Packaging Supplies: Stores & Startups

gift packaging supplies, glossy 2-piece boxesWELCOME!  We have noticed many new businesses starting just this past year. Some are click & mortar startups, others are brick & mortar stores. Yet others are still in the early development stages. Wherever you fit into this mix, we have the packaging for YOU! For example, we offer Special Occasion, Everyday, Holiday and Seasonal packaging supplies such as bags, boxes, ribbons, tissue papers, gift wraps, bows and more!

gift wrapping and packaging supplies, emoji emoticon gift wrapping papersYou will find many ideas on our website and downloadable catalogs. These range from gift bags, upscale shipping boxes, gift boxes, colorful tissue papers, gift wrapping papers, ribbons, bows, gift packaging supplies and more.

PERSONALIZED BAGS, BOXES, RIBBONS TOO!

In addition to our stock, non-printed packaging, we  can help you post print your name or logo on many of our stock products. Note: When custom printing, be sure to allow several weeks for the process, beginning to end. Our catalog has many ideas and information about printing, as well as our stock store and gift packaging supplies.

Depending on the packaging and required imprint, we offer screen printing, hot stamping, and flexo ink printing. Also, this year we offer 4-color process printing, with low minimums. This includes many bottle boxes and carriers, euro bags, twill-handled bags, wine packaging, tins, pillow packs, gourmet packaging supplies, ribbons and more.

Please download our catalog for details about personalizing your store packaging supplies folding square trayspackaging. You’ll find some amazing new stock bags, boxes, and gift basket supplies as well!

NEW STUFF!

Many new and popular products this year, include:

  • Turquoise Sophie Bags
  • Many new Gift Wrapping Papers
  • White Rectangular Windowed Tins
  • Gloss Twill-Handled Manhattan Bags
  • gift backet display packaging supplies, folding cratesItalian Folding Crates and Square Trays
  • Clear Top 2-piece Avana Eflute Boxes
  • Travel Packing Cubes
  • Red or White Gloss Folding 2-pc Corrugated Boxes
  • New Holiday Paper Gift Bags, Royal Frost

As always, we look forward to helping you with all your packaging supplies, as we’ve been doing for the past 30 years. We look forward to seeing you online this year again. Bring your friends and visit today. See ya soon!

 

Valentine’s Day Packaging

Valentine Day Packaging Supplies
Every month holds at least one special occasion worth celebrating. This month you can help your customers find their Valentine’s Day Packaging supplies. Actually you can do your part, as a retailer, to help your customers make EVERY day special! Use retail packaging to help create a special feeling for your shoppers.

A sweetheart of a year, 2016 brings many lower prices and new products. Download our gift wrap and wrapping supplies catalogs now.

Valentine's Day Packaging

Magnetic Wine Boxes
Rigid Magnetic-Lidded Wine Boxes

Another way to manage your year-round packaging needs is to let us auto-ship products that you use on a regular basis. Quantities of food service tissue paper, for example, can more efficiently be shipped 12 pkg every 3 months, rather than 4 pkg every month. This also helps to assure availability when you need it. Take a look at your buying patterns, and contact us to place some of your gift packaging supplies on auto-pilot. It’s good for the environment, for your pocketbook, and for your sanity!

Contact us any time you have a question or if we can be of help to you in any way. We’d love to hear from you!

 

Packaging 2015 Wrap Up

As this year approaches the finish line, giving birth to “New Baby 2016”, take time to reflect on your past year’s business and/or personal experiences. What went well? What didn’t go so well? As you complete your Packaging 2015 Wrap Up, let us know how we can be part of your continuing growth.

First, take a moment to bask in the memories of your victories, and learn from them. For those things that maybe weren’t perfect, this isn’t the time to agonize over them. Instead, it’s a time for constructive assessment, learning, and setting the course for this next year.

Next, document the course you set. A calendar or digital reminder program usually works well. Include a time frame that allows for research, samples if necessary, and timely product delivery. Start with your target “needed-by” date and back up from there, for things such as…”wiggle room” for the unexpected, assembly time, transit time for goods and/or samples, decision time, communication time, and research time.

