Shipping boxes come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, materials and accessories to strengthen and secure them. Depending on the size, weight and shape of an item, an appropriate box must be used for optimum protection. A box that is too large may incur extra shipping charges or add cost on packing materials while a box that is too small may not provide enough space for fillers that will help protect the contents from damage due to impact and vibration during transit. Here are some tips on how to select the right size box for shipping. Read more →
Boxes are the most popular containers for shipping. The hard and sturdy walls of a shipping box protect items from getting compressed when heavy packa...
Shipping items abroad requires a little more care and effort than if they were being sent domestically. Remember that your package will not only be ha...
The cost of shipping items can get very expensive. This prompts many shippers to reuse old packing supplies such as boxes and envelopes to minimize ex...
Cutting shipping costs without putting items at risk of damage is a major consideration of both big companies and small home-based businesses to optim...
Shipping items abroad requires a little more care and effort than if they were being sent domestically. Remember that your package will not only be handled by your local carrier but also by your destination country’s carrier. Handling procedures and facilities differ from country to country. Packaging that may work in your domestic shipments may not be as effective when you send items abroad. Your shipment could be battered, pushed, rolled or dropped during unloading, while moving through Customs, or in transit to its final destination. Thus, attention to packing is an absolute must to ensure that your items reach their destination in good condition. Here are some packing tips to ensure safe transit of your international shipments.
Use appropriate boxes. For optimum protection, use a new, sturdy corrugated box that is large enough to accommodate your product and provide extra spaces for packing materials on all sides. Also pay attention to the weight of your item and that the box can support it. Read more →
The yo-yo is one of the most popular toys of all times. It was first invented in ancient Greece and made even more popular in the 1920s. Today, yo-yoing is more than just a pastime, it has become an important part of contemporary culture. Yo-yo competitions are popular all over the world where yo-yo experts can strut their latest tricks.
The basic yo-yo typically consists of an axle connected to two disks with a length of string looped around the axle. It can be made from a variety of materials including wood, metal and plastic. Some fancy yo-yos are even equipped lights making them popular among children. Read more →
The cost of shipping items can get very expensive. This prompts many shippers to reuse old packing supplies such as boxes and envelopes to minimize expenses on packing materials. While the dumpster can be a great source of free boxes, using these found supplies is not always economical. We list down several reasons why you should think twice before re-using old boxes.
The strength and durability of old boxes may have been compromised. Having lost their integrity, they may not provide optimum support to your items. Remember that packages may undergo falls, bumps and rough handling during transit. Old boxes with weakened seams may tear and burst open when exposed to such impact. Read more →
Cutting shipping costs without putting items at risk of damage is a major consideration of both big companies and small home-based businesses to optimize profits. However, using inappropriate packing materials for your shipment can lead to high costs as well as damaged goods. It is thus important to be diligent when choosing supplies used for packing.
Using cheap supplies is not exactly the answer. Remember that items have different shapes, sizes and weights. One packaging material may work in protecting an item from damage but may not do the same for another. The key is to know and use the appropriate material for your item. Here are some tips on how to choose the right packing materials for your shipments so you keep your shipping costs down, your customers happy and improve your bottom line. Read more →
A mannequin is usually an articulated human figure used for displaying or fitting clothing. They are made from a variety of materials, the more popular ones being fiberglass and plastic. Mannequins are commonly commonly seen as in-store displays or window decoration but many online sellers also use them to display their products for their product photos.
Most mannequins can be taken apart and re-assembled for easy transport and storage. However, proper packing techniques must be employed on every part to prevent any damage on the mannequin. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a mannequin. Read more →
Air bag/pouches are inflatable packaging products that are designed to provide cost-effective and efficient void fill and protective packaging for a wide variety of products. Similar to bubble wrap, these relatively new packing materials are actually plastic bags and pouches with built-in columns of air to provide cushioning and protection to items. They come in a variety of sizes and can be used for different items such as bottles, ceramics, laptops, hard disk drives, mobile phones, cameras, tablets and computer parts.
Some of these bags/pouches come already filled with air while others require inflation with a manual or electric pump. The latter takes up a fraction of the space required for other forms of packaging and are preferred by companies and small business which ship items on a regular basis. They are made from LDPE making them tough and rigid. Read more →
A hardbound book, also called hardcover or hardback, is a book with rigid cover typically made of cardboard covered with cloth, or occasionally leather. These books are usually printed on acid-free paper and are much more durable than paperback versions. They are marginally more costly and are usually preferred by serious book collectors.
While built with a protective covers, hardbound books still require proper packing prior to shipping to ensure that it is protected against the elements and damage during transit. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship hardbound books. Read more →