A look into the types of cardboard online shopping companies use
In the world of eCommerce packaging, businesses have several options available to them when it comes to the cardboard materials they use to package their goods. Because of this, you may feel a bit overwhelmed when you need to choose the right type of packaging for your goods.
Don’t worry though, you’re not the only one struggling to find the right cardboard packaging for your business. As such, we’ve put together this short list of cardboard types that you can use for your packaging, as well as descriptions of each type to give you a better idea of which you should use in different situations. We hope this helps!
4 types of cardboard packaging for eCommerce
These are the standard brown boxes you see everywhere. Corrugated boxers are sturdy and can carry their fair share of goods; they provide an extra option of cushioning (thanks to the corrugated materials), and can be categorised further into several different styles that are all suitable in different applications.
Regular Slotted Containers
These types of boxes are known as the industry’s standard stock boxes. Also known as regular slotted containers, these types of boxes are easily identified by their trademark flaps that are all equal in length, with at least two of the parallel sides meeting seamlessly in the middle.
Regular corrugated containers are ideal for warehousing and storage, as well as shipping items that aren’t relatively heavy. If you
Full overlap cardboard boxes
Full overlap boxes are a derivative of slotted containers with one major difference: one of the two parallel flaps overlaps the other, thus completely covering the opening of the box. These types of boxers provide the best security for the boxes opening and are less likely to become disfigured when being transported. These boxes are ideal for carrying heavy and fragile items, and are best for long shipping trips.
Last but certainly not least on our list are auto-locking boxes. These containers come with a built-in mechanism that allows a user to interlock (and unlock) the cardboard flaps with one another by simply adding a bit of force in the right direction when opening or closing the box.
These boxes are efficient in how they can save you money on taping costs, as well as time on packaging certain materials – auto-locking boxes offer a quick package-and-go option for packagers. They’re ideal for several applications, including warehousing, fast-moving eCommerce shipping, and production lines.
As you may suspect, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the world of cardboard box packaging. If you’d like to learn more about the plethora of cardboard boxes available to you for all your packaging needs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today!