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The Difference Between UPS, FedEx, and USPS

Ecommerce companies have a limited amount of shipping options for products reaching customers. Freight companies are abundant, but parcel package delivery is limited. The choice of UPS, FedEx, or USPS, are the options companies have. What is the difference though, which one will best benefit the customer? The answer is not black-and-white, in this post we look closer at the differences of each and how they can benefit your company.

How to Prevent Product Loss with Ecommerce Packaging


How Major Online Retailers Can Reduce Packaging Waste

Everyone has received an oversized box for products ordered online. Major retailers can help reduce the additional waste with easy steps in the right direction. Read the best ways to reduce packaging waste for e-commerce packaging.

5 Tips for Ecommerce Packaging Success

Packaging for ecommerce is not the same as retail. Businesses should consider a few options before packaging products and shipping them to customers as they come in.

Shrink Temperatures for Centerfold Shrink Film

Centerfold shrink film is made in many different thicknesses by many different manufacturers. With this test, we are indicating which temperatures different shrink film types will shrink at. The shrink temperature and heat exposure should be considered for any products sensitive to heat.

What to Do When Your Package is Delayed

Package deliveries are delayed all of the time for many different reasons. Weather can be a leading cause of package delays, but many other factors can contribute. Find out what to do if experiencing package delays.

Barrier Bags for Coffee and Food Packaging

Barrier bags are what keeps food products fresh until reaching your home. Barrier bags play a key role in modified atmosphere packaging. Find out different types of barrier bags and how they can benefit your business.

Shrink Wrap Machine Troubleshooting

Shrink wrap machines can vary in size and components from manufacturer to manufacturer. This troubleshooting guide offers suggestions for testing machines experiencing problems.

Packaging Machine Delivery and Set Up

The purchase of a new packaging machine can present questions and problems. Some people like the idea of a machine purchase with set up and delivery. U.S. Packaging & Wrapping is now offering local free delivery and delivery and set up around surrounding states with additional charges

Which Gases are Used for Modified Atmosphere Packaging?

What gases do companies use for Modified atmosphere packaging? Does the food last longer and are the gases safe? Find out what gases are used for different food items and how they help to preserve food products.

Stretch Wrap Machine Troubleshooting Checklist

Stretch wrap machine downtime can mean production slowdowns, inconsistent pallet wrapping, and worse than anything, hand pallet wrapping. Follow a few quick troubleshooting items to help find the problem.

How to Report a Missing USPS, Fedex, USPS, or DHL Package

Use this guide to determine what to do with a missing package from a major carrier such as USPS, FedEx, or DHL. The claims process is not overnight but will assist you in starting the claims process.

The New 2021 U.S. Packaging & Wrapping Catalog is Here!

A new year signifies a new catalog with more information and products. Easily request the 2021 U.S. Packaging & Wrapping catalog by mail or digital download. Find updated pricing and pages for American Made Packaging Materials and ...

Buying a New Shrink Wrap Machine From Amazon?

Buying a shrink wrap machine from Amazon is a great option for wrapping a few dozen products. If you are wanting to purchase a machine expecting to use it often, Amazon may not be the best route. We have included a few things to consider when purchasing a shrink wrap machine from Amazon.

What is it Packaged In?

The materials and machines used in the packaging industry vary dramatically. Products in stores have packaging on them to help protect from damage or preserve for longer shelf lives. This short post explains what a few common products around us are packaged in. 

Simple Tips to Prevent Porch Piracy

Porch piracy takes place in cities and small towns. From young kids looking for a one-time opportunity to an organized porch pirate ring, packages are stolen all the time throughout the world. The small tips included can save thousands in stolen goods.

Eco Friendly Packaging with Kraft Paper

Eco friendly packaging is easy to obtain and use for outgoing shipments. Simply wad paper up and stuff in shipping boxes to stop product movement. Find out which type of paper is best to replace packaging peanuts and bubble wrap.

Does a Reduced Workforce Highlight the Need for Packaging Automation?

The coronavirus has forced businesses to comply with social distancing guidelines, often reducing workers in each location. In some industries, companies are seeing higher volumes with mandatory reduced workforces. Does packaging automation solve this issue? This article will examine how automation can pick up the slack in areas workers are unavailable.

