6 Must-Have Packaging Supplies for Etsy Sellers

2021-10-26T19:08:18+00:00October 26th, 2021|

Running an online shop requires you to wear a lot of different hats and take on a ton of different jobs. You’re juggling inventory, orders, marketing, and logistics—and the work doesn’t end after you’ve made the sale. Choosing the right packaging supplies to ship your products safely and efficiently is essential for a successful online shop. If you’re currently buying packaging and shipping supplies from your local stores, you might want to consider buying in bulk instead. Don’t let

Updates on Lead Times and Pricing

2021-03-16T16:46:02+00:00March 16th, 2021|

Dear Valued Customer,  Pricing continues to surge in many product areas, and we expect lead times to continue to be extended  due to the already stressed supply chains and raw material shortages. Due to this, your pricing could be  subject to change at time of order. Your Midwest Packaging Solutions sales representative will be  working with you to answer any questions regarding pricing and lead times, as well as your product  needs. We will continue to monitor these conditions and

The Advantages of Water Activated Tape

2021-01-11T18:10:22+00:00January 11th, 2021|

The Advantages of Water Activated Tape by Dan Kalka, Project Manager What is up with WAT?   WAT, a.k.a, “water activated tape,” is a powerful adhesive that bonds to both newly made and recycled fiber surfaces. In packaging, WAT was previously the standard taping method for decades until polyethylene tape (pressure sensitive tape) arrived as an affordable and convenient alternative. That all dramatically changed a few years ago when WAT returned to the market with some new and innovative advantages,

Meet the Newest Member of our Inside Sales Team!

2020-10-01T18:35:45+00:00October 1st, 2020|

New to the Inside Sales team, Sierra Ghamlouche is driven by continuous improvement- both on and off the job. From 9-5 she focuses on providing attentive service and developing creative solutions to handle each business’ unique needs. Off the clock you can find her with a thick book and a small pile of red Jolly Ranchers, training for a 500-mile bike ride, or stealing snuggles from her two beautiful children.

Labor Day Holiday Hours

2020-09-04T17:38:01+00:00September 4th, 2020|

In honor of Labor Day, Midwest Packaging Solutions will be closed on Monday, September 7th and will reopen at 8am on Tuesday, September 8th.  We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend! Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day? Labor Day, an annual celebration of workers and their achievements, originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal chapters. In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days

Meet Our New Inside Sales Leader!

2020-07-07T19:15:08+00:00July 7th, 2020|

Help us welcome our new Inside Sales Leader, Kathy Pawelczak, to the Midwest Packaging Solutions team!  Kathy has an in-depth understanding of how important packaging can be for the customer, from initial sale to receiving their products after working in the printing industry for 17 years! Get to know Kathy: "I am married and have 2 daughters (ages 23 and 19), 3 step daughters (ages 28, 27, 21) and 1 step son (age 24).  We have 4 grandchildren with

Independence Day Holiday Hours

2020-07-02T17:14:38+00:00July 2nd, 2020|

In honor of Independence Day, Midwest Packaging Solutions will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and will reopen on Monday, July 6th.  We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend! If consumer fireworks are legal to buy where you live and you choose to use them, be sure to follow the following safety tips: Never allow young children to handle fireworks Older children should use them only under close adult supervision Never use fireworks while impaired by

COVID-19 Update

2020-03-24T19:46:46+00:00March 24th, 2020|

To our Midwest Customers: We hope you and your family are in good health and safety. During this uncertain time related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you Midwest Packaging Solutions remains open and ready to serve you. All of us here at Midwest Packaging Solutions are taking many of the steps and precautions other businesses are implementing to protect the health and well-being of our employees, customers and the businesses we serve. We will continue to

Reduce Packaging Costs and Save Warehouse Space with One Easy Swap

2019-10-16T17:27:07+00:00October 16th, 2019|

As with any business seeking to improve and streamline their processes, reducing costs is one of the top items to review. But the cost of packaging materials seems to be often overlooked by a lot of companies. The most common issue we’ve found in warehouses is that a lot of them are using materials or processes that may have served them well in the past, but are no longer the most cost-effective or efficient option for their

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