Words Worth Knowing For Buying Cardboard Boxes

February 25, 2022

No matter the size or needs of your small business, understanding packaging terminology is key to ensuring you order the right cardboard boxes every time. Let the team at Jetbox help you with some of the most important words and terms you need to know; to help you purchase cardboard boxes with confidence. Read on for 5 words worth knowing when buying cardboard boxes!

Board Grades

Board grades are tiers used to describe the weight and flute of your cardboard. The main three elements used to determine the board grade are the weight and type of both the inner and outer liner, as well as the type of flute aka the middle layer between them.

Choosing a board grade can seem overwhelming when you don’t understand the different codes and terminology. We realised this, and wrote a useful blog to help all business owners choose the right board grade for them – read everything you need to know about choosing a board grade for your cardboard boxes here.


Corrugated cardboard is a common term when it comes to cardboard manufacturing. In short, corrugated cardboard is 3 layers of cardboard with the middle layer being specially crimped. Corrugation refers to the crimping itself. You may have seen the way the middle layer of some cardboard seems to ripple; that’s corrugated cardboard. The inner and outer layer protect the middle, corrugated medium.

Corrugated cardboard is beneficial for a number of reasons. Some of the benefits of choosing corrugated cardboard include:

  • Durability
  • Affordability
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Ideal for protecting your products

RSC (Regular Slotted Carton)

RSC, or Regular Slotted Carton Boxes, are one of the most commonly used styles of stock boxes. Made using corrugated cardboard, this box style has 4 flaps on both opening ends that fold over to completely cover and seal the contents inside. Imagine a box you’ve used recently for packing and storing – if it had 4 flaps, 2 which you fold first then another 2 to cover those and completely close the box, then it was a RSC style box.

RSC boxes are affordable, easy to use and time efficient boxes for any small business or home mover. Our most popular moving box, a 50 Litre Carton, is an example of a RSC box – check it out online here.

5 Panel Folder

The 5 Panel Folder box style is truly unique, and used for a number of wide and flat items such as canvases and mats. 5 Panel Folder boxes come unglued, and can almost seem like one large origami project – simply place your product down, and wrap the box around it!

If you need a visual for what a 5 Panel Folder looks like, check out our online listing. Anything with a thin profile is ideal to ship in a 5 Panel Folder box. Many business owners opt for 5 Panel Folder boxes as they are so simple and easy to assemble, making packing products a breeze!

Custom Box Calculator

A Custom Box Calculator is a program you can use to help choose unique sized boxes for your business or move. If you have items that need custom made boxes, inserts or board grades then a custom box calculator helps you receive an instant quote to better plan for the upcoming expense.

At Jetbox, we believe in full transparency – our custom box calculator lets you see prices for a number of different order sizes and box types. Our Custom Box Calculator lets you get a glimpse into the different boxes we offer, so if you choose to order custom boxes with us you are already knowledgeable on what you want and how much it will cost.

See our Custom Box Calculator online now!

Australian Corrugated Cardboard Boxes by Jetbox

At Jetbox, we believe all businesses deserve the right to quality and affordable boxes. All our boxes are manufactured in Melbourne to the highest quality, and we provide corrugated cardboard boxes to businesses and homeowners alike.

We hope that our blogs help you make the best decisions you can for your business! Our highly experienced and qualified team are always here to help answer any of your questions, and walk you through your custom box journey. If you come across any other terminology or words you don’t understand while browsing our website please let us know – we’d love to address those next!

Choose Jetbox for your box needs, and we can guarantee the highest quality with prices that don’t break the bank. Contact us today or visit our website for more information. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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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.