Are Custom Packaging Solutions Always Cost Effective?

September 22, 2023

No matter your business goals, making the switch to custom packaging is a game changer. It might be assumed that investing in custom packaging solutions is expensive, and must be out of your budget. However, when executed correctly custom packaging is a cost effective way to help build brand awareness, protect your products and save time.

In short, to answer the question ‘are custom packaging solutions always cost effective’: yes, if you have the knowledge and skills to create intentional, well planned custom boxes.

Did you know that custom made boxes can actually save you money? With businesses needing to be more aware of cost now than ever before, and having to account for things such as freight, budgets are constantly shuffling and reshuffling to make ends meet. However we believe that making the change to custom boxes will reap many benefits and can be cost effective for your business in the long run.

Are Custom Packaging Solutions Always Cost Effective? - Jetbox Melbourne

Custom Packaging is More than a just a Pretty Box (although, it is that too)

When it comes to comparing custom made boxes made in Melbourne, to those boxes that are mass produced across the world in a factory of unknown origin, there is one obvious choice. By choosing custom made boxes from an Australian manufacturer, not only can you be confident in the quality, you can easily communicate on measurements, durability, style and more.

Custom made boxes can be manufactured in a number of different cardboard thicknesses, or grades, and printed with designs and logos. The best thing about custom boxes is the more you buy, the cheaper they are. Higher quantities of custom made boxes allows you to save money on each individual box, and easily calculate your budget for the upcoming months, or even year.

At Jetbox, we offer custom made RSC Printed Boxes to help add that extra something special. Use this service to print a design of your choice right onto your boxes, whether that be a branding slogan, image or logo. Custom boxes with a design printed onto them are free advertising: wherever your box goes, so too goes your brand.

Custom made boxes can be flat packed, making them easy to store and ship. When it comes time to assemble your custom made corrugated box, it is a simple and easy process.

How Custom Packaging Saves you Money on Void Fill

When it comes to cost efficiency and saving money, business owners often overlook the other products involved in shipping products. The box itself is the most important part, but what about the void fill? If you are buying boxes that are weak and flimsy, ill fitting or overall just bad quality you will spend much more on void fill than your custom box counterpart. Instead of having to use half a roll of bubble wrap to secure your fragile products, invest in a custom made box with superior protection and a cardboard grade chosen specifically with your product in mind. While you will still use void fill when packing your item, you will use significantly less – saving you money in the long term, as well as reducing waste.

By using less void fill and other protective products, you also save time. Efficiency is key to running a successful business, and with custom made corrugated cardboard shipping boxes your packing process has never been smoother.

How Custom Packaging Saves you Money on Void Fill

Custom Make your Boxes for Cheaper Shipping

Overwhelmed with the cost of shipping? Design your boxes to be smaller, lighter and overall cheaper to ship and reap the benefits! We understand that there are some larger and heavier products where the box will play little to no role in the courier’s cost calculations, but if your products are lightweight and sometimes shipped in smaller quantities then you could be saving big on shipping fees across the year.

Custom Shipping Box Solutions: Helping Business Owners Save Money on Packaging

We hope that the money saving elements, as well as the overall benefits, of custom boxes has swayed you to dip your toes into this new world. At Jetbox, we love helping businesses of all sizes embrace custom made boxes and continue to build their positive reputations.

Learn everything there is to know about custom made boxes on our website. Jetbox are the Melbourne custom box experts – and we are here to help answer any and all of your questions and queries. Simply contact us online today, or check out our free online custom cardboard box calculator for an INSTANT online quote!

We can’t wait to be a part of your custom box journey.

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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.