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Choosing the Right Box for your Product

Choosing the Right Box for your Product

Time to start making upgrades and changes for your business? One important area to consider is choosing the right box for your products. Maybe you’ve had unfortunate issues with damaged boxes (and goods) in the past, or maybe you’re concerned about shipping prices with the new DIM weight changes. Or maybe you’ve noticed competitors with interesting boxes and you’re seeking to learn more about increasing your brand awareness through product packaging. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Suitable Stock Boxes

Hughes stocks a wide variety of regular slot cartons and corrugated boxes to fit all your shipping needs. Many different sizes and shapes of boxes are available. Choose a box that is just slightly larger than your item being shipped to accommodate for some protective material, but not too large so shipping charges sky rocket or that you risk damage from the product moving around inside. The most common and recommended shipping box is the corrugated box (cardboard box) because it’s durable and lightweight. See our chart with a huge variety of box sizes ranging from as large as 30”x20”x20” to as small as 4”x4”x4”.

Shaped to Perfection

If your products come in a variety of shapes and sizes, you might want to consider a multi-depth die cut box, so you can easily resize it as needed. Corrugated die cut boxes are highly customizable corrugated cardboard boxes designed to fit any shape, size, or need. They have a unique design that allows for angular, circular or other unusual cuts, slots and scores. Die cut boxes also feature perforated lines, ventilation or access holes. They are known as die cut boxes because they are cut from plain sheets of corrugated material on a machine known as a die press (or die cutter).

Customize and Show Your Style

Your box is your first physical touch-point with your customer and a perfect way to make an outstanding first impression. Packaging is a huge part of what makes (or breaks) a brand. Safety and design are top concerns. And depending on the shape and size of your goods, consider thinking beyond the box and packaging with bags. Get creative and use custom printed bags to give your company’s brand a polished and professional look. Still want to ship with a box? Our Corrugated die cut boxes can even be printed in up to 4 colors and you can still be innovative by adding unique label colors or adding life to your products with thermal transfer ribbons.

Hughes Can Help

By taking time to learn about your customer’s needs, you have the opportunity to identify areas in your operation where corrugated cardboard boxes can improve your customer service. When choosing the right box (or bag) for your product, consider the packaging requirements and also the reliability of your packaging equipment. For help with all your shipping and packaging operation needs contact a Hughes sales representative for assistance.