Whether you’re part of a large organization or a one-person shop, the type of packaging you use to ship your products speaks volumes.  This is one area you certainly don’t want to skimp on–trust us, your customers will know.

Let’s look into the different types of packaging options that are available.

Selecting the Best Types of Packaging

Packaging is an essential component within any industry that ships or displays goods. The type of packaging you choose will vary depending on your needs and industry. For example, if you’re shipping food products, you’ll need different types of packaging than electronics providers.

Some of the best packaging solutions include:

1. Corrugated Boxes

One of the most popular packaging options is the corrugated box. Corrugated box manufacturers create boxes that can be used for shipping both large and small items, as well as to make insulation, pizza boxes, partitions, and more.

Corrugated boxes consist of three layers–the outer liner, an inner liner, and the corrugated material. This material is what gives the box its strength.

Another benefit? Corrugated boxes can be reused and recycled, making them the ideal environmentally friendly solution for both retailers and customers.

2. Chipboard Boxes

The boxes seen in grocery stores and pharmacies are typically made from chipboard. This type of packaging is also commonly used in the medical device and cosmetics industries.

Chipboard boxes are thinner and lighter than corrugated boxes and are available in various densities depending on your needs. However, because chipboard is a lighter material, it is not ideal for shipping heavy items.

Those shipping lightweight items such as cereal or cracker boxes, gift boxes, and tissue boxes will find chipboard to suit their needs. It’s also possible to create custom boxes with a logo on display since chipboard packaging has the ideal surface for printing.

3. Die-Cut Boxes

Die-cut boxes are meant to be a perfect fit for the product you’re shipping, without having to rely on a lot of additional packing materials. These boxes are made using a pre-built cutter that matches the customer’s requirements exactly, making them ideal for custom packaging needs.

The design (molded from your product) is stamped onto a corrugated board so the packaging fits your product precisely. The box can be opened to put the product on display. This is a beneficial option for those looking to “wow” the customer with not just the product but also the presentation.

Common uses for die-cut boxes include jewelry, soap, and hair products. Since die-cut boxes don’t require packing material, companies can save costs by using this option. These boxes also reduce the risk of damage when shipping fragile items like glassware and electronics.

Make the Best First Impression

Now that you know the various types of packaging materials available, you’ll be better able to choose the one that best suits your unique needs.

If you’re looking for the best boxes and packing materials for your shipping needs, we’re here to help. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our products and services.