Close to 100 Billion boxes are produced and used each year within the United States. That’s a lot of boxes that companies and individuals are purchasing in order to send packages to various destinations throughout the globe. The question that remains in the face of this staggering statistic is, “have you begun to reduce your package waste and costs, or are you still spending too much money on shipments?”
Most people just refer to boxes as cardboard boxes, but there is a difference from an industrial perspective. Chipboard boxes and corrugated boxes are very common in the industry and have different applications. Let’s examine both types so that you may determine which one your business needs.
The growth of the e-commerce market has been a mostly positive development for everyone involved. However, this growth comes at the price of an increase in waste. Businesses and consumers can enjoy the benefits of e-commerce while still taking precautions to rescue and recycle as much material as possible.
Why An Overlap Slotted Container May Be Right For Your Packaging Needs
For the vast majority of packaging applications, the standard “Half Slotted Container” (HSC) is the right choice. It’s sturdy, fast to fold into place, and it’s sealed with a quick swipe of the tape gun. But what about those instances where you need something a little more robust? Enter the “Overlap Slotted Container” (OSC) and its variation, the “Full Overlap Slotted Container” (FOL).
A Sturdy Box That’s Slightly Different From The Regular Slotted Container
Every box design serves a purpose and sometimes many. The half-slotted container (HSC) is no exception to this rule. In one of our previous posts, we talked about the most familiar and widely used type of cardboard container — the regular slotted container (RSC). It’s the kind with equal-sized flaps — both on top and bottom — that meet without overlapping. Similar to the RSC, the half-slotted container has the same kind of bottom flaps. But it’s also significantly different.
Sturdy corrugated cardboard boxes have so much potential for reuse, repurposing and recycling that it’s a shame to send them to the heap of lost opportunity known as the landfill.
Custom Printed Boxes Give Your Shipped Products a Truly Impactful Appearance
Customer loyalty doesn’t come easy these days, and customers more and more are expecting a valuable and memorable experience at every step of their purchase process. From an attractive-looking website to an intuitive and easy-to-use online shopping portal, an inviting brick and mortar retail location, not to mention well-designed and desirable products, your brand needs to be shown in the best possible light to earn repeat customers.
With Christmas around the corner, now is crunch time for holiday orders. Consumers want their gifts to arrive in time to put under the tree, and few things can erode brand loyalty like a late or botched shipment. Fortunately, if you take a few precautions on the front end, you can be the holiday hero, in turn ensuring satisfied (and repeat) customers. Here are some examples:
Making Green Packaging Choices in Business Practices Takes Thoughtfulness
Business leaders understand the value of making green choices in business practices in the 21st century. Concerned company owners continually search for new ways to make sustainable choices in their business practices, wondering where they can make the best choices regarding environmental impact for now and the long-term.
The packaging of goods at every level—from business-to-business to business-to-consumer and beyond—is essential to modern life, but there are definitely companies that work diligently to create the most sustainable packaging possible. These companies do their research to find and use green-friendly materials, equipment, construction practices and material waste disposal methods.
Most People Have Probably Used a Regular Slotted Corrugated Box Before
By far, the regular slotted corrugated (RSC) is the most popular and widely used type of box available. Due to its efficient and sturdy design, it is no wonder that most everyone who has a shipping or storage need tends to rely on this box type.