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Do I need a custom box or stock box?

When starting or updating your business, there are many different areas of improvement you need to consider. If you are a business that is looking to post physical items, you need to organise boxes, packaging products, tape, and choose a carrier to ship your items domestically or internationally. But what exactly are the differences between custom boxes or stock boxes, and why are they important? If you are a small business, it is most likely you don’t want to be ordering hundreds of boxes at a time, so making the right choice is reliant on finding boxes that are perfect for your business while also being available with a low minimum order quantity (MOQ). At Jetbox, we offer our custom boxes to businesses across Victoria with a small MOQ, making it easy to create the perfect box without breaking the budget. Read more about the differences between custom made and stock boxes below!

The Difference Between Custom Made and Stock Boxes

There are a few main differences between stock, or off the shelf, boxes and custom made boxes. Firstly, stock boxes are not customised to a specific size or style, and may not fit within a shipping carrier’s low price specifications. In short, the stock boxes you buy might be unnecessarily large, creating higher fees for your business. You might also find yourself using extra packaging materials to keep your items safe, or the stock boxes might be too small for your larger orders. Stock boxes may or may not come with existing images or print on them, and this can clash with your business identity or theme.

Custom made boxes can be made specifically to your business needs. Many companies create their boxes with no branding, so you can add your own stamps or stickers. Create boxes that snuggly fit your items, and also fit the size specifications of your shipping carrier. At Jetbox, we offer custom boxes in any size or style, and work with you to find the perfect box for your needs. Our low MOQ makes it easy to order a number of different styles, saving you from having to order a large number of boxes that may not even be right for your needs! We also specialise in sample run and prototyping –  feel free to visit our website for more information.

We have further explained some of the main benefits of custom made boxed below:

  • Custom Boxes are Made to Perfectly Fit Your Items

    As a business owner, there is nothing worse than an ill fitting box. Custom made boxes are designed with your products in mind, ensuring there is no unnecessary excess space needing to be filled with bubble wrap or other packaging materials. Take the stress out of packing with custom boxes!
  • Saving Money with Custom Made Boxes

    Custom made boxes are more cost effective than you might think; with low MOQs and no need to order hundreds of boxes at a time, you can lower your business costs and invest in furthering your business. You also save on delivery costs into the future!
  • Protecting Your Fragile Items with Custom Made Boxes

    With custom made boxes, your items are packaged snuggly into their boxes. Gone are the days where your items are rolling around inside their boxes; with custom boxes, you can choose from a range of cardboard types and styles to find the perfect one to protect your items.

Do You Need Custom Boxes or Stock Boxes for your Business?

In short, we believe that the benefits of custom boxes cannot be ignored. Not only are they easily customisable, made to the perfect size and better protect your items, custom boxes save you and your business money now and into the future. If you are looking to take the next step with your business, we are more than ready to guide you through your custom box journey. Create a better future for your business with custom made boxes from Jetbox!

Australian Made Custom Boxes for Small Businesses

If you are an Australian small business based in Melbourne looking for custom boxes, then look no further! Our Dandenong based factory services Melbourne and beyond, creating custom boxes for all industries. Our boxes are of the highest quality every time, and we pride ourselves on providing Australian made boxes to our community.

The team at Jetbox have over 10 years years of experience making short run boxes. We also offer a range of other products outside of custom boxes, from moving boxes to packaging supplies, making the Jetbox warehouse your perfect one-stop packaging shop!

Visit our website to get your custom box journey started, or contact us with your questions!

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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.