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

Deborah Lill Jun 22, 2016 Ecommerce, Packaging Geekery

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 putting the items to…

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

Deborah Lill Jun 10, 2016 Packaging Geekery

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! Online…

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E-books vs printed books: Why you should always judge a book by its book wrap…

Deborah Lill May 16, 2016 Packaging Geekery

Have you ever considered the reasoning behind why your customer might purchase a printed book or an e-book? Purchasing an e-book over a printed book has many advantages, as discussed in ‘Success Consciousness’: Speed of delivery (you literally don’t need to leave the house) You do not require storage for your growing collection. You can buy them at any time…

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Letterbox sized packaging: Do your products fit through the door?

Deborah Lill May 9, 2016 Packaging Geekery

Are you in the know when it comes to letterbox sized packaging? You should be…From beautiful blooms being sent out by online florists to monthly deliveries of online sanitary essentials, many companies are catching on to the benefits of letterbox sized gifts.  This means of course that ‘failed to deliver’ returns can become a thing of the past for many…

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Book Shipping: The maths behind large letter tariffs

Deborah Lill May 4, 2016 Packaging Geekery

Do you want to mail your books in the most economical way with as little thought at possible? Do you find yourself having to go through the maths every time you want to send a book in the post, or just not worry, and suffer the expense of creeping into the next price band?  If you are only sending out…

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

Deborah Lill May 3, 2016 Packaging Geekery

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 of…

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Shipping books? Here’s your Ultimate Book Packaging Guide.

Deborah Lill Mar 3, 2016 Packaging Geekery

You've all seen it. That book trader that has a good old whinge on the forums about unreasonable customers leaving them negative feedback or demanding a refund because the book they've bought hasn't arrived via the mail in pristine condition. That trader is clueless as to why their website, eBay or Amazon account is littered with poor feedback, and why…

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Mothers Day – Statistics nicely packaged!

Deborah Lill Feb 22, 2016 Packaging Geekery

Mothers Day is a big revenue earner on the internet. If you're in the business of selling gifts, cosmetics, fashion and fashion accessories, cards, flowers, experience days, meals out and much more, then you should probably be paying attention!  According to the Telegraph & VoucherCodesPro, our dear Mums in the UK are three times as valuable to internet retailers as…

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Cost Vs Quality: The case against soft-bag delivery packaging…

Deborah Lill Sep 22, 2015 Packaging Geekery

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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