Are Corrugated Cardboard Packing Boxes Strong Enough For eCommerce?

December 21, 2022

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.

Jetbox Corrugated Cardboard Roll.

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.

Jetbox corrugated cardboard box for ecommerce.

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!

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All our boxes are plain corrugated cardboard in either white or brown. We can help source printed cartons for you, however, it may take up to 3 days for a quote and 3-5 weeks for delivery.
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How To Pack Your TV Box

We understand that packing TV’s without the original packaging can be a stressful task.

Every Jetbox TV will be supplied with more than enough bubble wrap to wrap any size TV!

To put your TV box together, follow these instructions:

  1. Please start by taping the bottom of the box – pre-fold the flaps to make it easier to close.

  2. Use a blanket to cover your TV before applying bubble wrap.

  3. Lay it down (if the manufacturer recommendations specify that you can) and wrap it in bubble horizontally.

  4. Then wrap again vertically ensuring the corners, front and back are covered well. Tape up the bubble so that it doesn’t come undone.

  5. You can then slide the TV into the box, make sure it fits snugly and close the box with some strong tape.

Bulky Item Delivery Terms & Conditions

Some of our products are large, heavy and bulky and require extra care or special shipping. If your order requires a forklift we will advise before delivery, and if no forklift is available upon delivery a surcharge will apply.

Bulky deliveries that require hand delivery (but no forklift) to the first floor or above and require stair or lift access will also be subject to a delivery surcharge. If you advise at checkout that your delivery is above the ground floor, we will be in touch regarding the surcharge. This surcharge is from $50 per pallet.

Over & Under Runs

Manufacturing processes require machinery to work at quite high speeds. During production, some sheets may be damaged and need to be replaced. In some instances, we cannot replace the sheets at that time and you will be met with a slightly lower Quantity than ordered. This amount will be credited to you.

In most cases though, there will be overruns, as the machinery cannot come to a complete stop in an instant – we require a gradual slow down, which will give us more cartons produced, than what are ordered. These overruns are payable by the client. And taking them also helps save on recycling, which is more sustainable and better for the Environment in the long term.

If you require EXACT Quantities, we may have to make some boxes in a different grade than ordered, to make up your order in the Exact Qty required. These requests will also Incur higher unit costs. This cannot be avoided, as we must consider the recycling processes and costs involved, in helping to reduce our carbon footprint.

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5C or B – Light single flute cardboard used for light packaging requirements or for products that support themselves.

4C or B – Slightly stronger single flute cardboard used for packing paper/notes/pads, etc. Usually for products that self support.

3C or B – Most common board grade usually used for virtually any standard light weight packing.

3C or B Super – Medium strength board that is slightly stronger than the above 3C/B board and can also be used for frozen goods.

1C or B – Strong single flute carboard used mainly for products that need extra support when stacking.

1C or B Super – Super Strength Cardboard that is mainly used for frozen food products that are transported long distance.

3 BC – Twin Cushion cardboard used for Removal Boxes and products that need that little extra care when packaged or for bulky items that may need thicker board when transported.

1 BC – Twin Cushion cardboard with some of the highest grade board for Superior support and stack-ability. Primarily for items over 30KG.