It’s Not Too Late . . .

New Year’s Eve promises to include celebrations involving wine and spirits! Make it more festive with colorful wine packaging. Selections become more limited as the year draws to a close. Now is the time to be sure you have enough packaging on hand. And remember…Valentine’s Day is not far behind. Red, Silver, Black, White and Gold colors transition between seasons exceptionally well.

Have YOU Seen Our Packaging Store?

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We have received positive feedback about our  new Online Packaging Store this holiday season.  This is the first year it has been online, and it has a new address: www.macpaper.com/packaging . The most popular features are:

  • Discounts for quantity & ordering online (all items combine)
  • Easy secure ordering
  • Easy navigation
  • Product images

side-menu-logo-barMobile users: To find what you need, just use the expanding menu on the side for all categories, or use the search box.

PC users can do the same, as well as using the links at the top for the most popular categories.

Thanks to all of you who have registered and/or shopped in our new store this year! Please continue to provide feedback for us. As always, if you don’t find what you need, just call or email us. Our response time is among the best, but if we can’t help immediately, please leave a message. You will usually reach a real person when you call. We’d love to hear from you!

One final note: If you enjoy this “Packaging 2015 Wrap Up” blog page, please take a moment to share it with your social media friends! Thanks so much. We look forward to helping you throughout the new year. You are truly appreciatedShare

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Wishing You A

Blessed Christmas & Prosperous New Year!

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ENJOY!

 

Christmas, Hanukkah, Holidays

Wording used online for the upcoming December holiday season can be confusing, and especially controversial this year. As we strive to maintain our own Christian beliefs, we understand that the English language can often be hpnativitydistracting. “Merry Christmas” is seen as a Christian greeting, but is also widely understood by all. We try to use other acceptable wording as well.

While we reach out to all with our various social media posts, it is important to use different wording so you can find us. This is the same with all internet companies, so don’t judge us too harshly for trying. Oh yes… while choosing our words, we must also keep within the allowable media word count! ZR796

Remember too that “Happy Holidays” and “Seasons Greetings” are not always used to avoid the word “Christmas“, but rather to include New Year in the December holiday season too. In summary, we trust  that folks will move through our attempts to find the correct wording, to uncover the intended purpose of our website. Enjoy!

New Holiday Packaging – Take a look now!

Take a peek at our Christmas and holiday selections. New gift bags, colorful gift boxes, ribbons, and gift wraps … all exquisitely designed to attract attention to your business and complete the final gift presentation.

A few selections are shown below. Please take time to explore our complete selection in our Online Packaging Store. Our snowflake tins and snowflake euro bags make an easy addition to dress up any gift. Creative minds can play with lots of ideas for using colorful ribbons and twines in your gift packaging. Gift cards are very popular, and creative gift card folders and boxes can make this popular gift seem even more special.

Christmas Holiday Gift Wrapping PapersChristmas Holiday Gift BagsChristmas Snowflake TinsGift Card Packaging HoldersRed Christmas Snowflake Euro Bags

Wholesale Ribbons, Cords, TwineChristmas Holiday Jumbo BagsGift Card BoxChristmas Chevron Gift BagsBottle Boxes

 

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We are pleased to have our new Online Packaging Store ready for the holiday season. Shop in our store for a wide selection of gift packaging and store supplies. You’ll find discounts for ordering online, as well as quantity discounts. ALL items combine for quantity discounts. The more you order, the more you save!

side-menu-logo-barTo find what you need, just use the expanding menu on the side for all categories, the links at the top for the main categories, or the Search Box at the top of each page. We’ve had much positive feedback from our shoppers. Thanks to all of you who have registered and/or shopped in our new store!

As always, if you don’t find what you need, please call or email us. Our response time is among the best. If we can’t help immediately, just leave a message. Most often you will reach a real person when you call, and we’d love to hear from you!

One final note: If you enjoy this Christmas holiday blog page, please take a moment to share it with your social media friends! Thanks so much. We look forward to helping you through this busy season. You are truly appreciatedShare

As we pause and give thanks this Thanksgiving season, we remember those in Paris and other places under siege. We pray for wisdom, courage and compassion for our world leaders, as they struggle to resolve conflicts. You are in our thoughts and prayers as well.

