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04 Sep 2017 Printed Die Cut Corrugated Inserts for Ecommerce and Subscription Boxes.

insert printed to contrast interior, Salazar Packaging, Printed Die Cut Corrugated Inserts for Ecommerce and Subscription Boxes

We are one of the largest printers of high end corrugated shipping containers in the country, leading the trends such as printing inside the box when most companies’ idea of branding is printing a logo on the outside. As part of the effort to create a unique and positive unboxing experience, we have also led in the design of product and application specific (custom) inserts to protect as well as present the products being shipped. (see first related post below)

We offer inserts of every type and design including molded foam, molded pulp, die cut paperboard and our favorite – die cut corrugated.

Corrugated inserts remain our most popular option because they are relatively low in cost, have low minimums (1,000 MOQ), tooling is reasonably priced, they are very versatile in terms of product display, and can be easily replaced as your products or combinations change. They have also become a customer favorite because they can be easily and inexpensively printed.

custom printed box and insert, Salazar packagingAre White and Kraft the best Options?

The lowest cost option is to not print an insert at all. Leaving it unprinted natural Kraft (brown) or paying a small upcharge for white is a great way to minimize cost and keeping your packaging simple. Whether unprinted is the best option for you depends on what you are going to do with the inside of the box and the color of the product itself. You never want to take attention away from the product and if the inside of the box is unprinted, you may want to go with a simple, unprinted white or Kraft (natural brown) insert as well.

Solid, flood coat colors on your inserts?

In other situations, a flood coat of a contrasting or complimentary color is a great option because it provides color at minimal cost and really dresses up the inside of the box. If there is no copy and it is a simple flood coat (edge to edge) of one color, you may not even need to purchase a print plate. That helps make color quite affordable and can easily be changed if necessary.

insert printed to match interior, Salazar PackagingCustom printed inserts

Keep in mind in most cases, the corrugated insert is die cut with cavities to hold the product so you may not have a large, unobstructed canvas to work with. This makes it an ideal place for a subtle, random repeat pattern such as a logo diagonally printed across the entire surface. One additional advantage of a random repeat pattern is that the same print plate can be used for a variety of different insert sizes and product combinations creating a very attractive, classy finish at minimal start-up cost.

While we are big fans of random repeat printing on inserts, in other situations you may have some specific, print registered copy you want printed such as a thank you, instructions, part number, etc.

Either way, corrugated inserts can help make your packaging unique and memorable in addition to creating a great presentation and keeping your product safe during transit.

Whether you are creating a new e-commerce box or giving an existing sub box a much-needed face lift, we know how to do it without adding a great deal of cost. In fact, compared to preprinted labels, they usually produce a net savings.

Please contact us at Salazar Packaging or call us at 630-551-1700 to discuss your project with one of our experienced branded packaging advisors. There is no cost and no obligation and you will be glad you did.

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22 Aug 2017 Packaging for E-commerce Snacks, Candy and Treats

Packaging for Candy and NutsPackaging for E-commerce Snacks, Candy and Treats

One of the fastest growing areas of e-commerce is snacks, ranging from health-conscious options to some that are just delicious and do not claim any health benefit at all. In either case, they taste good and satisfy a need with a product that thanks to ecommerce and subscription programs, can be conveniently delivered to your mailbox.

What’s hot? E-Doughble! 

e-commerce packaging for candy and snacks, Salazar PackagingLiterally everything including nuts, candy, and pastries is selling. One of our most unusual and recent success stories is our friends at www.edoughble.com Check out their website to see the delicious flavors and box assortments they offer of their edible cookie dough products.

It was the variety of gift pack options that made their packaging a challenge. Different size containers, different counts, with and without flavor packs. You can see just a few of their most popular combinations from the attached photo.

We reviewed all of their products and combinations, and helped them create a packaging design that uses only two different size boxes and six different inserts to minimize the number of packaging SKU’s and reduce their overall packaging costs. Branding and efficiency was the goal, and the end results speak for themselves.

