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Get Your Shine On!

Get Your Shine On!

In the competitive world of business, what can one learn from the common cookie sheet?  I invite you to take a survey of the cookie sheets around you. Start with those in your own kitchen, and then for kicks go ask to see your neighbors’ cookie sheets.  What do you notice?  All the cookie sheets are brown, and burnt like an overdone cookie, aren’t they? Next, I invite you into my wife’s kitchen.  My wife has in her kitchen the same cookie sheets she purchased when we set up house 28 years ago, and to look at them you would...

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The Right Packaging Makes Cents

The Right Packaging Makes Cents

E-commerce sales were projected to account for nearly 10% of all retails sales in the US in 2015. A whopping estimated $334 billion. Tangible goods lead the growth over all other products sold online. In most cases the per unit cost of packaging used to package and ship an e-commerce product is calculated in cents per dollar. When multiplied by the massive volume of units being shipped those pennies add up to a significant amount. Therefore, the cost of packaging for e-commerce shipments factors heavily into the profitability of online retailers. Here are 3 points to consider to get the...

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Multi-Pak USA: Who Are We?

Multi-Pak USA: Who Are We?

You know about different kinds of polyethylene bags. You know about the variety of uses of vinyl bags. You know about printing bags. You even know that Multi-Pak USA, Inc. can provide you with all of these kinds of bags and more to meet your packaging needs. But do you really know what got us here to begin with? Do you really know the history and the story of how Multi-Pak USA came to be? In 1990, after recently graduating college at Brigham Young University, JT McWilliams went to work for his brother, Bill Moreland in Gainesville, Georgia. Bill owned...

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7 Tips to Make Your Promotional Bag Pop

7 Tips to Make Your Promotional Bag Pop

Did you know that when a consumer is perusing the aisles of a store, they will only spend 4 seconds on average looking at a particular product? That means you, as a producer, have only 4 seconds to either make them take a closer look, or to continue casually strolling by, moving on to the next latest and greatest. Whether you sell your product in a store, online, or traveling door-to-door, you want to create a custom packaging design that will impress your clients. Here are 7 tips to help you create a custom promotional bag design that will draw...

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10 Steps to Plastic Bags

10 Steps to Plastic Bags

Plastic bags, also called “poly bags,” are one of those modern conveniences we take for granted. But 60 years ago, no one ever considered the question, “Paper or plastic?” Back then, people also managed to get by without Ziploc® bags or dry cleaner bags. This was because the technology for creating polyethylene film didn’t emerge until the 1940s during World War II. And the methods to create plastic bags from polyethylene film weren’t developed until the 1950s. The most common way to produce poly bags is by blown film extrusion, also called the “tubular film process.” In a moment, you’ll see...

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