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Tree Planting with NSEA and Whatcom Conservation

November 2, 2019

On Saturday October 19th, team members from CCL Ferndale, WA planted trees to aid in salmon habitat restoration along the Nooksack, River. Salmon are an essential food source for the critically endangered Puget Sound Southern Resident Orcas. Planting native trees alongside waterways provides shade and macro-invertebrates that help salmon fry thrive. The roots of trees

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Employees, Automation, and OMS

September 7, 2019

Following an article by Multichannel Merchant Crystal Creek does its best to stay up to date on Fulfillment and Ecommerce News to share with clients and other subscribers to this newsletter. This month we’ve delved into an article written by Mike O’Brien for Multichannel Merchant titled The Customer Expectation Chase Continues. In this article it outlines that there’s no doubt that

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A Look Inside Online Consumer Expectations

September 7, 2019

DotCom Distribution’s 2019 eCommerce Consumer Study For Dotcom Distribution’s survey over 1,200 shoppers nationwide were asked how the evolution of eCommerce has altered their expectations. The percentages below follow the reasons why the consumers purchase from certain brands and companies. 93% Free Return Policy 62% Free Shipping 62% Sustainable Packing Materials 59% Buy Online, Not

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Recycling Plastic Waste Into Brand New Decking!

September 7, 2019

Crystal Creek Logistics’ Reno branch is pleased to announce an environmentally friendly partnership between Crystal Creek and The Trex Company – www.trex.com Trex makes the composite decking, framing and railing that has become so popular in backyards, parks and marinas over the years. Trex sources and uses as much recycled plastic as they can in

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HomesNow! Not Later

August 10, 2019

A home is important, and this month Crystal Creek has contributed to an organization whose focus is to build low-cost housing for the homeless population. The group began in 2017 and operates solely on volunteers and private donations who are aiding the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. The organization is based in Bellingham, WA and

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Urban Freight Lab: Final 50 feet Competition

August 10, 2019

People, bikes, cars, and trucks all need to coexist and often in urban areas and cities where space on the streets is very minimal. Launched October 2016 and nestled in the University of Washington’s Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center, the Urban Freight Lab (UFL) works to create solutions in an effort to manage the

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UPS Seven Day Delivery Network

August 10, 2019

UPS has announced July 23rd the company’s newest developments in their products and services. These new services center around the goals of reducing transit times and enhancing delivery capabilities. One of the most notable of the announced services is the implementation of the Seven-Day delivery network in January 2020. They would be able to then

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Online Survey

July 5, 2019

We want to hear from you! Recently we invited our customers to participate in an online survey. Thanks to all of you who have already responded! If you have not yet had a chance, it should take less than 10 minutes to complete and will provide valuable feedback and direction to the Crystal Creek team.

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Crystal Creek Logistics Announces Newest Facility Location

July 5, 2019

Crystal Creek is proud to announce the addition of their 5th facility in Memphis Tennessee.  In an effort to better serve our clients and accommodate our growth, we have selected a strategically placed location providing 2 day ground shipping to numerous points in the south eastern and middle eastern U.S. This new location offers nearly 14,000

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FOR ALL CLIENTS: Hot Weather Program

June 3, 2019

Throughout the year and across the U.S., varying temperatures can impact how your products are shipped. If your product is temperature sensitive and must remain below certain temps in order to retain quality, Crystal Creek will apply a hot weather program to fit your product’s specific requirements. At this time of year, our clients will

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Crystal Creek Takes a Hike!

June 3, 2019

On Saturday May 11th, a band of CCL Ferndale’s employees came together to hike the Fragance Lake Trail. The outing was organized by our own Mary Gross, avid hiker herself. “A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking a great group of CCL employees on a 6-mile hike in the Chuckanut Mountains. My

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Always On the Move

June 3, 2019

“This month we set out to tour two of our warehouses, our first stop – Hastings, NE.  In our posse were Hannah Kononen, our WWU student, CCL employee and IT troubleshooter in training, Crystal Dament, our Reno office assistant and FD specialist, myself and Jeff, our packaging and shipping specialist and my husband.  Together we

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RealLeaders 100 Top Impact

May 5, 2019

April 3rd – 5th, our fellow RealLeaders 100 Top Impact companies received their awards at the Mo Summit. We are proud to be included with the innovative companies that are changing the world! We were unable to attend the summit ourselves, but have received our award via mail. Find out why #WeDoMore here: https://real-leaders.com/rl-100/


New Styrofoam Alternative

May 5, 2019

Integritemp, a division of Plastilite (who supplies us with our styrofoam coolers) is a Nebraska based company and have announced their newest product – REFOAM!     REFOAM is an Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) material with an additive to catalyze degradation while promoting oxidation. Normally, EPS products take hundreds of years to degrade. The additive in REFOAM

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Crystal Creek Cares about Our Employees

May 5, 2019

When creating this company, we also wanted to create an outstanding employer for the Bellingham, Washington area. Despite out town having an excellent university that many great professionals graduate from, those who wish to remain in Bellingham can have a difficult time finding work. Jobs can be scarce here. I saw this when 20% of

