Your Complete Guide to Shipping From Home

Ecommerce of all sizes involves a shipping component: if customers aren’t purchasing physical products in a physical store, they need a way to receive them somehow. Large companies have the benefit of warehouses and dedicated shipping teams or partnerships with large shipping organizations. But if you’re a small business, you might consider shipping from home as a viable option for order fulfillment—and it is, especially with the help of the MINI PAK’R and related products
Ecommerce of all sizes involves a shipping component: if customers aren’t purchasing physical products in a physical store, they need a way to receive them somehow. Large companies have the benefit of warehouses and dedicated shipping teams or partnerships with large shipping organizations. But if you’re a small business, you might consider shipping from home as a viable option for order fulfillment—and it is, especially with the help of the MINI PAK’R and related products.  Shipping products from home involves...
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The Unboxing Experience: How Premium Packaging Can B...

You’ve probably heard the term “unboxing”—quite simply, unboxing is the practice of filming or taking a photo of yourself opening a package from an e-commerce brand and sharing that video on the internet, typically to YouTube or social media. 
You’ve probably heard the term “unboxing”—quite simply, unboxing is the practice of filming or taking a photo of yourself opening a package from an e-commerce brand and sharing that video on the internet, typically to YouTube or social media.  It’s a simple premise that anyone with a camera phone can easily participate in. And for e-commerce brands, the payoff can be absolutely massive: Providing your customers with a great unboxing experience can boost your content marketing efforts, drive engagement, increase...
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Is Package Damage Impacting Your Bottom Line?

E-commerce retailers and manufacturers put in a significant amount of effort and investment making sure the products they produce meet quality and performance goals. However, if insufficient packaging protection results in customers receiving your product in damaged, broken and/or non-functioning condition, the impact to your brand’s profit margin can be significant. 
E-commerce retailers and manufacturers put in a significant amount of effort and investment making sure the products they produce meet quality and performance goals. However, if insufficient packaging protection results in customers receiving your product in damaged, broken and/or non-functioning condition, the impact to your brand’s profit margin can be significant.  A single return can easily incur hundreds of dollars in added costs, and the loss of future orders based on an unhappy customers’ negative experience can add up to...
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Looking Ahead to the Future of Ship-From-Home

Ship-from-home is here to stay. 

The Internet—and increasingly, social media—is transforming the retail landscape, enabling hundreds of thousands of people to make a part- or even full-time income from selling merchandise of all kinds via their own websites or sites like Ebay, Etsy, and Amazon. One of the most critical elements of this burgeoning business is the shipping.

As shipping from home becomes increasingly prevalent, it’s also growing increasingly trendy—and competitive. 

Ship-from-home is here to stay.  The Internet—and increasingly, social media—is transforming the retail landscape, enabling hundreds of thousands of people to make a part- or even full-time income from selling merchandise of all kinds via their own websites or sites like Ebay, Etsy, and Amazon. One of the most critical elements of this burgeoning business is the shipping. As shipping from home becomes increasingly prevalent, it’s also growing increasingly trendy—and competitive.  A few advancements in the ship-to-home arena are already...
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Shipping From Home: Tips From The Pros (Part 3)

How To Get Started Shipping From Home  Part 3: Tips From The Pros Part 1: Choosing Your CarrierPart 2: Tools & Materials Want...
How To Get Started Shipping From Home  Part 3: Tips From The Pros Part 1: Choosing Your CarrierPart 2: Tools & Materials Want to get in on the ship-from-home trend? Already in the business and want to up your game? This series will show you how to get started, plus some brands that are doing it right.  We’re highlighting some brands and small companies that are already succeeding in the ship-from-home game. Meet Handmade Sam Made, Whiskey & Honey, and Urb Apothecary, three...
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Shipping From Home: Tools & Materials (Part 2)

