Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging: Why green is the new black?

Every person leaves his mark on the world on his travels. But unfortunately, it does not always remain only with a footprint in the sand. Sustainability, or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is currently a top priority: the demand for an ecologically, economically and socially responsible lifestyle is becoming louder and louder. Sustainable business models are intended to make more efficient use of natural resources and avoid environmentally or health-damaging actions. In the packaging industry, sustainability is also gaining increasing importance. 

Businesses have recognized that they can target new customers with sustainable management concepts. They can no longer rely on their stars alone. Society is changing and becoming increasingly sensitive. More and more people are interested in sustainability issues and are willing to pay a higher price for quality and sustainability.

A clear conscience plays an increased role for holidaymakers on their travels, for example, concerning working conditions and consideration for the local population. This “green” interest is also reflected in an increased demand for sustainable packaging options, shipping, and mailing. The range of these products now extends more from compostable mailers to packaging boxes. In addition, the packaging industry also rewards green initiatives, for example, by awarding environmentally friendly measures with stars on rating portals.

Where and how can green standards be implemented?

  • Savings in electricity costs: motion detectors, dimmers, LEDs as well as solar-powered lighting and induction instead of gas/E stoves
  • Saving of water by using rainwater, energy-saving rinses and multiple uses of towels
  • Saving energy through heat-insulating windows, doors and curtains or air conditioning coupled to the doors and windows that automatically switches off when they are opened
  • Avoidance of waste: no use of disposable packaging and disposable goods as well as the supply of smaller portion sizes in the catering trade
  • Use of recycling materials in-room furnishings and fittings
  • Abandonment of the minibar and gas heating mushrooms
  • Preferred purchase of domestic products from local and regional suppliers
  • Provision of bicycles for guests
  • In terms of sustainability, restaurants should pay attention to the following, among other things:
  • Abandonment of “convenience food.”
  • Reduction of meat consumption, creative offers for vegetarians and vegans
  • Range of suitable dishes for allergy sufferers and food intolerances
  • Species-appropriate animal husbandry, Fairtrade products as well as regional and seasonal food
  • Sustainable consumables, from detergents to paper towels
  • Reduction of food waste

In addition, non-profit institutions can be supported in the area of “social affairs”, and the topic of accessibility can be written in capital letters. Stickers and signs are helpful means to remind customers of their “green” deeds. Through responsible and transparent marketing, businesses can talk about his commitment and dedication to sustainable packaging. In addition to the positive environmental impact, entrepreneurs also save energy and costs. Green is not always expensive! This also applies to prices.

Bubble Padded Envelopes

How to Recycle Bubble Padded Envelopes?

Bubble padded envelopes are cushioned mailers that provide extra support and protection during shipping or mailing. The exterior is usually made of heavy paper or paperboard, and the padding is bubble wrap. They can be tough to recycle, but you can do things with the padded envelopes to be more environmentally sound.

How to Recycle Bubble Padded Envelopes?

1. Determine if your city will grant you to recycle your padded envelopes with the rest of your recyclable trash. Most local waste management departments will permit padded envelopes in the recyclable bins if and only if the envelope and the envelope padding are made of the same material.

  • You can recycle the envelopes in the bins if you have plastic envelopes made with plastic bubble wrap cushioning or paper envelopes made with paper cushioning. The paper envelopes with bubble plastic cushioning cannot be recycled using this way as it is difficult to separate them.
  • Drop off recyclable padded envelopes at recycling centres to recycle but cannot be collected at the curb.

2. Save the padded envelopes you receive until you need to mail or ship something. If you reuse the padded envelopes, then you can recycle them yourself.

  • Place a label over the existing address. If you do not have a large enough label, write your shipping information on a piece of paper and tape it to the address written on the envelope.
  • Allow the post office to put the accurate amount of postage on your reused envelope to avoid confusion with the original postage.

3. Include padded envelopes into your filing system at home or work. Utilize the extra cushion these envelopes provide to store stacks of documents or delicate objects such as jewellery, beads, craft supplies, and decorations. They pile up easily into a standing position when packed together in a box.

4. Return the envelope to the original shipper. Utilized booksellers have been known to incorporate postage that would facilitate their buyers to send the envelope back. Ask the sender if they would like you to return the envelope.

5. Offer the padded envelopes to friends and family who do many online buying and selling. Websites such as Etsy and eBay permit people to sell items online, and they will require ways to ship out their commodities. Ask around if anyone is interested in recycling your bubble padded envelopes for their shipping purposes.

