Every summer, the heat strikes Arizona and we get a little slower than usual. We always spend our summers finding the best way to improve our operations. It’s our time to get chores complete before the season picks up again.
Our number one goal this summer was to improve our shipping. Spoiler: we're not shipping experts. We are all self-taught. Since launching an online store 3 years ago, we’ve tinkered with different box sizes, papers, and peanuts.
But with time, we have certainly learned a thing or two.
Since hiring our small team, we’ve been able to dedicate more time to figure out how to improve our shipping. We wanted to find something that would protect the bottles but require less plastic. Even though our packing peanuts have always been biodegradable, they’re a pain and not easy to dispose of. Shipping a liquid in a glass bottle is no joke. It took many meetings, trial and error, emails to our box guy, and test shipments to find the solution. And we are so happy we did!
This summer, we made the switch to a honeycomb wrap which is allowing us to carefully wrap bottles and ship them coast to coast without a single piece of bubble wrap or peanut.
The biggest game-changer was a custom box that perfectly fits 4 large Iconic Mixers protected in a sturdy wall of cardboard. And have I mentioned how cute they are? We partnered with Loud Snaps Creative to brand out shipping tape to match our boxes.
So we know this shop talk doesn’t include cocktail recipes or bartending tricks, but we wanted to share this win with you all. You can trust that this little cocktail mixer company is equipped to ship you fresh flavors now and through the busy holiday season. All in conscious packing material that’s really cute to look at.