When it comes to business, there are many areas of consideration to take into account. What sector is the business going to be involved in, what are our target demographics, where are we going to provide out services or products, and how are we going to market them? These – and more – are all valid points to consider, but one that is often overlooked is also one of the most crucial if you’re delivering products through the post, and that is the following:
What packing boxes am I going to use to get my products to my customers?
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a small, niche-market business delivering goods to consumers’ homes or an international supplier shipping products worldwide, business to business, your business is going to need some form of boxes for moving products around. Large cardboard boxes make the best packing boxes and storage options, but it does depend on the quality and price of the boxes.
Packing Boxes in Business
Today’s market is a global one. Companies can design products in South Africa, make them in Venezuela, and sell them in Spain. This is mostly down to the rise of the internet and all the services that come with it. In terms of global business, one of the biggest factors was the rise of ecommerce.
Ecommerce is nothing new, having been around in one form or another for nearly 40 years. One of the world’s best known brand names, Amazon, was one of the few survivors of the “Dot Com” bubble of the mid 90s due to the fact that it was (and still is, although it has expanded its business into other areas) an ecommerce platform.
For ecommerce to work for a business requires many factors: a well-built ecommerce platform, good page design, proper payment handling, and – the one that we are focussed on – good boxes for moving products locally, nationally, or internationally.
Choosing the Right Packing Boxes
A good box is many things: durable, structurally sound, well priced, and able to be turned into a box fort at the shortest of notice. Packing boxes seem like the kind of thing that should be easy to get right. The opposite is true. They must also be double-walled, corrugated cardboard. This helps with points one and two on our “List of things large cardboard boxes” needs to be list.
Structural integrity matters as the packing boxes are going to be stacked on top of each other for long durations. Durability matters as they will pass through many hands, along many conveyor belts, and endure many different conditions. When looking at boxes for moving products around, a business must ensure that they are going to protect their products from the production line all the way to the client’s doorstep.
Pricing, of course, also matters. This is why buying in bulk is always a good idea; the economy of scale forces the individual price of the box down. This saves money for the company and reduces costs on the consumer’s end, resulting in cheaper product prices, which in turn encourage repeat business. Who knew that large cardboard boxes could have such an impact on brand loyalty?