5 Telescope and Tray Boxes That can Help Your Operation

This week, we’re going to take a look at FEFCO series 03, officially known as Telescope Boxes. Telescope boxes consist of at least two pieces, and have a lid piece called a tray. Shoeboxes are examples of telescope type boxes.

Trays and other parts of telescope type boxes usually have four flaps that need to be held together. This is difficult to do with either glue or tape, so staples are often a common part of Telescope Boxes.

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Corrugated Cardboard Costumes That You Can Make

Halloween is coming up pretty soon. And whether you’re 6 years old or 60, your peers are going to judge your creativity and taste based on the costume you choose to wear.

Of course, you could always buy a costume at a costume shop. That’s a pretty safe choice. But if you want to go for glory, and show off something memorable, you’re going to want to build your own. And what better choice of building materials than corrugated cardboard? It’s readily available, easy to cut and paint, and you don’t need any sewing skills whatsoever.

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7 Variants on the Regular Slotted Container Box You Might Need

A few weeks ago we talked a bit about why the Regular Slotted Container (RSC) is the de-facto corrugated cardboard box. But there are several variants of the RSC that are used when the situation calls for it.

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Is Your Organization Recycling Corrugated Cardboard Correctly?

Corrugated cardboard is a major driver of the U.S. economy, and part of the reason for that is its sustainability. It is the most renewable packaging material that is available to us, and it is a cost-effective way to ship and package your goods. Look around, and you’re sure to see corrugated cardboard in your daily life at the office and at home. We’ve talked in the past about the different types of corrugated cardboard shipping boxes. Now we wanted to take a second to discuss why recycling corrugated cardboard is so important.

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What’s the deal with Flexsteel?

Flexsteel has been making furniture for over 120 years now. They mainly provide furniture to commercial buildings, such as hospitals, hotels, and government buildings. Shipping to these types of buildings often means shipping dozens or even hundreds of pieces of furniture to the same location.

That means that empty packaging space can lead to a vicious and costly cycle.

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Finding balance between dimensional weight charges and packaging protection

One question I get asked a lot when talking about Packsize’s On Demand Packaging® is whether or not the smaller box will damage the contents inside it, since there won’t be as much void filler in the box anymore.

Let’s take a look at that question, and how smaller packaging can often actually help you protect your packages.

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A very bad packaging gallery

Now that the holidays are over and we’ve all had some time to allow the stress of finding, buying, and shipping the perfect gift for Aunt Marge, your cousin Jim, and all 35 of your nieces and nephews to leave your system; let’s open up old wound by looking at a couple of examples of bad packaging.

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No, there isn’t an excuse for oversized boxes any more.

Packsize’s On Demand Packaging® has allowed companies to carry an infinite number of box sizes while still reducing corrugated inventory up to 60 percent for 12 years now. Quite a few companies are able to get a custom fitting box every time they need one thanks to Packsize.

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6 Reasons Everyone will be Using Custom Boxes in Ten Years

We know that approximately 40% of the average package is empty space. That is just not sustainable, and there are better ways to ship a package now. Consumer demand for more sustainable business practices is going to increase in the future, and there’s always a chance of increased government regulation encouraging sustainable business practices as well. That said, we should all be looking for ways to minimize our impact on the environment, regardless of outside pressures; because it’s what an ethical business does.

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