How to Reduce DIM Weight Charges When Shipping Your Products

When ecommerce stores and retailers ship their first large boxes, they’re usually surprised by the added cost that comes when the carrier charges by size instead of weight. Sometimes this dimensional weight (DIM weight) can cause a significant increase in price that’ll harm profitability. Carriers such as USPS, FedEx, and UPS will calculate DIM … [Read more...]

Corrugated Packaging Industry Promotion Program Gets a New Look

“Boxes. The Most Extraordinary Ordinary Thing in the World.”     ITASCA, IL  – The corrugated packaging industry recently unveiled a new look and feel for its promotion program, updated to reflect evolving market trends like e-commerce, printing technology advancements, and shifting dynamics in recycling and sustainability. The … [Read more...]

LCA Shows Balanced Environmental Results for Produce Container Systems

ITASCA, IL  – The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) has released a new life cycle assessment (LCA) of produce packaging which shows neither corrugated containers nor reusable plastic containers (RPC), have an advantage in all environmental impact categories. The full LCA is available for download … [Read more...]

Recycled cardboard bedding takes top prize at London awards

  DS Smith wins Best New Product Launch at MPR Brilliance Awards 2018 Recognized for launch campaign with animal bedding brand BedKind DS Smith Recycling won Best New Product Launch at this year’s Marketing and PR Brilliance Awards, which took place on December 7, 2018, at the Le Méridien Hotel in London. The company was … [Read more...]

NextPallet™: New Hybrid Wood-Corrugated Pallet Poised for Debut

  Gaynes Labs has completed testing on the new hybrid wood-corrugated NextPallet™ supporting 2400 lbs. At just 26.5 lbs., the heavyweight version of the NextPallet hauls and racks like much heavier wood pallets (See test results). Start-up NextPallet expects lightweight and standard versions will weigh between 15-19 lbs. "The basic … [Read more...]

Driven by E-commerce, Box Sales Show Highest 2-year Growth Rate Since 1993-94

BOSTON, June 14, 2018 - The box business is back, suggest data that show North American shipment growth exceeding 2% in 2016-2017 – the fastest consecutive annual growth since 1993-1994. Yet today's converting sector has evolved radically over the past decade, reshaped by the same forces that are driving its expanding output. E-commerce, corporate … [Read more...]