Conclusion

As eCommerce continues apace, the quantity of padded envelopes is only going to grow. Many people are getting increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of what they do, making certain that simple items such as packaging are recyclable is a must.

Typically, most padded envelopes are, usually, recyclable. They are also highly reusable, so while it may seem daunting to have to separate windows from envelopes, bubble packing, you may well be able to find other uses for these things.

bubble mailer

Looking for an eco-friendly alternative to bubble wraps?

Do you usually use bubble wrap to safely ship items?

At least each of us has received countless programs with the contents packed in them.

Using more environmentally friendly alternatives to bubble wrap, we can save a significant amount of plastic waste.

In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at the problems with bubble wrap and list some great eco-friendly and safe alternatives to “bubble wrap”.

The extent of the plastic packaging problem

Plastic bubble wrap has been the first choice for packaging materials for shipping for decades.

It is usually made transparent, is cheap, and is good for protecting mail.

However, it is important to know that there are better (plastic-free) alternatives that are equally effective.

Companies that think sustainably are increasingly turning to biodegradable packaging solutions.

5 environmentally friendly alternatives to bubble wrap

The following products are some practical alternatives to plastic bubble wrap that are becoming increasingly popular with businesses and individual consumers alike.

While some of these can be found in stores that sell packaging and shipping supplies, all of them can be purchased online as well.

Read below which sustainable solutions are available and which of them are ideal for you.

1. Biodegradable packaging chips

Conventional Styrofoam filling material, like plastic bubble wrap, is not environmentally friendly.

But there are definitely biodegradable “packaging peanuts” as a clever alternative to bubble wrap and Styrofoam filling material.

These eco-friendly packaging chips are usually made from starch or other biodegradable materials and decompose easily without harming the environment.

Most of the time, these vegetable filling materials are even antistatic so that they won’t stick to hands, clothing or other surfaces.

2. Corrugated cardboard

Corrugated cardboard consists – as the name suggests – of cardboard or paper and is therefore biodegradable and harmless to the health and environment.

It is recyclable and compostable and, of course, fulfils its purpose of padding and protecting the items to be sent.

While this type of packaging material may not be the safest alternative for very delicate products (so think carefully before using it to protect glass items), it can safely be used with many other products.

3. Shredded paper

Shredded paper scraps are a great practical alternative to bubble wrap as they are completely compostable and very dampening.

They are not only comparatively affordable but also particularly effective in their protective effect. The paper usually comes in a compressed form and expands when you use it.

One downside to using this type of filler material is that you may need to use a little more when packing fragile materials like glassware.

However, since scraps of paper are inexpensive and often (depending on the manufacturer) made from recycled paper, they are a great environmentally friendly option to replace plastic.

4. Wrapping paper

Some companies particularly like to use crumpled paper to fill the voids between the product and shipping packaging and thus protect the products during shipping.

Typically sold as a roll, this type of wrapping paper prevents items in the outer packaging from sliding around, providing cushioning and protection.

The disadvantage is that the cushioning effect may not be sufficient for very fragile or sensitive items.

However, wrapping paper is effective for securing items in their shipping containers.

5. Mushroom packaging

Mushroom packaging made from mushroom roots is an environmentally friendly new packaging material that is easy to compost.

Many big companies are realizing the benefits of this invention and, going forward, will use organic and fully compostable mushroom packaging instead of polystyrene (commonly known as styrofoam) for packaging their computers and furniture.

There are no toxic substances released in the process of making this material, and you can easily compost it in your garden. So this is actually a wonderfully green alternative to plastic packaging.

Creative and future solutions

When shipping items, keep in mind that you can use other items to replace the bubble wrap that you usually have at home.

For example, do you still have plastic bags lying around? Ball them up to use as filling and cushioning material.

Newspapers, catalogues, and old clothes can also be used for upholstery and restocking.

Also, keep an eye out for other innovative, environmentally friendly packaging materials such as algae, seaweed, bagasse and palm fibres.

Conclusion

There is absolutely no reason to keep using bubble wrap, which is so harmful to our environment and health.

As we have seen in this article, there are many better alternatives, all of which are sustainable, environmentally friendly, and non-toxic.

Read our blog: Bubble Mailer – Smarter Packaging Option for shipping!

