There are many different types of packaging for ecommerce merchants to use. The first is an ordinary box. But what if you want something more interesting for your online store? A colorful cardboard box, a fancier cardboard box, or even a corrugated box may be the right choice for your online business. There are 5 common types of boxes for e Commerce merchants to consider.
The most expensive but also the easiest to use and the least durable is wooden boxes. Boxes made from wood can be customized with any color of stain or paint and they can often be painted. However, wooden boxes are often used for transporting boxed packaged goods in refrigerators, and therefore, they often carry lead or asbestos that may be hazardous for long-term exposure.
Cardboard carton packaging is inexpensive and lasts longer than the wooden variants. Smaller cartons with fine prints and designs can look very attractive in your shop and look similar to traditional packing. For packaging organic products, many companies now offer specially designed packaging for such merchandise. Many times, these product boxes have holes that allow customers to put in their own items, or to add another product like candies. These boxes are commonly found at craft fairs and in local flea markets.
Corrugated boxes are inexpensive and lightweight and offer good protection for goods that tend to be exposed to a lot of moisture and heat. Many companies now offer custom retail packaging in any color, shape, or size. Many online merchants also use corrugated boxes with bright colors, like hot pink, lime green, or yellow. They are also easy to spot due to their uniform shape.
Plastic containers are also popular, especially with food retailers. They are lightweight and durable, and affordable. Some companies specialize in plastic packaging, especially boxes, because they are cost effective for businesses that cannot afford corrugated boxes. In addition, they make it easier for customers to identify which product is which, depending on their packaging. Small and large packaging containers are used for a variety of boxed goods, including shampoo, laundry detergent, soaps, confetti, and confetti balls.
Most cardboard boxes are made of clear polyurethane, but many retail stores stock black, red, or brown paper bags. These bags are convenient for customers to identify goods that come in specific packages, and many people prefer paper bags over cardboard boxes. Green or eco-friendly bags are preferable for food retail stores, as they help reduce waste and reduce the chemicals that are released into the environment.
Electronic goods come in many different shapes and sizes, and therefore boxes and other packaging materials are needed to store them safely. Plastic storage cases are common for electronics, such as laptops, smart phones, and digital cameras. Some companies specialize in clear plastic cases that can store a variety of electronic devices. Electronic items are becoming smaller in size every day, and a clear case will help consumers recognize what type of device they have and keep them safe. Many of these cases contain a transparent sleeve that helps to showcase the electronic media inside the box, and allows users to see how the device looks when it is placed inside the box. Many cases are specially designed to hold certain electronic devices, such as pens, notepads, USB drives, and printers.
One of the biggest disadvantages of using these boxes and containers is that they are typically fairly inexpensive, which makes them affordable for a wide range of goods. They do not have to meet FDA regulations, and in some cases, do not have to meet local ordinances at all. A major disadvantage of using a plastic or wooden box to transport goods is that consumers will be more vulnerable to pests and insects if the container or box becomes cracked or damaged somehow. In addition, plastic and wooden packaging materials can be less durable than other packaging options.