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Getting Started with Custom Boxes

Handy Guide to Getting Started With Custom Boxes

If you have created the perfect product, congratulations! Your job is halfway done. There’s still so much marketing and advertising that you need to do in order to introduce your product to your target market, make it stand out from the competition, and eventually make a sale.

Your product won’t sell itself especially in the beginning when no one knows about it. If you want to get noticed by your potential customers, you need to make sure that you’re not just another brand X or Y. You must catch their attention and impress them right off the bat—and getting custom-printed boxes can help you do that.

Custom boxes give you the opportunity to make a killer first impression to your customers. If they are made from high-quality materials and come with a distinctive design, these boxes can also add value to your product. Your potential customers will surely feel that they are getting their money’s worth with the packaging alone. Lastly, custom boxes can provide an amazing unboxing experience that can put a smile on your customers’ faces and bring you one step closer to gaining loyal customers.

Where to Begin With Custom Boxes and Packaging

The first step in creating your custom boxes is choosing the box style that will match your needs and preferences.

  • Mailer boxes are ideal for e-commerce packaging. They are made from durable corrugated cardboard so rest assured that your products are protected while in transit. These boxes are also easy to assemble and require no adhesive tape.
  • Product boxes can come in either cardstock for lightweight products or corrugated cardboard for relatively heavier items. With a distinctive design and premium gloss, matte, or high-gloss UV coating, you can create a product packaging that provides excellent protection and stands out on the shelves.
  • Shipping boxes are ideal for shipping large and heavy items. Made from sturdy corrugated cardboard, they can also be used as secondary packaging that will enhance the safety and security of your products.

You can also choose your custom boxes based on your niche. Mailer boxes are great as subscription boxes, sales kits, and gift boxes. If you want to give your customers a memorable unboxing experience, these are the boxes that you want. Product boxes are meant for retail product packaging. Use them to store lightweight or small items such as cosmetics, supplements, snacks, coffee, tea, and many more. Last but not the least, shipping boxes are perfect for transporting appliances, books, clothes, shoes, packs of beer, bottles of wine, and even fresh produce.

Get Inspired by These Packola Custom Boxes

Custom-printed boxes give you the option to customize the size, material, and coating of your product packaging. But if you really want to make boxes that stand out, you have to put more attention to their design. To give you inspiration, here are some of the most well-designed Packola custom boxes created by entrepreneurs from our community:

Ramblyn Bride

Curated collection of garments for would-be brides that are stored in a classy and thoughtfully designed custom box. Ramblyn Bride provides assistance to bride-to-bes who want to look their best on their wedding day.

Sauce Boss

Sauce Boss is a subscription box that is perfect for condiment lovers. The custom box features a minimalist design with a striking bright orange color and a crown as the main emblem.

Adelina Social Goods

Adelina Social Goods’ Cocktail-of-the-Month Club gives customers a new cocktail every month. The brand was aiming for a chic, modern, and fun subscription box, which it achieved by incorporating a modern color palette, playful patterns, and a few carefully placed pieces of copy.

Get Production Started: Choose Your Box Style