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Updated July 21, 2021 (Previous update July 12, 2021)

Price Increase Notification

To our valued customers,

We continue to be inundated with increases from our suppliers. We are pushing back as much as possible, questioning these increases and hoping for a light at the end of the tunnel. Besides the resin market increases, we have been hearing about increased transportation costs, including freight, pallet, corrugated, paper, container and drum costs. We strive to buy ahead of future increases, however we are currently maxed out for space. Please contact your sales representative or myself (Nicole Gale, ngale@cabotss.com) to discuss pricing or any other issues. We can provide manufacturers’ letters that explain these increases in more detail if needed.

Please note:

  • The order presented is from future (top) to past (bottom).
  • New updates since our last increase letter are in orange.
  • Updates before April 2021 have been removed.

September 1, 2021

  • Bubble wrap, Bubble Film (New Air IB), Bubble Bags +8 %
  • Foam Rolls and Air Pillow Products +8 %
  • All Jiffy Mailer lines + 8 %
  • All Sealed Air Paper Products, such as TempGuard, Tiger Pad, Fastfil +7 %
  • Sealed Air Korrvu Packaging +10 %
  • Instapak Film +8 %
  • Instapak Foam A & B Components +$0.25/lb

August 16, 2021

  • Shrink Film +8 %

August 5, 2021

  • Packing List Envelopes +6 %
  • Poly Pound Bags, Poly Parts Bags, Pallet Covers, Sheeting, Custom Poly Bags +10 %
  • Rousseau Spider Shelving and Miniracking +15 %
  • Rousseau R Modular Drawer Cabinets + 8 %
  • Rousseau Workstation Line +5 %

August 1, 2021

  • Single Face Corrugated Rolls +11 %
  • Bubble, Bubble Bags, Bubble on Demand (New Air) +8 %
  • Foam Rolls, Laminated Foam and Plank Foam +8 %
  • All Sealed Air Mailers +8 %
  • All Poly Courier Mailers and Poly Bubble Mailers +20 %
  • Rubber Bands +16 %
  • All Recloseable Bags +5 %
  • Corrugated Boxes +12 %
  • Corrugated Sheets +14 %
  • AntiSlip Stabulon Sheets +4 %

July 22, 2021

  • PVC and Produce Tape +5 %
  • Stretch Film +9 %

July 16, 2021

  • Edgeboard +6 %

July 1, 2021

  • Bubble Wrap, Bubble Bags, Bubble on Demand (New Air) +7 %
  • Foam Rolls, Laminated Foam and Plank Foam +7 %
  • All Sealed Air Mailers +7 %
  • Air Pillows +7 %
  • Korrvu Packaging +4 %
  • Vacuum Bags +7 %
  • Stretch Film +6 %

June 28, 2021

  • Hot Melt Carton Sealing Tape +10-20 %
  • Acrylic Carton Sealing Tape +5-10 %
  • Water Activated, Filament and Double Coated Tapes +5 %
  • Masking, Flatback, Foil, and Cloth Duct Tapes +3 %
  • Polyethylene Tape +15 %

June 11, 2021

  • Newsprint +5 %
  • Polyester Strap +5.5 %
  • Steel Strap and Seals +8.5 %
  • Magliner Trucks +5 %

June 1, 2021

  • All tags +3 %
  • All Edgeboard +6 %
  • All Poly Twine +25 %

May 15, 2021

  • Ranpak Paper Products +6 %
  • Airflow, WrapNet, and PrecisionWrap +9-12 %

May 3, 2021

  • Cable Ties +7 %
  • Garbage Bags, Poly Film +8 %
  • Bubblewrap, Bubble and Instapak Film, Air Pillows, Foam Rolls +9 %
  • Laminated Foam +9 %
  • Jiffy Brand Mailers +9 %
  • Sealed Air Paper Products (Tiger Pad, TempGuard, Kushion Kraft, Fasfil) +8 %
  • Stretch Film +12 %
  • Cord Strap Wire Buckles +20 %
  • Poly Propylene Strapping +14.5 %
  • All Printed Packaging Tapes +7 %

April 26, 2021

  • Polyester Strapping +6.5 %

April 15, 2021

  • Laminated Foam +8 %
  • Krubble +8 %
  • Packing List Envelopes +12 %
  • Instapak Foam Components A & B, Surcharge of $.50/lb or +15 %
  • Signode Brand Edgeboard +8 %

April 5, 2021

  • Kraft Paper Rolls +10 %
  • All Paper Bags +10 %
  • Carton Staples +8 %
  • Polypropylene Twine +25 %
  • Edgeboard Corners +8 %

April 1, 2021

  • Bubblewrap, Bubble Bags and Bubble Film +8 %
  • Foam Rolls +8 %
  • Jiffy Mailers +8 %
  • Air Pillows +8 %
  • Garbage Bags and Poly Film +8 %
  • All Poly sheets, custom bags, poly bags on rolls +8 %
  • Plastic Pallets, Containers, Bins, Totes +8 %

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Posted June 2, 2021

Showroom Reopening

The Cabot Shipping Supplies showroom will be re-opening to the public June 2, 2021.

Below are a list of procedures and precautions we are taking at Cabot Shipping Supplies to protect against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our focus is on keeping our employees and clients safe.

Procedures

Cabot Shipping Supplies Limited is complying with the current state of emergency procedures for business provided by the government of Nova Scotia.

Our showroom will be open to a limited number of customers consecutively.

Customers, please refrain from visiting our office/warehouse if:

  • You are not feeling well in any way
  • You have traveled outside of Canada within the past 14 days
  • You have interacted with someone that has travelled outside within the past 14 days
  • You have interacted with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19

Office

  • Employees that feel ill are encouraged to stay home
  • We have hand sanitizer stations for our employees and clients
  • We are sanitizing high traffic areas (door handles, front desk, phones, computer equipment etc…)
  • We are maintaining a distancing policy within the office of 6 ft
  • The showroom is being cleaned daily
  • There are floor markings and signage in the showroom to help customers maintain social distancing
  • Only two customers at a time may be processed at the sales desk

Ordering

  • Orders may be placed in-person at the office, online or by phone at 1-800-565-0606 or (902) 468-2057.
  • Customers may now pay using all available payment methods: debit, credit card or account at the sales desk (terminals are disinfected after each use)
    • Over the phone by credit card or account
    • Interac E-Transfer
    • Online
    • Cash, however above methods are preferred
  • Customers may pick up their orders in person or have them shipped/delivered
  • We are allowing order pick-up with the following procedure:
    • Place your order in person, by phone [1-800-565-0606 or (902) 468-2057] or online
    • If ordered in person, customers are asked to wait at the warehouse dock doors at the back of the building while the order is picked. You may come just inside the doors to announce your presence. Within the coming week we will have a bell installed to assist customers.
    • If ordered by phone or online, our customer reps. will call to confirm your order is ready for pick-up. Customers may also call 1-800-565-0606 to inquire their order is ready for pick-up
    • The order will be picked and available at the warehouse dock doors at the back of the building. You may come just inside the doors to announce your presence. Within the coming week we will have a bell installed to assist customers.
    • Customers are asked to load their own order, however if they require help our warehouse people will assist
    • No signatures are required to pick-up your order

We hope that all of our customers and employees stay safe and healthy.

Cabot Shipping Supplies Limited