Unboxing

Unboxing: Unpacking the phenomenon

“Unboxing” is the name given to the phenomenon that has become popular in the last few years.

What is certain is that unboxing always has something to do with emotions. When unpacking an item, emotions are released. Incidentally, this is also the reason why many companies sometimes develop sophisticated packaging concepts to give their customers an exceptional feeling when unpacking.

What exactly is the unboxing experience?

Unboxing is an experience that offers customers added value. The retailer presents the customer bought by the customer so that they feel they get much more than expected.

Let’s look at an inexpensive item with what feels like a longer delivery time – for example, a smartphone charging cable. It may be high quality, but it comes in a clear plastic bag only. Then nothing.

If the same item came in a secure box with a branded logo, some specifications, and a warranty card, you would have an unboxing experience. This would mean that the buyer would remember the name of the brand the next time they need a charging cable – provided, of course, that the cable also delivers what it promises.

A search for the word “unboxing” on YouTube reveals numerous examples of this phenomenon. Unboxing videos have been growing in popularity on YouTube for several years.

Why?

Because an unboxing video can make viewers feel like they are about to unbox the product themselves, you get that joy and excitement of opening something new without actually having to buy it.

Unboxing as a marketing tool

Every SME should focus on the unboxing experience as a marketing tool. With a combination of individual packaging, high-quality fillers and well-thought-out branding, an experience is created that leaves the customer with the impression, “That really exceeded my expectations!”.

By creating an unboxing experience around their high-quality product, retailers increase their chances of appearing in a customer’s unboxing video. This can help spread the name of your brand, improve its quality, and leverage the principle of social proof (“Others buy this, so it can’t be bad!”)

This is how the unboxing experience works as a marketing channel.

If you want to know what makes a good unboxing experience, check out some YouTube channels devoted to unboxing videos and analyze their methods. With almost 13 million subscribers, Unbox Therapy, for example, should be a good start.

Popular “unboxing” products

While branded electronics are by far the most popular items for unboxing videos, literally anything can be found. Many YouTubers target their channels to unboxing videos for subscription boxes. They sign up for the monthly service and punctually review the contents of their latest subscription boxes each month.

If you are concerned that your product is not suitable for unboxing video, you are wrong. From cosmetics, clothing, and home accessories to model cars, fine whiskey, and vintage military rations, you can make an unboxing video of anything.

Most of the time, the offered product isn’t the most important thing to the customer – it’s the experience. Whether retailers are selling cutting edge technology or a simple pair of flip flops, it’s all about the experience!

Conclusion

Humans are strange beings. Millions of us spend time watching people unpack other products. But as a far-sighted business owner, you can take advantage of this.

Take the time not only to design individual packaging but also to actively shape the entire way in which your customers receive your product. This is because you can surprise customers, make them happy and ensure that they keep coming back to you. Good branding, high-quality customer service and a fantastic unboxing experience – and your brand will quickly have delighted customers.

Read our blog: What is the best solution for Plastic Free Packaging?

Plastic Free Packaging

What is the best solution for Plastic Free Packaging?

The fact that plastic poses dangers for people and the environment can hardly be closed too. In order to counter the problems arising from the excessive use of plastics and the enormous amounts of plastic waste, solutions are needed at various levels – a further development of the recycling system, stricter regulations in production, but above all less consumption of plastic. Vast amounts of plastic waste in the world’s oceans, dead wildlife with the stomach full of plastic particles, plastic residues in the human body, none of which can say precisely how they affect health – there are many reasons to reduce its use of plastic. The good thing is that more and more people no longer want to accept the environmentally and health-damaging consequences of plastic consumption and are therefore looking for plastic-free alternatives. Finding them is sometimes not so easy.

Here you will find ideas and suggestions for product alternatives that avoid plastic. Let yourself be inspired!

Why should you choose an alternative to plastic packaging?

We are aware that the garbage does not always end up where it belongs. We are probably all familiar with the images of the vast garbage islands in the Pacific. So that these islands do not continue to grow, we would like to ask you for a small favour. Consciously decide on your next purchase for a plastic alternative in your everyday life. We are always working to attract new customers to expand the range of plastic alternatives.

What is packed in plastic? What plastic-free alternatives are there?

Which products are often packaged in plastic, and would it be better to package in an alternative to plastic packaging?

  • housewares
  • cosmetics
  • Teas
  • toys
  • Etc.

In fact, almost all products can also be easily sold in plastic-free packaging.

