The Benefits of Dimensional Weight Over Physical Wei...

As more and more shipping companies are switching over to dimensional weight pricing, a lot of people are wondering what the deal is. Why not stick with the traditional physical weight pricing model -- after all, the heavier the package, the more it should cost, right? It turns out physical weight might not actually be [...]

As more and more shipping companies are switching over to dimensional weight pricing, a lot of people are wondering what the deal is. Why not stick with the traditional physical weight pricing model — after all, the heavier the package, the more it should cost, right? It turns out physical weight might not actually be the best way for shipping companies to manage their cargo. Not to mention the complications it causes for both them and the businesses that rely...
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Kimberly-Clark Turns Gloves into Furniture with Righ...

When it comes to recycling, people focus on the big four materials: metals, glass, paper, and plastics. However, those aren’t the only materials that need a second, third, or fourth life. Heck, even some objects within those categories aren’t able to be properly recycled. Kimberly-Clark Professional is taking on these niches, honing in on recycling [...]

When it comes to recycling, people focus on the big four materials: metals, glass, paper, and plastics. However, those aren’t the only materials that need a second, third, or fourth life. Heck, even some objects within those categories aren’t able to be properly recycled. Kimberly-Clark Professional is taking on these niches, honing in on recycling its own products after they’re finished being used by their customers with its RightCycle program. And so far, it’s been a big success. As a...
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How2Recycle and the Standardization of Recycling Labels

When we think of recycling, we often break things down into a few main categories such as plastics, metals, and paper. As technology advances and more materials (and their variants) are created, the process of recycling them efficiently and effectively becomes challenging. Doubly so when no one's really sure what bin to toss them [...]

When we think of recycling, we often break things down into a few main categories such as plastics, metals, and paper. As technology advances and more materials (and their variants) are created, the process of recycling them efficiently and effectively becomes challenging. Doubly so when no one’s really sure what bin to toss them in. To fight this problem, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition seeks to treat the issue with standardized recycling labels to help educate American consumers on how to...
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Online Grocery Sales Swell to $48 Billion Globally

As omnichannel and ecommerce continue to grow, so too do the offerings of what one can buy over the Internet. Food and fast-moving consumer goods are quickly taking over a decent market share, reaching almost $50 billion worldwide, with no indicator of slowing down anytime soon. According to a report from Kantar Worldpanel, the fast-moving [...]

As omnichannel and ecommerce continue to grow, so too do the offerings of what one can buy over the Internet. Food and fast-moving consumer goods are quickly taking over a decent market share, reaching almost $50 billion worldwide, with no indicator of slowing down anytime soon. According to a report from Kantar Worldpanel, the fast-moving consumer goods (or FMCG, which are defined as “processed foods, soft drinks, and toiletries that sell quickly at a relatively low cost”) market grew only...
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Clarifying Our Stance on Plastics Use

If you've been a fan of our blog posts so far, you might have noticed we're pretty critical of plastics waste. Given that we're a company that uses plastic in our void fill products, it could seem a little strange to speak up against a material that we, too, are guilty of using. That being [...]

If you’ve been a fan of our blog posts so far, you might have noticed we’re pretty critical of plastics waste. Given that we’re a company that uses plastic in our void fill products, it could seem a little strange to speak up against a material that we, too, are guilty of using. That being said, we’d like to take the time to clarify our stance on industrial plastics use and how we seek to continue our tradition as a...
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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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9 Creative Food Packaging Designs to Inspire Your Ne...

When it comes to packaging, it's not just about the material you use, but how you dress it up. Since products on display have only a few seconds to win over a potential buyer, presentation is everything. It represents your company, its people, and its values; it establishes expectations for product quality; and most importantly, it [...]

When it comes to packaging, it’s not just about the material you use, but how you dress it up. Since products on display have only a few seconds to win over a potential buyer, presentation is everything. It represents your company, its people, and its values; it establishes expectations for product quality; and most importantly, it entices new customers and helps retain old ones. No matter how long you’ve been in business, the most successful brands evolve alongside the ever-changing market....
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How Precious Plastic is Reshaping Our Waste Problem

It's often all too easy for businesses to dismiss recycling and green initiatives as too costly to implement compared to conventional methods. After all, a good capitalist knows one ought to maximize revenue while minimizing expenses, right? But just as rent or property taxes, equipment, wages, and whatever else you care to list off your books is considered [...]

It’s often all too easy for businesses to dismiss recycling and green initiatives as too costly to implement compared to conventional methods. After all, a good capitalist knows one ought to maximize revenue while minimizing expenses, right? But just as rent or property taxes, equipment, wages, and whatever else you care to list off your books is considered a fiscal cost of doing business, we cannot forget the cost we inflict on our planet as well. While some CEOs might try to justify this...
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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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How Farm from a Box Could Feed the World

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables from a farm just outside of town is more than just an industry gimmick using "organic" and "locally sourced" as buzzwords. In fact, that we've grown to prefer conventional mass-production harvesting over natural, small farm agriculture practices is more than a little backwards. With the rising cost of food [...]

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables from a farm just outside of town is more than just an industry gimmick using “organic” and “locally sourced” as buzzwords. In fact, that we’ve grown to prefer conventional mass-production harvesting over natural, small farm agriculture practices is more than a little backwards. With the rising cost of food logistics and a global food shortage affecting hundreds of millions of people, we need to reconsider how we grow our food. Some would say to think...
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How Ecommerce is Cutting Down Shopping’s Carbon Foot...

Of all the conveniences the 21st century has to offer, online shopping has to be one of the best. From computer, tablet, or smartphone, in just a few clicks, you can order anything from armchairs to zebra-print neckties and have it sent straight to your house. But more orders means more delivery trucks, and more [...]

Of all the conveniences the 21st century has to offer, online shopping has to be one of the best. From computer, tablet, or smartphone, in just a few clicks, you can order anything from armchairs to zebra-print neckties and have it sent straight to your house. But more orders means more delivery trucks, and more delivery trucks means more greenhouse gases, right? Well… not exactly. CO2 emissions associated with retail and ecommerce product pathway stages. Image source: Anna Argyridou (via...
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