10 Tips to Build Your Customer Base

Building a customer base is probably one of the most intimidating aspects of launching a business, yet it is absolutely the most crucial. We've compiled a list of tips and tricks to start building that base - and your confidence along with it. 1. Find Your Why What is it about your product that gets [...]

Building a customer base is probably one of the most intimidating aspects of launching a business, yet it is absolutely the most crucial. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to start building that base – and your confidence along with it. 1. Find Your Why What is it about your product that gets people on board and, once they’re interested, how do you keep them? This can be the most challenging aspect of starting a new business, especially...
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MINI PAK’R Setup Basics

The MINI PAK'R is a great solution for ship-from-store operations, pack-and-ship operations, or small in-home businesses of all kinds. Use these quick set-up tips to start using your machine. If you're reading this blog, you might be familiar with FP International's MINI PAK'R machine. Welcome, and thanks for reading! If you've stumbled upon us through [...]

The MINI PAK’R is a great solution for ship-from-store operations, pack-and-ship operations, or small in-home businesses of all kinds. Use these quick set-up tips to start using your machine. If you’re reading this blog, you might be familiar with FP International’s MINI PAK’R machine. Welcome, and thanks for reading! If you’ve stumbled upon us through a search engine or by clicking a link, don’t go just yet! We can offer you an inside look at what the MINI PAK’R is,...
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Sustainable Packaging Material: How Air Cushions Fit In

Plastic is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of sustainability. Did you know, though, that when it comes to protecting what matters, air cushion films are one of the best sustainable packaging options available on the current market? Contrary to popular belief, inflatable plastic films are one of the [...]

Plastic is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of sustainability. Did you know, though, that when it comes to protecting what matters, air cushion films are one of the best sustainable packaging options available on the current market? Contrary to popular belief, inflatable plastic films are one of the greenest choices available when it comes to protective packaging – doubly so if you buy a biodegradable variant. It might sound counterintuitive to think of...
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Packaging Films for Every Possibility

Do you ship fragile items? Maybe your products are an untraditional shape or extra-large. Would you believe that the MINI PAK’R inflates packing material that protects any and all of these possibilities? We have the right type of film for your product – let us help you find it. Why waste precious space with pre-filled [...]

 

Do you ship fragile items? Maybe your products are an untraditional shape or extra-large. Would you believe that the MINI PAK’R inflates packing material that protects any and all of these possibilities? We have the right type of film for your product – let us help you find it. Why waste precious space with pre-filled bubble wrap or bulky loosefill? With the MINI PAK’R, one small machine quickly inflates what you need, when you need it to save you space,...
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What’s So Important About Green Logistics?

We do a lot of talking about sustainability and green technology. While imagery associated with recycling and Mother Nature might come to mind, what exactly are green logistics as an industrial practice? Indeed, going green isn't just some passing trend championed by "mamby pamby hippies" as some of the old guard capitalists might have you [...]

We do a lot of talking about sustainability and green technology. While imagery associated with recycling and Mother Nature might come to mind, what exactly are green logistics as an industrial practice? Indeed, going green isn’t just some passing trend championed by “mamby pamby hippies” as some of the old guard capitalists might have you believe. With climate change becoming ever prevalent in headlines and humanity’s wasteful habits (both in industrial and commercial pursuits) spiraling out of control, no amount...
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2017 Eggie Awards: FP International Named “Best Supp...

Online tech retailer Newegg hosts its own annual Eggie Awards in honor of its partners. This year, FP International won one of 40 of the coveted awards. 2016 was quite a rollercoaster of a year for many people. For FP International, it was no different, though our slope seems to be in the upward [...]

 

  Online tech retailer Newegg hosts its own annual Eggie Awards in honor of its partners. This year, FP International won one of 40 of the coveted awards.   2016 was quite a rollercoaster of a year for many people. For FP International, it was no different, though our slope seems to be in the upward direction. Earlier this week, Newegg hosted its 13th annual Eggie Awards at the Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. “At Newegg, our success...
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What Do You Know About Vendor-Managed Inventory?

Owning your own business is tough work, especially when you have inventory to take care of. Between predicting customer trends and seasonal supply and demand, trying to maintain the right amount of stock in your warehouses is just the tip of the iceberg, let alone everything else it takes to keep a business going. The [...]

Owning your own business is tough work, especially when you have inventory to take care of. Between predicting customer trends and seasonal supply and demand, trying to maintain the right amount of stock in your warehouses is just the tip of the iceberg, let alone everything else it takes to keep a business going. The nice thing about technology, however, is that it inspires new ways of accomplishing old tasks if not directly through application, then indirectly through process. Vendor-managed...
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Say Hello to FLEXE, the Airbnb of Warehousing

All too often, there are small businesses that need extra storage space, but can barely afford the rent of an annual lease. Meanwhile, seasonal companies with large warehouses have more empty floor space than they know what to do with. Seattle-based logistics start-up FLEXE is looking to bridge those missed connections. Though the company's been in and [...]

All too often, there are small businesses that need extra storage space, but can barely afford the rent of an annual lease. Meanwhile, seasonal companies with large warehouses have more empty floor space than they know what to do with. Seattle-based logistics start-up FLEXE is looking to bridge those missed connections. Though the company’s been in and out of the news spotlight since 2013, FLEXE has been making quite a few waves lately. Most notably, their latest round of fundraising concluded a few weeks...
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