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Short run boxes: Why it’s best for business.

11 January 2024 by
Quickbox Manufacturing Ltd, Lorna Donnelly

Why are short run boxes good for business? The corrugated packaging industry has undergone a metamorphosis in the last couple of years. A large part of this is due to the massive growth in ecommerce. High volume, versatile packaging is a necessity to facilitate the same day handling, next day dispatch service that most consumers have come to expect as standard.

While the likes of Amazon and Ebay dominate the ecommerce world, hundreds of smaller businesses have found that the internet is the best tool for reaching a much wider audience instantly. These businesses often use Amazon and Ebay to sell their goods but choose to fulfil orders themselves. This means they don’t have access to the production plants that produce corrugated packaging for these large companies.

Quickbox Manufacturing specialise in short run cardboard boxes of any shape, size and quantity. Our machinery has super fast set up times which make short run production an extremely viable option.

Do I hear you say, “Why short run boxes, what is the advantage for me”? There are a number of advantages for you in going down this route as detailed below:

Less Risk

Business is a risk and when starting out there are so many educated guesses that need to be made. Once you have decided on the right product, you then have to decide how many to purchase, what price to sell them at, how to pack them and how many boxes you will need to dispatch them. Each step of the way there is margin for error and the last thing you need is a large batch of boxes that you can’t use, due to a last minute change that you didn’t anticipate.

More Space

Space costs money, and you need as much space as possible to run your business properly. We all have had the experience of getting an extremely cheap price on our boxes, but to get this we had to buy so many that we won’t need any more for the next 6 months. We then spend the next 6 months tripping over all the extra boxes we didn’t need. This makes for a disorganised packing operation and a bad working environment. If you could put a cost on this extra frustration, you would soon find that the cheap price was actually very expensive!

More Cash

Cash is King (or Queen 👑). This is true in all businesses but especially so in small and new businesses. Sadly a new business can be so successful that it grows broke. This problem is caused by cash being tied up in stock and giving customers credit terms. You may not always be able to shorten your customer’s terms, but you can certainly reduce your stock of packaging. Do this by opting for a high quality short run box manufacturer.

More Choice

Whatever your product is, it’s always best to use a custom made box rather than a stock box. Our box making machinery is capable of making large flat boxes, tall narrow boxes, boxes for letter boxes, multi crease boxes, boxes for bikes, and pallet boxes. All these can be made to the exact dimensions of your product, saving on the need for additional protective packaging.

In Summary

Whether you have been in business for years or you are just starting out, you will always be on the lookout for the points above. Doing short run packaging is another way of making sure your business is as successful as it should be! Be free to try out our Instant Box Quote calculator to see how we can help your business succeed.

Quickbox Manufacturing Ltd, Lorna Donnelly 11 January 2024

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