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December 17, 2016

 

Your holiday package is just 1 in a billion!

Your holiday package is just one in a billion! FedEx expects to deliver 317 million packages and UPS expects to deliver more than 700 million packages this holiday season. That means your package will be scanned, sorted, stacked, transported, tossed, and restacked with about a billion other packages in all kinds of crazy winter weather before it finally lands on someone’s doorstep or place of business.

Keep this in mind, whether you’re preparing a shipment for a customer’s online order or for a family member’s favorite tin of brownies. Your packages need to arrive on time, but they also need to arrive in one piece. READ MORE



November 18, 2016

 

What’s on your holiday shipment box?

Year-round we tell customers to think outside the box for shipment packaging. Pay attention to when customers most often purchase products and then customize their shipment box to make a bigger impact. For many customers, that time is right now, in the weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday and New Year.

This season, UPS expects to deliver more than 700 million packages and eMarketer projects more than $94 billion in e-commerce sales. So we’re asking our customers, and we’re asking you, “What’s on your holiday shipment box?”

If your shipment box is worthy of an ‘unboxing’ experience – a term used to describe taking something out of a box – then you’re all set. Check out our holiday packaging checklist instead. But if you’re still slapping a label on a brown cardboard box, then read on. READ MORE



October 17, 2016

 

Think Outside the Box for DIY Halloween costumes!

Halloween is just a few weeks away and we’re thinking outside the box for some fun, green, affordable ideas for Halloween costumes. All you need is cardboard, duct tape, and bubble wrap – three of our favorite and most popular products at MRBOXonline. And yes, we even have PINK bubble wrap! Keep that in mind as you gather supplies for that perfect tutu!

Do a little digging, and chances are you’ll find these supplies tucked away in your garage. If not, they’re affordable and easy to find at MRBOXonline. Then, grab the kids and get creative; there’s nothing better than some good clean fun while making great big mess. Scroll down for some fun, affordable, whacky – and green! – ideas for Halloween costumes made of cardboard, duct tape, and bubble wrap. READ MORE



September 15, 2016

 

How many cardboard boxes does Amazon ship each day?

We don’t know. But according to a report released by Sanford C. Bernstein, Amazon ships an average of 608 million packages each year, which equates to (an estimated) 1,600,000 packages a day. That’s a lot of cardboard, even when we consider some of the packaging used may be padded envelopes.

Life is easier, but perhaps less ‘green,’ thanks to e-commerce

We can purchase televisions, pencils, cotton balls, office supplies, sports equipment, even a week’s worth of dinner and have them all delivered to our front door. It’s not unusual for sales people at the brick-and-mortar retailers to direct customers to ‘go home and order it online’ when what they’re looking for isn’t in stock.

Each delivery (and return) impacts our carbon footprint, and whether it’s a positive or negative impact is still being debated. READ MORE

 
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