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  1. 6 Ways to Save Money on Shipping Costs for Your E-Commerce Business

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    6 Ways to Save Money on Shipping Costs for Your E-Commerce Business

    If you run an e-commerce business, you know that shipping costs can account for a loss in profit. If you’re business savvy, then you’re probably always looking for new ways to increase your revenue and decrease your expenses. This article will give you six valuable tips on how you can save money on shipping costs.

    1.      Reduce shipping costs by shipping to low-cost zones near you

    Shipping costs vary depending on where you send your packages. For example, a package sent to an international country will cost significantly more than an identical package sent to the state you operate in. The same theory applies to domestic shipping.

    If you want to keep low overhead costs for shipping, then restricting shipping to low-cost zones near you might be a good option.

    2.      Offer pickup to customers

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  2. What Packages are Bubble Mailers Best For?

    Bubble mailers

    What Packages are Bubble Mailers Best For?

    Bubble mailers are a common packaging product, but it can be challenging to know when the best time to use a bubble mailer is. In this article, we’ll explore all the best products to ship inside a bubble mailer. Bubble envelopes are padded envelopes with bubble wrap lining the inside. They are commonly used to ship fragile items, such as electronics, that need extra protection.

    Bubble envelopes come in a variety of sizes, from small to large. Small bubble mailers are typically used for shipping smaller items, while larger bubble mailers can accommodate larger items.

    To choose the right size bubble mailer for your needs, consider the following:

    - The size of the item you are shipping

    - The weight of the item

    - Whether you need extra padding or reinforcement

    What is a bubble mailer?

    Bubble mailers are a type of padded envelopes. They are often made of paper o

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  3. When Do You Need Edge Protectors?

    Edge protectors

    When Do You Need Edge Protectors?

    Edge protectors are an important packaging tool used by e-commerce suppliers and manufacturers to protect packages in palletized loads. Edge protectors increase stability, add stacking strength, and reduce damage, which in turn helps suppliers save money.

    When used with corrugated pads, edge protectors ensure packages survive transit, even when put under stress, such as compression or tilting.

    What are edge protectors?

    Edge protectors are long pieces of cardboard or plastic that are folded at a right angle. Typically, suppliers place edge protectors on the edges of packages stacked on pallets. They may be used alongside corner board protectors and corrugated pads, and edge protectors are generally held in place with stretch wrap or strapping.

    When do you need edge protectors?

    Edge protectors are most effective when suppliers are transporting palletized loads. When packages are

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  4. 4 Packaging Design Options to Print on E-commerce Boxes

    Shipping boxes & Cardboard Boxes

    4 Packaging Design Options to Print on E-commerce Boxes

    Whether you run a large or small business, your packaging design should be thoughtful, memorable, and sleek. Although printing custom designs on your shipping boxes and cardboard boxes will cost slightly more, this affordable investment pays off.

    Stellar packaging design has the power to turn a new customer into a repeat customer, and it encourages your buyers to share their purchases on social media. Free advertising, word-of-mouth recommendations, and repeat buys are just a few benefits of branded boxes.

    Since it’s obvious that branded packaging is a must for any business that ships out items to its customers, the only question that remains is how. Here are four creative ideas for printing designs on e-commerce shipping boxes and cardboard boxes.

    1.      Colored Ink on Brown S

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  5. 5 Things You Need to Know About Poly Mailers

    5 Things You Need to Know About Poly Mailers

    Poly mailers are a popular packaging supply for e-commerce retailers, but many of us aren’t aware of some basic information about poly mailers.

     

    Before you decide to ship everything possible inside a poly mailer, there are some essential facts about poly mailers you should know.

     

    1.      What are poly mailers made of?

    Poly mailers are made of plastic. Polyethylene is a strong manmade plastic that is durable, flexible, lightweight, and water-resistant. All these admirable qualities make it a great packaging material for e-commerce businesses.

     

    2.      Poly mailers are not easily recyclable.

    Whether or not poly mailers are recyclable is a bit of a contested subject. While the simple answer is “yes, poly mailers are recyclable,” the entire answer is more complex.