How To Get Started Shipping From Home  Part 2: Tools & Materials Part 1: Choosing Your CarrierPart 3: Tips From The Pros Want...
How To Get Started Shipping From Home  Part 2: Tools & Materials Part 1: Choosing Your CarrierPart 3: Tips From The Pros Want to get in on the ship-from-home trend? Already in the business and want to up your game? This series will show you how to get started, plus some brands that are doing it right.  Whether you're shipping five orders a week or 50, every package is your chance for a happy customer. The first piece in our series focused on...
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Shipping From Home: Choosing Your Carrier (Part 1)

How To Get Started Shipping From Home  Part 1: Choosing Your Carrier Part 2: Tools & MaterialsPart 3: Tips From...
How To Get Started Shipping From Home  Part 1: Choosing Your Carrier Part 2: Tools & MaterialsPart 3: Tips From The Pros Want to get in on the ship-from-home trend? Already in the business and want to up your game? This series will show you how to get started, plus some brands that are doing it right.  Whether you're shipping five orders a week or 50, every package is your chance for a happy customer. First things first: Pick your...
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Super Bowl vs. Social Media? Coca-Cola Shows Us How ...

Raise your hand if you tuned in to the Super Bowl for the commercials. No shame: You’re not alone (and with LIII snagging the distinction of lowest-scoring Super Bowl in the game’s history, we don’t blame you!). 

You may have noticed that this year Coca-Cola took a different approach to their game day advertising. Typically an industry heavyweight with several multi-million-dollar game time spots, this year the company opted to air its commercial just before kickoff rather than during the game. 
  Raise your hand if you tuned in to the Super Bowl for the commercials. No shame: You’re not alone (and with LIII snagging the distinction of lowest-scoring Super Bowl in the game’s history, we don’t blame you!). You may have noticed that this year Coca-Cola took a different approach to their game day advertising. Typically an industry heavyweight with several multi-million-dollar game time spots, this year the company opted to air its commercial just before kickoff rather than during...
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The EU’s Plan to Combat Plastic Waste

The European Parliament voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastic waste across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans. The proposal also called for a reduction in single-use plastic waste for food and drink containers, including plastic cups.

The European Parliament voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastic waste across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans. The proposal also called for a reduction in single-use plastic waste for food and drink containers, including plastic cups. The new law, overwhelmingly backed by the European Parliament asserts 10 single-use plastic products with readily available alternatives will be banned by 2021. The EU states and all residing within them are now obligated...
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Recycling’s Uncertain Future: China’s Ban On Waste I...

China has long been treated as our planet’s repository for plastic waste. The nation has accepted 45% of the world's total plastic recycling since reporting to the United Nations Comtrade Database began in 1992.

China has long been treated as our planet’s repository for plastic waste. The nation has accepted 45% of the world’s total plastic recycling since reporting to the United Nations Comtrade Database began in 1992. But alongside a new push to protect the environment, China no longer wants to be the world’s trash can, or even its recycle bin. China passed their “National Sword” policy banning plastic waste from being imported beginning in January 2018, signaling to the rest of the...
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California Plastic Laws: What You Need To Know

Even before plastic straw bans grew trendy, California was at the forefront of using less plastic and promoting more sustainable living. California pioneered a statewide ban on plastics beginning in 2016, when the state became the first in the U.S. to ban most stores from providing customers with single-use plastic bags, following a successful referendum. [...]

Even before plastic straw bans grew trendy, California was at the forefront of using less plastic and promoting more sustainable living. California pioneered a statewide ban on plastics beginning in 2016, when the state became the first in the U.S. to ban most stores from providing customers with single-use plastic bags, following a successful referendum. But the statewide straw ban is the first-of-its-kind. Though cities across the country—and the world—have adopted plastic straw bans, California is the first U.S. state...
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Social media: What 7 different platforms can do for ...

Social media platforms have become more than just a way to keep in contact with your family and friends. These platforms have evolved into something that can make or break your company. With social media, you can target your exact audience and customer base with just a few clicks. However, not all platforms are created [...]

 

Social media platforms have become more than just a way to keep in contact with your family and friends. These platforms have evolved into something that can make or break your company. With social media, you can target your exact audience and customer base with just a few clicks. However, not all platforms are created equal! Take a look below and read up on what platforms may be the best for you and your company. 1. Facebook Facebook is probably...
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