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eCommerce Packaging Customer Spotlight: Lauren James

By |November 10th, 2017|

The unboxing experience is an important customer touchpoint for eCommerce, subscription boxes, and other ship-to-home businesses. As a result, packaging offers a unique opportunity to make a tangible brand impression. With Pratt’s inside print capabilities, customers have a unique opportunity to reinforce brand values inside the box. One such customer, Lauren James, is very focused [...]

How to Take a Holistic Approach to Cold Chain Packaging

By |June 15th, 2017|

A previous article, 5 Pillars of Cold Chain Packaging,  discussed the five key principles of cold chain packaging and the importance of selecting a supplier that has specific experience with all the components of cold chain packaging in order to develop a successful customized packaging program that is both reliable and cost effective. As such, it’s important [...]

5 Pillars of Cold Chain Packaging

By |June 9th, 2017|

The demand for cold chain packaging is on the rise as eCommerce expands into ship-to-home meal kits and groceries as well as other perishable and semi-perishable items. In order to safely and effectively ensure these temperature-sensitive products are protected and preserved during shipment while also maintaining supply chain optimization, it's important to understand the five key [...]

Summer Shipping Tips

By |May 23rd, 2017|

Summer shipping season is almost here and with it comes the added challenge of packaging items to successfully withstand hot temperatures. The packaging choices you make will determine whether meltable and perishable items arrive in tact and consumer-ready. The following packaging tips will help ensure shipping success when sending temperature-sensitive items during hot summer months. [...]

D Flute for eCommerce Packaging: Why It Works

By |May 17th, 2017|

Over the years Pratt has developed a unique set of tools to ensure that packaging solutions are seamlessly executed, thoughtfully branded and compatible with existing supply chain and manufacturing processes. As part of our effort to optimize packaging for our customers, we offer D flute corrugated boxing technology made from 100% recycled paper, which produces flutes smaller [...]

eCommerce Supply Chain Optimization: Benefits to Outsourcing 3PL

By |April 6th, 2017|

eCommerce companies looking to optimize their supply chain can benefit from strategic partnerships with suppliers and logistics companies who not only represent brand values but also deliver third party logistics (3PL) solutions that are efficient and in response to company fulfillment needs. While supply chain integration for certain elements can provide some control, flexibility and [...]

Steps to Integrate Your Company’s Supply Chain for More Sustainable Growth

By |January 24th, 2017|

  By now, most businesses are well aware that “going green” can help them make or save more of the green they’re most interested in: money. Sustainability is a win-win for the environment and for a business’s bottom line. If your goal is to incorporate sustainability into your supply chain, here’s a bit of great [...]

How to Develop an Effective Corporate Sustainability Plan for 2017

By |January 10th, 2017|

In order for companies across multiple sectors to effectively improve corporate sustainability, a sustainability plan is critical to the process of setting and meeting environmental goals for 2017. This plan will provide a sustainability roadmap for organizations who want to establish a more environmentally responsible reputation, improve efficiencies, increase brand loyalty, and secure shareholder and employee satisfaction. The following tips will help to introduce corporate [...]

Supply Chain Savings by Changing the Box

By |December 15th, 2016|

Supply chain savings come from not only changing the box but also via a sound corporate sustainability plan. Read more about how to develop an effective corporate sustainability plan here. Carton right-sizing is the practice of using a container that will minimize empty space while still offering adequate protection and is critical to optimizing supply chain [...]

Holiday Shipping Tips

By |December 7th, 2016|

The holiday shipping season is upon us, which means companies are gearing up to handle the annual influx of holiday shipments. If you're a small business owner or eCommerce shipper, every minute counts and it's important that you're prepared to meet any and all customer demands of the season. Ensure that your holiday packages get [...]