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What To Consider When Packaging Your Products for Shipping

In an ideal world, every package would arrive at its destination in a timely manner and in mint condition. But the truth is, shipping is a bumpy, unpredictable process, and once a package leaves your hands, there's not much you can do to protect it. But there are measures you can take before you send a package out. Preventing shipping damage starts with the packaging—the box, the materials, and the adhesive you use. Sturdy packaging substantially increases the odds of a package making it from Point A to Point B unharmed. Here's what to consider when packaging your products for shipping to ensure your packages arrive at customers' doorsteps safely.

  • 3 min read
  • Nov 11, 2021 3:50:13 PM

A Helpful Guide to Shipping Odd-Shaped Items

Virtually all boxes are square or rectangular in shape, but not every item you pack is going to be square or rectangular. What are you supposed to do with these oddly shaped items that don’t fit the typical mold? Fortunately, most other shapes fit into boxes and envelopes perfectly fine as long as you make a few accommodations for them. And don’t fear—the ones that don’t fit into traditional containers aren’t un-shippable. They simply require out-of-the-box solutions. Pantero has created a helpful guide to shipping odd-shaped items that explains what you need to know about irregular goods. Read on to learn how to pack your products for shipment.

  • 7 min read
  • Nov 11, 2021 2:47:41 PM

Pantero Acquires Inspired Packaging Solutions

Acquisition adds expertise in warehouse automation and packaging equipment. Troy, MI (July 15, 2021) — Pantero is pleased to announce the acquisition of Inspired Packaging Solutions, a Detroit-area packaging and equipment supplier. The acquisition will allow Pantero to expand its packaging automation and material handling solutions for its warehouse and distribution customers.

  • 3 min read
  • Jul 20, 2021 4:02:22 PM

Free Shipping? Same Day Delivery? Look No Further

Everyone loves free shipping, and even more love free donuts. In fact, so do we. That's why treat our customers how we would like to be treated, offering them fast and free shipping on any order over $200. Wait. There is more...

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  • Nov 23, 2020 5:20:25 PM

Understanding DIM Weight (And Reducing Shipping Costs)

If you've shipped a large box lately, you've likely run across the term "dimensional weight", or DIM weight. If your box was larger than it needed to be, this little phase probably cost you a lot of money.

  • 4 min read
  • Aug 27, 2019 11:22:51 AM

Green Packaging Solutions: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Renew

How green is your distribution center? Your choice of packaging materials has a big impact on the overall sustainability of your operations. Here are a few tips to help you improve your environmental footprint—and maybe save some money in the process.

  • 5 min read
  • Aug 6, 2019 10:25:00 AM

Dos and Don'ts for Lifting Sling Safety

The first step to lifting sling safety is choosing the right sling material. But the biggest impact on safety and performance comes down to how you use—or abuse—your sling. Here are a few dos and don'ts to keep in mind when using your lifting sling.

  • 5 min read
  • Jul 23, 2019 9:47:00 AM

Lifting Sling Safety: Choosing the Right Sling Material

Lifting slings are an essential tool for hoisting, rigging and materials handling. Properly used, slings enable safe lifting and moving of heavy loads ranging from pipe sections to loaded boxcars.

  • 4 min read
  • Jul 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM

Calculating the Total Cost of Protective Packaging

When it comes to protective packaging, shippers have a lot of options. And of course, everyone wants to keep packaging costs down. But the total cost of packaging goes beyond simple materials costs. Here are a few other factors that you may not have considered when calculating the cost of protective packaging.

  • 6 min read
  • Jul 9, 2019 9:31:00 AM

Protecting High-Value Goods During Shipping

What's the best way to protect high-value goods during shipping and handling? Items that are especially valuable and delicate—such as auto parts, electronics and industrial equipment—require extra care and highly protective packaging materials.

  • 6 min read
  • Jun 25, 2019 9:30:00 AM

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