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Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings!

ENJOY!

Christmas Holiday Packaging . . .

Bundle your Christmas Holiday Packaging Orders and SAVE

Now you can combine items for online quantity discounts…savings of up to 10% on Everything. Every Day. Bundle your Christmas Holiday Packaging, and don’t forget to restock your basic supplies too as you shop.  Or, if you prefer, you can still call us and talk to a real person!

Focus On Wholesale Gift Packaging Supplies

As a retailer or business owner, you’ve most likely been involved in theChristmas Holiday Packaging, Gift Wrapping Papers Christmas pre-holiday frenzy. You know that this is the season when packaging supplies are critical, and those you want the most will sell out the fastest.

‘Tis the season….When you place your orders at this time of year, wherever and however you order, it’s a good idea to keep alternative designs or colors in mind while you shop. In case you need to substitute, you’ll be ready. We all like to think back orders will never happen, but if it does it will save you a lot of time in the long run.

To avoid stress, you’ll want to keep ahead of your actual packaging needs, so you can focus on your customers and your products.

Christmas Holiday Packaging, Euro Bags, Peacock and AubergineFor the new start-up businesses, you’ll need to allow for the unexpected too. Be sure you have plenty of Christmas holiday packaging on hand when the busiest of the busy season hits. Don’t get left just wishing you were holding the bag! Depending on what kind of business you have, you will at least need a variety of bag sizes/styles, plenty of tissue paper or colorful shreds, boxes for gift wrapping and/or shipping, ribbons and bows, and of course, gift wrapping paper. Remember, NOT everyone offers gift wrapping…it can help set you apart from your competition. Consider wrapping for other seasons too.

Get Creative!

Here are 5 easy ideas to try:

Christmas Holiday Packaging, Window Display(1) Wrap with colorful, festive tissue paper.

(2) Cut a strip of contrasting gift wrap to band around your neatly wrapped packages.

(3) Get more mileage from your wrapping paper with popular reversible designs.

(4) Extend the season and encourage fun and relaxation with a ’12 Days of Christmas” theme.

(5) Use Christmas holiday packaging to decorate your store windows and/or website for the season. Color attracts attention.

On the heels of the Christmas season . . .

It’s easy to get caught up in the festivities and celebrations of the season, then get swept into the New Year with much pomp and circumstance. And then…Landing in the new year can take some getting used to….change the calendars, remember the correct year when writing the date, ponder over the most memorable events of the past year. And of course, we have that satisfaction that we have survived another year. And don’t forget the New Year’s resolutions.

S-M6295There will be much activity to occupy our minds. But remember that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, with that bright red color too. Where have we seen that before? Oh yes….Christmas! Do yourself a favor and add extra quantities of red packaging to your Christmas orders, to give yourself a bit of a pre-launch into the next season. It’s all about making life easier for you….and more pleasant for your guests and shoppers as well.

Contact us any time we can help….in ANY season!

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Focus: Halloween Bags & More

It’s that haunting time of the year again!

Focus On Wholesale Gift Packaging Supplies

Halloween Bags, Bulk Wholesale

Tiny ghosts and goblins will soon appear on your doorstep. They will haunt you with eerie costumes while carrying irresistible smiles and contagious giggles. They will proudly display all forms of spooky Halloween bags and containers to attract the most delicious morsels to their overflowing cache. So where do all these bewitching bags come from?

That’s where you step in! As a store or business owner, you can build a ghoulish amount of good will by making them easy for your shoppers to find. School teachers or community leaders might find some help here too.

Halloween Bags … Try these 5 great ideas:

(1) Simply add themed Halloween bags to your shelves or online store for your customers to buy by the piece. Those shown above are ready to go, priced for resale.

(2) Add value by filling the bags with Halloween goodies from your store. Place the bag and contents on a shelf near the checkout, making it easy for your customers to shop. This is especially helpful as the season gets closer and last-minute shoppers make their way to your store. Decorate with curling ribbons to help attract interest.