Packaging that Communicates, Literally from Soup to Nuts

e-commerce packaging for candy and snacks, Salazar PackagingThe products we have helped to create packaging for include various types of domestic and imported candy, nuts of every type and size, nutrition bars, and chocolate in every size and shape.

If you need to create a package design that is going to be protective as well as eye catching, please call us at 630-551-1700 or email us at Salazar Packaging. We know how to maximize the unboxing experience for your customers while minimizing the overall e-commerce and subscription packaging cost for you.

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02 Aug 2017 Packaging That Communicates

Happy Egg exteriorPackaging That Communicates

For us it is more than a tag line or slogan, it is what we believe and our primary objective on every order we accept. We appreciate packaging that does this well, even if we are not the manufacturer. What does your packaging say about you? Please see the photos included in this post for a great example of branded packaging done well!

Happy Eggs? 

We are not in the molded pulp egg tray business, but we love the packaging for this new brand of eggs my wife/partner just picked up at the local grocery store. You can imagine how the unique color stands out on a shelf full of natural (boring) color molded trays, foam and pulp alike. The Happy Egg people are not afraid of color and for little additional cost, created a bright yellow, very eye-catching container that truly pops off the shelf.

To communicate the necessary food details as well as their branding message, they opted for a full color label applied to the outside that lists all the required information and explains why their hens are so happy and lay better quality eggs.

But wait, there’s more!

Happy Egg Company molded pulp interiorJust like the surprise bonus ending at the end of an otherwise routine TV commercial, the Happy Egg Company took advantage of the inside lid (others typically leave blank) and applied an additional full color label. In case you missed the message outside, the inside shows a chart comparing space per hen in their process compared to others. Happy hens apparently lay better quality eggs and theirs are the happiest.

What is the message of your packaging?

Is your message as obvious and clear as that of the Happy Egg Company? As e-commerce packaging continues to compete and be compared to retail packaging, we can learn a lot from this application.

  • Focus on what you want your customer to remember
  • Don’t shy away from being different or colorful
  • Take advantage of every available space
  • Do not hesitate to repeat your message, differently each time.

 

Many people make the mistake of assuming great e-commerce packaging is expensive but it does not have to be. Check out our gallery to see a great selection of attractive, attention grabbing boxes and here is our surprise ending – nearly all of them are basic one or two colors, flexographic printing, which is the least expensive printing available.

If, however you need something beyond flexographic, we are also experienced and can help you with your litho label or digital printed design as well. There is literally nothing you can imagine and that we cannot recreate on your packaging.

Regardless of the process or medium used, we will deliver a great looking package at the lowest possible cost per unit. Call us at 630-551-1700 or contact us at Salazar Packaging to discuss how we can make you and your packaging as happy as the Happy Egg Company hens!

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26 Jul 2017 Packaging for E-commerce Apparel and How to Minimize the Cost

Mailer boxes and envelopes for clothing, Salazar Packaging, e-commerce, Packaging for E-commerce Apparel and How to Minimize the Cost

Shipping clothing can be challenging because of the number of order variations that are possible. Whether you are shipping organic baby clothes or lingerie, tee shirts or dress shirts, each order can potentially be different, impacting the type and size of packaging required, as well as shipping weight costs. Are you shipping e-commerce orders of one single item or bulk shipping wholesale orders? Here are a few tips to help you minimize your costs:

Not all clothing requires a shipping box

As you can see from the photos included in this post, mailer envelopes are a great solution for smaller items being shipped. For example, dozens of tee shirt shipping customers use our unpadded paper mailers because they are relatively low cost, very green, and can be branded in very small quantities.

Most soft goods don’t require it, but if you feel you need a more moisture resistant or padded mailer envelope, our poly mailers are a good option and can also be custom printed at a higher MOQ. See minimums “related post” link below.

Compared to boxes, mailer envelopes are:

  • Lighter in weight, reducing inbound and outbound shipping costs
  • Less storage space for you
  • Less waste for your customer

Shipping Boxes for Wearing Apparel

Mailer boxes and envelopes for apparel, salazar packaging, e-commerce packagingThere are times when the order size, the type of customer (bulk wholesale), or the application requires a corrugated shipping container. For example, you may be able to minimize wrinkling of the garments being shipped by utilizing a box rather than a flat mailer.

