Sometimes a regular box will not do for the job at hand. Therefore, there are specific customizations that can be made to fit certain products to where they are displayed nicely for the consumer. A customized box may be needed around the office to hold ingoing and outgoing mail or to store paperwork and other important documents so that they are within arm’s reach.
One of the most commonly seen products shipped in customized boxes is computer software. Instead of opening like a regular box, this might have slides on both sides and a flap that folds down in the front. Even though software normally includes discs to be shipped without a scratch, some software can include manuals and may have an added customized space to include these materials. Boxes that are used with software can also include hidden pockets for this information.
Custom die cut boxes and inserts are manufactured to help promote the product, lower the risk of damages during shipping, and to fit the product precisely. With proper custom box printing, they can even advertise the company, help with displays, or prepare the product to be resold after arrival. A very important shipment can be destroyed when the proper type of packaging is not used prior to shipping. This can include the type of box used, partitions, and proper labeling.
Product presentation is everything when it comes to advertising and bringing in more consumers and revenue. In certain businesses, such as the wine and liquor industries, the types of boxes they are shipped in are also used to display the products. For these companies, inserts are also a must have. Customized inserts are used for bottles that are shaped differently than the normal bottles that are big bottomed and slender tops.
Special items such as lab equipment, computer electronics, and firearms may have their shipping boxes custom made due to the high risk of damage. These items are very expensive to replace and that is shared within the shipping community. Therefore, there are custom boxes and inserts that are made to hold this type of fragile equipment in place while it is being transported from one location to another. The inserts made for certain firearms are customized to that specific type of firearm. For larger, longer, firearms there may be a long box that is also slim. This can also apply for other items that are longer and require more protection during shipping.