There are many other creative ideas for new packaging materials: water bags made of algae, bottles made of lactic acid, beverage cartons made of sugar cane and styrofoam substitutes made from organic waste and mushrooms. The packaging industry has become enormously creative. However, it is best to avoid waste as completely as possible. But you can do a lot without a laboratory and high-tech equipment.

Cloth bags as alternatives to plastic bags

In many shops, single-use plastic bags are still provided for a small fee, which very often ends up in the garbage after a single-use. It is easy to do without it if you get into the habit of always having one or more cloth bags with you for shopping, or traditionally the large shopping basket.

In general, single-use plastic can be saved when shopping in a variety of ways. Maybe there is an unpackaged store in your area. There, food and non-food products for daily use are available in bulk and can be filled in any quantities in reusable containers. But even without an unpackaged store, there are numerous ways to avoid packaging waste.

Reusable bottles instead of single-use plastic

Beverage bottles made of plastic can be replaced by drinking bottles made of stainless steel such as these. They are almost indestructible and have a low empty weight; the material is food-neutral and even slightly antibacterial. With children, plastic can not always be avoided entirely in everyday life. Still, at least you can opt for a pollutant-free variant or choose an Emil bottle made of glass, in which only the lid and the protective jacket contain plastic.

In the household, the slightly heavier glass bottles are also handy. If it does not have to be a stylish, brand new bottle, reusable bottles with iron caps can be an excellent alternative to plastic bottles! You can find out how to get them cheaply here.

Food and drinks on the go: plastic alternatives made of glass and stainless steel

Why should the food for children be transported in a plastic breakfast box that can secrete toxins? Fortunately, there are a growing number of pollutant-free lunchboxes made of different materials. And also, salad-to-go and hot dishes can be easily transported plastic-free.

Cloth towels instead of disposable handkerchiefs

Although disposable handkerchiefs are often made of recycled material and rot easily, a lot of wood, water and energy is needed to produce them. Even less ecological, however, are the foil packaging of the handkerchiefs. Why not just replace it with cloth handkerchiefs? They are easy to wash out and reuse almost as often as desired. 

Baby vials (almost) plastic-free

Even with the baby vial, you do not have to resort to a plastic product. Alternatively, you can use a stainless steel baby bottle. The associated suction attachments are made of harmless, food-safe silicone.

If consumers and producers pull together, plastic waste can be significantly reduced in the future. The less plastic gets into our environment, the better.

eCommerce

100% protection success rate with sustainable eCommerce shipping solutions

Ecommerce and sustainability – a contradiction for many! For you too? With this blog, we give you a guide and show you how to make your logistics more sustainable – and thus make a contribution to more sustainability in eCommerce.

Sustainability and eCommerce: Environmental protection is also an issue in online retail

Sustainable, environmentally friendly, ecological: these are the buzzwords of today. Climate change has not only been on everyone’s lips since the Friday for Future movement. It affects us all and does not stop at any sector. Not even before eCommerce!

Especially in cross-border eCommerce, sustainability is a major topic. This is because goods travel long distances here, and customers always have their sights set on environmental compatibility in their orders. Find out here how you can increase sustainability in online retail.

Sustainable shipping – does that work?

The combination of eCommerce and sustainability is no longer a unique selling point. Keep in mind the big e-retailers: Amazon, Otto Group, Zalando, Target – they have all been focusing on sustainable deliveries and are regularly announcing new sustainability goals.

This is not without reason. According to an IPC study, 61% of all online shoppers surveyed want a sustainable delivery option. Two-thirds are even willing to wait a little longer for their order in favour of more sustainability in eCommerce.

Slow Delivery: the climate-friendly alternative in logistics

Cross Border eCommerce does not always require fast delivery. In international eCommerce, delivery costs, delivery location, shipment tracking, customs duties and returns handling are much more important for customer satisfaction than delivery time.

Because it is a fact that express and priority shipments are often transported by plane because they cannot be sufficiently consolidated, economy shipments, on the other hand, are transported and collected by road depending on the delivery route.

However, slow delivery does not automatically mean that it is sustainable shipping because goods are brought from A to B in any case. Domestically, however, this is possible in a climate-neutral manner, depending on the postal company.

Choose your shipping partner cleverly

It is not only for climate activists that avoidance comes before compensation. A principle that is a big challenge in cross border eCommerce! To emit no CO2 emissions at all is almost impossible in international online trade.