Most clothing shipped in corrugated containers ship in die cut mailer style boxes. That is the type of box that has an attached lid and opens like a cigar box. This makes packaging and unpacking easier, and visually is a better presentation compared to an RSC style box. For branding purposes, the inside lid of the die cut mailer creates a great billboard and a great spot to say thank you or reinforce your brand image.

For larger, bulkier orders, an RSC style box may be the best option and can be printed in a low, 1,000 MOQ. That is the type of box that has four flaps on top and four on the bottom (typical moving box design) and is sealed with two pieces of plastic or paper tape. If you require this type of container, we offer two good pieces of advice:

  1. Resist the temptation to save a few cents on a lower grade, thinner, corrugated box made of 32 ECT corrugated board. 200# test corrugated is unnecessary for many applications, but for clothing, which is unexpectedly heavy, it is worth minimal additional cost to make sure the boxes do not rupture when dropped.
  2. Much product damage occurs when the recipient decides to open an RSC with a sharp knife or scissors. Since we make all our RSC’s to order, we can easily extend the flaps if necessary to prevent your customer from inadvertently damaging the product you ship.

I would say very few companies have the experience and success we have in making shipping containers for soft goods and apparel. Whatever your product or objective, one of our branded packaging advisors is available at no cost, at 630-551-1700 to discuss your requirements. Or if you prefer, contact us via email Salazar Packaging.com   and visit our gallery to see more of our work.

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Assorted box sizes on hand

19 Jul 2017 How many different size e-commerce shipping containers do you really need?

Assorted box sizes on hand, eco-friendly packaging, e-commerce packaging, subscription packaging, How many different size e-commerce shipping containers do you really need?

They say variety is the spice of life but in packaging, it can hurt your bottom line if the wrong decision is made. The typical e-commerce shipper has two options:

  1. Utilize more, different sizes for an exact fit approach
  2. Minimize the number of different sizes and adopt a few or one size fits all approach

The benefits of using various size containers

The most obvious benefit is that the box better fits the product being shipped so there is less room for the product to move and additional/ancillary packaging such as void fill can be minimized or eliminated. The product can add strength to the packaging so you are less likely to experience crushing and exterior (outside/in) damage.

You are minimizing box size, which minimizes board weight and that has a positive effect on storage, as well as inbound and outbound shipping costs.  Customers are less likely to complain about excessive packaging which can be a key issue depending on your product and customer base.

The benefits of minimizing the number of shipping containers you use

There are really two advantages of using fewer sizes:

  1. Fewer packaging SKU’s to manage, purchase, and inventory
  2. Theoretically – a lower cost per unit due to increased purchasing quantity and lower price

There is no question that using fewer sizes can save time and space and you don’t have to worry about having the right size shipping container in stock. It is also true that purchasing (for example) 4,000 of one larger size container is going to cost less (per box) than purchasing 1,000 of that same size.

However, the key question is always going to be about order/purchase volume in relationship to size. Since order size discounts diminish (in terms of percentage) as the order size increases, at some point ordering several sizes MIGHT prove less expensive compared to a larger order of one (larger) size container. In other words, make no assumptions, let us help you do the math and determine what is really in your best interest.

Excessive, over sized packaging example, oversized packaging, e-commerce packaingSo, what is the best e-commerce packaging option for you?

Simply put, it comes down to usage volume. What does the order mix look like? Here is an example I often use when helping a customer review their options:

If the largest necessary size is only 12% of your volume, and you buy one size container, large enough to accommodate that and all your smaller product sizes, you are over packaging 88% of the time. That is probably not in your best interest because you are not likely to ever save enough money on the large box to make up for all the over packaging costs you are going to experience. Not to mention that your green minded customer may wonder why you are using an extra-large box to ship an extra small product.

