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It starts with our relatively young, national love affair with denim. Sure, jeans are an American wardrobe staple now, but the trend is overall relatively new. Before the 1940s jeans were just for cowboys and carpenters – nobody in polite society wore them. Then, U.S. servicemen took to wearing them in their downtime on their world travels. Movies like James Dean’s Rebel Without a Cause popularized jeans among the younger crowd who wanted to be edgy without, you know, being edgy. By the 1970s, denim was de facto casual wear for most Americans. Jeans went from a niche market to a billion dollar industry in the span of a generation.

The evolution of style and shopping trends is fast. And sometimes, the changes usher in a whole new American way of life.

 

The Evolution of Online Shopping . . .

Fashion and shopping go hand in hand. Shopping and the mobile internet are even cozier than that. Everyone and their toddler have a smartphone or mobile device these days, and they are using them for way more than making calls. Here’s a chalkboard and some facts:

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Number of Americans that prefer online shopping

Average annual e-commerce revenue per shopper in the U.S.

People expected to make an online purchase worldwide in 2021

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Online purchases made through a mobile device

Ecommerce sales in U.S. dollars worldwide in 2020

Mobile shopping has almost quadrupled in volume since 2014, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. The pandemic has pushed even more shoppers online, adding another $105 billion in U.S. internet sales alone in 2020 – that’s a 32.4% growth rate. Everyone wants a piece of this magically growing pie.

. . . Sparks the Evolution of Shipping.

Here’s where it gets good for distributors like you. As online shopping evolves, third-party order fulfillment companies are popping up left and right. Their whole business model centers around packaging and shipping. You can bet your cowboy boots they’re capitalizing on cheaper and lighter shipping methods. Sure, big boxes still have their place. But as online shopping keeps growing, smaller and lightweight orders (jeans!) are increasingly going into Poly Mailers. And why not? Poly Mailers are cheaper and more secure, and they’re easily branded with logos and company names. The North American polybag mailers market is expected to reach ~US$ 2 Billion by 2031. It’s a whole new mail and ship world. Laddawn is right in the thick of it with bigger, better than ever Mailing & Shipping inventory options.

The North American polybag mailers market is expected to reach ~US$ 2 Billion by 2031

Get Branded with Print Designer.

Packaging isn’t just packaging anymore – it’s an opportunity to showcase brand value. Companies pay attention to the packaging their products arrive in, opting for brightly colored and printed mailers. Blank space is an opportunity for advertisement. Print Designer brings branding to the forefront with simplicity and speed. We offer full bleed multi-color spot and CMYK process printing on all sides. Upload artwork immediately or select our quick price option to still receive pricing in seconds without an image. What’s more, you can share print proofs with your customers instantly. You get versatility and customization without sacrificing lead time or quality.

Poly Mailers check all the boxes—without being a box.

Get Started. Get Expanded.

Eventually, inevitably, that first pair of jeans just didn’t fit. You needed another size, options. The same holds true for Poly Mailers. Laddawn stocks and sources the universe of Poly Mailers. An unlimited array of custom sizes, printed and plain, is just a click away. All Poly Mailers are made with a co-extruded blend of LDPE & LLDPE, and are white on the outside and silver on the inside for opacity. After that, you’ve got all types represented: standard non-perforated, perforated, returnable, expandable and now, Poly Mailers made with 50% Recycled Content.

Get Greener.

As customers increasingly notice the packaging that their products come in, they are increasingly aware of its environmental impact. The debate is still out on some “environmentally friendly” or “sustainable” options, but one you can’t argue with is recycled content. Reusing plastic and keeping it out of the waste stream is by and by a good thing – they’re even doing it with jeans these days. Our new Poly Mailers with 50% Recycled Content contain 30% Post-Consumer Recycled material and 20% Post-Industrial Recycled material. It’s a small step toward a broader effort by Laddawn and Berry Global to reduce waste and create plastic sustainability.

Still a Better Way to Buy.

Sea changes in shopping mean shipping will never be the same. And Laddawn is leading the charge. As America’s most comprehensive source for poly mailers, suffocation warning bags, packing list envelopes and postal approved lip and tape bags, Laddawn is becoming the place for Mail and Ship. You can tuck that in your back pocket.