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The Ultimate Guide to Shipping Barrels: Types, Uses and How to Choose the Right Storage Drums

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If you need to ship large quantities of liquids, chemicals, industrial solvents, grains or dry goods like clothing and other consumer products, you’ll need to use a shipping barrel. These sturdy containers are known for their compact size, reliable construction and easy handling. After all, it’s easier to roll your goods than picking them up by hand or with a forklift. Unlike cardboard boxes and other shipping materials, barrels will also protect your goods from moisture and condensation. They’re designed to be in transit for weeks–if not months–on end, keeping your goods safe and intact every step of the way. You can also stack your shipping barrels, helping you make the most of your storage space. Continue reading

Top 4 Industries That Use Gaylord Boxes

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The humble gaylord box is one of the world’s most widely used shipping and storage containers. The versatility of gaylord boxes is well-known, so you can find them in nearly every industry. They’re often used to ship, store or sort different products and materials as they move throughout the supply chain. These large, bulk containers are known for hauling large volumes of goods or products. Continue reading

The Best Packaging and Shipping Solutions for the Cannabis Industry

Commercial Cannabis Grow Operation

The cannabis industry shows no signs of slowing down here in the U.S. As more states choose to legalize both medicinal and recreational marijuana, this once-underground industry is quickly scaling up. New businesses are looking to break into the industry every other day. The cannabis industry is expected to be worth around $30 billion by 2030. Continue reading

Optimize Your Supply Chain with Reusable Packaging

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In case you haven’t heard, the reusable packaging industry is on the rise. It’s projected to grow from USD 37.9 billion in 2018 to USD 51.2 billion by 2023. That’s quite a jump in just five years.

So, why are so many businesses and consumers investing in reusable packaging? Reusable containers and packages can reduce shipping and labor costs, improve efficiency and help save the environment. Consumers are starting to prefer reusable or recyclable containers as well. Investing in reusable containers helps you make the right impression on your target audience. Continue reading

5 Handy Tips for Choosing a Warehouse Racking System

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Storage racks are the bread and butter of the warehousing industry. They keep your inventory organized so you and your colleagues can fulfill orders and get them out for delivery as fast as possible without damaging your products in the process. As ubiquitous as stack racks are within the warehousing and distribution industry, no two warehouses are exactly alike. Different facilities carry different products, and everyone has their own way of carrying out routine processes, such as getting products from the shelf to the loading dock. Continue reading

The Many Uses for Plastic Bulk Containers

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When it comes to shipping and storing valuable cargo, plastic bulk containers help you keep your goods safe and sound. They’re made with strong, durable materials that protect your goods as they travel to their destination. These containers are also completely reusable and extremely lightweight, helping you save as much money on shipping as possible. Continue reading

How to Make Push-Back Racking Work in Your Warehouse

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Push-back racks can benefit your warehouse in more ways than one. As opposed to selective racking, push-back racks use gravity-fed telescoping carts that automatically push inventory back when new items are loaded onto the rack. Your team can then access items on both sides of the aisle. Push-back racks allow for storage at higher cubic densities, approximately 25 percent to 65 percent greater than selective racking. They also allow for a first-in/last-out storage system, meaning your team can access dated inventory instead of pulling the most recent items from the shelf. This keeps your inventory moving and your warehouse doesn’t end up sitting on older items for months or even years at a time. Continue reading

4 Ways to Utilize Wire Carts in Your Warehouse

Wire carts can be a major asset in your warehouse. While they may not always get the attention they deserve in the warehousing industry, you can use them to improve the ergonomics of your facility. They can also help you improve the order fulfillment and item retrieval process, helping you and your team get products out the door as fast as possible. Continue reading