How We Pack Orders for Home Delivery

March 12, 2021

One of the questions I get asked the most about ordering online is

"How do you ship orders?"

So, I made a video to show you how we do it. It's a simple video as I do not profess to be an expert at making videos. It's a little over 3 minutes long, I cut lots of extra footage out to make it shorter.

To sum it up the first part of the video is taken from a camera strapped to my head while I select meats from the freezer and make notes on a packing list of the weight of each product that is sold by weight (some of our products are sold by the package instead). 

I then show you how the insulated box liners fit into the corrugated box. Finally, I pack the box - I probably should have had one of my kids help with the last part (but, I was so over teenagers on that particular day...).

I want you to know also that the corrugated boxes we use are made from recycled materials as are the insulated box liners. The liners are actually made from recycled plastic bottles! 

Even better - you can recycle these materials - just add them to your usual recycling. 

Eventually I'd like to develop a program where the liners would be returned and reused several times before they are recycled again - it's on my very long to-do list. I need to noodle that some more to figure out how it would work...

If you don't order for home delivery, the first part of the video may still be of interest. The big difference is that when we pack orders for the delivery routes, we use cotton tote bags. The cotton totes hold up to the weight of frozen meat and don't rip or tear, like ever. They are washable and reusable. We simply pack the bag, use the handles to tie it shut (learned the hard way about bags spilling in transit!) and then staple a copy of your invoice to the bag. When you pickup in the store we use the same cotton totes. 

Amie Herrera

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