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How to Assemble Product Boxes

How to Assemble Your Custom Boxes

When you order custom boxes, they are shipped flat, unassembled. This makes them cheaper to ship, easier to store, and minimizes damage during transit. Your custom mailer boxes will arrive in a small flat box that can be stored anywhere and won’t take up too much space. Having them come fully assembled instead could come with some logistical issues, such as having to sort out storage space for a bulky box.

The question that always pops up is ‘Are these easy to assemble?’ Yes, they are. Here’s a quick guide on how to you can easily assemble one of the most common types of boxes – the regular slotted container.

  1. Prepare your work area. Choose a clean, flat area where you have plenty of space to maneuver.
  2. Place the flat box in front of you. Start right side up and turn it over.
  3. Pull the box open and fold each flap over.
  4. Ensuring each edge lines up, seal with packing tape.
  5. Turn the box right side up.

How to Assemble Packola Boxes

For a more detailed guide on how our custom boxes are assembled, we’ve broken down the instructions per category:

Product Boxes

  1. Clean your work area. Make sure you have enough space.
  2. Take one of the flat product boxes and place it in front of you.
  3. Pull the box open with the bottom part facing you.
  4. Fold the flaps in and lock it in place. Gluing or taping will depend on the kind of custom box you have.
  5. Turn it over and fold the top flaps inward.

Mailer Boxes

  1. Prepare your work area. Choose a clean, flat area where you have a lot of space to work with.
  2. Get your flat box and place it in front of you. Make sure the interior side is facing up.
  3. Slightly bend all panels and flaps on all scored lines towards the interior.
  4. The side walls will have two scored lines close to one another. Make sure to fold them both.
  5. Fold the interior walls of your box. Tuck the side walls in, locking it in place.
  6. Fold the remaining sides of the box. The locking tabs should fit inside the sidewall perfectly.

Shipping Boxes

  1. Prepare your work area. Choose a clean, flat area where you have plenty of space to maneuver.
  2. Place the flat shipping box in front of you. Determine the right side up and flip it over.
  3. Pull the box open. Fold each side flap over.
  4. Seal with packing tape.
  5. Turn the box right side up.
  6. Fold the top flaps inward.

Creative Ways to Reinforce Your Custom Boxes

While assembling your box is pretty straightforward, creative minds have found ways to strengthen and reinforce custom boxes. Our custom boxes are durable by themselves, yet taking note of these tips will go a long way in prolonging the durability and effectiveness of your packaging.

  • Add a liner – Adding a paper or cardboard liner distributes the weight of the products inside your box. This takes away the brunt of the work from the box which works wonders especially if it’s a heavy load.
  • Tape the insides – Another way of reinforcing your box is to tape the insides, particularly the joints and edges. This strengthens the weak areas of the box.
  • Reinforce the corners – You can use leftover cardboard and place them along the corners of your custom box. This provides additional strength to the box’s corners.

Why Choose Packola

  • Fuss-free order process – You can calculate the cost and place your order in real time. There’s no need to wait for reps to get back to you with a quote. All you have to do is choose your specs, upload your design, and complete the order process. We’ll take it from there.
  • Intuitive 3D Design Studio – You don’t need a design degree to create awesome custom boxes. Our free 3D Design Studio is easy to use and lets you create artwork from scratch in minutes. You can use it to add images, play around with color, or add copy.
  • Endless customization – Packola lets you fulfill your vision. You can print on the inside and outside of your boxes. You can order one box or a thousand. You can customize practically every inch of your box, truly making it your own.
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