Halloween Stickers(3) Be creative and decorate solid colored bags, sold in bulk quantities, for Halloween. Add your price to the bag, and use as suggested above. You can apply seasonal stickers, or feature original drawings on matte bags. Use your own artwork or involve neighborhood children or area artists. Matte Orange Euro Bag Sell markers with the bags so your customers can add their own unique touch. You can add cut-outs or buttons, or other art-card materials, to glossy or matte bags too, for an extra special touch! You might even hold a contest, with the winning Halloween bag displayed in your store window or website.

(4) If you sell Halloween costumes, offer a decorative Trick or Treat Bag in ‘witch’ your shoppers can carry Black Ameritote Halloween Bagsthem home. You can also use solid color carry-out bags, in a color appropriate for this ghostly season. This can build loyalty by saving time and steps for your customers. It will provide them with something they may otherwise forget…and turn them into a hero in their child’s eyes!

Halloween Orange Crinkle Shreds(5) Be sure to decorate your store windows and/or website for the season. Halloween bags, boxes, shreds, tissue paper, and ribbons are all great additions to windows and shelves in your store, as well as booths or tables at upcoming fairs and festivals. Color attracts attention. Imagine the possibilities!

It’s easy to set the mood for any season…Gift Wrappng Papers and Ribbons Wholesale

Gift wrapping papers make an excellent background or covering for your table or booth. Look for half or full ream counter rolls for your larger needs, or cutter box rolls for smaller areas. And if you plan for some excess, you can even use it for … wrapping gifts!

Resale Gift Wrap RollsFinally, with the holidays approaching…

This year we also offer wrapping paper resale rolls and flat gift wrap resale packages. Plan and consolidate your store supply purchases so you can order quantities that result in bulk discounts. Visit us online to find wholesale gift packaging supplies, with quick and easy ordering, to meet your needs for every occasion. Let your customers know that you care enough to provide the best for them. Many new products have been added to our online selections, and more are being included every day…not just Halloween bags but all supplies for all seasons and every day needs too.

Why not check it out now?

Valentine’s Day – Wholesale Gift Packaging Supplies

Great wraps for Valentine's Day

While shopping for seasonal packaging, keep in mind that it’s also a good idea to add some basic year-round supplies to your order. This might include carryout bags, tissue paper or shreds, year-round wrapping papers, ribbons and bows, boxes, etc.  By doing this, you’ll often save money with quantity discounts and combined shipping costs.  Also, it’ll be easier for you to transition from the seasonal busy-ness to your year-round business, without getting caught short on supplies. Oh yes…remember it can also help you avoid express shipping charges or availability issues that sometimes occur with just-in-time ordering.

Another way to manage your year-round packaging needs is to let us autoship products that you use on a regular basis. Quantities of foodservice tissue paper, for example, can more efficiently be shipped 12 pkg every 3 months, rather than 4 pkg every month. This also helps to assure availability when you need it. Take a look at your buying patterns, and contact us to place some of your gift packaging supplies on auto-pilot. It’s good for the environment, for your pocketbook, and for your sanity!

Christmas Holiday Gift Packaging Supplies, Wholesale

Christmas Stripes Gift BoxesWholesale Christmas Holiday Gift Packaging Supplies are in high demand by businesses and organizations.  It’s good to see so many new start-up businesses out there.  Fledgling giants are often born, or grow wings, at this time of year.  And we’ll help you to be among them!

Poinsettia Holiday Gift BoxesWe just wanted to take a moment to remind you to place your orders within this next week, for packaging supplies to carry you through the Christmas holiday season. This will help save you money that otherwise might go for express shipping. It also is a great way to save your sanity during those last few shopping days that will be the busiest! You’ll want to focus on your customers and filling orders, rather than have to scrounge for gift packaging supplies to complement your products.

Festive Holiday BoxesWe have several new arrivals in the popular holiday gift and shipping box line. Check them out now!

The holidays can be a frantic and stressful time, so just hang on tight and enjoy the ride.  We are here to help you, any way we can. Don’t hesitate to call, email, order online or by phone…whichever is easiest for you. And while you’re ordering for Christmas, remember that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner too!

As always, we’ll do our best to make things happen for you!