To successfully ship your products across the country, and the world, you need a packaging solution that is durable, strong and reliable. The world of corrugated cardboard boxes has evolved over time, and the options for eCommerce businesses are almost limitless. Every box, and every story, matters – just as much as choosing the right box. You may be asking, are cardboard packing boxes strong enough for eCommerce? And in short, the answer is yes! Corrugated cardboard boxes can be made using a number of cardboard thicknesses and designs to ensure maximum protection. No matter if you are simply shipping, storing or a mixture of both, Australian made corrugated cardboard boxes are a surefire way to keep your items safe.
At Jetbox, we offer corrugated cardboard boxes in a wide range of ready made and custom made designs. Let us help you make the perfect choice for your eCommerce packing box by breaking down what corrugated cardboard is, why it is so strong, and how cardboard boxes can be a pillar for your business’s packaging process.
What is Corrugated Cardboard?
Corrugated cardboard is a packaging material made using three layers of paper adhered together. Corrugated cardboard is a bit like a sandwich – two flat outer layers, with a wavy interior layer to provide insulation and strength. Together these three layers make up corrugated cardboard.
What makes Corrugated Cardboard so strong?
There are a number of factors that contribute to corrugated cardboards overall strength. These factors can be customised depending on your needs; whether you are supporting a large weight or a light one, the fragility of your items and, in some cases, the danger level. However, it is the ingenious design of the three layers that can be awarded as what makes corrugated cardboard so strong. The fluting supports the outside layers, and evenly bears the weight of the inside contents – stopping it from folding or breaking open. The way the cardboard is manufactured – what glue is used and how tearable the cardboard is – plays a direct role in the durability of your boxes.
The inner wavy layer, the flute layer, can be customised to hold extreme weights, as can the outside cardboard and overall design. Some cardboard is designed with multiple pieces of corrugated cardboard stacked together – instead of a regular sandwich, it becomes a club – paper, flute, paper, flute, paper. This is just one way to increase the strength of corrugated cardboard to accommodate heavier items. The fluting itself can be thicker or thinner depending on your needs.
Why is using Corrugated Cardboard essential for eCommerce businesses?
Corrugated cardboard is strong and durable, yes but it also has a number of other benefits. eCommerce business owners are always wanting for more time, space and efficiency – corrugated cardboard boxes offer all of this.
Not only can you flatten and easily store most corrugated cardboard boxes, they are almost always quick and easy to assemble and can be made, packed and shipped with ease. They can be stored almost anywhere and can be used for shipping, storing and organising.
Custom Made Corrugated Cardboard Packaging with Jetbox
Unsure if a standard corrugated box will suit your business? Look no further than custom made corrugated boxes! Our custom made packaging is made in Melbourne, and you control all aspects of the box design. From the shape to the thickness, we work with you to create a corrugated cardboard box perfect for your business! We also print logos and other designs onto the boxes for that extra splash of colour and brand identity.
Custom made boxes are especially useful for eCommerce businesses who sell uniquely shaped, extra fragile or heavy items. Custom boxes are often more affordable than you might think – check out our online custom box calculator for an instant quote today!
Choosing High Quality, Australian Made Corrugated Cardboard Boxes
As mentioned above, not all corrugated cardboard is made equal. When choosing a supplier, it is best to understand where they manufacture their boxes and how much experience they have. The last you need is for your boxes to be weak, or to break open during transit. You pride yourself on providing the best service to your customers, and at Jetbox we want to be a part of that. All of our boxes are manufactured in Melbourne, by a team of experts with over a decade of experience. We understand boxes like no other, and advocate for the benefits of using corrugated cardboard boxes.
Visit our website today to see our full range of pre-made and custom made corrugated cardboard boxes, as well as our packaging supplies and other essential eCommerce business items.
If you need packaging for your business – you can’t go wrong with corrugated cardboard boxes. Contact us today to get started on your corrugated cardboard journey!