Porch Piracy and the Coronavirus 2020

As online purchases continue to increase, porch piracy remains a problem across America. In our 2019 Porch Piracy study, we looked at which states had more online searches for stolen packages. In this years' study, we compare state numbers to last year and look at numbers during the coronavirus pandemic.

How Many Pallets Will a Roll of Stretch Wrap Cover?

Quickly determine the number of pallets you can cover with a roll of stretch wrap. View our new calculator and a simple formula to determine how many pallets you can wrap with a roll of film.

Three Protective Packaging Options to Consider During the Coronavirus Pandemic.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, protective packaging is more important than ever. Ensure customers that products have not been touched from your location to their homes. Multiple choices are available and we are happy to assist if needed.

Save Time and Money with a Pallet Wrapping Machine

A stretch wrap machine will increase warehouse productivity within hours of arrival. The increased stretch rates will help to reduce film waste and costs. Find out how much a machine can save in film by maintaining a consistent stretch rate.

U.S. Packaging & Wrapping's Response to COVID-19

Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are doing all we can to help during these times by shipping materials and machines fast and free. Read how we are focusing on safety and what we are doing to help others during this time of need.

How To Use a Gas Flush Vacuum Sealer To Extend Product Shelf Life

Find out how gas flush vacuum packaging works. See what happens when products are packaged with a gas flush vacuum sealer. The extended shelf life and ability to preserve without chemicals is one of the primary benefits of gas flush packaging.

Vacuum Bag Sizing Information

Finding the right vacuum bag size can be difficult. Using standard household reclosable bags will not allow room to make a vacuum seal. Use this sizing guide to help find the right size of vacuum bag.

U.S. Packaging & Wrapping Product Catalog Sneak Peak 2020

View pages from the new U.S. Packaging & Wrapping LLC product catalog! Quickly and easily request a catalog by mail. Find information, prices, and discounts on packaging materials and machines.

Heat Sealer and Tunnel Troubleshooting Checklist

Check all of the easy-to-check items on a shrink wrap sealer and tunnel when troubleshooting. Easy resolutions can be quickly found by checking for issues with your shrink sealer or tunnel. Follow these steps for DIY troubleshooting for shrink sealer or tunnel.

Printed Pallet Wrap = Printed Advertising

Any company sending pallet shipments that will be seen during transit or storage should consider the use of a printed pallet wrap. Printed pallet wrap is an ideal way to increase brand presence while protecting load shipments. Find out how much printed pallet wrap costs, standard lead times, and order minimums.

Shrink Wrap Machine Dimensions

Considering the dimensions for a shrink wrap machine being used in production is a part of choosing the right machine. Any time a company is wanting to bring in a new machine, ensuring it will fit in the production area should be a high priority. It this post, we look at shrink machine designs and overall machine dimensions to expect with each design.

Which States Waste the Most Food?

The primary purpose of food packaging is to protect and preserve consumable products. The increased protection helps to reduce food waste and increase sustainability. Even with the packaging advancements over the last century, 30% of food in America is wasted. Find out which states rank the highest in the nation for food waste! 

What Type of Barrier Bag Do You Need?

What type of barrier bag will best protect and preserve your product? Find the right barrier bag, made from the right materials. Custom sizes are available with printing turnarounds less than 6 weeks. Find out which barrier bag you need!

3 Videos Showing the Benefits of Vacuum Packaging

Vacuum packaging offers many benefits for storing and preserving products. Products can be consumable or non-consumable and the right vacuum packaging options will preserve the life of the product. View 3 videos showing some of the benefits of vacuum packaging below.

UPS, FedEx & USPS: Who is Most Likely to Damage Your Packages?

Which shipping carriers are the most reliable for shipping packages in good condition? After many damaged package claims, we decided to test three major carriers. We wanted to see which carrier out of UPS, USPS, and Fed Ex would ship packages with the least amount of damage to each package. Read to find out how we conducted the study.

3 Questions to Find the Right Meat Packaging & Reduce Food Waste

The right meat packaging will preserve meat for better taste and reduced storage. With 3 simple questions, you can quickly determine which meat packaging will suit your needs.

Amazon, Target & Walmart: Which is the Worst Culprit for Unnecessary Packaging?

