Packaging Geekery

Choosing the right Cardboard Box – a Lil™ guide

Packaging Geekery

When companies ship their product, they don’t necessarily put much stock into the humble cardboard box. Details like the quality, size and shape of the cardboard boxes they use do not always come to mind. Things like material specifications, fluting types and ethical credentials are usually an afterthought – but in this product focus guide you’ll learn the importance of …

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Hot melt glue and eCommerce packaging – don’t settle for less

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We pledge to only provide you with postal packaging made using hot melt glue

That’s our Lil promise. There’s no logical reason any other adhesive should exist in ecommerce packaging. Simply put, it’s the only option for sealing ecommerce packaging as it’s the only glue that doesn’t need 24 hours to stick!

Why Lil hot melt …vs inferior pre-produced double-sided

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Shipping boxed toys? Twistwrap: The cost effective alternative to voidfill!

Are you looking for cost effective packaging? You are probably like countless other retailers that are unsure of the options available when shipping boxed toys, while spending huge amounts per year in ‘over packaging’.

In the article “How to ship boxed toys”, they suggest collecting tape, bubble wrap, boxes and scissors. Although they quite rightly suggest …

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Summer Clothes Packaging: It’s only clothing, polythene mailbags will do right?

It’s that time of year again! The sunshine is beginning to put in an appearance, the layers are coming off…but wait…your customers need to update their wardrobe! They quickly turn to your online fashion store and begin purchasing their summer wears. You package their order up into polythene mailbags (your standard choice of clothes packaging) and off it goes!…

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Comic Book Packaging: How to get it right and how to get it wrong…

Suggestions online of how to package comics and graphic novels commonly involve one, or in some cases all of the methods below:

  • “Bagging and Boarding”. A method used to initially protect the raw comic book and further store it once it has been read.
  • Measuring and cutting cardboard to create makeshift comic book mailers
  • Stuffing with newspaper
  • Bubble mailers
  • Oodles
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Cost Vs Quality: The case against soft-bag delivery packaging…

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In 2014, Jiffy-style bags became 50 years old. That’s quite an achievement for a product design that revolutionised delivery packaging back in the 1960’s. Like other forms of soft packaging, these bags relied on the premise that products could be insulated from damage during delivery and transit by ‘cushioning’ the item against impact and interference. Logic will tell you that …

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