Custom corrugated boxes for distributors have been a staple of the shipping and packaging industry for many decades. These reliable, sturdy boxes can keep products safe against impacts; protecting their contents from damage. Whether it’s across town or across the country, this makes them a cost-effective and lightweight option for businesses to ship products to customers. Even though technological advances have changed many areas of the distribution process, the custom corrugated cardboard box continues to serve as the shipping industry standard. Our packaging experts have put together five reasons that custom boxes will be around for a while.
Boxes that are too large for the products they hold require additional packaging material to keep contents safe. Over time; however, this added weight and filling materials can generate significant costs for companies as well as increase their carbon footprint (environmental impact) of their distribution operations. When choosing custom corrugated shipping boxes, businesses can more easily accommodate packaging for a wide range of items while keeping costs to a reasonable level.
Nearly all major freight carriers and package delivery companies now use DIM (dimensional weight pricing) for all ground shipments. Also known as cube weight, this pricing structure actually penalizes companies that regularly ship items in large boxes regardless of the size of the contents. Manufacturers can reduce the cost of shipping by simply making a small investment in corrugated boxes. Hughes offers a specific solution to combat dimensional weight pricing by creating efficient customized packaging– adjusting for elements such as dimensions and weight – we offer a variety of boxes custom-sized to fit your product.
Customized boxes can have a positive impact for brands at every step of the packaging and shipping process. Boxes that not only keep products safe, but are attractive as well, can increase the perceived value of your product before the box is even opened. As e-commerce continues to develop, so do customer’s expectations which means speed, presentation and safety are all a part of the shopping experience.
Custom boxes can help reinforce your business’ branding and increase brand awareness setting your company apart from the competition. By choosing custom packaging, you’re using less material to ship out the same products which is eco-friendly and also directly equates to a boost in your ROI.
Any company’s goal is to insure their product arrives on time and damage free. Using on-site packaging equipment as well as custom corrugated boxes, you’ll have a comprehensive solution that’s safe and delivers fast.
Hughes Enterprises specializes in designing and implementing proper packaging equipment solutions to meet every need. Hughes strives to find the right solution for your packaging needs. Trust our packaging experts to help your decide on the best design for your product’s packaging. For assistance with your shipping and packaging operation needs, contact a Hughes Sales Representative today.
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