Sustainability and Innovation

At Smart Shipping Supply, we like to use science and engineering to design our SMART line of products. We don't just settle with the industry standards... rather we challenge them. By making small but significant adjustments, we've been able to save countless amounts of material. Today, we are proud to be a leading pioneer in the innovation of sustainable shipping supplies.

So Far Our SMART Mailers Have Saved:

23168

LBS of Trash

174013

KWH of Energy

40813

LBS of CO2E

3972

Gallons of Oil

Innovation and Optimization

Mailer Optimization

Mailer Optimization

By decreasing the self sealing strip from the industry leader's 2.9 in flap to a 1.57 inch flap, we've been able to save over 73,000 ft2 of plastic!

 

Packaging Optimization

Packaging Optimization

By increasing the amount of mailers per master case pack and optimizing the box design, we've been able to use up to 35% less corrugated material by surface area than the leading competitor.

 

Shipping Optimization

Shipping Optimization

Not only are we proud to offset 100% of our carbon emissions, but we are proud to optimize our supply chain to minimize its environmental impacts.

 

Mailer Optimization

Challenge: One of the most environmentally friendly things a company can do is reduce the material consumption of their products. While designing our mailers, we were presented with a dilemma: should our mailers feature a 2nd adhesive strip for reuse or not?

Research: Studying the customer behavior of opening packages, we found that 90% of consumers opened their mailers in a such way that prevented reusability. This made one point abundantly clear to us: adding a 2nd adhesive strip would not only be a waste of plastic but prove to be completely useless.

Solution: We've reduced and optimized our sealing lip from the industry standard 2 inch lip to 1.57 inch lip for single closure mailers and from 3 inch lip to 1.57 inch lip for dual seal closures.

Result: To date we have saved over 73,000 ft2 of plastic when compared to the leading competitor and over 20,000 ft2 of plastic when compared to the industry standard 2 inch flap.

Self Sealing Strip

Packaging Optimization

Challenge: Boxes are the leading cause While designing our boxes, we were presented with a dilemma: can we challenge the industry standard's packaging of 1000 mailers per box without compromising on quality?

Research: Studying the customer behavior of opening packages, we found that 90% of consumers opened their mailers in a such way that prevented reusability. This made one point abundantly clear to us: adding a 2nd adhesive strip would not only be a waste of plastic but prove to be completely useless.

Solution: We've reduced and optimized our sealing lip from the industry standard 2 inch lip to 1.57 inch lip for single closure mailers and from 3 inch lip to 1.57 inch lip for dual seal closures.

Result: To date we have saved over 73,000 ft2 of plastic when compared to the leading competitor and over 20,000 ft2 of plastic when compared to the industry standard 2 inch flap.

Self Sealing Strip