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How Mailing Tubes can Help your Trade Show

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Mailing tubes are not just for mailing, as the name might suggest. They can be of great use if you attend trade shows. After all, how hard do you find it to juggle all of the items you need to make a successful show? There are your products, tables, marketing materials, banners, and tents. How do you get it all there in one piece and without pulling your hair out? It takes a little creativity and a lot of balancing, but with the help of long, shipping tubes, you can make your job much easier!

Ship, Store, and Carry your Banners

Banners are one of the easiest ways to catch the attention of the attendees at any trade show as you try to outdo the other vendors. You need those banners to arrive to the show in one piece in order for them to be effective though. Mailing tubes are the perfect size to do the job right! Just make sure to choose the tube that is slightly larger than the length of your banner to ensure that it will have a proper fit without getting bent or ruined in any way. Once it is safely inside you can ship it to the location of your trade show to make your load that much lighter or use it to transport the banner yourself. As an added benefit, when you are done with the show, you can store the banner in the tube for safety and for ease of storage!

Ship, Store and Carry Tent Poles

If your trade show display includes a tent, you will need to transport not only the tent itself, but the poles to hold it up as well. This can get cumbersome and difficult to maneuver as you try to make the travels to your next show. Rather than getting bogged down with the poles, ship them or just carry them in heavy walled telescoping tubes that can withstand the weight of the tent poles. This makes it easier for you to ship them via a freight company or even transport them yourself with the worry of them getting ruined while you navigate your way to the show.

Mailing tubes have numerous uses, whether you originally use them for shipping or not. Choosing the right size and quality for transporting your trade show materials can help to make your life a lot easier and your business more successful!

[9/15/2015]

Important Things to Consider with Shipping Tubes

Any company that ships products needs to make sure of a few things when it comes to packaging. They need to make sure that the packaging will fit the products they are shipping. They also need to make sure that the packaging material will protect the products that are inside during the shipping and the storage process. A smart company will also make sure that they take advantage of the marketing opportunity that they have when they are shipping their products. One of the packaging products that businesses can take advantage of are shipping tubes. They can meet the needs of the business in several ways.

Fit the Product

Mailing tubes are perfect for many types of different products. They are commonly used to mail paper or other similar types of products. The paper can be rolled up and placed in the tube for delivery. When a secure top is in place, the package will be able to ship easily. Other uses can be found when a business has a product that is longer and thinner in shape. The tubes can be made in a size that will fit the product and will hold it in place securely.

Keeping the Product Safe

The best way to keep a product safe while shipping is to make sure it is in a package that fits the product. The less that a product is able to move around during shipping, the less likely it is to break. Shipping tubes offer maximum protection for many products. They are strong enough so they will not bend during shipping. They can also be made to a custom size to make sure that the product fits properly. The last key part of the tubes focus on the tops that are used. When the tubes are properly made, the top will fit securely and will not come off until the customer wants it to come off.

Marketing Opportunities

Many businesses that need to ship their products miss out on a great marketing opportunity. Mailing tubes can be custom printed to include branding about the business that they are coming from. The unique shape of the tubes will help make them stand out for other packages and that means more people will see any logos or messages that are printed on the tube. The use of color and design is the best way to take advantage of all that the tubes have to offer during the shipping process.

[1/5/2015]

Unique Ideas for Reusing Your Cardboard Shipping Tubes

If you received an item in the mail that was sent in a mailing tube, you may be wondering what you can do to recycle the container. While reusing it when you have another paper item to send out may be an option, there are a variety of other unique ideas for how you can reuse shipping tubes.

Make Your Own Fire Starters

Instead of spending your money on chemically-treated fireplace blocks, consider recycling your cardboard tubes to make your own fire starters. Smaller cardboard tubes might be a better option for this activity than thick mailing tubes, and they can be made by stuffing old newspaper into one end. Then, place small twigs and dried leaves in the other end. To use this item, place it under your fuel wood and then light the end with the newspaper.

Create a Bird Feeder

If you enjoy watching wild birds, you can use an old cardboard tube to make a custom bird feeder. Make a hole in one of the ends and attach a string to it so that you can hang it from a tree branch. Then, coat the outside portion with peanut butter and roll it in bird seed before hanging.

Organize Your Christmas Lights

Instead of rolling up your Christmas lights and then fighting to untangle them next year, use your left over shipping tubes to keep them organized. Roll the lights up and then place them in a tube, and you will have less of a hassle next year.

Store Knitting Supplies

People who knit or crochet know how annoying it can be to deal with strings that have become interlaced and knotted. Fortunately, by using paper tubes wisely, you can store these strings so that they are always ready-to-use. Simply wrap the strings around the tube and then secure the end in a slit that you cut at the base. You can also store your knitting needles in your extra cardboard tubes, and this can help you to keep the organized and secure.

Create a Boot Tree

If you find it annoying to line up your long boots in your closet only to have them flop over, reusing cardboard tubes may be a great option for you. By cutting the tubes to the necessary length and sticking them into the boots, you can help your boots to stand up straight and to retain their shape until you need to wear them again.

[2/24/2014]