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Reusable Mailing Envelopes | Reducing Packaging Costs + Waste

Cascadia Packaging Group offers our clients a wide range of custom reusable and returnable packaging solutions supporting a wide variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, and eCommerce.  In a previous post, we highlighted the development of a custom

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Posted in Blog, Branding, Marketing, Packaging, Reusable Containers, Sustainability

Customer Experience – Starting Point for Your Packaging Design

Reluctant Black Friday Shoppers Our family is typically low key on Black Friday avoiding most of the chaos associated with that day. Family tradition for us is to visit our local superstore for free donuts and juice a couple hours

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Posted in Blog, Management, Marketing, Molded Fiber, Packaging

5 Strategies to Great eCommerce Packaging

Selling products online is a lot different then traditional Brick-and-mortar retailers, and the packaging should be too. Consumers have different expectations when purchasing a product online, plus packages have different requirements and see different damage in the single parcel distribution

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Packaging Cost Savings | Seeing the Bigger Picture

The saying “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is often attributed to Greek philosopher Aristotle. Packaging is largely overlooked as a strategic element in an organization’s manufacturing and supply chain operations. The annual packaging material cost

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Opportunity Knocks | Custom Protective Solutions

We work with our clients to deliver innovative solutions that provide part protection while minimizing packaging labor and waste. Often, problems lead to opportunities. Motivational speaker and author, Robert Kiyosaki said it best by saying “Inside every problem lies an

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Posted in Blog, Fabric Dunnage, Lean Manufacturing, Packaging, Packaging Solutions Category, Returnable Containers, Reusable Containers, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Transport Packaging

Footprints + Packaging | Leaving a Lasting Impression

At home and work, we are all consumers of products and packaging.  Well-designed packaging looks great, is easy to unpack, and results in minimal packaging waste.  Packaging is functioning at it best when not noticed.  What was the last remarkable

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5 Steps to Reduce Your Packaging Waste

            5 Steps to Reduce Your Packaging Waste Packaging is often overlooked as an opportunity for cost and waste reductions in manufacturing operations. Here’s five simple steps to start you journey of minimizing your packaging

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Posted in Blog, Lean Manufacturing, Management, Packaging, Packaging Solutions Category, Recycling, Returnable Containers, Reusable Containers, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Transport Packaging

The Cost of Shipping Air

We recently ordered a new insulated lunch box for our youngest daughter online via online retailer Land’s End.  She waited patiently for the shipment to arrive at our house.  Five days later, her new lunch box was delivered to our

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Talking Trash | Tracking Your Bottom Line

Whether at home or work, we all generate waste via the consumption of goods and services.   Best case, we either reuse or recycle our waste.  As a last resort, our waste is sent to landfill via truck and rail via

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Keeping An Eye On Your Packaging Waste and Bottom Line

Businesses generate a large portion of the estimated 32 million tons of cardboard discarded annually in the US.  Fortunately, according to the EPA’s Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 2010 Facts and Figures, 85% (27.2M tons) of those boxes

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