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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.
There are plenty of manufacturers in this industry that claim to have products in-stock and ready to ship at all times. It seems that in most circumstances, the manufacturer can’t stay consistent with the quality and quantity of the products that they are offering. That’s where our company comes into play.
At Yazoo Mills, we take paper tubes and cores seriously. It’s our passion, our expertise. We’re committed to helping our customers make the best selections for their specific paper tube and core needs, especially when they need our products fast in order to stay ahead of their competition. This is why we have created one of the largest stock programs in the industry, our Tubes in Time® and Cores in Time® programs.
Our Tubes in Time® program has 95 sizes of tubes ranging from Heavy-Duty Kraft Mailing Tubes, Heavy-Duty White Mailing Tubes, Light-Duty Handout Mailing Tubes, Multi-Pak Mailing Tubes, Adjustable Shipping Tubes, and Snap-Seal Mailing Tubes. Our Cores in Time® program has 103 sizes of 3” I.D. and 6” I.D. cores for a variety of industries including tape, label, paper, textiles, film, flexible packaging, and many others.
Both programs combined have over 1.5 million products in-stock and ready to ship at all times, guaranteed. Same-day shipment is available for customers who place their orders by 4pm EST. Companies that require quality, consistency, and ongoing reliability contact Yazoo Mills for all of their needs.
Due to popular demand, we have added 8” metal end plugs to our offerings. Yazoo’s heavy-duty metal end plugs are self-locking and do not require tape to secure the ends. The metal end plugs are for industrial use with our heavy-duty shipping tubes and are designed to hold as well as protect heavy objects, parts, etc.
Yazoo offers 12 metal end plug sizes and 11 plastic end plug sizes. Metal and plastic end plugs are in-stock for immediate shipment. Prices include shipping charges to anywhere in the continental USA.