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UPS verified CarbonNeutral by Natural Capital Partners

March 31, 2019

Natural Capital Partners not only works with 350 different projects in 32 countries in finding sustainable solutions to reduce carbon emissions and promote low carbon sustainable development, but has also partnered with more than 300 clients in 33 countries to ensure the success and value of their business’s programs while reducing their impact on the

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Crystal Creek Logistics and the UPS Carbon Neutral Program

March 31, 2019

Shipping has an impact on the environment and Crystal Creek’s job is to find as many ways as possible to give back. Partnering with UPS in their Carbon Neutral Program is an easy solution to promote sustainability. Before now, only our Washington and Nebraska locations have been operating on a specialized UPS account that allows

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Crystal Creek Wins 100 Top Impact Companies of 2019

January 11, 2019

  Real Leaders, Big Path Capital, and B Lab have teamed up to assess and rank the “100 Top Impact Companies” of 2019 and are proud to announce that Crystal Creek Logistics is one of the inaugural winners! Applicants were subjected to a rigorous review process for this first-ever 100 Top Impact Companies awards. The

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The Plastic Bank – Introducing Plastic Neutrality

December 26, 2018

Since 2013 Plastic Bank has been working diligently to stop Ocean Plastic build up and reduce global poverty, by enabling the exchange of plastic for currency and other items around the world. One of their end goals, is to create a program wherein the recycled plastic is used for 3D printing objects and working components

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Wishing Everyone A Very Happy Holiday 2018

December 26, 2018

We’re so proud and happy to have the team we do! This year marked our 10th year in business, and we would not be where we are today without all the hard work of our employees and clients! Thank you all for such a wonderful year! Ferndale, WA   Richmond, VA   Hastings, NE  

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2018

From all of us here at CCL! We want to wish all of our wonderful clients, staff, and just overall beautiful people a very Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you are spoiled with good food and great fun this coming holiday! Thank you all for all the support and great work you do for us! We’re

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Reno is Moving Swiftly!

August 30, 2018

Our Newest Facility is Almost Ready! We’re beyond happy with how quickly things are coming together in our Reno facility. Before you know it we’ll be up and ready to begin shipping frozen fulfillment from our newest location!


New UPS Surcharges

August 30, 2018

An Overview of the Three Increases This year UPS implemented 3 increases to surcharges for: oversized pallets (with an additional shipping charge correction audit fee); ground fuel surcharges; and the large package surcharge (with an additional fee for domestic packages exceeding 70 lbs). What do these surcharges mean? Over maximum or oversized pallet charges impact

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Going Green with Warehousing?

July 31, 2018

Tips for an Eco-friendly Warehouse Telematic services offer proactive monitoring of fuel costs to help companies lower fuel expenses, allowing companies to “eliminate earmarks” and increase their overall profitability. Sustainable lighting allows companies to reduce rates in usage and consumption. Autonomous energy management systems aid in overseeing the consumption of heating, electricity, gas, and water,

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10 Years & Counting!

May 28, 2018

We’re celebrating our first decade of business! This month marks Crystal Creek’s 10th anniversary of being in business, and we wanted to share with you a just a few accomplishments we’re extraordinarily proud of since we began in 2008. 2008 Crystal Creek Logistics was founded and our very first package was shipped. 2010 We opened

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The Push to E-Commerce

May 28, 2018

Sales are up and stores are closing. With the recent surge in popularity for online shopping, many stores (referred to as brick and mortar locations) are facing closures. As a result many of these stores are investing in their online sales. According to MossAdams’s Online Retail Market Monitor report – citing the U.S. Dept of

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Weather and Natural Disaster Policy

February 27, 2018

An Effort to Keep Your Shipments Safe We would like to take the time to reiterate our weather and natural disaster policy. When we are alerted about dangerous weather conditions, decisions about shipping must be made quickly; we’ve developed a plan for this, but we understand that some of our client’s may prefer to retain

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Welcome to Reno!

January 25, 2018

Our newest location We’re very excited to announce our newest location in Reno, Nevada; where we’re ready to fulfill more of your distribution needs to help your company grow! Crystal Creek Logistics Reno 9250 Red Rock Road – Suite C Reno, NV 89508 For Dock Appointments and Deliveries, please contact us at (360) 778-1543


Crystal Creek Carbon Neutral Shipping

January 25, 2018

Offsetting carbon emissions by planting hundreds of Garry oak trees. Crystal Creek ships thousands of packages each month. Like many of our customers, we are concerned about the impact of our activities on the environment. Our planet is facing an unprecedented environmental crisis, and as a Certified B Corporation Crystal Creek wants to be part

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Happy Holidays!

December 19, 2017

May your days be filled with peace, hope, and joy this holiday season. As always, thank you for your business, loyalty, and support. Sincerely, All of us at Crystal Creek Logistics!   Ferndale, WA   Hastings, NE   Richmond, VA


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