Why Buy A Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) Of a Custom Box

March 29, 2023

Your packaging plays a key role in creating a positive brand identity and ensuring your products arrive safely at their destination. Purchasing custom boxes can seem complicated but we are here to make it easy, and explain why learning about minimum order quantities can help you make the best, most affordable choice for your business. We truly believe that custom corrugated boxes are a game changer, and can help you and your business continue to grow. 

We understand that every business has their own budget and specialized needs, and at Jetbox we do our best to cater to each and every individual business. Our expert team is here to break down everything you need to know about minimum order quantities (MOQs), and how to take advantage of them to get the most bang for your buck. Read on to find out why you need to buy the minimum order quantity of custom boxes.

What are MOQs?

To put it simply, a minimum order quantity is the smallest order size that a manufacturer will make for a single order or product. In this case, a MOQ for custom boxes is the smallest number of boxes you can order in your particular custom size. This number will change depending on a variety of factors, such as size, materials and customisation. 

MOQs exist for a number of reasons. While they may sometimes seem unnecessary, they help to ensure that the manufacturer, like us at Jetbox, can ensure we maintain a cost-effective production. This, in turn, helps us keep the prices of your boxes low without sacrificing on quality. This is especially true for custom boxes, and custom printed boxes, as these are designed solely for your business and will never be made outside of this – so it is important to have a minimum quantity to make production a cost and time effective choice!

Why You Should Purchase the Minimum Order Quantity of Custom Boxes

You might see the minimum order quantity, and feel you have to purchase more than this amount. At Jetbox, this is not the case. In fact, we encourage you to purchase the MOQ! Our boxes are designed to be as affordable as possible, and if you buy the minimum order quantity as recommended by our MOQ calculator you will see the lowest price per box we offer for your specific dimensions. 

If you need more boxes, or a specific amount such as 1000, then you can still take advantage of our low prices! We are just conscious there are many small to medium businesses with smaller needs, and wanted to cater our website to helping them easily calculate the MOQ for their specific designs. 

Use this page to see the cheapest prices for a wide range of box sizes, alongside the MOQ for your selected size. 

Buying MOQs gives you the freedom to use boxes that work to your needs – without committing to a certain size for the next 5 years. Minimum order quantity at Jetbox still allows you to purchase high quality boxes made to Australian standards, without having to buy them in the thousands. You never know what the future holds – and buying the MOQ allows you to change your branding at a whim, and also easily store your boxes and other packaging supplies. If you have any questions about the way we calculate our prices, or about ordering less than our MOQ, please contact us online

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Custom RSC Box Sizes and Prices

Try out our Custom Cardboard Boxes Melbourne lowest prices calculator! Simply input your desired measurements and you can see the lowest pricing as well as the MOQ for your desired box size. 

Also check out our wide range of custom boxes and printed custom boxes

Australian Made Custom Boxes

Jetbox is a Melbourne based corrugated cardboard box manufacturer. All our boxes are made in house at our Melbourne warehouse, and designed with Australian standards in mind. We pride ourselves on creating boxes for all sized businesses, and allowing them to design their own boxes without breaking the bank. 

Custom made boxes allow you to create boxes that perfectly suit your products, and provide the highest level of protection during transit and storage. At Jetbox, we want to work with you to ensure you provide the right measurements and offer physical samples for you to review and modify or update your design. 

Visit our website today and see our wide range of cardboard boxes and packaging supplies!

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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.