Which online retailer has the least amount of packaging waste? That is the question we asked when beginning a study on packaging waste. We were able to determine between Amazon, Target and Wal-Mart which had the most packaging waste. Check out our findings and let us know how much packaging waste you have received when you order items online.

Shrink Wrap Machines for Amazon FBA

Shipping products to Amazon for fulfillment can be a great way to grow revenue and sell more products. If you have considered shrink wrapping as a possible method for meeting Amazon FBA requirements you are not the only one. We have several customers shrink wrapping thousands of products for Amazon FBA. Find out which machine to consider when looking for an Amazon FBA shrink wrapping option.

What are Your State’s Online Shopping Habits?

Increased online shopping has changed the lives and expectations of Americans. Consumers want products on-demand, close to their location, with fast shipping. This study is focused on search queries for purchasing terms on Google. Which states do you think rank first for terms like ‘buy guns’, ‘buy alcohol’ and even ‘buy weed’?

What is a Shrink Bundler?

A shrink bundler differs from a retail shrink wrap machine. Shrink bundlers are made to handle heavy products using thicker shrink film. Find out what key features shrink bundlers share and how they differ from retail shrink wrapping machines.

The Worst States for Porch Piracy

The growth of onlnie shopping has attributed to another growing industry. Only, the new emerging industry is illegal and costs companies billions of dollars annually. Porch piracy is on the rise across the United States. Find out which states have the highest reports of porch theft with major online retailers.

Multiple Pallet Stretch Wrappers to Multiple Locations

The purchase of multiple stretch wrappers being shipped to different locations can be a long term money saving decision. The initial purchase may be costly, but within months the machines can be paid for and costs can be slashed. This blog post highlights the benefits of purchasing a stretch wrap machine for each location.

2019 U.S. Packaging & Wrapping Product Catalog Sneak Peek

View the 2019 product catalog from U.S. Packaging & Wrapping. View featured pages in the catalog to see that each catalog is more than packaging products. Find information and money saving specials within each page!

25 Packaging Machines with Images and Descriptions

View images and descriptions of 25 packaging machines commonly found throughout the world. Machines for packaging liquids, grains, consumable, and non-consumable products. A combination of low speed and high-speed packaging machines are details to show the variety of the packaging machine industry.

Airline Review Word Clouds

During the holidays we get asked by customers the best way to protect luggage during long flights. There are several small steps that can be taken to help ensure luggage will reach the final destination in one piece. One of the most underrated ways is choosing the right airline. Check out our online review word cloud for different airlines. It helps to offer insight into each airline and how past customers view the experience they had.

How Does a Shrink Tunnel Work?

A heat tunnel uses a conveyor to send products through one side and out the other side. Shrink tunnels are heated used different sources depending on the type of tunnel. Find out how a shrink tunnel works and the main parts for it to function properly.

Banding Material Differences

The right banding material will keep products from becoming damaged during transport. Banding is used in different ways depending on the products being secured. Some banding is applied with automatic machines capable of securing hundreds of products daily. Find out which type of banding is right for your application before making a purchase!

Stretch Wrapping Machine Specifications

Knowing what specifications to look for when purchasing a stretch wrap machine can save complications after the purchase is made. Check out recommended specifications for pallets of different sizes. A great way to ensure the right machine will work with your pallet load.

How Vacuum Packaging Prevents Freezer Burn

Freezer burn can drastically reduce food quality and taste. Vacuum packaging can eliminate freezer burn and help with long term freezer storage. The reduction of freezer burn keeps ice crystals from forming on edible products.

The Cost of Meat Packaging

The cost of meat packaging is determined by the type of meat being packaged and the desired storage time. Find out how much meat packaging costs and what to expect with two primary forms of meat packaging found i store throughout the world. 

Bag Sealers - Seal Thickness Chart

Bag sealers come in many different sizes and styles. Determining the right seal thickness of a sealer is very important to ensure products safely arrive at their final destination. Bag sealers come with very thin seal seams up to very wide seal seams. Learn what thickness of seal is needed for your application.

A Guide To Credible Packaging News Sources

A full list of credible packaging news sources. Resources for general and detailed packaging news and information. Easily scroll through a list of packaging news sources to find the exact news source for up to date information. 

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