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Six Common Recycling Mistakes You Might Be Making.

Six Common Recycling Mistakes You Might Be Making.

Recycling your packaging is a great way to reduce your environmental impact and help with resource conservation. But did you know that when recycling gets contaminated with non-recyclables it makes it extremely difficult or even impossible to properly sort the items? Sometimes entire batches of recyclables have to be dumped into the landfill due to contamination. Learning how to properly recycle your packaging and other household items can help streamline the process in recycling facilities which leads to better efficiency….

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6 Creative Packaging Ideas for Etsy Sellers

6 Creative Packaging Ideas for Etsy Sellers

When people shop on Etsy they are looking for a unique experience and often niche or personalized items that can’t be found anywhere else. Etsy customers have grown accustomed to receiving beautiful and creative personalized packages when they order from Etsy shops. Whether your customers are shopping to treat themselves or are shopping for gifts, unique packaging can make a huge difference in gaining positive reviews and repeat customers. According to a survey, 52% of online customers report they would…

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Eco-Friendly Packaging for Food Takeout & Delivery

Eco-Friendly Packaging for Food Takeout & Delivery

Thanks to the rise of third party delivery services and improved technology, takeout food has become extremely popular in recent years. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed the restaurant industry and many restaurants had to promote takeout and delivery just to stay in business. One of the lesser talked about downsides to this increase in takeout and delivery is the increase in packaging waste it produces. When customers dine at a restaurant they are usually given their food on…

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Delivering Success: E-Commerce Trends for 2021

Delivering Success: E-Commerce Trends for 2021

E-commerce had a wild ride in 2020, when online retail suddenly became a necessity in the face of store closures and stay at home orders. Has there ever before been such a scramble for consumers to find toilet paper online because all of the store shelves were empty? The question we can ask now is, will the events of 2020 have an impact on the way we do e-commerce forever? In 2021 we will find out how the trends of…

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The History of the Paper Bag: From Invention to Utility

The History of the Paper Bag: From Invention to Utility

The paper bag is a simple invention; carefully constructed for the purpose of transporting items from one place to another. But where did the paper bag get its roots? How did it rise to popularity as a grocery bag, lunch bag, and retail shopping bag? Let’s find out! What did people use before the invention of paper bags? It seems they mostly used reusable and durable vessels like baskets, canvas bags, burlap bags, or woven bags. The first paper bags…

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Creative Ways to Decorate Your Holiday Gift Packaging

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Holiday Gift Packaging

Accessorizing your packaging is what creates a completely unique and memorable gift. There are endless ways to personalize your packaging with accessories like ribbon, bows, tissue paper, and many other crafting supplies. This holiday season, make your gift packaging stand out with some of these creative decorating ideas! Ribbons and Bows Ribbon is one of the easiest ways to make your gift packaging look beautiful. There are so many types of ribbon to choose from that the options are endless….

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5 Ways to make this holiday season special without direct contact

5 Ways to make this holiday season special without direct contact

Due to COVID-19, the holiday season will be different this year for families, friends and businesses. Adapting to the circumstances we can find ways to stay connected and create special moments without direct contact. 1. Send gifts in the mail Anything from a simple card to a unique gift or care package can go a long way in making someone‚Äôs day brighter this holiday season. While many people will be spending the holidays alone or missing their extended or faraway…

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Budget Holiday Packaging for 2020

Budget Holiday Packaging for 2020

Whether you are a small business that needs inexpensive packaging options for the holiday season, or an individual that has a lot of gifts to wrap, now is a great time to start planning your holiday packaging budget. Offering unique packaging to your customers during the holiday season can help build lasting customer relationships and increase positive reviews for your brand. Even better if that packaging is ready to be gifted so your customer doesn’t have to buy separate packaging….

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10 Creative Ways to Package Your Soap and Spa Products

10 Creative Ways to Package Your Soap and Spa Products

Small businesses selling soaps, spa products, and cosmetics have increased in popularity recently, especially due to Etsy. Packaging your soaps and spa products uniquely can help encourage your customers to leave positive reviews, tell their friends, and make repurchases. If you package your items in gift-ready packaging, it also eliminates the need for your customers to buy separate gift packaging. So if you sell bath bombs, soaps, scrubs, lotions or other pampering products, read on to find out the best…

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Eco-Friendly Packaging for E-Commerce: What You Need to Know

Eco-Friendly Packaging for E-Commerce: What You Need to Know

E-commerce packaging has become essential for many businesses as they change and adapt to consumer’s needs and wants. With the additional factor of COVID-19 causing a huge increase in the need for online retail, e-commerce is growing extremely fast this year. One of the biggest issues with e-commerce is the environmental impact of everything involved. While shipping and transportation have a prominent environmental impact, packaging seems to be the most controversial aspect of e-commerce practices. Large companies like Amazon have…

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