Ulla Wally December 17, 2018

Regardless of the product, companies and sellers need to ensure that the packaging is done right. Besides the obvious need to protect the product during transit and shipping, packaging is also a marketing tool in many ways. If you are considering boxes, such as cardboard or corrugated boxes, for product packaging, the first step is to find a manufacturer, and in this post, we are discussing some of the things you can expect from these services.

  1. Customization and more customization. A good box manufacturer is expected to deal in all kinds of box packaging materials, including custom designs and shapes. While most services do have standard sizes for regular needs, brands are now more focused on custom packaging and boxes, and it’s critical to select a service that can handle such requirements.

  1. Help with conceptualization and design. Smaller brands don’t have a design team to handle the box design, shape and other details, and many of them rely on the manufacturer to get the work done. Most of the better box suppliers do have services related to product conceptualization and design, and they can work in sync with your brand objectives.
  1. Services around a budget. Eventually, there is always a fixed budget for packaging, and it’s necessary to find a packaging service that can work around that price. There’s no point of hiring a box manufacturing service if you cannot afford them in the first place. Get an estimate for your boxes before placing the order.
  1. Warehouse services. We all know that bulk orders qualify for a better price, but when you order more boxes than you require for a current period, storage becomes a concern. Space is unexpectedly expensive, but many manufacturers can sort that you. Check for options like net/services/warehouse-ready-to-go/, and you can get a deal for storing boxes till you need them.

  1. Ability to handle bulk orders. It is equally important for box manufacturers to be capable of handling larger orders and shipping as and when required. No matter the size and nature of your order, expect to get a delivery date in advance and ask about the cost of shipping, which can be mentioned separately or included in the price.

Consider your packaging supplier as an extended arm for your business, because besides producing boxes, they also help you make the most of your budget and design goals. Check online to shortlist choices.