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Bulk Packaging and the Low Flying Loonie

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, Jan 22, 2016 @ 08:01 AM

The old adage says “What goes up, must come down.” Whether it’s the price of oil, a winning streak, or just plain old gravity, there is a lot of truth in that statement. In fact, it might feel like we’re currently stuck in the mud.

As our largest trading partner by far, America has seen some substantial economic gains in the past few years.  Going from the crash of 2007/08 to now, several key economic indicators have risen steadily (GDP Growth Rate, Stock Markets, Currency), while unemployment has been halved since 2010.

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Topics: supply chain, bulk bag, shipping, bulk bag pricing

Bulk Bag Economics 103: Time is Money

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 @ 04:04 AM

Over the years, MiniBulk has had countless in-depth discussions with people from all over the world regarding customized bulk bag solutions.

A world away from start to finish, we lay out exactly what needs to happen to ensure you get the right bag, at the right price, and at the right time. When talking with somebody who has never looked into getting a custom bag, the conversation always takes an interesting turn when lead times are introduced.....

THREE MONTHS TO DELIVER? You bet, and here's why.

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Topics: supply chain, bulk bags, shipping, custom FIBC, bulk bag pricing

Bulk Bag Economics 102 - Watch your Weight

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 @ 07:03 AM

When you get your pricing back from a supplier, one of the smartest things you can do is make note of the pallet count.

How can two suppliers quote the same bag, at the same time, then have different quantities per pallet? It's all about the weight, and you need to watch it.

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Topics: bulk bag quote, minbulk, supply chain, bulk bag, mini bulk bag, bulk bags, custom FIBC, bulk bag pricing

Bulk Bag Economics 101 - The Big Four Factors

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, Mar 7, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

When searching for the best bulk bag solution, price is always one of the key factors in making a final decision.

Let's have a look at what costs are associated with importing bulk bags and how these factors affect your price per bag. Pricing can change month to month, and here's why.

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Topics: bulk bag quote, supply chain, bulk bags, minibulk, distribution, product packaging, custom FIBC, bulk bag pricing