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Packing and Shipping Tips

Guide, information, and tips on packing and shipping items so they arrive undamaged and in good condition.

Green Packaging 101 - Plastic-Free Shipping

Green Packaging 101: Plastic-Free Shipping

Since the discovery of polyethylene in 1933, plastic has become a ubiquitous material used to make items that make life both easier and safer. Plastic is known for its durability and longevity. Unfortunately, these same characteristics make this synthetic material a primary source of non-biodegradable waste that leaves harmful imprints on the environment. Because of …

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Packing Tips - Insulated Containers

Packing Tips: Shipping With Insulated Containers

Using insulated boxes is an economical method of shipping perishable goods that require consistent temperature such as medical supplies and food stuff. The insulation properties of these simple boxes keep the temperature inside consistent throughout shipping, thereby ensuring that the contents arrive at their destination in good condition. Insulated containers, usually made from polystyrene foam …

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How to use heat packs when shipping live animals

How to use heat packs when shipping live animals

Shipping warmers or heat packs are useful when shipping items that are temperature sensitive and must be protected from cold weather. They are usually placed inside the package when shipping tropical fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects and other live small animals that are sensitive to cold weather to keep the container and the live animal inside …

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Packing Tip - Double Boxing Fragile Items

Packing and Shipping Tip: Double Boxing Fragile Items

There’s is nothing worse than receiving news that the fragile item you shipped arrived in a heap of broken mess. If you ship fragile items as a business, it is your responsibility to make sure that every package you sent reaches your customers in excellent condition. Attaching “Handle with Care” and “Fragile” labels on the …

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International Shipping Via the USPS

International Shipping Via the USPS

The United States Postal Service offers safe and cost-effective ways to send your packages abroad. The post office has 3 international shipping options, namely USPS Priority Mail Express International, USPS Priority Mail International, and USPS First-Class Package International Service. Each of these services offers shippers a variety of cost-effective options depending on such factors as …

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Packing peanuts

Shipping Supplies 101: Packing Peanuts

Apart from bubble wrap, packing peanuts (also called foam peanuts or packaging peanuts) are another widely used packing materials. They are used as fillers and cushioning material used to prevent damage to fragile objects during shipping. They are light-weight and shaped to interlock when compressed, providing a soft padding to the items they protect. At …

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Environment-Friendly Shipping Tips

More Cost-Efficient and Environment-Friendly Shipping Tips

Shipping items, especially on a regular basis, can put a dent on the wallet.  The amount of non-biodegradable packing supplies used when shipping can also wreak havoc on the environment.   The following cost-efficient and environment-friendly shipping tips aim to cut mailing costs and at the same time lessen impact on the environment by using …

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Bubble Wrap Sizes

Packing Tips: Use the appropriate bubble wrap for your packages

Bubble wrap is one of the most versatile packing materials around. Aside from cushioning fragile items and protecting them from impact during transport, bubble wrap can also keep products safe from the elements when properly sealed with packaging tape. They can also be used to fill spaces within a package to keep the items in …

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