Does that make sense? If not, one of our branded packaging advisors can quickly walk you through our process and help you determine what is really in your best interest. Yes, we sell “packaging that communicates” that looks great, but equally important is that it is eco-friendly, and at the lowest possible cost to purchase and use.

Contact us at Salazar Packaging or call us at 630-551-1700 for a free cost analysis of your specific application.

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11 Jul 2017 E-Commerce and Subscriptions Packaging for Books

E-Commerce and Subscriptions Packaging for Books

Boxes for books with inside print, e-commerce packaging, subscription packaging, book packagingA few decades ago I recall listening to a speaker warning we were heading toward a “paperless society”. Since I was at that time employed by the largest paper and packaging corporation in the world, his message caused much distress. Then a decade later, others were telling us that printed matter, especially books, would soon be extinct due to the internet.

The fact is that we now consume more paper than ever before and people are still indeed purchasing and enjoying books. What has changed however is where and how people buy books. The corner book store has been eliminated in favor of large internet marketers and we have also discovered books are a great product for specialized subscription programs. Specific genres such as mystery, horror, children’s and others can be delivered directly to your doorstep.

The above photo shows a few of the many boxes we have created by using our “semi-custom” program to give brand owners unique identity while utilizing some “standard” box sizes designed to fit standard book sizes. Of course, if you want or need a completely custom size or structural design, we can do that for you as well, but our semi-custom program is ideal for customers whose sizes and quantity needs vary month to month, are working with a limited budget, and/or need custom printed boxes in a hurry.

The Difference Between Custom and Semi-Custom E-commerce Boxes  

When you go custom, you will need a custom cutting die costing around $800 (onetime expense) but you can decide the exact box dimensions, the board grade, and specific structural features such as an easy open perforation, locking tabs, etc.

On a semi-custom box, the cutting die has been made so many of those decisions have already been made for you. You can still customize the way a box is printed or decorated, but the size, board grade, and box features are predetermined. We usually describe it as the difference between buying “off the rack” or “custom tailored”.

Neither option is better, but semi-custom can save money and precious time. We still provide die lines so you can design your interior or exterior graphics any way you want them, but the basic structure is already designed and immediately available. In fact, some of these very sizes are available (unprinted) as stock items on our green packaging www.GlobeGuardProducts.com store.

If you would like to discuss your subscription book program with us, please contact us at www.SalazarPackaging.com or call us at 630-551-1700. Our experienced branded packaging advisors are standing by and eager to help you.

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28 Jun 2017 Packaging for Coffee and Tea Subscription Boxes and E-Commerce

Packaging for Coffee and Tea Subscription Boxes and E-Commerce

Custom printed white and Kraft corrugated mailersWe have designed and produced shipping containers for a wide variety of beverages ranging from vitamin waters to liquor and everything in between, including coffee and tea. Coffee and tea are two of the most popular subscription programs because consumers are very brand conscious and loyal. Yet, most are also receptive to trying new flavors. This makes it an ideal situation for a creative supplier who is able and willing to deliver a variety of products to their door.

Primary versus secondary packaging

Primary packaging is the packaging that makes direct contact with the food/beverage product. It may be a folding paperboard carton, a pouch or bag, or even a K-cup container. Secondary packaging is the shipping container that is used to ship the primary containers in the required count. Examples: two, one pound bags or 24 K-cups.

It is this variety of primary containers sizes, shapes, and counts that makes shipping containers such a challenge. The greater the options offered to the customer or subscriber, the more variations there can be in secondary packaging.

Custom and semi-custom shipping containers

Corrugated Kraft coffee and tea mailersWe are adamant about right sizing a shipping box whenever possible. It saves space and money in many ways including shipping costs. (See right sizing related post below)

We can make an RSC style shipping box in any size and construction needed. If more of a presentation (die cut mailer) box is desired, we can utilize one of our over 100 different stock cutting die sizes to make a box that will be a great fit for the product and configuration you have in mind. Using an existing cutting die saves approximately $800 (onetime cost) and more importantly, eliminates delay. We can typically produce and ship a first-time order within two weeks after receiving your final, approved art work.

