There’s nothing better than receiving that package you’ve been anticipating! Seeing the mail arrive and opening it to find everything you ordered in perfect condition – nothing is quite like it. The world of eCommerce and online shopping has transformed the way Australians buy their goods, and shipping them safely across the country is now a priority for many small businesses.
Quality packaging boxes are the most important thing you can purchase to give your customers that all satisfying unboxing experience. Custom boxes are custom made for you and your business, to any size and strength, ensuring your items are protected as they travel across state borders and even around the world.
Jetbox is proudly Australian owned and Melbourne based. We manufacture all our custom boxes in house, and personally testify to their quality and durability. Unsure how to purchase custom boxes, and maybe even intimidated by the cost? Our boxes are affordable, and the ordering process is a breeze!
Let us help you order your custom boxes with the below guide. Read on for everything you need to know about custom boxes!
Why You Should Choose A Custom Box
The way you ship your items matters. While I’m sure most business owners understand the importance of safe packaging, the boxes you choose are key in achieving a successful delivery every time. Packages can come under strain if they are tossed around, or put underneath other heavier boxes. In these moments, making the choice to invest in custom boxes pays off tenfold.
Custom boxes can be made in a variety of cardboard types and thicknesses, allowing you to choose the level of protection necessary for you. Custom boxes also provide a snug fit, leaving no space for your items to roll around and incur damage.
Consider the cost of postage! Smaller boxes custom made to fit your items means you might fall into a smaller box bracket and pay less for shipping. You also need less void fill, saving you money on packaging supplies.
Which Style of Box Should You Choose?
Did you know there are many different types of boxes? Jetbox offers custom boxes in the following types:
- 5 Panel Folder – best suited for items that require extra care, our recommendation for small to medium businesses
- Regular Slotted Carton – perfect for everyday items
- Half Slotted Carton – best for transporting items short distances
- Full Flap Carton – ideal for protecting your items from dust and debris
- Corner Cut Folders – best for shipping and storing flat-packed items or framed items
Our website hosts images and information about all these box types. If you are still unsure, you can check out our custom box calculator and play around with different options and sizing, or contact us to speak to a professional!
What Size Box Do You Need?
Once you know what type of custom box you need, the next step is acquiring measurements! Gathering measurements for custom boxes is a little bit more complicated than simply measuring your item, but don’t worry – we have resources to help you!
See our blog on measuring a box for custom orders online here.
Generally it’s recommended to get boxes that fit your items snuggly, or if they are extra fragile leave enough room for extra packaging materials without being too big and roomy. The style of the box also plays a role in the size, as you may need to leave room for a bubble wrap layer or two in some instances. If you offer extra goodies in your packages make sure there is room for them also!
What Kind of Packaging Materials Do You Need?
To protect your items as best you can, you also need quality packaging materials. Bubble wrap, butchers paper, kraft paper and bio-fill are all common packaging materials used by eCommerce businesses. Each has their own use and benefits.
Jetbox offers a wide range of quality packaging materials, including Sancell bubble wrap. All of our products are available in small to large quantities so you can purchase an amount that suits you!
Bio-fill is a fantastic, environmentally friendly packaging material for keeping items padded during transit. Bubble wrap is reliable and reusable, and butchers paper is recyclable; all of these options make protecting your items easy. Depending on the size of your box and the nature of your product, you may even need two or more of the above products to thoroughly protect your items!
Don’t forget about customising your boxes with stickers, coloured tissue paper, written notes and more.
Custom Made Australian Boxes with Jetbox
See our whole range of custom boxes online today. We can’t wait to help make your custom box dreams a reality!