Your cardboard boxes play a pivotal role in the packing, shipping and protection of your valuable products. This comprehensive guide has one main goal: to help break down everything important around custom boxes and ensure you understand when to use custom boxes, what style to choose and how to pick between cardboard grades for the perfect fit. We hope that by providing valuable insights into the world of custom boxes, you will feel confident to dive in and explore the many benefits yourself. From using online cardboard box calculators to understanding different box styles and their purposes, this guide is your one-stop custom box knowledge shop. Read on for everything you need to know about ordering custom boxes for your business today!
Custom Cardboard Boxes – The Ordering Process in 5 Steps
Step 1: Choose your Box Style
Step 2: Choose your Cardboard Grade
Step 4: Choose your box quantity
Step 5: Start reaping the benefits of custom boxes!
When Should I Start Using Custom Corrugated Cardboard Boxes for Shipping?
While there are a number of ways to ship your products, none are safer than corrugated cardboard shipping boxes. Instead of risking the safety of your products in envelopes or mailers, use durable custom boxes to protect your products during transit and create a positive customer experience every time.
Custom boxes can be made to almost any size, whereas mailers only come in limited sizes. Anything that is tall, or fragile, will simply not survive transit in anything other than a cardboard shipping box. Cardboard boxes are easily stored, 100% recyclable and create that ‘wow’ factor upon opening. You can also opt for customised boxes like our RSC Printed Box to help create brand awareness while saving on stickers or other alternative branding options.
Choosing the Right Type of Cardboard Box for Shipping
So you’re ready to start looking at the different styles and types of custom cardboard boxes we have available. The best way to easily browse styles, and their respective costs, is to use Jetbox’s Online Custom Cardboard Calculator. Our free to use, online calculator is available anywhere, anytime to give you an instant quote on all our custom corrugated cardboard boxes.
Our most popular custom cardboard shipping box styles are as below:
Style 1: The Custom Die Cut Gift Box
These are the boxes we recommend for almost every business. Ideal for eCommerce business, these self sealing boxes create a fantastic unboxing experience and can easily be branded with stickers or tape. Perfect for clothing, accessories, small fragile items and more.
Style 2: Custom Printed RSC Box
RSC stands for Regular Slotted Carton, and these boxes are the standard style of box. Think delivery boxes or moving boxes where there are four flaps, two small and then two large that meet exactly in the middle on top and bottom. Our Custom Printed RSC Boxes can be customised with your logo, an image or a quote – you can make these boxes truly your own! RSCs are fantastic for heavier, bulkier items but can also transport more fragile items when adequate void fill is used to keep everything safe.
Style 3: Custom Corner Cut Folder Box
This box is designed to make shipping art, books or other heavy, flat items easy as pie. Fold the box around your items, securing them and protecting them as they travel.
What is a Board Grade and What Are Flutes?
Corrugated cardboard, which all of our boxes at Jetbox are made out of, is cardboard made with 3 layers. Like a sandwich, there are two flat linerboard layers surrounding a flute layer made of wavy cardboard. This extra wavy layer helps to keep the sheets strong, preventing bending and adding extra padding and support.
Board Grades refer to the weight and type of the flutes. There can be corrugated cardboard with 5 layers instead of 3, for example, as well as tighter or looser cardboard waves. These factors play into the grade then given to the cardboard. The outer layer of cardboard also changes depending on the board grade. Depending on your needs, there are a range of board grades available to best protect your products.
Read more about this in our previous blog How to Choose a Board Grade.
Australian Made Custom Made Corrugated Boxes for Your Business
Choosing to invest in custom cardboard shipping boxes will provide both some obvious and surprising benefits. Custom boxes allow you to save on shipping costs and void fill costs. You can streamline your packaging process, saving time. Easily store your boxes before and after assembly, and lessen the chance of your products arriving broken.
By utilising Jetbox’s online custom cardboard box calculator you can easily determine how many boxes fit into your budget. Custom corrugated cardboard boxes from Jetbox are eco-friendly and recyclable. All our boxes are manufactured in Melbourne, made for Australian conditions.
Jetbox’s custom shipping boxes are functional, high quality and durable – and make running an eCommerce business easier than ever. See our range of boxes and packaging products online now. Pick-up and shipping are available!
Questions? Contact us online now!