Top Tips For Designing Custom Shipping Boxes For Your Customers

August 25, 2022

Small businesses owners understand the importance of designing custom shipping boxes better than anyone. Investing in high quality and durable shipping boxes can be the difference between your items arriving safely, or arriving damaged. When taking the next step from standard boxes to custom made corrugated cardboard boxes, there are a few things you can do to make the boxes convenient for your customers. Custom boxes have limitless options and potential, and when measuring and designing your ideal box you have the freedom to add as many features as necessary to protect your products.

Jetbox provides custom made die-cut boxes for all businesses, small and large. Our small MOQs and affordable prices allow every business owner the opportunity to reap the many benefits of designing custom shipping boxes. Read on to learn all our tips and tricks for making sure your custom boxes reach their maximum potential and are a breeze for your customers to handle.

Consciously Designing Custom Shipping Boxes

When it comes to designing your custom corrugated boxes, it is important to add features that have a clear purpose. If you are going to create an overly complicated design simply for the sake of it, then the integrity of the box may fail, or your items may not be adequately protected. Conscious design decisions are necessary, as is ensuring you provide the right measurements.

Designing Custom Shipping Boxes To Be Easy To Open, As Well As Secure

When choosing the style of box you want to use for your business, there are a few key things to consider. Will your boxes be full to the very top, creating a risky situation when customers use a knife or scissors to piece the box open? If you are shipping fragile items that need extra protection and tape, how easy will it be for your customers to remove this tape and access their purchased products?

By choosing your box style carefully, you can ensure your products are secured while also keeping the customer happy. Styles such as Mailing Boxes have self sealing flaps, and one large cardboard flap over the top of the box instead of two that meet in the middle. This can be ideal for products that sit right at the top of the box, as there is no risk that will be cut or damaged upon opening. 

Ensure Your Handholds Don’t Weaken Your Custom Boxes Integrity

If you are looking to add handholds to your custom made die-cut box, then you must ensure these holes don’t decrease the strength and integrity of your box. 

Handholds can be a great use for boxes  that are large, heavy or generally awkward to pick up. However, if your products are so heavy that handholds will weaken the box then it is best to not include them, or reduce their size.

The best thing to do in the case of adding handholds is to speak with your chosen manufacturer, such as Jetbox, and let them guide you. The staff at Jetbox have over a decade of experience in designing custom shipping boxes, and will ensure your final design protects and holds your products without posing a risk to your customers.

Cater To The Specific Needs Of Your Custom Box

Some products require more protection from the weather, or from water damage. Other products are fragile and need extra protection. At Jetbox, we offer a range of cardboard thicknesses and custom cardboard box styles to ensure your products are well protected, and to ensure your customers have a positive unboxing experience.

Visit our website to see the full range today, and use our custom box calculator for an instant quote!

Australian Made Custom Boxes With Jetbox

At Jetbox, we pride ourselves on creating high quality, affordable custom boxes. All of our boxes are made in Australia, in our Melbourne warehouse, and we have worked with all varieties of Victorian businesses to help them achieve their custom corrugated cardboard dreams.

We understand the importance of creating a positive customer experience, and hope we have helped given you the tools you need to create convenient and consciously designed boxes for your business.

If you are looking for custom cardboard products, from boxes to signage, then visit our website today to get your order started. We are happy to answer any and all questions you might have, and you can contact us online today for give us a call during work hours.

The team at Jetbox cannot wait to help you create your new custom boxes!

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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.

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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.