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News - Global Pandemic Spurs the Growth of Packaging Supplies. Why are we now seeing the rapid growth of air pillow machines.

With the changes we’ve recently experienced in the global economy due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Crannies has noticed a sharp increase in the sales of packaging supplies, specifically, air pillow machines, air cushion machines for void fill and inflatable packaging. Although ecommerce shipments have been rapidly increasing we’re seeing a massive spike since the quarantine.

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What to expect when you’re expecting - an air cushion machine. Five things you’ll want to know.

So you’ve talked it over with your business partner and decided that the timing is right. The gestation period of your company seems like this addition will make things better for you. But, you still have a nagging feeling like this will change everything – buying an air pillow machine. How can you align your expectations with reality? Did you just throw your money away, is this going to be another piece of equipment that you’ll have to master among all the other jobs you already have?
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Definition of terms related to the shipping of packages, air cushion pillows and more.

Definition of terms for the pack and ship industry:

The air cushion machine is the device used to inflate rolled film into the shapes created during the manufacturing process. Air cushion machines cannot create an air pillow shape, then can generally only inflate and seal “film” of air cushions, 4x8” square bags, bubble etc. In the past, the industry was created so only large shippers

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Air pillow machines are the clear choice.

As a consumer, it’s clear to see that using inflatable packaging or air pillow machines to protect products during shipping is the clear winner. Without exception, as a consumer, every box we received this holiday season from the monsters of shipping... So this begs the question, why aren’t you using them for your business? Virtual every larger shipper from pet products to home goods are using air cushion machines to make bubble cushion or void fill packaging.
Air cushions versus paper and what type of air pillow should I use?

Air cushions versus paper and what type of air pillow should I use?

Which is the best type of in the box packaging I should use to protect my products during shipping: air cushion or paper? If I decide air pillows are the best to use, which type of air cushions should I use for my packaging. Should I use a void fill approach or square bags or bubble to protect my products and reduce my damage claims.

Air Pillow Packaging for our Small Candle Home Based Business

Air Pillow Packaging for our Small Candle Home Based Business

I had to learn through trial and error of how to ship, obtain supplies etc. Let me tell you about my struggle to obtain some of the best packaging supplies like air pillows packaging.

News - Office Crannies will no longer sell loosefill as part of their commitment to the environment and customer concerns.

News - Office Crannies will no longer sell loosefill as part of their commitment to the environment and customer concerns.

"We recently reached out to our customers and informed them we'd be dropping the distribution and sell of loosefill as part of our commitment to the environment," said Bryan Downing, Sales Manager of Office Crannies. "We are happy how our key customers received the news, we recognize we may lose a few customers but we've encouraged them to move to more efficient and environmentally sound products like air cushions," adds Downing.