However, you have the opportunity to set an example when shipping – with the choice of the right shipping partner. Check here exactly which measures for more sustainability Ecommerce your potential shipping partner realizes in order to minimize its CO2 emissions.

Aspects for sustainable shipping

With Slow Delivery and picking the right shipping partner, you have already taken two major steps towards sustainable online shipping. But you have indeed more opportunities to act in an environmentally conscious manner.

Whether stationary retail or online retail is ahead in terms of CO2 balance is controversial. Depending on the place of destination, national online retail, in particular, can be more environmentally friendly than stationary retail.

In areas with a high density of settlements, orders can be bundled and thus delivered efficiently. In the periphery, the journeys are longer and therefore; higher CO2 emissions are incurred.

Avoid partial deliveries – for the welfare of the environment and costs

Partial deliveries in eCommerce are inefficient and also place an immense burden on the CO2 balance. Customers are generally not even aware of this fact.

Delivery quality influences CO2 emissions

Have you ever considered what the delivery quality has to do with the CO2 balance?

If you choose a delivery person who has poor delivery quality, goods are transported back and forth unnecessarily.

Several delivery attempts are bad for the climate

Generally, if a shipment cannot be delivered to the recipient at the first delivery attempt, it is deposited at the nearest post office. The recipient finds a pick-up invitation in the mailbox. This procedure puts a strain on sustainability in eCommerce because it causes unnecessary greenhouse gases and could be avoided.

The shipping option is sustainable

Once again: The right shipping partner is the key to high delivery quality! But even the best delivery person cannot deliver the shipment if the recipient is not at home. That’s why the shipping option is fundamentally important for environmentally friendly eCommerce.

In the shipping option, a distinction must be made as to whether the shipment is delivered only against signature or not. Your customers should decide for themselves. If this is not possible, a shipment by registered mail is recommended, so it is insured immediately.

The topic of sustainability is becoming increasingly significant for all of us. The latest findings in research and development will be included in eCommerce and make it even more ecological. Our tips are the first step – take responsibility!

Read our blog on: Eco-friendly Packaging: What does it really mean?

Stretch film

How can stretch film reduce shipping operations?

All businesses aim at maximizing their profits at any stage of production and packaging. The discovery of stretch film to package items in transit has, in a way, helped businesses to spend less but achieve more reliable results. Stretch film is known for its ability to reduce packaging and shipping costs. 

Why we Stretch Film?

There are many reasons for stretch wrapping. One of the most important reasons is the bundling of cargoes for transport. If you combine many small packages into one large package, it is easier to transport, ship and protect the individual products from damage. Protection against damage is an essential factor when sending cargoes that are to arrive at the destination in perfect condition. By stretch wrapping, both goals (bundling of loads and delivery of undamaged products) can be achieved most cost-effectively.

Stretch wrapping prevents cargoes from moving and shifting during transport – both causes of transport damage. Undoubtedly, there are other reasons why your cargoes can be damaged during transport. Still, stretch wrapping provides a level of protection that increases the likelihood that the products will arrive in perfect condition. This means lower return rates as well as less administrative effort, credits for the recipient and costs for rework – not to mention more satisfied customers and colleagues.

Stretch Wrapping begins with Loading the Pallet

Before the stretch wrap process can begin, a load must first be put together on a pallet. If the load is on the pallet, the whole thing (pallet and load) is wrapped together with stretch film.

Putting the load together on the pallet is an important step. How the cargo is placed on the pallet is crucial. The load should not protrude beyond the sides of the pallet, and the pallet should not be more than about 10 cm larger than the base area of the load. The pallet itself further plays a role and should be in perfect condition.

When stretch wrapping, it is essential not to omit the steps that secure the load on the pallet. One option is to wrap all the way down to the base of the pallet. However, this procedure carries the risk that the film will be pierced with a forklift or pallet truck when picking up the pallet. In addition, these giant holes in the film can continue to the load and lead to a loss of retention force, increasing the risk of the charge falling apart.

Pallet Grip is an excellent solution that fixes the load to the pallet and prevents damage to the film. The lower centimetres of the film web is automatically twisted at the end of the winding cycle to a taut film strand. This strand is placed just below the upper boards of the pallet. This fixed-film strand fixes the load on the pallet and leaves enough space for the lifting forks so that the problem with holes in the foil is a thing of the past.

