Sweet summertime – ahh… the season that (most) people look forward to. Sun, warm temperatures, vacations, break from school, etc. But the heat and humidity that summer brings can be a game changer when it comes to paper products.

As the temperature in the air increases, so does its ability to retain moisture. When humidity levels increase, the fibers in the paper draw in moisture very quickly, resulting in expansion. For example, think about the doors in your house and how they seem to stick during the summertime. That’s because of materials expanding due to the humidity. The same happens with paper tubes and cores.

During summertime conditions, paper tubes and cores manufactured in high humidity can shrink drastically if an end-user puts them into an air-conditioned room with extremely low humidity. Humidity can weaken the tubes and cores which will then cause them to fail. If used in a timely manner, less moisture will affect the product. Paper tubes and cores should not be stored near any type of heating or cooling unit, in an air stream of heated or cooled air or in the path of a humidifying stream of air. Knowing your storage environment is very critical.

Understanding how moisture and humidity affects paper tubes and cores is imperative for end-users as they are looking for the products to have the best appearance and performance. To ensure optimum performance, control the relative humidity (R.H.) levels and temperature in the processing and storage environments.

     

Have you ever had that annoying time at the post office trying to find the right size box to ship your products in? You end up spending more money on a bigger box to fit your items in and then wonder if something will break/get ruined during shipment because of the extra space in the box you *didn’t* need. You’re not alone and there is an alternative solution (to boxes) to take your frustration away – shipping tubes!

There are many benefits to shipping your products in paper tubes. At Yazoo, we custom manufacture mailing and shipping tubes made to fit your specifications. Paper tubes allow you to ship products without having to pay for more than what you need (i.e. that extra space in the box), bringing your shipping cost down compared to a box. Yazoo’s mailing tubes are very durable, increasing the ability to protect what’s inside and are designed to absorb impact rather than damage the appearance and products if you were to use a box or an envelope.

Paper tubes also offer a unique way to improve the aesthetics of your brand. It’s not every day that you get a product shipped to you in a tube so it will definitely stand out from the sea of competition. Additionally, Yazoo offers cost-effecting branding options to market your company, adding a visual appeal for your consumers. And don’t be so quick to throw away the mailing tube you received your product in – be sure to reuse it as another mailing tube, storage tube or for arts and crafts.

We also stock over 65 sizes of 100% recycled mailing tubes that ship for FREE the same-day (if ordered by 4pm EST). Whatever your needs are, we have you (and your products) covered!

          

Our mailing tubes are spirally wound and made from 100% recycled paperboard, the perfect combination for protecting your products during shipment.  Yazoo offers a variety of stock sizes to choose from or have your paper tubes custom-made to fit your specifications.

When purchasing mailing tubes, you’ll also want to consider which end plug you’ll want to ensure maximum protection.  We have a large selection of plastic and metal end plugs, in stock and ready for same-day shipment.  Our plastic end plugs have a rigid design with an easy-pull finger tab.  Plastic end plugs are great for reusing the mailing tubes time and time again!  Yazoo’s heavy-duty metal end plugs are self-locking and do not require tape to secure the ends.  Metal end plugs are designed to hold heavy objects, parts, etc. from pushing the plug open.

No tape? No plug? No problem!  Another option to choose from is Yazoo’s Snap-Seal tubes that do not require any form of end plug as the crimped ends act as closures.  These type of tubes are ideal for mailing inexpensive, lightweight or fulfillment items such as posters, blueprints, giveaway items, etc.

     

While often overlooked, the way you package your products plays an important role in the customer experience. After all, packaging is presentation – and your company’s style of presentation is essential to your branding. When done right, custom printed packaging gives you the opportunity to create positive, lasting impressions on your customers.

In some cases, the packaging is a customer’s first hands-on experience with your brand and the way you present your products. According to an ecommerce packaging study by Dotcom Distribution, 61% of online shoppers say that stylized or printed packaging makes a brand seem more “upscale.” In a survey by Shorr Packaging Corp., 30% of respondents said they were more likely to make a repeat purchase because of custom packaging design. When asked if specially printed or custom-designed packaging made them feel like the product inside was more valuable, 51% said “yes.”

What’s more, the benefits of printed packaging aren’t limited to just impressing your current customers – it impresses their friends and family as well. In the previously mentioned Dotcom Distribution study, 40% of shoppers said branded packaging made them more likely to recommend a product, and 54% of those who shared online an image of a purchase did so intending to recommend it to others.

