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Updated April 26, 2022 (Previous update April 18, 2022)

Price Change Notification

To our valued customers,

With the first quarter almost behind us, we continue to experience soaring paper costs, tightening supplies, and delayed delivery times. Freight costs are affecting all products, with added surcharges becoming the new normal. Cabot will absorb as much as we can for now. Poly propylene and PVC is hitting our strapping costs and delivery times continue to be delayed. Please order ahead to avoid delivery time disappointment.

Please note:

  • The order presented is from future (top) to past (bottom).
  • New increases since our last letter are in orange.
  • Decreases are in green.
  • Updates before November, 2021 have been removed.

May 15, 2022

  • Vacuum Pouches +5 %

May 1, 2022

  • Precision Wrap and Air Flow Stretch Films +8 %
  • Steel Strapping +23 %
  • Steel Strapping Seals +30 %
  • Pallet Covers, Mattress Bags, Poly Parts Bags +5 %

April 22, 2022

  • PVC Tape and PVC Produce Bundling Tape +15 %
  • Garbage Bags +8 %
  • Poly Film +8 %
  • Avery Price Gun Labelers +6.5 %
  • Avery Cable Ties +8.5 %

April 15, 2022

  • Wulftec Stretch and Strapping Machines and all parts +5 %

April 11, 2022

  • Poly and Polyester Strapping +9 %

April 1, 2022

  • Kraft Paper Rolls +4 %
  • Staples +10-25 %
  • Stretch Film +4 %
  • Air Bags +6 %

April 1, 2022

  • Kraft Paper Rolls +4 %
  • Staples +10-25 %
  • Stretch Film +4 %
  • Air Bags +6 %

March 28, 2022

  • Poly Strap and Polyester Strap +21 %

March 14, 2022

  • Corrugated Boxes +14 %
  • Corrugated Sheets +16 %
  • Single Face Corrugated Paper +13 %
  • All Sealed Air Paper Products (Tempguard, Tiger Pad, Korrvu Inserts +9 %, Jiffy Padded, Utility and Rigi Mailers +7 %)

March 1, 2022

  • Vacuum Bags +5 %
  • Ranpak Paper Products +9.5 %
  • All Encore Strapping Tools +5 %
  • Tape Dispensers +10 %
  • Stretch Film Tools +15 %
  • Kraft Paper Dispensers/Cutters +20 %
  • Printed Packaging Tape +10 %
  • Printed Labels +10 %
  • Polyester Strapping +7.5 %

February 1, 2021

  • Plain Paper Tags +11 %
  • Plain Coloured Paper Tags +30 %
  • Recloseable Poly Bags +18 %
  • Paper Shopping Bags with Handles +10-25 %
  • Paper Towel +8 %
  • Dunnage Paper Air Bags +6 %
  • Stabulon Paper Anti-skid Sheets +8 %
  • Edgeboard and Corners +8%
  • Carton Sealing Tape +15%
  • Water Activated Tape and Foil Tape + 10%
  • Filament Tape +9 %
  • Masking and Flatback Tape +8 %
  • D/C, Cloth Duct, Polyethylene and other Industrial Tapes +5 %
  • Intertape Machinery +7 %
  • Stretch Film –3 % (PRICE DECREASE!)

January 1, 2021

  • Stretch Film -5 % (PRICE DECREASE!)
  • Newsprint +4 % increase
  • Polyester Strapping +4 %
  • Airbags +6 %

December 20, 2021

  • Intertape Shrink Film +5 %
  • Laminated Foam and Foam Rolls (Ivex) +5 %
  • Newsprint Sheets +5 %

December 13, 2021

  • Printed Packaging Tape +10 %
  • All Printed Labels +10 %

December 1, 2021

  • PVC and Produce Tape +8 %
  • Bubble wrap, Bubble Film (New Air IB) , Bubble Bags +5%
  • Foam Rolls and Air Pillow Products +5%
  • Laminated Foam and Foam Plank +5 %
  • All Jiffy Mailer lines +5 %
  • All Sealed Air Paper Products, such as TempGuard, Tiger Pad, Fastfil +5 %
  • Sealed Air Korrvu Packaging + 5 %
  • Instapak Film +5 %
  • Instapak Quick RT Bags +5 %
  • Instapak Foam A & B Components +$0.25/lb
  • Sabre Packaging Poly Seals, Poly Buckles and Wire Buckles +20 %
  • Sabre Packaging Polyester Serrated Seals +30 %
  • Sabre Packaging Steel Seals +25 %
  • Sabre Strapping Dispensers +8 %

November 15, 2021

  • Steel Strap and Seals +4 %
  • Polypropylene Strapping +7 %
  • Polyester Strapping +9 %
  • Newsprint Sheets +8 %

November 1, 2021

  • Newsprint +4 %
  • Edge Board Corners, approximately +16%
  • Wulftec Stretch Film Machinery and Parts +6 %
  • AK West Assorted Bins and Containers, minimum +10 %

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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