What is the best way to wrap your Pallet load with Stretch Film?

Once you have understood why loads are packed with stretch film, it is only logical that you want to know how to do this. In connection with stretch wrapping, we are often asked the question of “how”. Everyone aspires to know how to do it more efficiently and faster.

Conclusion

Using stretch film as your choice packaging option is a great idea, especially if the company is looking at increasing its profit margin without compromising quality at any stage. Since many companies have now realized the potential of stretch film, they are slowly accepting it because all they want is to give their customers better and improved services.

The next time you want to send a package, you may consider using stretch film to make sure that your products are safe.

Read our blog: How to reduce your packaging costs with Mailing Boxes?

Product Packaging

Packaging Design: The Forgotten Marketing Medium

The product packaging is a box that can be used in almost any industry. A large selection of boxes and great personalization options make it possible to pack practically anything in them. Regardless of whether our product is large or small, we can give it a nice frame in the form of an aesthetic retail box made of cardboard.

Well-designed packaging can have a significant impact on the reception of our products and services.

If our goal is:

  • To arouse customer interest
  • To attract the customer’s attention in the long term
  • To achieve exposure and characterization of the product
  • An emphasis on the positive characteristics of the brand (professionalism, high quality, luxurious character of the products, pro-ecological attitude).
  • To evoke an unpacking experience for the customer and strong and positive emotions towards the brand so that they return to their product.

We produce high-quality product packaging for small, medium and large companies. In combination with an exciting design, the unusual shape of the box can leave an unforgettable impression on the customer and encourage them to buy. 

5 eCommerce Product Packaging Tips and Mistakes to Avoid

5 eCommerce Product Packaging Tips and Mistakes to Avoid

In a world where things are usually judged by the cover, very often customer decision to choose products has been influenced by the attractiveness or utility of the packaging with which it is being delivered. Apart from being attractive, a package should be functional and durable and help preserve its quality until it reaches the buyer.

“Good design is good business.”

– Thomas J. Watson Jr.

Tips to follow

  1. Know your products and pack it accordingly

Look into your products and explore about them. Knowing the measurements and weight is important, but you should also keep in mind its construction. Is it vulnerable in one place or fragile in general? Does it need to remain dry or to be kept at room temperature? Mailing boxes or shipping boxes will be your saving grace. Not every product is of the same size, so observe the specific necessities.

  1. Make the product details explicit

Printing on the packages, be it product details or images, should be clear and precise; simultaneously, all relevant information required must be available on the pack. If you sell organic products or items, then make those details clear, as they can set you apart from the competition.

  1. Always be aware of your competition

It would always be better to keep an eye on what the competition is doing to offer something better than them or make your packing unique to stand out from the competition.  It would help you craft all the details for your success.

  1. Clear typography

The first look that you offer to your customers should be great to glue on to your offer while they scan or surf for products. Using appropriately sized fonts helps in getting the attention of customers. Clear and concise lettering is always preferred. Fancy fonts are still a hassle to deal with.

  1. Follow up with your customers

Plenty of stores or sellers or business houses let communication end as soon as the order is in a customer’s hands. Make sure not to do that!

At the end by sending them a survey or a quick email, you’ll improve your customer service by prompting them to fill out feedback forms, which makes them feel enormously appreciated.

Mistakes to avoid

  1. Outdated

If your packaging speaks the old world, the customer might perceive that your product does not have any unique feature. So try and incorporate modern packaging trends in both inner and outer packing.

  1. No fillers

When there’s space in a shipping box, the item sent can shift and move around–unless you use fillers to take up space. The objective is to occupy the space with the least weight and trouble.

  1. Difficult to open

If the customer spends half the day trying to figure out how to open packaging, it may be considered a significant flaw. While tape may not generally be the best package sealer, packing boxes glued shut are even harder to open, which can be frustrating and disappointing for buyers. Packages must be secure with easy-tear perforations.

  1. Over designing

Have you ever heard of the acronym KISS? Keep it simple stupid!

KISS applies to product packaging also. Simple and straightforward packaging will grab maximum and immediate attention.

  1. Non-recyclable Materials

Take care to use environmentally friendly packaging to make it appealing to your customers. Avoid the mistake of upsetting e-commerce buyers and causing more waste. Opt for “green” options, like packing boxes and cardboard shipping boxes that can be reused or recycled.

For more information on specific packaging with mailing boxes, read our article easy packaging with mailing boxes.