     

    To recycle a pol

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  6. Wholesale Shopping Guide: Paper Bags with Handles

    Wholesale Shopping Guide: Paper Bags with Handles

    As environmental consciousness increases around the world, many businesses are saying goodbye to plastic bags in favor of paper bags with handles. For businesses that stay up to date with current trends, paper bags are a must-have packaging product.

     

    For businesses that are savvy about saving money, buying paper bags wholesale is a no-brainer.

     

    Why You Should Buy Paper Bags Wholesale

    There are two key differences between purchasing paper bags from a wholesaler versus an independent retailer. A wholesaler will generally offer lower prices and sell in bulk. With a wholesaler, the more items you purchase, the lower the per-unit cost will be.

     

    In short, you should purchase paper bags wholesale from sellers like UCanPack because it’s the cheaper option.

     

    How Many Paper Bags Should I Purchase Wholesale?

    When buying wholesale, y

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  7. Brown vs. White Shipping Boxes: Which is Better?

    Brown vs. White Shipping Boxes: Which is Better?

    As an e-commerce retailer, you might wonder what's the difference between brown and white shipping boxes? Is there a difference at all?

     

    The answer to the question of which is better, brown or white shipping boxes, may be more complex than you think.

     

    Brown Shipping Boxes

    Brown shipping boxes, also known as kraft shipping boxes, are made of plain brown corrugated cardboard. They provide an environmentally friendly option for sustainable businesses and unique benefits, like hiding scuffs acquired during transit. However, their main drawbacks are their perceived “cheapness” and their inability to hold true ink colors.

     

    Pros of Brown Shipping Boxes

    • Damage and wear during transit are less obvious
    • More affordable than white shipping boxes
    • Usually made of 60%-100% recycled materials
    • Brown boxes are
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  8. A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Wholesale Packing Supplies for Small Businesses

    A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Wholesale Packing Supplies for Small Businesses

    If you run a small business that ships goods across the country—or the world—then knowing the basics of wholesale packaging supplies is essential.

     

    What does wholesale mean?

    The concept of wholesale purchasing is simple. Small businesses purchase bulk products at discounted rates that they can later sell or use to keep their operating costs down and sales high.

     

    A small business can buy wholesale snacks to resell at a higher price. E-commerce stores can also buy wholesale packing supplies to keep their delivery costs low.

     

    How does wholesale pricing typically work?

    Let’s say you spend $20 on 400 paper bags. $20 is the wholesale price—it’s the price of the whole sale. Usually, wholesale suppliers offer a larger discount on larger orders. So, if the paper bags cost 5 cents per bag when you buy 400

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  9. How Colored Mailer Boxes Can Uplift Your Brand

    How Colored Mailer Boxes Can Uplift Your Brand

    Colored mailer boxes are trending for small businesses that know branding well. With unlimited colors and styles to match your brand image, colored mailer boxes are one small detail that can keep you ahead of the competition.

     

    And the best part is that colored mailer boxes are affordable for your small or large business!

     

    1.      Colored Mailer Boxes Make Your Packages Pop

    A well-built mailer box speaks to the quality of your brand, and a colored mailer box helps your business make a statement. When your packages pop with colored mailer boxes, your customers will look forward to receiving them even more.

     

     With a colored mailer box, everyone will want to get a package from your business.

     

    2.      You Can Clearly Communicate Your Brand Voice with Colored Mailer Boxes

    Branding

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  10. Customize Kraft Paper Shopping Bags

    3 Ways to Customize Kraft Paper Shopping Bags

     

    Kraft paper shopping bags are a staple for most small and large businesses. Switching to paper bags is good for the environment—and it’s good for your image, especially if your consumers are environmentally conscious.

     

    But plain Kraft shopping bags aren’t branded, and any small business owner who knows branding knows that it’s an essential component in everything you do, and that includes the shopping bags you give to your customers.

     

    So, here are 3 creative and affordable ways to customize Kraft paper shopping bags to ensure they speak to your brand.

     

    1.      Seal Bags with Branded Stickers

    Branded stickers are a simple and aesthetic option, and the bonus is that you can use stickers on anything—including paper shopping bags, boxes, poly mailers,

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