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Inside the box: corrugated’s e-commerce transformation

With consumer preferences rapidly shifting from in-store to e-commerce purchasing, companies are racing to keep up with increasing demand. Here's how to provide the best brand experience, rethink your supply chain and plan for the future.

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Signing a new warehouse lease?

Assess your packaging efficiency first.

Are you in the market to sign a new warehouse lease? Or, are you looking to expand? While there are countless factors to consider when choosing a warehouse (location, cost, contracts and more), one important element is often overlooked: packaging.

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Discover new and emerging materials transforming the industry

The biggest packaging material innovations you should know about

As personal and corporate environmental responsibility grows, so has the demand for alternative packaging materials that can properly protect products while reducing environmental effects. Here’s what we’re seeing on the front lines.

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New stretch film? Here are 5 areas to watch.

Stretch film. It’s essential. If you’re considering a change to the film brand you rely on, read our article on five areas that inform decision-making.

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Lightweighting leads to operational excellence and sustainability goals

Lightweighting packaging strategies can contribute to operational efficiency in the form of space savings, shipping cost savings and waste reduction – while opening the door to new innovative, sustainable materials and design solutions.

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Beyond the film: Unit load containment testing

Utilizing different methods of palletized unit load testing can help uncover how primary and secondary packaging structures affect the overall containment performance.

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How to adapt your packaging for the next generation of e-commerce

The economic lessons learned from 2020, coupled with the fast evolution of consumer behavior, will shape the e-commerce industry for years to come.

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Packaging design and the unboxing experience

Did you know 66% of consumers believe packaging shows how much a company cares about them? The unboxing video trend shows that today’s consumers value experiences as much as the product.

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Is your packaging share-worthy?

Packaging is the face of your brand, so it’s important to invest in its success. Social media presents countless opportunities to boost your brand and encourage new and repeat business.

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8 CPG digital printing trends

The popularity of digital printing is rapidly growing in the CPG market because it offers several key advantages over traditional packaging printing. Here are the eight trends.

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Focus on the last 100 feet

Want faster delivery? Focus on fulfillment. Advancements in fulfillment processes, materials and equipment can help e-commerce brands save time, reduce costs and improve safety.

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Frustration-Free: The way to be

Frustration-Free is becoming the new normal. To stay ahead of the curve, sellers across distribution channels must take steps to improve the costs, customer satisfaction and sustainability of their packaging. 

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6 ways to take your load containment from risky to rock-steady

It’s no secret how dangerous load containment is. However, little time and money are spent on safety. Find new ways to reduce breakage, damage, and loss and increase efficiency through a holistic approach to unit load containment.

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3 ways to increase your e-commerce fulfillment velocity

Now that almost every consumer expects next-day delivery, most companies are trying to increase their e-commerce fulfillment velocity. So, how do you increase your fulfillment velocity to meet ever-increasing consumer demands? 

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Automotive packaging strategies

Innovative packaging strategies deliver operational advantages by helping you quickly adapt to changing business conditions while providing consistent product protection within cost targets.

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LEAN packaging strategies

LEAN packaging yields a variety of long-term benefits that are not always apparent. Looking at things from different perspectives, and working with a packaging partner with LEAN expertise, is key to uncovering waste throughout your operations.

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Sustainable temperature controlled packaging

Temperature controlled packaging solutions are dynamic and growing at a rapid rate. So how do packaging suppliers keep up? A material-neutral packaging partner helps you navigate the latest offerings and adapt your packaging with minimal disruption to your operation.

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What's new in wine and spirits packaging?

The wine and spirits industry is shaped by consumers’ preferences. But one area these consumers may not think much about helps manufacturers and distributors stand out in a competitive market: packaging.