact the cost of packaging. From the obvious costs (such as raw material and labor) to the hidden (such as warehousing and obsolete inventory), it’s important to take a step back and consider all of the factors when ...

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Eliminating Waste in Freight: Cube Optimization

February 02, 2018

The Cost of Inefficiency

It’s no secret that shipping plays a significant role in the cost of doing business. The size and shape of your boxes and how they fit onto a pallet (“palletize”) have a direct impact on your cost to move product from Point A to Point B. In the past, an emphasis was not ...

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Frustration-Free Packaging and the Consumer Experience

October 05, 2017

Customer Experience Doesn’t End with the Sale

In a world where eCommerce has powered a fundamental shift in the way consumers interact with and purchase from your brand, the impact is not limited to the online experience alone. With online sales, packaging plays a more important role than ever, ...

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3 Key Takeaways for Brands from 2017 Pack Expo

September 28, 2017

Thank You for a Great Pack Expo!

Yesterday wrapped up the 2017 Pack Expo show in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s show featured over 2,000 exhibitors and 30,000 attendees from across the packaging industry. Many brands sent representatives to the show as well to learn about the latest trends and ...

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Ask the BoxMaker: Why Use Pallet Strapping?

September 07, 2017

A common question we get is, “why use strapping on pallets?” This question is an understandable one, because without knowing the full benefits of pallet strapping it can seem like it’s just an extra cost.

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