posts tagged with Packaging

How Coast Pet Distributors got creative to reduce costs and carbon

jaredwilliams-sq.png Learn more about how small business owner, Hayden Epstein and Warehouse Operations Manager, Jared Williams use recycling to make the return trip worth it.

Coast Pet Distributors is a small, family business that specializes in providing the highest quality pet foods and products to retailers in seven states.

Late in 2012 we started shipping a new food line that had to be kept at refrigerated temperatures. We researched the most effective way to deliver product to our customers and insulated shipping boxes seemed to be a great fit. But each insulated box and gel pack cost us about $52.00 – a lot of money for packaging that was thrown away after one trip. So why not ask customers to hang on to the boxes and find a way to get them shipped back to us?

FedEx Ship to Friends App Makes Holiday Shipping Friendlier

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If you’re a Facebook user caught in the midst of yearend holiday gift giving, you may be grateful to discover the ease and convenience of the FedEx Ship to Friends app. With it you can create a shipment, pay for it, and generate your shipping label without leaving Facebook (U.S. only). It’s also available in a mobile version.

Cyber Monday & Beyond: Navigating the Online Holiday Shopping Season

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Do you hear that sound? No, it’s not the clicking of Santa’s reindeers or jingle bells. It’s the clicking of keyboards across the nation as we head into the thick of the holiday shopping season. We started with Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday and today we move on to Cyber Monday. In the next few weeks, folks will be scrambling to check off those last minute gifts – many of you (like me!) relying heavily on the convenience of online shopping.

Wrap It Up, Pack It Up, Ship It Out

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There’s nothing worse than putting all that time and effort into picking out the perfect gift, only to discover that it didn’t arrive quite so perfectly due to poor packaging.

Introducing FedEx Ship to Friends: the Preferred App for Social Shipping

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On October 28, we launched an innovative shipping application in Facebook, FedEx® Ship to Friends, enabling our customers to ship packages directly from their Facebook page, and distinguishing FedEx as an industry leader in the social marketplace. This holiday season, we’re excited to see the difference that shipping directly from Facebook can make for our customers and our company.