How to ship fragile items

How to Ship Fragile Items

Fragile items need special attention if you’re going to ship them. Whatever courier or shipping service you use, the right packaging can protect your items and increase the chances your delicate products will arrive in great condition.

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How to pack alcohol bottles for shipping

How to Pack Alcohol Bottles for Shipping

If you need to ship bottles of wine, spirits, champagne or any type of alcohol, you may face some challenges. Bottles are susceptible to breaking, no matter what shipping method you choose. Bottles of alcohol are also often shipped several at a time, increasing the chances that the bottles will crash together and spill their contents.

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Are you interested in implementing sustainable business practices for your e-commerce company? Click here for a few tips you can use to be more eco-conscious.

How To Be More Sustainable When Selling Via E-Commerce

Selling via e-commerce, you’ve likely noticed a trend in sustainable business practices. Today, with more focus on the importance of sustainability, any businesses that are lagging behind need to catch up. If they don’t, they miss out on doing their part to mitigate climate change and attract increasingly eco-conscious consumers.

In the e-commerce space, you’ll note that you have a few unique options for reducing your impact on the environment, particularly when it comes to packaging. Check out a few tips for making e-commerce more sustainable.

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How to reduce the chance of glass breaking during transit

How to Reduce the Chance of Glass Breaking During Transit

You can ship many types of products without using heavy packaging, but glass is fragile and can present unique challenges.

Even when properly labeled as fragile, packages sometimes experience turbulent transportation and rough loading or unloading, so it’s important to use the right packaging. Protect glass during shipping with reliable packaging.

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Molded Pulp vs. Styrofoam®

Ever wonder what your coffee cup is made out of? Chances are it is constructed from expanded foam polystyrene (EPS), also referred to as Styrofoam®. This well-known product acts as an effective insulation method and is commonly used as packing peanuts in shipping boxes.

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molded pulp vs bubble wrap

Molded Pulp vs. Bubble Wrap

As the world moves toward greener environmental practices, many companies are jumping ship on traditional packaging products and moving toward more sustainable choices.

Bubble wrap has been a popular form of packaging for years, as it is a cheap and efficient option. Unfortunately, this plastic also has severe impacts on the environment.

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Creating Custom Molded Packaging

How Is Molded Pulp Packaging Made?

At Great Northern Fiber Interior Packaging, we create sustainable custom molded packaging solutions designed to protect your products during transit. These unique interior packaging materials are made from molded pulp, which is recyclable and 100% biodegradable.

Read on to learn more about how molded pulp is made.

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What Is Frustration-Free Packaging?

What Is Frustration-Free Packaging?

Today’s consumers are shopping online more than ever — the convenience of shopping from home and having everything delivered with fast shipping is highly desirable for many shoppers. It’s easy to see that e-commerce is booming and growing exponentially, with billions of packages shipped every year. This increase in online shopping also means increased packaging and waste materials with each purchase made. This means tons of extra cardboard, plastic and other materials, which are often thrown away.

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How to Reuse Packaging Materials

How to Reuse Packaging Materials

As online shopping has grown, so has the amount of packaging material used to ship consumer goods and other products. Estimates show roughly 2.14 billion online shoppers rely on digital shopping and receive orders shipped in different types of packaging materials. In recent years, the recycling rate of generated packaging and other shipping materials has reached 53.9% — but there are alternative ways to reuse packaging material you receive from an online order.

Let’s break down how to reuse packaging materials to reduce waste with these practical, fun and creative ways to repurpose extra packaging material.

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations is more than a tagline, it is an attitude. At Great Northern, customer challenges are met by an undying spirit to doing what others can’t or won’t. It’s in our DNA. And it is what our customers have come to expect with Great Northern.

How can we exceed your expectations?