However, if you decide you want to ship a new container size, shape or configuration, we can make a fully custom box to your exact specifications. In most cases the minimum for a custom box is the same as the MOQ for a semi-custom shipping container – a low 1,000 boxes.

All branding is all custom!

Whether you go with an RSC box, a fully custom or a semi-custom die cut mailer box, the graphic design and finish is all yours. We do not offer “stock prints” like some companies do because they are never unique and your competitor can use the exact same design for their boxes. We specialize in making your boxes uniquely yours with your design, logo and text printed inside, outside, and in some cases on inserts and dividers.

We also don’t ask you to select a color from a handful of available colors and will offer you a wide assortment of GCMI colors as well as custom Pantone (PMS) colors. Most of our shipping containers are printed on 100% recyclable corrugated board with water based, ecofriendly inks.

If you don’t have a graphic artist, we can introduce you to one of the many we know who will do a great job for you. If you need a fulfillment operation, someone to pick and pack orders, we can set you up with that as well. This may be a new project for you but we have been doing this a long time and our experience will save you time and money.

Please contact us at Salazar Packaging or call us at 630-551-1700 to discuss your application and requirements. One of our branded packaging advisors will be glad to discuss your options with you to minimize your packaging costs and maximize the unboxing experience for your customers.

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22 Jun 2017 Packaging for Eyewear and Contacts

Warby-Parker, Salazar Packaging, subscription packaging, e-commerce packagingThis time of year, even us Midwesterners are breaking out the sunglasses, and of course, eye glasses have become as much a fashion statement as a necessity. For those in need of vision assistance who don’t like glasses, contact lenses are the preferred choice. Two things they all have in common is that they can all be purchased over the internet, and each require shipping containers.

One of our early branded packaging customers was Warby-Parker. They basically pioneered prescription glasses purchased on line with their HTO (Home Try On) boxes which we manufactured for them. Since then, we have created packaging for many manufacturers of glasses, sun glasses, and specialty contact lenses.

Balancing Protection and Presentation for Eyewear Shipping Containers

We all realize helping the product arrive undamaged is most important, but at the same time the packaging must look great, and it also must be economical. Keep in mind the average pair of glasses might already have multiple layers of packaging:

  1. The primary case that makes direct contact with the product and is likely to be kept and reused by the consumer. (We are NOT a supplier of this type of packaging)
  2. Possibly a rigid (paperboard) box that may or may not be kept and reused by the consumer. (We do design and create rigid wall boxes as well)
  3. The shipping container that is rarely reused or kept by the consumer. This could be a single or multiple like the Bon Look photo below. (we do supply this product)

This helps to understand why the shipping containers (the third item listed) should be effective and affordable because it is a very necessary but usually disposable layer of packaging.

Salazar Packaging, e-commerce, subscription packagingUnboxing Experience for Eyewear

With all this in mind, that all important unboxing experience (presentation) begins on the outer layer, usually a corrugated container. What most shippers don’t realize is that a great looking, custom size and custom printed box is only slightly more expensive than a plain, boring, oversized corrugated box. Not only can a larger (than necessary) box and void fill add cost, it can also add shipping weight and that can be additional cost as well.

Ideally the shipping container allows the product to arrive safely but not look too “industrial.” Reinforcing the brand and image is added value as well, for the shipper as well as the recipient. Here are a few ways you can enhance your box and turn it into more than a shipping container:Salazar Packaging, e-commerce packaging, subscription packaging, custom packaging

  • Custom print the exterior – show off that logo in a registered or very popular random repeat print
  • Custom Print the interior – since the shipping label dominates the exterior, the best place to make a great impression is on the inside of a small container
  • Color – standard white or Kraft as well as flood coats of any Pantone color you require
  • Unusual finishes – soft touch, high gloss, and everything in between is possible with varying minimums
  • Board variations, including triple white and thinner micro flute construction like E and F for strength without bulk

 

With volume (usually 1,000 boxes or more) just about anything is possible. So please contact us at Salazar Packaging or call us at 630-551-1700 to discuss your application. We have the experience to help you make the best possible impression on your customers.

