3 Reasons Air Pillows are the Best Option for Shipping

With so many void-fill options to choose from, what’s the best solution for your shipping needs? Which choice will ensure the safest and most economical way to get your products out to your customers? We think our air pillows are the best answer.

Here are three reasons why:

1. They Save You Money

Air pillows provide one of the most cost-effective means of void-fill possible. They are less expensive per filled volume than packing peanuts. Since they come in uninflated rolls, the costs to ship and store the material is up to 95% less than other void-fill options. While a modest initial investment in equipment is required, a high-quality air pillow machine like our CR series will provide 10 years or more of use, so the cost per shipment is negligible; Most shipping operations will cover the cost of their machine in just a month or two of use.

2. They’re Better for the Environment

Air pillows have the best weight-to-volume ratio of any void-fill option, reducing the carbon footprint of shipping and requiring the least energy of any option to manufacture. Our air pillows are also 100% recyclable polyethylene. And even if the pillows aren’t recycled, the volume of waste is just 1% of the original inflated volume, far better than other void-fill options. While larger companies are trying to offer “recyclable” or “biodegradable” versions of their product, the simplicity of recycling or disposing of air pillows offers a clear advantage over other packing peanuts.

3. They’re Easy to Clean Up

Shipping materials that cause customers problems with cleaning, storage, disposal, cost, or product damage hurt your relationships with them and ultimately hurt your reputation. Air pillows provide significant advantages in these areas. Their clean design doesn’t leave lint or dust like foam or paper products can, and our pillows include antistatic treatment to avoid clinging to your products.

Still thinking about using other void-fill solutions? Contact PackRed today to find out how we can help your business ship more efficiently.

PackRed to exhibit at RS Expo in San Diego

PackRed is proud to announce its presence at the RS Expo 2012 August 10th and 11th in San Diego, CA. The RS Expo, presented by the Retail Shippers Association, is the largest trade show for the retail packing and shipping industry. Retail shipping store owners and managers will see PackRed’s premier line of CR air pillow machines and film, which are perfectly suited to help retail shipping businesses offer their customers a professional, environmentally friendly, and low cost packing and shipping solution.

PackRed will be featuring two machine models at RS Expo. Its entry-level CR 45-100 is perfect for low and medium volume shipping stores that want to increase sales with modern, professional packing materials without a large investment. The CR Maxx will also be showcased. Its capacity for large 16″ x 16″ SoftLayer sheets in addition to all standard pillow sizes makes it a great option to help stores replace both peanuts and bubble wrap with newer, more efficient materials. All machines will be available at the show and PackRed is offering special show-only discounts in support of its partners in the retail shipping industry.

Visitors to the RS Expo will find PackRed in booth 407 of the Golden Pacific Ballroom at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center. The show is open with a prepurchased pass on August 10th from 7-9PM and to all with free admission on August 11th from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM. For more information, contact PackRed at 888.273.1908 or help@packred.com, or contact the Retail Shippers Association at 866.365.8988.

Online:
www.packred.com
www.rs-expo.com

PackRed launches premade air pillows

Due to customer demand, PackRed has begun selling preinflated pillows and SoftLayer product protection wrap on its web store. Customers who are not yet ready to buy an air pillow machine, or those who want to sample the pillows before switching their packing to air pillows, now have an easy, low-cost option to try air pillows.

Preinflated air pillows are available in a 50-count box of 5″ x 8″ pillows that will fill 1.5 cubic feet of space and a 25-count box of 16″ x 16″ SoftLayer sheets that will wrap 44.5 square feet of product. Both are available in stock for immediate shipment.

In addition to the new availability of preinflated air pillows and sheets, PackRed provides a full line of air pillow machines and film, and offers no-contract, no-commitment pricing through its online store at www.packred.com. Thousands of customers worldwide have taken advantage of the advanced engineering, maintenance-free design, and ease of use of its Airworks CR air pillow machines.

For more information:
www.packred.com
help@packred.com
888.273.1908

PackRed succeeds at MODEX

PackRed is pleased to annouce a very favorable reception to its presence at MODEX 2012 this week in Atlanta. PackRed exhibited its full line of Airworks air pillow machines, film, and packing station accessories at the Georgia World Congress Center in booth 5220, and visitors were impressed by what they saw.

“We were very pleased by the high level of interest we received from both small and large companies at MODEX,” said CEO Lane Flynn. “The comments our visitors made clearly show that the market has been waiting for a simple, no-commitment method to switch its void-fill packaging to economical, environmentally friendly pillows. We greatly exceeded our goals in terms of both customer contacts and machine sales.”

PackRed provides a full line of air pillow machines and film, and offers no-contract, no-commitment pricing through its online store at www.packred.com. Thousands of customers worldwide have taken advantage of the advanced engineering, maintenance-free design, and ease of use of its Airworks CR air pillow machines.

For more information:
www.packred.com
help@packred.com
888.273.1908

PackRed announces presence at MODEX 2012 trade show in Atlanta

PackRed will be making its North American trade show debut at MODEX 2012 from February 6-9 in Atlanta, GA.  Sponsored by the Material Handling Industry of America, MODEX 2012 is one of the premier logistics and distribution shows in North America.  PackRed will be featuring its flagship line of CR void-fill machines and material from Airworks, which offer cost-effective, environmentally friendly void-fill solutions that are flexible enough for any size shipping operation.

According to PackRed CEO Lane Flynn, “MODEX 2012 presents the ideal opportunity for PackRed to exhibit its line of Airworks CR air pillow machines and film.  The unique advantages of our equipment and technology will strike a chord with the shipping and logistics decision-makers that MODEX 2012 will attract, and we look forward to introducing our products to the North American market in person.”

PackRed will be exhibiting in booth #5220 at MODEX 2012, which will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  For more information, contact PackRed at 888.273.1908 or help@packred.com, or contact the Material Handling Institute of America at 704.676.1190.

Online:
www.packred.com
www.modexshow.com

PackRed Launches!

PackRed is excited to become the new way for medium, small, and home-based businesses to improve their packaging and shipping operations.  Beginning with the innovative CR line of air pillow machines and film from Airworks, PackRed will deliver only the best, lowest-cost, and most innovative solutions for packaging and shipping needs.

“More individuals and businesses than ever are selling online”, said CEO Lane Flynn.  “But they don’t have access to the same types of packing equipment, materials, and designs as their biggest competitors.  PackRed is their source for the latest technology and supplies, helping them grow their businesses and stay competitive in the expanding online market.”

PackRed will debut its flagship Airworks CR product line at launch and will rapidly grow its product line in response to its customers’ needs.  Online ordering will be available in mid-January.  For orders, questions, or comments, call 888.273.1908 or emailhelp@packred.com.