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Large or Small Shipping Box

When it comes to the shipping business, too many times you feel like you’re in the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This box is too small, that box is too big, but which one is just right? Do you need a small shipping box to pack your products individually or will it be smarter to ship more in a large shipping box? There are many options and sometimes it can be confusing to figure out what is the right way to go.

The goal in shipping an item is to send it as quickly as possible, as safely as possible and as inexpensively as possible. You need to think size and shape of the item being shipped. Is it round and fragile like a light bulb? Is it long and thin like a fishing pole? Perhaps your items are large and heavy like a refrigerator or dishwasher. As you can see, one size will not fit all.

There are many types of shipping boxes. For products with a narrow width there are full overlap cartons. These boxes can handle items that are heavy, can protect the product from rough handling and they stack well. There are regular slotted cartons (RSC) that come in different sizes for handling products of different weights. These are the most common shipping box. There are variations of the RSC that has overlapping flaps that can give added strength to the box. The regular slotted cartons come in a variety of sizes. To ship very large and heavy items look towards a double cover box. This box has separate top and bottom covers. Placing the item on the bottom cover, sliding the body of the box over the item and covering it with the top cover makes for an efficient way to package those large cumbersome items.

All shipping boxes can be custom printed; no matter what size or shape. What better way to advertise your brand! It makes your product more recognizable. Remember those cow boxes that used to be delivered? No one had to look in the box to know what it was and where it was from. It was from Gateway and it was a computer. Wouldn’t it be great to have your product have the same recognition? Custom printing your shipping containers can do that for you. Check with Cactus Containers for a custom printed shipping box that will be just right for your business.

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