Mailing Tips: Father’s Day Edition

Can you send Dad a six pack of beer through the U.S. mail? What about a box of cigars? Today, as a follow-up to our popular holiday mailing tips blog, we share some tips on packaging and mailing your potential Father’s Day gifts this June. When is Father’s Day 2024? First things first: it’s on […]

The 7 Weirdest Things People Have Sent Through the Mail

Neither rain, nor wind, nor driving snow will stop the delivery of the mail. Nor, apparently, will disgusting items; heavy items; bizarre items; or the fact that the item is a living human being. Here are some of the strangest things people have successfully sent through the mail. Children When the U.S. Postal Service began […]

11 Proven Ways to Reduce Returns for Your Small Business

Online shopping is at an all-time high. Unfortunately, so are returns. As we noted in last month’s blog, Americans returned about $816 billion worth of merchandise last year, representing about 17% of all retail purchases. With the amount of returns rising steadily, your best bet as a business owner is to adopt a preventative strategy. […]

Holiday Returns: Just How Much do We Send Back?

If you are like the vast majority of American consumers, you’ll be heading to a store this January to return an item—or several items—that were less than satisfactory. As a packaging supply company, we were curious to know exactly how much Americans return throughout the holiday season each year. Here are some of the most […]

Essential Packaging Tools to Speed Up Your Process

Three years out from the Covid-19 pandemic, online shopping has become more popular than ever. While that’s mostly great news for small businesses, it also presents a problem—accommodating a huge influx of orders can be difficult to scale, especially if you don’t have a lot of hands on deck! Luckily, there are a variety of […]

5 Reasons Why Dropshipping is Bad for Business

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more people are considering leaving their jobs and launching a new endeavor. For many, that new path might be based in a passion or a hobby—like selling craft beer or homemade food. But if you’ve never been the crafty type, and the only thing you really […]

Benefits of Marking and Coding Homemade Products

If you’re just starting to sell your own craft beer or homemade food product, you’re probably aware that you need to mark and code your items in order to comply with local and federal regulations. But you’re probably not aware of all the benefits of marking and coding your products. In today’s blog, we’ll explain […]

There’s a Box for That! Types of Boxes You Never Knew Existed

Here at SSI Packaging, we’ve got boxes– 1600 sizes of them, in fact. We’ve got big boxes. Small boxes. Cargo boxes. Moving boxes. We have so many boxes of various size, shape, color, and thicknesses that we’re pretty sure many of our clients don’t even know how many options they have! In this week’s blog, […]

10 Shipping Must-Haves for your Etsy, eBay, or Shopify Business

​Ready to finally launch that passion project? Ready to use the magic of the interwebs to convert tiny homemade soaps cold, hard cash? You’re gonna need some stuff. Here are the top must-have shipping items for your eBay, Etsy, or Shopify business. Cardboard boxes Obviously, you’re going to need something to hold your products, and […]

Save Money with These Small Business Shipping Tips

So, you’ve just started your new business selling bath bombs/small-batch hot sauce/vegan soy candles/et cetera. Congratulations! Before cracking open the champagne, though, it’s important to consider the less-exciting aspect of running a small business: getting the product to the buyer. Though it isn’t very fun to think about, it’s a fact that the way you […]

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