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Reverse Logistics

August 21, 2017

Maintaining Customer Loyalty Maintaining customer loyalty is important, and one of the best ways to ensure your customers come back, involves targeting the process of returns. Making it easy and painless for customers to return products back to you should be just as important as shipping the product to the customer. UPS’s “The 5 R’s

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Thinking of Going Global?

August 21, 2017

Tips to Overcome the Hurdle of Global Shipping Making the commitment to international shipping is a big step. From finding the fastest and most efficient shipping options, to securing your intellectual property – a lot goes into succeeding in foreign market. UPS has some great tips and resources to help you make that first step.

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We’re Expanding!

July 17, 2017

New Production Facility in Virginia We’re finally doing it! In Virginia we’ve got a new and larger production facility in the works, which means more space! Better for business all around! We’re nearly complete and we fully intend to move over to our new facility this week! We’re excited for this expansion and we hope

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The Unboxing Experience

July 17, 2017

Consider Your Packaging Many companies go out of their way to create a great customer shopping experience, but some companies go beyond that and consider how the customer interacts with the products they order. This is generally referred to as the unboxing experience. Considering your packaging is a great way to make an impression on

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Mission Accomplished!

April 17, 2017

Go Crystal Creek!  Crystal Creek donated 7,400 trees to Whatcom County here in the beautiful state of Washington. With the help of the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA), we spent our St. Patrick’s Day last month planting 200 of those trees!  


Our Partnership with 3Degrees

April 17, 2017

Offsetting Scope 2 Emissions We’ve taken another step in offsetting our emissions by partnering with 3Degrees for their Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) program. With that we’re able to purchase wind energy to offset our Scope 2 emissions for the next 3 years! A partnership with 3Degrees is a great way to explore your corporation’s environmental

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Join Crystal Creek in Restoring Streamside Salmon Habitat

March 2, 2017

Crystal Creek, in partnership with the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, will be planting native shrubs and trees to restore priority salmon habitat along Whiskey Creek in Ferndale. The public is welcome, and encouraged, to join us for this fun planting event. Friday, March 17, 2017 1:00 – 3:00 PM 6104 Portal Way  Ferndale, WA Bring sturdy

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Carbon Offsets

January 23, 2017

For Scope 1 Carbon Emissions! It’s no small effort that goes into offsetting our carbon emissions. From installing solar panels on our roof, to powering our building with 100% clean wind energy, we strive to do more to decrease our carbon footprint! It’s part of what being a B-Corp company is all about! Last year

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Ready for 2017?

January 23, 2017

The New Year has officially arrived! Looking for a few ideas to help you better prepare for the year? Forbes published a great article to help remind businesses what they can do to best prepare for what 2017 holds! Check it out!


Develop a Social Strategy!

January 23, 2017

How you present yourself matters. Its no surprise that the more available technology becomes, the more we engage in social media to connect with the advancing world around us. Have you developed a social strategy to help increase your sales? Dotcom Distribution created a blog with some great pointers to help get your business some

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016

From all of us here at Crystal Creek, a sincere Thank You! We are so grateful to be surrounded by wonderful family and friends like you, and we wish you the Happiest of Holidays this winter season. (Go Hawks!) Not Pictured: The Richmond Team


The Holiday Season is Approaching

November 22, 2016

And we want to start it this year by Giving Thanks. Our incredible partnerships have paved the way to so many successes this year, benefiting not only the companies that support us, but also the sustainability and green initiatives we work toward – and continue to happily march on in our efforts to help improve

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Happy “B” Day!

October 22, 2016

B-Corp for a Year! Here at Crystal Creek, we’re celebrating our first year as a B-Corp certified company! It’s been a wonderful experience so far and we’re looking forward to the years to come!


Peak Season is Approaching

October 22, 2016

Winter is coming! With the holiday season fast approaching, many companies are preparing for the rush, and so are we.  We prepared a holiday letter for our clients to help them and us better prepare for success this holiday season. Some key points we touched on are: FedEx and UPS Ground service money-back guarantee suspention

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WWU Alliance

October 22, 2016

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Program We have been huge advocates of the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management (MSCM) program at Western Washington University. Through our involvement with the program, Crystal Creek has become fairly close with MSCM program Professors Peter Haug and Denny Organ. They often send us students whom they believe would be

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Best for the World 2016 Conference

September 21, 2016

Every year B Lab holds a Best for the World conference, wherein companies that go above and beyond the pursuit of having a positive impact on the world are recognized for their efforts. We participated in the conference and while the main event itself has already passed, the list and stories of the honorees are

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Powered by the Sun

August 20, 2016

Renewable Energy Milestone Last year a 9.9 kW photovoltaic system was installed on our south-facing roof by Western Solar. Since they were installed, our Solar Panels have produced over 7,000 KWH offsetting over 4 Metric Tons of CO2 emissions. That’s enough energy to charge nearly 1.3 million phones! Check it out for yourself!


