How2 Tuesday: Packaging Prep for 2011

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!
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!
Instead of sending these boxes directly to the recycle bins
lets let them pass Go! Give them a new life!
Cut them open and into precut sizes that'll slip into
your bubble envelopes and flat rate boxes.
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!
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...
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!
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!
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.
So, you see, it really isn't too soon to get a start for next year.
Positive Thinking = Positive Results!
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Text © remaker


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!