Articles Packaging & Distribution

Wrapping up production
Materials and methods for protecting, shipping, & delivering products

Distribution Channel Disruptions
Distribution Channel Disruptions Ok, the above image is using a bit of hyperbole. Hopefully, YOUR distribution channels won’t be disrupted by an actual comet crashing into the earth. But, there are definitely things that can disrupt your distribution channels! If you’ve been reading along for the past few articles,... Read More...
Transportation Methods
Your excellent products (like your hats for squirrels or your bedazzled toothpicks or your subtly subversive greeting cards…) are only part of your customer’s experience of your business. Other important considerations are how quickly and reliably they receive their products, how much they have to pay for shipping (even... Read More...
Distribution Channels
You’re making a great product and people are buying it. You’ve been implementing some of Zattatat’s recommendations to improve your manufacturing line. You’ve optimized your supply chain. That’s all you can do on the operations side, right? No, of course not 😉 Often called “the flip-side of supply chains,”... Read More...
How can pre-shipment testing help your business?
Everyone knows that if you’re shipping your products through the postal service or through a service like UPS or FedEx, they’ll need some packaging for protection. Even in your home life, if you’ve ever mailed something fragile you know that an important consideration is how to prevent it from... Read More...
Packaging Your Product
Thinking about Packing and Packaging Products You’ve just made a cool new product and you’re ready to start selling it!  Now suddenly you realize that if you’re going to sell online you need to think about packaging. You don’t want your things to get damaged during shipping! So you... Read More...


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Background: Manufacturing

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Background: Nursing

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