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About Frederic Tennant

Had moderate success importing squirt guns in Las Vegas, NV. Earned praised for my work training jungle gyms in Ohio. Spent high school summers marketing deodorant for no pay.

Importance of Great Packaging for Your Business

Your business is going to have huge impact from the packaging process. The packaging is not all about the visuals of the product when it is kept on the shelves. It also involves the packaging materials, shape of the packaging and the functionality of packaging while it is being transported.

In this article, we are going to discuss about the importance of great packaging for your business.

Great advantage from cost perspective

Great packaging essentially involves efficient design and use of sustainable materials in the packaging. When we talk about sustainable packaging, we usually think about the glass or cardboard as main materials to be used in the packaging. But the matter of fact is that plastic seems to win the race in this regard as it doesn’t only help in reducing energy consumption but it also helps in controlling the greenhouse gas emissions.

When you switch to the flexible packaging, you do not only become ecofriendly but you also get your products protected well with the help of high quality packaging materials. The good thing about packaging materials used in the flexible packaging is that these are thinner and lighter as compared to other materials used in the conventional packaging of products. Due to these efficiencies of sustainable packaging, you will be able to save a lot of money because there are going to be reduced costs related to shipping. And since sustainable packaging results in the reduced overall volume of the product, you can get your more products accommodated in a shipment.

Product visibility

Improved product visibility can lead to improved sales. With the help of flexible packaging, you can boost sales of your products. The reason is that the customers will be able to see and examine your products in much better way. And when they will be satisfied with the product, they will buy it. The end result is that you are going to have the trust of your customers. While there are many textures available in the flexible packaging, you can pick the right color to enhance the appeal of your product. If you are able to pick the nice packaging which is a balanced combination of texture and colors, you are going to get your product standing out in the competition.

Remember, packaging is an important procedure which can make or break your business profit. If you are able to figure the right way of packaging of your product while making sure that less packaging waste is produced, you can surely gain an advantage in the market.

The Moving Rights You Need To Know About

While dealing with a moving company for an interstate move, you should receive a copy of rules and terms namely “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move” in the form of a pamphlet from Federal Law. You may read this pamphlet but reading and understanding two different things. For the purpose of elaboration, you can refer to the following mentioned points.

A written estimate is your right

Before you enter into a deal with the moving company, you need to ask for the written estimate of the total cost of moving. Now, the FMCSA generally recommends contacting at least three moving companies in order to get the best estimate. In case you are going for interstate move, the estimate you will get is going to base on total weight of the shipment and total distance to be covered by the movers. Keep in mind that written estimate is your right. A verbal estimate is never an official one.

Estimate can be both binding and non-binding

While making a deal, you and you mover may decide whether the estimate is going to be binding or non-binding. In case of binding estimate, the written price estimate is going to be the final price that you will pay in the end. Now, if you decide about adding more items in the shipment after the binding estimate has been written, your mover will have every right to provide you with the updated estimate which is also going to be the binding one. One thing worth mentioning is that some movers offer the writing of binding agreement for a price.

The non-binding agreement is not a guaranteed price. It is the predictor of price or a price range. Nevertheless, this estimate involves analysis of everything which is analyzed for writing a binding agreement. So you can expect this estimate pretty close to the price that you are going to pay in the end. The reason you still need to get non-binding agreement in written form is that it outlines the services that you should get from your mover.

Order of service

Order of service refers to the information about everything. For instance, it should have your mover’s information like name, address, telephone number, and USDOT number. Then it should mention your own name and address. It should also have information about names and addresses of any other motor carriers participating in the transport of your shipment. This document also needs to have information regarding whether your estimate is binding or non-binding. You can see the page 9 of “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move” in order to fully understand about Order of Service.

Inventory of your shipment

Your mover needs to develop an inventory of everything included in the shipment. This inventory is made while the items are loaded into the truck. This inventory also mentions the condition of every item while being loaded into the truck. You should get a copy of this inventory.