You might think there isn’t a lot to talk about when it comes to boxes. Aren’t they just cardboard pieces folded into a square container to store or ship things? Not so fast! Picking the right box for any purpose requires more than just grabbing any old box. There are many things to consider. You need to think about how big your items are, how many are being stored, and how fragile they may be.
Regular slotted boxes can solve your shipping and storage needs. Slotted boxes are those made of corrugated cardboard. They will always need staples, glue, or tape to secure the corners and ends. Although these boxes are primarily for storing or shipping purposes, you can add a bit of flare to the box by printing your logo or artwork onto the box.
What type of regular slotted container (RSC) is best for you? The size of your item is a primary concern. Shipping or storing something tall like fishing poles or hockey sticks? A five panel wrap box would be the choice for these items. The box itself is constructed on one panel and has a channel in the middle to protect your item. The rest of the box wraps around your item to secure it from damage. These boxes are sturdy and are ideal for stacking.
If you are shipping a painting or something narrow in width, a full overlap carton is the best choice. This box can stand up to rough handling and stacks well. Do you need a box that will be opened frequently from which to retrieve something? A half slotted box is the one for you. It comes with a cover that is easy to remove and replace. This box is great for storing items on a shelf. There are double cover boxes for larger and heavier items. A double cover box has 3 parts: bottom, sides, and top. These boxes are used by placing the bottom cover on the floor, putting the item being stored in it and sliding the sides over the item. Secure it by placing the top over the sides.
As you can see, it’s not as simple as grabbing any old box. You’ll need to think about single wall or double wall construction for strength. You’ll need to think about the size of your item to ensure the correct fit so the item doesn’t move around and get damaged. And don’t forget to add flare to your box by choosing a customized printed RSC box.