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15 Jun 2017 Packaging for Shipping Gifts

Packaging for Shipping Giftsgift packaging, award packaging, welcome kit packaging,

We tend to think of gift giving as a holiday thing or perhaps a special event such as an anniversary. The fact is that people and companies ship out a wide variety of gifts throughout the year as tokens of appreciation, an award for accomplishment or even just an intro or “welcome” kit. There are many reasons why you would want to ship a gift out to the recipient and even more reasons why the shipping container you use is important.

  1. A gift should appear thoughtful and personal. Not just an item thrown in a box filled with foam peanuts.
  2. A gift should arrive clean, orderly, and intact. Nothing ruins a moment or kills the WOW factor like a damaged gift.
  3. A gift should be brand consistent. A subtle reminder of where it came from is perfectly acceptable and expected.

Gift Packaging Application – Primary or Secondary? 

In some cases, we create over packaging that contains the already existing gift item packaging. The simple corrugated book fold shipper shown in the photo below provides the strength the internal (purple) box needs during the shipping cycle. Keep in mind most primary or initial packaging is NOT designed to ship individually via UPS, USPS or FedEx. The over shipper provides protection and eliminates the need to apply tape or labels directly in the gift, once again enhancing the unboxing experience.

Book fold shipper, Salazar PackagingIn other situations, like the Golub gift below, we eliminated most of the initial packaging and replaced the manufacturer’s lightweight paperboard box with a corrugated container that looks great and holds up in shipping. The result is a branded gift that ships with a totally customized, branded box for a first class look. When done correctly, a custom box will impress, protect, and add value to the recipient than the gift.customized packaging, gift packaging, welcome kit packaging

To discuss your specific project or needs with our people who make “packaging that communicates”, please contact us at Salazar Packaging or call us at 630-551-1700. We would love to help you create packaging that is as unforgettable as the gift you are giving.

 

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08 Jun 2017 Happy Birthday Inside Sustainable (and Branded) Packaging

Happy Birthday Inside Sustainable (and Branded) Packaging

Our blog on the web is turning nine years old next week and we would be remiss if we did not celebrate it. After all, it is that communication tool that we credit for much of our unprecedented growth and our amazing national profile. We are proud to now create eco-friendly, branded packaging for companies in just about every state, including Alaska and Hawaii. We firmly believe our sharing of knowledge and the transparency we demonstrate has set us apart from the many others in the packaging industry and Inside Sustainable Packaging plays a key role in that commitment.

A Blog That keeps up With the Times

Our web site and blog have had some face lifts and tweaks along the way and last year we even changed the name to Inside Sustainable and Branded Packaging to better reflect the content and what site visitors expect. Expanding the name to include branded packaging catered to the new audience we gained that was hungry for more information on custom printed products. For most of them, “green” or sustainability was a given and expected from their packaging suppliers. What they now needed was a company able to help them communicate with their customers. More than a “how to” or DIY blog, we take the time to present options and help our clients make informed decisions. As we often say, “no surprises” because transparency without directness is no bargain at all.

Hundreds of Blog Posts

There are few subjects (none that I can think of) that customers are interested in, that we have not covered. Topics have included paper tape versus plastic tape, the challenge of printing with white ink on brown corrugated board, the benefit of rigid boxes, weight/shipping cost reductions, and interior/protective packaging have all been covered from a variety of perspectives. The easy to use search box is designed to show every post that includes the search term(s) and don’t ignore the “related posts” at the end of each blog post. They will often lead you to additional, new details on the topic of interest.

Thank you!

I thank the many teammates, our branded packaging advisers and manufacturing partners who have contributed to the many posts you will find on our blog. However, I am especially grateful to the customers who have contacted us with their questions and comments. Your direction and suggestions are always welcome and you have helped shape this blog as much as anyone has. Thank you for your continued interest because it inspires and motivates us.
Please contact us at Salazar Packaging or call us at 630-551-1700 with any questions or topic suggestions.

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