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12/20/2010

How2 Tuesday: Packaging Prep for 2011

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Okay, okay!
I must be crazy talking about getting ready to ship orders in 2011
when the Holiday hasn't even been here and went!
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Really, I'm not...
Take a good look at all of those cardboard cartons
from Etsy and Amazon and who knows where else
speeding across your doorstep every day!
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Instead of sending these boxes directly to the recycle bins
lets let them pass Go! Give them a new life!
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Cut them open and into precut sizes that'll slip into
your bubble envelopes and flat rate boxes.
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They're a lightweight (and free!) way to add strength
and durability to your shipments. They also provide a surface to
tape and/or staple your products, business card or swag!
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If you ship via USPS, now is the time to order your supplies for next year! You'll receive them early in January when things are a little bit slow. The perfect time to prepare...
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My absolute favorite day of the year is the day after Christmas.
I'm so excited to clean, and organize,
and prepare for new year sales!
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I cut stacks of 3x5, 5x8 and 8x10 pieces of cardboard
to fit into my bubble mailers and small flat rate boxes.
Little "pockets" are affixed to each board and a business card slipped inside. 2x2" zip lock bags are filled with Etsy & Trashion stickers and buttons and stapled to each board too.
It's fun to get swag!
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Most of my items ship in a small flat rate box.
So, I partially assemble a few dozen boxes by stapling the front
of the box closed and insert a 5x8 board with business card and swag. They'll nestle inside one another to make storing easy.
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So, you see, it really isn't too soon to get a start for next year.
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Positive Thinking = Positive Results!
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Images © USPS
Text © remaker
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3 comments:

annabelneilson said...

omg-that is shockingly organised of you!!haha

alexkeller said...

agreed! i'm just happy to have a place to keep all my boxes for reuse later :)

Sherman Unkefer said...

That is an environment-friendly move. Great job! Happy New Year!