Customers can keep track of any common file format for images, audio, video, and text for multiple packaging projects.
E-commerce-enabled Suppliers: Emtech (www.emtechfilms.com) offers online ordering of its high-performance, sensitive film label stocks. Buyers can click on an item of interest and submit a request for quote or sample online.
BASF (www.basf.com) allows polystyrene customers to shop over the Internet with its developed extranet for the BASF polystyrene Europe business unit. Registered customers can place orders, check order status, and communicate online directly with BASF specialists.
Polyfoam Packers Corp. (www.polyfoam.com) offers online ordering of more than 50 protective packaging products, including corner pads, edge protectors, can caps, and plate and bottle shippers.
Materials Marketplaces: BusyTrade.com (www.busytrade.com) is a members-only trade portal that includes more than 40 packaging materials for sale to date, including films, bags, and corrugated board. For as little as 30¢/day, members can post items to buy or sell, co-op, and bargain.
Boxes.com (www.boxes.com) is an e-commerce site powered by AllBoxes Direct (www.allbox esdirect.com) that leads a visitor to more than 6ꯠ different-sized stock paperboard boxes, moving boxes, and custom folding cartons for packaging and shipping.
Used Equipment Marketplaces: equip.recycle.net (http://equip.recycle.net) is a used-equipment marketplace listing that offers more than 50 used packaging machines. View the list and fill out a lead form online.
MachineryPile.com (www.machinerypile.com) is an auction Web site for buying and selling of new, pre-owned, surplus, and reconditioned equipment. At this time, more than 200 packaging machines are available. Users can join in forward and reverse auctions.