There’s an important new macro at hand. Over half of Americans now prefer online shopping. One in four has made a purchase online while actually standing in a store. One in five has placed an online order while in their car. Now, in an age of free same-day shipping, shoppers expect these orders branded, on time and without defect. Enter America’s new growing network of third party order fulfillment companies.

Third party order fulfillment companies are the ones making sure that our online purchases arrive on time, intact and branded. Thousands of new fulfillment companies have emerged. They’re stocking and shipping product and managing returns with proprietary software and cutting-edge robotic technologies. Through it all, they’re consuming cartons, tape, mailers and packing list envelopes. That’s good news for America’s packaging distributors. And, it’s why we’ve strengthened our Mail and Ship product lineup.

On Laddawn.com, you’ll now find 27 sizes of coextruded stock poly mailers, including standard non-perforated, perforated and returnable. This month, we’ve even added the most popular stock sizes of expansion poly mailers to the mix. Need more? Log on to get prices and lead times for custom sized poly mailers in seconds. Use print designer for immediate pricing and lead times on printed poly mailers, too. As America’s most comprehensive source for poly mailers, packing list envelopes, postal approved and lip and tape bags, Laddawn is becoming the place for Mail and Ship.

Finally, the 2018 Pack Expo International is just a month away. It’s where over fifty thousand attendees gain new perspectives on emerging technologies, find inspiration and make connections. We’ll be there. Come see us at Booth E-6712. We have a lot to talk about.

From expanding product categories and a richer import offering to new domestic manufacturing partnerships and our own manufacturing capacity expansion, Laddawn continues to lead where it matters most. Most exciting of all, we’ll introduce Print Designer 2.0 – complete with a fuller suite of tools for sourcing more types of printed packaging. We can’t wait to show you. See you in Chicago!

On behalf of all of us in Atlanta, Boston, Cedar Rapids, Dallas and Reno, thank you for your business.

– Mark P. Bourgeois