Updated March 23, 2020 (Original Post March 19, 2020)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Hi folks,

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

As an important part of the supply chain, we intend to remain open and supply all of our customers with packaging, material handling and safety supplies. Currently, we are not experiencing business interruptions as a result of the virus, however some personal safety products related to infection control are currently unavailable(N95 masks and hand sanitizer specifically).


Please refrain from visiting our offices 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.


  • Employees that feel ill are encouraged to stay home.
  • We have hand sanitizer stations for our employees, however due to the short supply of hand sanitizer, we are promoting hand washing where possible.
  • We are sanitizing high traffic areas (door handles, front desk, phones, computer equipment etc…).
  • We have implemented a distancing policy within the office of 6 ft.
  • Our sales reps are not doing out-calls, however are available by phone and email.


  • Please order online or call in your order 1-800-565-0606 or (902) 468-2057.
  • Customers are asked to pay over the phone by credit card where possible. Payment may still be made at the sales counter if required.
  • We have disposable gloves at the sales counter for customers to use if they are paying by credit or debit card.
  • We are requesting customers to have their orders shipped/delivered vs picking the orders up.
  • No signatures are required to pick-up your order at this time.
  • We are allowing order pick-up with the following procedure:
    • Our customer reps. will call customers who wish to pick-up their orders at our location to let them know the order is ready for pick-up. If you have not received a call, please call 1-800-565-0606 to inquire if your order is ready for pick-up and to receive instructions on where to pick-up your order.
    • The order will be picked and available at either the front main doors (smaller orders), or the warehouse doors (larger orders).
    • Customers are asked to load their own order, however if they require help our warehouse people will assist.

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

Cabot Shipping Supplies Limited

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Cabot Shipping Supplies Limited - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Reponse

January 18, 2019

Price Increase

February 1, 2019

  • All bubblewrap and bubble film products +2.8%
  • All foam roll products +2.8%
  • Mailers except poly mailers +2.8%
  • Fill-Air air bags +2.8%
  • Korrvu +2.8%
  • Sealed Air brand paper products +2.8%
  • Instapak packaging film +2.8%
  • Ranpak paper products +7%
  • Corrugated paper +2.8%

February 15, 2019

  • Shrink film +2.8%
  • All tapes, except duct tape +5%
  • Cloth duct tape +3%

Please contact your sales representative with any questions or to request our supplier's increase letters.

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