When you pack products into a box and send them to clients, the expectation is that they will arrive in good condition. The purpose of the box is to secure and protect. However, during transit, it is easy for boxes to be mishandled. It can cause them to be punctured, dented, and even exposed to liquids. This can damage the box and possibly the contents.
Single-walled corrugated boxes are the standard but offer limited protection. Double and triple wall shipping boxes are preferable for several reasons.
The extra layers of fluting in triple and double wall shipping boxes make them better at protecting the contents within. They are better able to absorb vibrations, endure perforations and tearing, and survive drop damage. If exposed to liquids the outer layers may end up absorbing the moisture, but inner layers can remain dry.
Thicker boxes are more capable of supporting heavier items. A single wall box is not best for heavy items like electronics and furniture. They can easily tear under the weight, exposing the contents to the risk of damage. Double and triple wall boxes can better support these heavier items. They are also ideal for smaller items that need to be shipped in bulk quantities.
The extra flutes are also helpful in supporting the storage of items for long periods. Single wall boxes can easily lose shape and buckle under the weight when placed on a shelf for a long period with contents. Double and triple walled boxes are more rigid and can be safely left on the shelf or pallet for long periods. They can also be easily stacked without worry.
Reuse and Recycling
Just like single wall boxes, these options can also be easily recycled. This makes them just as good for the environment. They are a sustainable option if the products you are shipping require this level of protection.
Despite the extra layer of flutes, both double and triple walled boxes are quite lightweight. This means you do not have to worry about the significant addition of weight when packaging. You can just as easily ship without significant addition to shipping costs which are partially pegged on weight.
Do keep in mind that due to the extra flutes, these boxes are more expensive than single wall options. To help limit costs, ensure that they are only used for shipping items whose weight and value justify such added expense.