Meet our Little River

August 20, 2016

Crystal Creek welcomes a new family member! Account Manager Dana recently returned to work after bringing this lovely wiggler into the world… and no one can seem to get enough of her! River occasionally joins us in the Ferndale home office where her bright smiles keep the mood light. Here she is taking a well-deserved

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Recycling your foam.

July 17, 2016

We encourage it! One of the biggest worries we have being a fulfillment company that handles a whole lot of frozen shipments, is what happens with the EPS foam and styrofoam coolers we use. Turns out a lot of people don’t know that EPS foam is recyclable, typically because their local recycling collectors don’t accept

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Better B-Corp Business Practices

July 17, 2016

They’re important. Our customers and clients are becoming more mindful of the businesses they are supporting and their business practices. With that come a matter of our Corporate Social Responsibility as a business. It’s enticing to be the success story company in your line of work, but whats more important than that, and what many

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It’s the Way to Go!

July 17, 2016

US E-Commerce Sales Outpace Stores This is great news for companies like ours that handle e-commerce fulfillment, especially with food and frozen shippments. In Q1 2016, 11.2% of all retail orders – excluding items not commonly purchased online – were represented by e-commerce retail. Online Retailer data illustrates that small merchants are beginning to outgrow

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Got ourselves a new back-up!

June 16, 2016

As we all well know, we can’t control nature. Disasters happen and we’re taking steps to help prevent these nasty storms from spoiling the goods we ship for you. We’ve invested in a wonderful new back-up generator to help power our freezers in the event of a power outage. Rain or shine, you can trust

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Thinking about the Future

June 16, 2016

We’re about halfway through the year now and it’s time we start to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far and what we still strive to. As Cathy, President of Crystal Creek Logistics perfectly states, “We opened our doors for business 8 years ago in the midst of one of the greatest recessions this country

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Warehouse Safety 101

May 31, 2016

Written By: Jessica Kane Safety is very important when working in a warehouse because there are so many different ways to get injured. Regardless of the size of the warehouse or the number of employees, a focus on safety and creating a safe workplace is essential.   There are certain common mistakes that may be

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New Building in Hastings, NE

May 18, 2016

Our Hastings facility is coming along quite nicely! We are still in the process of moving in but we are excited to report everything is going smoothly. We will have more about this in our next newsletter, so look forward to that!


Scope 3 Emissions and Why They’re Important

May 18, 2016

We’ve recently begun recording our Scope 3 emissions in addition to Scope 1 & 2! It’s been a little while coming, but it’s finally here! You might be asking, “What are Scope 3 Emissions?” or “Wouldn’t they be in the same category as Scope 2?” Well the answer is no. Scope 2 and Scope 3

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Crystal Creek is Carbon Neutral

April 15, 2016

In the last year, January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015, UPS has mitigated 246.3 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions on behalf of our company! Over the last nearly 8 years we’ve been proud of our ability to engage in adopting new methods of reducing our carbon footprint. Some of the steps we’ve taken include

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Green Power Partnership Success

April 15, 2016

Two years ago, CCL joined the Green Power Partnership which was established in 2001. In a recent article regarding the success of the GPP it was stated that in the last year “more than 1,300 Partners were collectively using more than 30 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually,” which is “equivalent to the electricity use

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Blood Drive at CCL!

April 15, 2016

On April 20th, just a few days from now, Crystal Creek is hosting a blood drive operated by Bloodworks NW (formerly known as Puget Sound Blood Center), right here in the Ferndale office parking lot. Bloodworks NW is a not-for-profit organization which organizes blood drives around the Pacific Northwest and distributes donations to almost 90 hospitals

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Welcoming Kyle to the crew!

April 15, 2016

Soon to be a graduate of Western Washington University – Majoring in Business Administration with a focus in Management – Kyle has decided to join us here at Crystal Creek Logistics! His love for our growing community knit between the mountains and the water has convinced him to stay in this area; and joining a

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