March 12, 2019
From the straw ban proposal of 2018 to a recent Lenten appeal to give up plastic packaging and disposables by the U.K.’s Church of England, a consumer packaging revival is on the rise. Excessive packaging continues to be among the most common online shopping complaints. Smart brand owners are taking notice by putting increased focus on their customers’ packaging experiences.
February 11, 2019
Almost a third of all municipal solid waste is packaging. Amazon’s “Frustration-Free Packaging” (FFP) is one of those programs trying to reduce waste, and November 2018 marked its 11th anniversary. With that in mind, let’s take a second to talk about Frustration-Free Packaging and why it matters.Read More
October 25, 2018
Jason was under the gun at his job. As an operations manager, it’s his job to make sure that products get sent out on time. The problem is that it’s really hard to send products out on time while making sure they’re packaged correctly and cost-efficiently. As the backlog of orders piles up, Jason’s job and entire department are under threat. Not knowing what to do, he turns to an artifact imbued with a dark magic. But as Jason will soon learn, a good packaging operation doesn’t appear out of thin air.Read More
September 24, 2018
Online shopping isn’t going away anytime soon. The sheer convenience of same-day shipping without ever having to leave the couch ensures it. However, those of us who can change online shipping and e-commerce for the better need to step up—and soon. Some may ask why we need to ask these tough internal questions rather than keep the conveyor belts running at warp-speed?Read More
February 22, 2018
In the land of coal and sulfur mines, convincing businesses to adopt environmentally friendly policies is challenging at best. This is despite the fact that on some days, the air quality along the Wasatch Front rivals Beijing. 50 percent of the pollution that makes up our brown soupy inversions is directly related to tailpipe emissions. This makes clean transportation a prime target for measurable change. As individuals, we can agree that the air quality is, quite frankly, disturbing. Taking steps to make a change can feel overwhelming and out of reach without support and access. Range anxiety, concerns about affordability, and access to electric vehicle (EV) technology all present considerable consumer barriers to adopting zero-tailpipe emission technology.Read More
January 25, 2018
The 2017 holiday saw more people shopping online than in any previous year. While the final numbers aren’t yet in, USPS expected to ship 850 million packages, while UPS forecasted 750 million packages. This massive number of boxes means that a lot of cardboard and empty space is being shipped as well.Read More
August 17, 2017
The Iroquois had a saying: “In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation…even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine.” This was called the Great Law of the Iroquois, and it’s something we can adapt today to discuss sustainability.
Essentially, we need to ask ourselves if what we’re doing today will be sustainable seven generations down the line.
June 26, 2017
Guys, I know this is a potentially inflammatory title. Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most famous scientists in the United States, and if you ever listen to Star Talk or watch Cosmos, you know he’s a pretty smart guy.Read More
February 15, 2017
The global green packaging market will grow significantly over the next six years, according to a new report released by Allied Market Research. The market size is expected to reach $207.5 billion by 2022.Read More
January 17, 2017
The rise in online furniture sales offers both new opportunities and challenges for furniture manufacturers and e-tailers. Furniture is often large, heavy and bulky; efficiently packaging these products and delivering them to customers can be a challenge. Here are three common furniture packaging problems and how to overcome them.Read More