How to Use a Custom Cardboard Box Calculator to Save Money

July 12, 2023

If your business, like many others, relies on shipping to distribute your products then it’s worth taking the time to analyse and maximise your shipping process. The most essential element for successfully shipping your products are your boxes. If your boxes are not the correct size, you are causing more harm than good to both your shipping process and your budget.

You may be surprised to learn the many benefits that custom boxes provide. Once you understand how custom boxes help streamline your packaging process and save you money, you’ll be making plans to order custom cardboard boxes before you know it! Investing in custom boxes now will see you save money in your packaging budget from now and far into the future.

While ordering boxes is notoriously a task left to the last minute, planning your custom boxes is worth the extra time – and once you start using our custom cardboard box calculator you’ll see how easy – and enjoyable – ordering custom boxes can be! Jetbox’s Custom Cardboard Box Calculator is a free, innovative tool that allows you to see the cost of your boxes in real time. Check it out online now.

Using a Custom Cardboard Box Calculator to Streamline your Packaging Process

When it comes to packing your orders, your current process most likely includes these steps: assembling your box, filling it with various amounts of bubble wrap and other packaging material, placing your products inside the box and layering with even more void fill. Not only are you gambling with your product’s safety, you are also wasting products by using boxes that do not perfectly fit your products. This is especially true if you have only one size box and sell small products: you need to accommodate shipping one or two items, which means a large amount of empty, wasted space in the box.

If you choose to order custom boxes, you can design these boxes around your products. For example, if you sell lipstick there is no reason to be shipping it in a box designed for shoes. By choosing to design one or two custom boxes that will perfectly fit your products, not only do you reduce the time it takes to pack your products you also reduce the number of packaging products necessary to protect and fill the empty space. Reduce waste and save money on packing products with custom cardboard boxes!

Our custom cardboard box calculator provides you with a number of design choices to suit your needs. Our free online calculator allows you to edit your measurements in real time, as often as you need, to compare costs and decide which box style and price point works best for you! Discover all of the custom box designs we have available online now!

Cost Efficiency for Your Ecommerce Business

Imagine being able to accurately budget for shipping for the next 3 months. With custom boxes, your boxes are the same size every single time – allowing you to better estimate shipping costs and prevent hidden costs from creeping up. When using a box that is too large, you also risk paying higher shipping costs. Depending on your courier, shipping is calculated by weight, size or both. Smaller, more compact boxes are both smaller and lighter – and the same price every time.

Jetbox’s custom made boxes will also help to reduce the amount of items being returned due as a result of damage during shipping. Our custom made corrugated cardboard boxes are manufactured in Melbourne to the highest standards. We pride ourselves on providing boxes that adequately protect your products through all Australian weather conditions. Custom boxes are also often designed to be a snug fit, reducing the risk of damage from your items rolling around. Fewer returns and replacements mean more money in your pocket.

Save money and make budgeting easier with custom made boxes from Jetbox. 

Cost Efficiency for Your Ecommerce Business

Create the Perfect First Impression with Custom Boxes

As mentioned above, custom cardboard boxes help to reduce the risk of damage during transit; improving overall customer satisfaction. You can also design your boxes to create that wow moment – either by choosing a design such as our Custom Die Cut Gift Box or by having a design printed directly onto your custom box during manufacturing.

All of our cardboard boxes are recyclable and made locally in Melbourne. If you and your business are environmentally conscious and want to ensure your customers understand where their boxes come from and what they’re made out of, then working with Jetbox is the perfect choice. Environmentally friendly and business friendly custom made boxes manufactured right here in Australia!

Australian Custom Cardboard Box Calculator by Jetbox

Our custom cardboard box calculator was designed by us, to ensure everyone can easily access instant quotes online. The first thing you need to do is choose your Custom Box style, then choose your Board Grade and input the measurements you require. The calculator will then provide you with a price per box for a number of quantities!

Save time and money with your very own, Australian made custom cardboard boxes. Visit our website to see our full range of custom made and pre-designed boxes as well as our range of packaging materials and more!

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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.