By upgrading your packaging with eye-catching designs, your consumers will be more likely to enjoy their experience, order again, and tell their friends. At Yazoo Mills, we have lots of options to help our clients customize their mailing and shipping tubes to impress their customers. In addition to the high-quality materials and superior build quality used for all of our products, we also offer add-ons like colored logo printing, glossy outer wraps, embossing, and much more. Contact us to learn about our extensive customization capabilities – and how we can help you create one-of-a-kind tubes and cores.

    

Today, almost every person has shipped at least one item in their lifetime that seemed to get damaged or ruined during the shipping process. Finding the right company for your products can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be that hard.  Here are a few reasons why you should consider Yazoo as your supplier of choice for mailing tubes:

  1. Cost effective & convenient
  2. Durability & high-quality
  3. Fits your needs
  4. Environmentally-friendly
  5. Branding Options
  6. A company you can trust

Cost Effective & Convenient
We realize that not everyone needs the same amount of paper tubes which is why we have no minimums. We will make you a single tube, box full, or truckload.  We make our manufacturing times convenient as orders ship in 48-hours or less, guaranteed.  Yazoo has the fast turnaround time in the industry.

Durability & High-quality
We understand that your products need to travel from point A to point B safely which is why our paper tubes are manufactured and designed to offer maximum strength to ensure minimal damage during the shipping process. Unlike box edges that break or smash during shipping, our paper tubes are spirally wound which makes it harder to crush.  All of Yazoo’s customers receive high-quality products with unparalleled customer service.

Fits Your Needs
Yazoo understand that one size certainly does not fit all. Everyone has specific needs which is why we custom manufacture our paper tubes to fit each customer’s specifications.  We also have the largest stock mailing tube program in the industry with 95 sizes in-stock with free-same day shipping on orders placed by 4pm EST.

Environmentally-friendly
We take great pride in our environment which is why we continue to protect it as much as we can. We recycle all waste generated during our manufacturing process, ship it to our paper supplier and in return, we receive rolls of 100% recycled paperboard to manufacture all of Yazoo’s products.

Branding Options
In today’s world, you need to be in the face of your customers and two steps ahead of your competition. Yazoo offers inexpensive and high-quality branding options such as one and two-color in-line printing for company name, logo, stripes, and graphics.

A Company You Can Trust
We’ve been around for over 115 years. We are going stronger and growing bigger reach day.  Our knowledgeable sales staff helps our customers find the perfect Yazoo product to fit their needs and sends quotes within 24 hours.  We take great pride in our business and would be nowhere without our hardworking employees and wonderful customers who put their trust in us as their supplier of choice.

At Yazoo, you get all of those things and so much more.  No need to look any further as we are the solution you have been looking for.  Give us a call for your next project, packaging needs, creative idea, etc.  Because at Yazoo, the possibilities are endless.

      

Did you know that Yazoo Mills has the biggest Stock Mailing Tube program in the industry?  Our offerings include Heavy Duty Kraft Tubes, Heavy Duty White Tubes, Multi-Pak
Mailing Tubes, Heavy Duty Adjustable Tubes, Light Duty Handout Tubes, Snap-Seal Tubes, and Plastic and Metal End Plugs.  With over 1.5 million paper tubes in-stock at all times and over 95 sizes to choose from, it’s safe to say that Yazoo Mills has you covered no matter what your paper tube needs are!

Our employees work hard to give our customers what they want, when they want it, on time, every time.  All of our Tubes in Time® products are in-stock at all times, guaranteed.  Yazoo offers free shipping in the continental USA with every Stock Mailing Tube order.  All Tubes in Time® products are available for same-day shipment when orders are placed by 4pm EST.  For top-notch manufactured paper tubes with superior quality and lightning fast shipping, give us a call today!

Last year, we partnered up with GRIT (formerly known as Moxie), a local full-service marketing, design, and communications agency, to help us create a new creative mailing campaign series that involved postcards and catalogs.  GRIT proposed an idea of taking our core values and bringing them to life within our tubes for the series.  GRIT’s team spent countless hours creating, editing, and perfecting the design and photography of the entire project.  In the end, all of their hard work paid off and landed them a 2016 International Communicator Award in the Print Advertising: Advertising Campaign category.

GRIT says “The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program, which recognizes and honors creative excellence for communication professionals. The competition receives over 6,000 entries each year from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind. The Communicator Awards honor work that transcends innovation and craft; they are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, a 600+ member organization of top-tier professionals from various disciplines working for acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms.”

