Alternatives to Home Delivery

Online retail continues to grow as more and more people are ordering their goods and services online. Shorr Packaging reports that 37% of online shoppers shop online one to two times per month and 41% shop online three to five times per month (see the second link at the bottom of this post for more). … Continued

The New Kid in Town

In the late night hours of Tuesday, August 2, a secret operation began in Rome, Italy. The mission: depart from Griffis International Airport, fly over 5,600 miles under cover of darkness heading west toward Seattle, Washington, arrive before dusk, and never be seen. It sounds like a CIA operation or a secret military objective, but it was far … Continued

What Am I Paying For?

With a new year comes new things: Plans to get healthy, start a new career, take a dream vacation, and if you’re in the shipping industry, a General Rate Increase (GRI). Shipping rates have climbed steadily over the last decade and there does not appear to be an end in sight for future rate increases. Retail … Continued

No More Bubbles?

We’ve had quite a few customers ask us about the future of the fun-loving, popping sensation we all know as bubble wrap. It seems there is a rumor going around that bubble wrap will no longer be made in its current format. We did some research and came across an article that will reassure all … Continued

10 Reasons to Shop Small

The year was 2010. American Express decided to encourage cardholders to “shop small” by designating the Saturday after Thanksgiving as a day to shop and buy at small businesses. The goal was to bring small businesses what they need most: customers. Small businesses have come to look forward with hope and anticipation to what has become known as “Small Business Saturday.” While … Continued

8 Tips for Good Packing

Packing a box properly is crucial when it comes to shipping. If your item is not packed well, it probably won’t stand a chance in the carrier’s fast-paced hubs full of drops and falls from conveyor belt to conveyor belt. The carriers know this and have come up with several resources to use for all … Continued

How to Protect Your Shipment’s Value

When talking about protecting packages, we focus a lot with customers on packing methods, proper loose fill, the appropriate box, and more. Those are all important, of course, but one of the most overlooked areas of shipping for customers is insurance (or “declared value” as it’s more appropriately referred to). Some packages are going to get damaged. It’s a … Continued

Don’t Ink The Earth: Why Recycling Ink Cartridges Matters

The majority of people have computers. Most of those people have things to print . . . a lot of things. Despite the fact we hear so much about this becoming a “paperless society,” there are still millions of papers flying out of printers and copiers all over the world. That requires a hefty amount of ink … Continued

5 Things to Know When Shipping Internationally

It’s hard to believe how quickly the world is seemingly shrinking isn’t it? Messages are sent between countries in an instant, people can travel the world in the span of a day, and sending packages to loved ones overseas has become more affordable for everyone. International shipping continues to grow every year with more and more … Continued

UPS Makes A Wish Come True

We all have wishes; especially at this time of year. For four-year-old Carson of Colorado Springs that wish was to be a delivery man for UPS. Thanks to some caring folks at UPS, they made his wish come true thanks to his buddy Ernest, whom he affectionately calls “Ernie.’ Check out the video below for … Continued