mmiinn has created a great way for shippers and packagers to add the illusion of strong adhesion on box sealing tape. X-tape [hinge] is set to debut this fall and is a great way to add a little flair to your shipments. The idea was birthed in Seoul, South Korea to create an image of packages wrapped tight with hinges. You can now create shipping labels from your Mac and ship them in style with X-tape.
We thought this was a clever way to dress up packages. Information on ordering is available from their site.
So you’ve got the goods, you’ve picked your carrier….There’s only one thing left. Shipping supplies. Did you know that all of the major carriers offer their users FREE shipping supplies simply by holding an account with them?
UPS shippers holding a UPS account qualify for free shipping supplies. By simply logging into your My UPS account, you can search and order packaging, labels, air freight supplies and even pre-printed forms. The best part is that if you use the same supplies over and over, My UPS allows you to easily reorder the supplies you use frequently. All of our NRGship customers also qualify for free labels to use in their thermal or laser printers and are provided with a quick link to order supplies from all of our solutions.
Similar to UPS, FedEx also offers their registered users access to free shipping supplies. They provide free shipping of their products and guarantee them to arrive within 2-5 business days. They also allow shippers to visit any of their local FedEx locations to pick up supplies if they are needed quickly. Also offered for free are various specialty shipping supplies including COD air waybills, Clinical Pak’s and identifier labels.
The USPS provides everyone the opportunity to receive free Priority Mail boxes, various shipping forms and Express Mail packaging. You can even get mailing stickers and entire shipping kits at no charge. Visit the USPS Postal Store for more details. USPS packaging, forms and labels can also be ordered for free through Endicia.
Visit your carrier website today for more information on how to get your own free shipping supplies and be on your way to easier shipping!
Let’s say you’re trying to ship a guitar. The only problem is that you can’t find a box shaped like a guitar. (I do realize that you probably wouldn’t ship a guitar without a case, but stick with me here.) How awesome would it be if you had a box that not only fit your guitar, but would also mold to shape a trophy, or a banana if needed? Well you’re in luck!
Designer Patrick Sung has released his UPACKS concept which allows shippers to mold and shape their packaging to fit any irregular object. Not only does this save on materials for packaging, but UPACKS are also made of recycled corrugated cardboard creating an all-around green experience. UPACKS are cardboard sheets that are able to fold and conform into almost any shape while maintaining structural rigidity. UPACKS is simply genius.
No word yet on actual availability of the product but we are certainly looking forward to seeing more about the concept.