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Choosing The Right Box For Your Packaging Needs

As a business owner, you’re sure to know that customer satisfaction is the most important part of running a successful business. And a crucial aspect that can help you with this is ensuring that your packaged products reach customers safe and sound.

A product delivered without any damages can go a long way in reducing returns and increasing your profitability. And the first step toward this is choosing the right boxes for packaging products.

Let’s begin by laying out the different options available.


Types of Boxes


1. Mailer Boxes

Mailer boxes are those made of paperboard packaging material – often single ply and thin – and are designed to help you store and transport lightweight products. They usually have interlocking flaps and wings because they’re easy to assemble and need no additional adhesive tape to assemble and close them. Also, thanks to their double side walls, mailer boxes are durable and quite resistant to transport, allowing them to be used multiple times.

Mailer boxes are perfect for packaging and transporting apparel, jewelry, cosmetics, and other soft/delicate/lightweight goods.

Advantages

  • They are relatively less expensive.
  • They occupy less space wherever they’re stored – in your truck or warehouse – thus reducing shipping and storage costs.
  • They don’t need much effort to be set up, lowering labor requirements and costs.

2. Shipping/Carton Boxes


Shipping boxes are ideal for orders with large, heavy products. They often use a corrugated board, which is thick because of multiple layers of paper with a fluted interior layer.

Advantages

  • They are durable, lightweight, and made in a number of shapes and sizes.
  • They are eco-friendly as they’re often made of recycled cardboard boxes.
  • They are easy to use and can be stacked up conveniently over one another during transportation.

A Word Of Caution


With shipping boxes, it’s critical to consider the size of the product you are transporting. You don’t want to use a box that’s too large or too small.

And the best way to figure out if the size of the box you’ve picked is ideal is by ensuring that there’s minimal extra space in it – about 2 inches should work well. This way, you’re ensuring that there’s enough room in it for protective cushioning.

Also, remember not to use a shipping carton that’s too large for a product. Doing so can risk damage to the items being transported and increase shipping costs because of the size.


Dimensional Pricing


Dimensional pricing is an important aspect you need to consider while deciding between mailers and shipping boxes. It is essentially a pricing technique that carriers use to better reflect the cost of carrying bigger packages, irrespective of their weight.

Both UPS and FedEx use dimensional packaging to determine the shipping costs of packages. This method basically factors in how much space a package takes up rather than how much it weighs.

So, when you’re deciding which type of box you’re going to use, you need to find the dimensional weight of the package by measuring its length, width, and height in inches. The best way to get the most accurate weight is to use the longest point of every side, taking into account any bulges or misshaped sides. Then, once you have the dimensions, multiply them to get the cubic size of the package for dimensional pricing.


Why Arka?


If you’re looking for custom packaging to ensure your products reach customers intact, Arka is the one for you.

With our extremely competitive prices, we ensure that you don’t have to spend a penny more than you intend to while enjoying quality packaging for your shipping needs. You can even order as few as 10 boxes and enjoy speedy but top-notch packaging even for small orders!

If you want your mailers or shipping boxes designed, we do have a user friendly design tool. Share your dieline with us and we’ll make sure we don’t disappoint you!

And if all that wasn’t enough, you also get to enjoy the best service and support throughout the entire design and order process!

So, don’t miss out on the best custom packaging deals from the best custom packaging company! Talk to us now and we’ll give you a custom quote for your packaging needs!

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