The company goes on to say, “Winning this award is a great achievement and attests to our efforts to go above and beyond for our clients,” said Lissa Scott, creative director. “This project is a great example of team collaboration to develop an innovative campaign that will make an impact and achieve the client set goal.”

GRIT’s team constructed a visually impactful direct mail campaign for Yazoo Mills, one of the nation’s leading privately owned manufacturers of high quality paper tubes and cores. Many imaginative projects were presented, carefully utilizing their key products in creative ways to emphasize their differentiators. The chosen campaign was a hand-cut paper-tube diorama, which involved our team designing each visual concept. After painstakingly cutting and assembling each design, a back-lit image was created to feature on Yazoo Mills’ direct mailing pieces.

         

Let’s face it, we live in a world where the cost of everything and anything has gone up and continues to be more and more expensive.  We find ourselves looking for ways to cut corners; scoping out the coupons in the Sunday newspaper, or purchasing the generic brand to save a few bucks.

At Yazoo Mills, you don’t have to look for ways to save money because we already help you with that!  Not too many companies in the industry offer free shipping but at Yazoo, we are all about putting our customers first and not only do we help them save money, but we also manufacture top-notch products with excellent quality.

Yazoo offers free shipping in the Continental USA with every Stock Mailing Tube order.  Everyone likes to save money, especially on superior quality paper tubes!  We have over 1.5 million paper tubes in stock and ready to ship at all times, guaranteed.  We have 95 sizes of mailing tubes that are available for same-day shipment when orders are placed by 4pm EST.

For a complete list of the Stock Mailing Tubes available, please click here

      

In today’s world, it is becoming harder and harder to find companies that you can trust and also provide good quality products at the same time.  You may find yourself spending hours upon hours searching for that one company that shines brighter than them all.  A company that has a reputation that can back them up.  Yazoo Mills has all of that and so much more.  Here is why our customers do not have to play the guessing game when ordering from our company.

Ongoing Reliability
Yazoo Mills was founded in 1902 in Yazoo City, Mississippi and remains the largest family owned and operated manufacturer of paper tubes are cores.  We have been in the paper tube and core industry for more than 110 years and we haven’t stopped growing.  We operate two, state-of-the-art facilities that total 240,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space.

Consistent Quality
Yazoo makes sure that every product we make has the most superlative quality, every single time.  All of our tubes are manufactured from 100% recycled paperboard.  It doesn’t matter if the job is 10 tubes or 10,000+ tubes.  Each order is treated the same; inspected before and after processing.

Exceptional Customer Service
We’re here to help you.  With an average of over 10 years of experience, we have the most knowledgeable staff in the industry.  Our team offers immediate quotes for custom-made paper tubes and cores and strive to give our consumers the best service possible.  Over 15,000 customers nationwide depend on Yazoo for fast, friendly, and hassle-free customer service.

Fastest Turnaround Time
With the help from our dedicated employees, we have the fastest turnaround time in the industry.  Stock paper tubes and cores are available for same-day shipment if an order is placed by 4pm EST.  All custom orders ship in 48 hours or less, guaranteed.  We recognize that everyone’s needs are different which is why we have no minimum requirements.  No order is too small or too big for Yazoo.  We can make you a single tube, a box full, or a truck load.

After you’re done placing your order, sit back and relax.  Yazoo Mills has you covered.

Let’s face it, we all are a collector of some sort of item.  Whether it be refrigerator magnets from all of the places that we have traveled, coins ranging from various years, or old antiques, we all have a collection of something that we are proud of.  No matter what the collection is, you find yourself treating the items very delicately, especially when you go to sell them as they might be worth something in future.

At Yazoo Mills, we have a lot of customers whose collection of choice are original vintage movie posters from decades ago.  Certain vintage movie posters are a hot commodity and don’t necessarily come with the cheapest price tag either.  When collectors buy vintage posters online, they need to be reassured that their prints will arrive in pristine condition; the exact condition in which they bought it in.  We realize the value that these posters hold, which is why our heavy-duty mailing tubes are the perfect choice to keep the prints safe from being bent or ripped during the process of delivery.

We put our tubes to the test.  Our heavy-duty tubes are designed for durability and can withstand the rigors of handling by today’s carriers and insure that your valuables arrive at their final destination undamaged.  Poster collectors do not need to worry when their high-priced vintage prints are being shipped in a Yazoo heavy-duty tube.

We can cater to your needs.  We stock 63 sizes of heavy-duty kraft mailing tubes that are available for same-day shipment and we specialize in custom sizes, too.  Give us a call today to find out why customers put their trust in us.