Shippers Supply Line

Tips and strategies for saving money, improving productivity and reducing waste.

The Bad Sales Meeting – Part 2

Having a salesperson sitting across from you pushing his wares is not something most people look forward to. In Part 1 we shared some of the things that really turned us off in a recent sales meeting with a supplier. We don’t believe in taking shots without offering...

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The Bad Sales Meeting – Part 1

Is there anything worse than sitting through a bad sales meeting? Very few of us look forward to sitting across the table from somebody who’s trying to sell something to us. But sometimes these meetings can be particularly bad. When you find yourself pining for that...

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A Box Can Tell A Story

There are many ways to get your point across. Companies in today’s world spend a lot of time and energy to introduce, promote, or protect their brand. So why do you make a beautiful product only to ship it in a plain box? You want the world to know about the...

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Wrap Battle: Hand vs. Machine

We have been fortunate enough over the years to be partners with many companies that have grown their business. Some fast, some steady, but growth nonetheless. With growth comes need to improve production speeds and maximize manpower. Switching from hand wrapping to...

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Stretch Your Film Stretch Your Budget

Many people don’t realize that their pre-stretch film is being underutilized. A few simple calculations from a professional can determine how much it is being stretched from the carriage of the stretch wrapping machine. Most times additional stretch can be applied...

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Right Size Box

Many people never have the time to think about if the box they use is right for their shipping. If your box is bigger than your product it can bounce around and be damaged. Having your supplier find the appropriate box can be useful for many reasons. First, you avoid...

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Odd Size Palletized Loads

One of our customers was struggling with loads of 5 gallon buckets shifting on the pallets. The shipments were going by rail, so there was much more vibration than normal. You can imagine the mess made when a couple of buckets fall off a pallet. With the assist from a...

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Marketing Message On Your Tape

How you market your company to your customers is important to your organization. What you say can influence them to act in way that improves your profits, market share and image. Taking advantage of every opportunity to get your message across is important. Shippers...

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Larger Label Roll

Down time is such a hassle for our customers. It can happen with breakdowns, but having to stop production to add materials to your line is not something that should have to be done too often. Shippers solved this very problem for a customer a few months ago, when...

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Lantech Pallet Grip

Many of our customers have found issues with their products arriving in good condition once it leaves their hands. Vibration and sudden stops and starts while the product is on a truck, ship, plane, or train can cause loads to come loose and fall, causing valuable...

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Label Vs. Ink Jet Productivity

At some point during the packaging of your product you apply information to the box. Expiration dates, codes, product info, you name it. A lot of folks print on a label and then apply it to a box. This is sometimes not cost effective and time consuming. Shippers has...

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Is Your Steel Strap A Safety Issue?

Safety is becoming increasingly important. With new regulations and issues, Safety directors are always looking for ways to keep the employees of an organization safe and secure. We have helped several of our customers alleviate an issue with steel strapping. This...

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Getting The Band Back Together

Our team has helped many of our customers that have make the switch from manual or pneumatic hand banding tools to battery operated. The benefits and ease of use can speed up production and shipping. Battery operated hand banding tools will secure your load with the...

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Do You Even Need A Box?

Spending tons of money on gaylords or boxes? We have helped many of our partners find that their particular application did not require a box. If contents are removed after reaching their final destination for resale or use, you may be able to save money with an...

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Automatic Case Sealer

We have had conversations and found solutions for customers that had issues with getting tape on boxes to seal them in an orderly fashion and in an appropriate amount of time. Experiencing bottlenecks was a big issue for them to look at ways to ease this hassle. One...

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Dunnage Bags

Have you ever given your dunnage bags a second thought? Keeping your load from shifting is important. After all what you produced is important to you and getting it there intact is important. The question is that quite possibly your dunnage bag can be too big....

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Embossed Polyester Strapping

Need a cost saving improvement on your polyester strapping? Many times, it is difficult to find a cost savings on items because of time consuming modifications to equipment or additional training needed. Switching your strap from smooth to embossed is simple. No...

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Corner Boards

If you use corner boards, you probably don’t pay much attention to them. They do what they are supposed to so there is hardly a second thought. Maybe it is time to have that second thought. Take a look at them. Are they white? If they are, let’s take a moment to ask...

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