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Winter Weather: A Packaging and Shipping Peril

The first bouts of winter weather are affecting much of North America, just ahead of Thanksgiving travel time and holiday shipping. Many of the same areas that are getting pounded by wind and snow right now have been unusually lucky in the run-up to this barrage. So it’s been pretty easy to think of winter […]

Budweiser’s Vintage Wooden Crates

For distributors, crate shipping might not just be a way to get a product to market; it may also be a way of promoting the product along the way. That’s the lesson from Budweiser’s classic wooden crate marketing gimmick, which was covered recently by AdWeek. The article itself seems pretty cynical, given its suggestion that […]

Lego Art Shipping

From September 26 through January 4, there will be an exhibition on display at the Old Truman Brewery featuring about 80 sculptures by artist Nathan Sawaya, all of them made entirely out of Lego bricks.   Check out some examples here.   If you’re a fan of art, or of Lego, you might look at […]
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Shipping from Summer to Autumn

We haven’t hit the official start of autumn yet, but with Labor Day behind us, summer is over in the minds of most. That means there is a lot of lifestyle change happening across the US, and with it there is a lot of reason for packing and shipping. In some regions, the weather is […]

What do you do with an Antique Motorcycle?

There is a massive antique store in Temecula, California, called Granny’s Attic Antique Mall. It contains frequently changing display pieces in its 30,000 square foot space, and is home to seasonal antique shows. Throughout the month of September, it will be showing off a 1957 Harley-Davidson motorcycle of which only 165 were made, one of […]
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Be Careful with Your Moving Boxes!

Celebrities are usually great resources for promoting awareness of health and safety issues. And you might say that this month, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles became an unwitting spokesman for moving box safety, when the 27 year-old athlete tweaked his foot in what he described as a “freak accident” while carrying moving boxes […]
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L.A. Company Uses “Crate Shipping” to Reach Niche Market

Los Angeles-based company Loot Crate has come up with a unique business model to tap into the passions of gamers and self-described “geeky” consumers. The company offers a subscription service whereby customers receive “crates” (actually small boxes) of six to eight items selected to fit within a unique theme such as “villains” or “transform.” For […]
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Pleasanton’s Box Art Project

The Bay Area suburb of Pleasanton recently announced plans to commission a half dozen artists to decorate public utility boxes as part of “Project Paint Box.” It looks like a very nice way to beautify a town, but “Project Paint Box” sounds like it could be something that includes more than just the adornment of […]
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Green Motorcycle Fleets are on their Way

There is some interesting news from the world of motorcycles and environmentalism. And hopefully it’s a sign of things to come for companies that do motorcycle shipping to Los Angeles, Seattle, and other major metropolitan areas across the country. The trend is, however, starting small with places like Wilton Manors, Florida. That’s the town whose […]
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Alternative Furniture, Alternative Shipping

If you’ve just unpacked your moving boxes in a San Francisco home, perhaps you find that the interior décor keeps you trapped in the trendy aesthetic of the city. Or maybe you find that your choices of furniture just aren’t ironic or expressive enough. Well, Gizmodo has just featured one alternative furniture piece that might […]
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