Have you been using standard shipping boxes for your packaging? Have you been on the fence about diving into the world of custom boxes? Today, we go over some things to think about for your first branded box.
3 Ways to Save on Custom Boxes
1. Choose Standard Sizes
For some box styles, like mailers, a cutting die is used to cut out the shape of the box. Typically, a cutting die will need to be made to suit your box specifically, which results in an additional tooling charge. This extra fee can range anywhere from $100 to several hundred. You can save on this tooling charge by using one of Whitebird's in-house cutting dies for standardized sizes. For more information on this program, click here.
2. Purchasing in volume
The more boxes you order, the lower the price per unit. This is because higher volumes allow us to order raw materials in bulk and also reduces set up times.
3. Using Simple, Minimal Designs
If you are looking to transition to branded boxes, but are not ready to invest big dollars in it, consider using a simpler design. Simple, minimal designs have the following features. They:
- Require less ink coverage
- Use lighter coloured inks
Less ink used means a cheaper box for you. Boxes that use less ink and/or lighter coloured inks also lend themselves to more straightforward quality checks which means a quicker turnaround period. See the images above for examples of good simple, minimal designs.
Ready to move forward with a branded box? Get a quote today!