The Packaging Company is absolutely thrilled to announce we’re a finalist at the 2017 Canada Post E-Commerce Innovation Awards. Launched in 2012 and now in their sixth year, the Canada Post Awards recognize Canadian businesses who use their online platform in creative and innovative ways, while showing the world the strength and ingenuity of our digital economy.

There are 8 categories of Canada Post Awards:

  • Best Omni-Channel Retailer Award (Large)
  • Best Omni-Channel Retailer Award (Small)
  • Pure Play of the Year Award (Large)
  • Pure Play of the Year Award (Small)
  • Best Marketing & Brand Engagement Award
  • Most Disruptive Start-Up Award
  • Social Impact Award
  • Canada Post E-Commerce Innovator’s Award

While they’re all incredible opportunities, the one we’re most excited about is the category we’re a finalist in: Most Disruptive Start-Up Award. Open to up-and-coming retailers who launched on or after January 1st, 2016, the award recognizes a start-up’s unique offering that makes waves in the way their field does business (whether that’s clothing, food, or in our case, packaging!).

Launched just last year, The Packaging Company offers a wide assortment of affordable and creative packaging supplies. Whether you’re fulfilling 100 orders a month or 1000, you can customize your packaging requirements to the amounts and sizes your business needs. And if you’re looking for even more options, our custom packaging gives your business the ability to stand out with more than just a standard brown box.

Our custom boxes match your product’s shipping style, whether that means a standard cube shape for reliable shipping or a front-locking mailer that makes a statement when it lands in a customer’s hands. Custom box dimensions mean that every container can perfectly house its products, minimizing the risk of damage, reducing the need for void fill and avoiding unreasonable dim weight costs.

Inside and outside box colour ensures that any business can take advantage of smart, simple and effective branding. Stand out from a stack of brown boxes with a stunning and rich purple outside, or surprise a customer with the unboxing experience of a bright, powerful green inside. And, to truly make this kind of eye-catching branding available to businesses big and small, we offer no set minimums when it comes time to order.

The competition is intense. Our fellow finalists in the Most Disruptive Start-Up Award are:

Aura – Thoughtful Home Security
Invictus Gloves – Custom Football Gloves
SuckGate WaveSurf – Wake Shapers for Boats
The Packaging Company (Hey, that’s us!) – Creative Packaging Supplies & Custom Shipping Supplies
Tom & Sawyer – Fresh Prepared Pet Meals

Every business needs packaging, and we’re excited to be offering a smart, eye-catching way for a shipment to make a statement. We’re looking forward to seeing what the future holds, pushing custom packaging and branding forward into being more accessible for all. We’ll see everyone at the Sheraton Centre on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 for the 2017 Canada Post E-Commerce Innovation Awards!

Good luck to every finalist in the Canada Post Awards. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!