Throwback Thursday: Smart Ways to Package Your Summer Fun

May 25, 2017
Summer header

Though summer might not technically be here yet, for many – it’s sure starting to feel like it! In the spirit of the long weekend ahead, we’re taking a look back at the summer savvy packaging solutions that come in handy for all kinds of warm weather activities. So sit back, relax and enjoy some

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How Much Shipping Damage Can You Live With? [White Paper]

May 23, 2017

Shipping your product is great for business, but only if it arrives undamaged. Online shopping supported by remarkably fast shipping couriers means you can sell to just about anyone in any city at any time. There’s so much potential in that opportunity. Is your packaging up for the challenge? A 30% Damage Rate is Not

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Throwback Thursday: Cardboard Chaos Rolls On with No-Pedal Bike

May 18, 2017

May is “National Bike Month,” and tomorrow is “Bike to Work Day.” That’s something we can get wheely excited about! For this Throwback Thursday, we’re showing off our Cardboard Chaos creation made in collaboration with Prince Lionheart: a no-pedal bike fortified by the power of corrugated paper. Roll on! The “Wheel Deal” is rolling into town! Last

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Corrugated Point-of-Purchase Displays We Love

May 16, 2017

Point-of-purchase (or POP if you’re pressed for time) displays have been a retail staple since, well, pretty much forever. They make your brand stand out—literally—to shoppers from the competition. They can help customers make connections with similar products (e.g. when you find pizza crusts and parmesan cheese in the aisle with pasta and sauce instead

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From Bogota with Love: The Journey of Mother’s Day Flowers [Infographic]

May 11, 2017

Mother’s Day is coming up, and if you haven’t gone to the store to buy some flowers then what are you doing reading a packaging blog? Get out there and get some flowers for a special mother in your life! But before you do, did you ever think about how those flowers got to the

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Single-Serving Health and Beauty Packaging for Mobile Consumers

May 9, 2017
Various spa objects

Single-serving pods of all sorts appeal to consumers because they offer a familiar product in a new and useful package. It’s innovative without asking the consumer to step outside of their comfort zone. We’ve become accustomed to single-serve in the food and beverage industry (whether it’s coffee pods or eggs). But in the health and

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What Happens to Cargo When Seas Are Rough?

May 4, 2017

Every year, billions of tons of cargo are shipped by sea via trade routes that date back centuries. The seas opened up a global economy by connecting manufacturing centers with other continents in a cost-effective manner. However, cargo shipment is not without its challenges. One exporter, UK Club, tracks the causes of lost cargo and

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Glowing Cardboard Box Art Really Shines

May 2, 2017

When Ernest Packaging Solutions took tech/media/music/film/all-things-cool festival South by Southwest by storm this year, we were able to showcase our craft in new and exciting ways to new and exciting people. Putting our cardboard creations on full display is nothing new for us. We like to think of ourselves as a kind of mix between

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The Future of Paper Folding Cartons

April 27, 2017
Paper Folding Cardboard

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) released a new forecast for the future of folding cartons, and the news is promising. According to the report, carton shipments will increase at an average rate of 0.5% until 2020, which will cause the market climb to $8.9 billion. In addition to the food and beverage market (especially fast

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Hot Growth in Cold Chain

April 25, 2017

From food to medicine to Mother’s Day flowers, cold chain logistics drives a significant fraction of the global economy. Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent on temperature-controlled shipping every year and, according to one study, the market still has room to grow. The global cold-chain market is predicted to grow to $271 billion (USD)

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