5 Things to Look for When Buying Boxes for Your Business

When creating a company, you must develop your brand, a logo, your products, and how you will ship them. While branding is imperative to the success of your company, so are the boxes that you ship your products in.

The modern marketplace is extremely competitive and most of your competition is willing to undercut you to get a sale. With that in mind, it is becoming increasingly important for you to ship your products in high quality boxes.

But, what makes a good box? Here are 5 things to look for when sourcing boxes for your business.

1. Box Shape

This one goes without saying. Every product requires a specific type of box to ship it. If your product stacks nicely, classic rectangle corrugated boxes may be best for you.

If you are shipping a canned product, a corrugated tray may be the best option.

Corrugated boxes come in all shapes and forms and most packaging companies are ready to help you choose a box that perfectly suits your product.

2. Box Durability

Durability goes a long way in the world of shipping. No one remembers when their package arrives in its proper condition, but everyone remembers when they receive a damaged product.

When sourcing boxes for your business, you want to place a premium on durability and make sure that they will survive the rough shipping process.

The most important thing you can do is check the weight thresholds that the boxes are capable of withstanding and seeing how your specific box performs in an edge crush test.

 

3. Types of Lid / Seal

Some products require boxes with special flaps, lids, or seals. The average corrugated box is closed with traditional flaps that are taped shut.

However, other forms of boxes have overhead tuck tops, [...]

4 Reasons Why Quality Corrugated Boxes Still Matter in 2017

It may be 2017, but corrugated boxes continue to be one of the most important COGS purchases that a business can make.

Think about it, every day, boxes are used to ship millions of products across the world. Amazon, the world’s leader in online sales, shipped a staggering 1.6 million packages per day and around 608 million in 2016.

Your Reputation Ships with Your Corrugated Boxes

This may seem like a silly statement, but it is exactly the opposite. When you ship a product, your customers expect it to arrive on time and in good shape. If your products are arriving damaged because you elected to buy a large quantity of low quality corrugated boxes, your customers will shop elsewhere because they will assume that your products are cheap.

In 2017, you cannot afford to lose customers because you shipped your products in inferior corrugated boxes. Make sure you ship your products right the first time in order to avoid any embarrassing returns and disputes.

Free Advertising

When you ship products in corrugated boxes, you control the advertising medium. How many random boxes do you see in a given day? Probably a lot, and all of those boxes are decked out in free advertising for the company that shipped them.

Take advantage of this easy method of advertising by planting your company logo and contact details on all corrugated boxes you ship. Even after the boxes have completed their shipping lifecycle, they may still live on and be used by other people that need boxes for moving and storage, and the first thing they will see when they use your box is your company and products.

Do not underestimate the value of planting your brand in the subconscious of your customers. The [...]

Boxes Durability & Safe Product Delivery is at the Top of Our List

Delivery of your product safely is always at the top of the list for businesses today.  It is even more important with the ever-growing online shopping industry, where customers prefer to shop online than in person.  To ship a product and have it arrive in perfect condition is the only way to do business. Otherwise, you risk losing customers and receiving bad reviews, which will affect your business negatively.  At McLeish Corr-A-Box, we stand by the superior protection a corrugated box offers your product.  We challenge you to find a container that will carry and cushion your product like layers of cardboard will.  Choose boxes made with our clients in mind – we know shipping is a large part of your business today and will work hard to ensure your products are delivered safely and securely with sturdy, reliable corrugated boxes.  McLeish Corr-A-Box is a packaging and design company that has been serving our clients for over 40 years in Toronto, Ontario and across the GTA.

Corrugated Boxes Ship Your Goods Cheaply and Effectively

Most small to mid-size businesses don’t have unlimited budgets – small business owners are always on the lookout for great opportunities to save yet not cut corners.  With a corrugated box, you can do both.  No corners are cut because you are getting the best shipping/storage product on the market, and your savings will be unbelievable.  There is no more economical way to ship to your clients than with a corrugated box.  In addition, the protective nature of the box will ensure no damage is done to your product, again saving you and your client time, money and frustration.  When you order a product, you expect fast, secure delivery and that is [...]

POP Displays Increase Interest in Your Product

Who isn’t interested in a POP display?  We have all seen them in the retail stores, standing alone or on the checkout counter, displaying new, seasonal, sales or other items.  Professional, neat and organized, the POP display quietly encourages consumers to “pick me!”  POP displays draw consumer attention away from typical store shelving and away from the competition’s products.  They are perfect tools to increase consumer interest in your product and to help sell your products.  McLeish Corr-A-Box is a packaging and design company that specializes in POP displays, along with a wide array of other tools to ship, store and displays your items economically and effectively.

POP Displays Quietly Work for You

POP Displays work as a silent salesperson, urging consumers to take a second look at the display case when the final purchasing decisions are being made.  There is no better vehicle for sales, seasonal or new product.  With this type of display, you have options regarding placement, type of material, customization and more.  It is proven that consumers prefer neat, professional looking displays that hold products that are on promotion, sale or are new product launches.  Consumers are attracted to the displays due to customization, placement and professional looking display.  At McLeish Corr-A-Box, our team can help you decide which type of POP display is best for your product.  We can help with placement, customization and even advice on which type of product fits best. Let your POP display be a representation of your company, brand and product.  Look to the economical, eco-friendly display to move products and increase your bottom line.

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Corrugated Boxes Advertise your Product

Advertising costs are high and have a large impact on the budget of small to mid-size budgets.  These businesses must look for innovative ways to market their products in a cost effective manner.  One great way is to customize your product packaging.  By customizing corrugated boxes with logos and your company name, you are effectively promoting your product and company while ensuring the safe delivery of your product in a sturdy, secure box.  McLeish Corr-A-Box is a packaging and design company that specializes in customization of corrugated boxes to promote your brand, product and company.  We ensure your product is delivered intact in our sturdy boxes as well as offer numerous other services to help with shipping and storage needs.

Our Boxes Address Your Environmental Concerns

At McLeish Corr-A-Box, we know that environmental sustainability is imperative in running a business responsibly.  Our customers have requested environmentally friendly products, and we have responded – all of our packaging is recyclable and made from renewable sources.  One of our main products, corrugated boxes, has numerous environmental advantages over other sources.  Corrugated packaging is recyclable – made from recycled materials.  It is also disposed of easily since it is biodegradable.  Corrugated boxes are reusable – our boxes can be taken down and re-built when needed for a 2nd, 3rd or 4th time.  They are sturdy enough to withstand numerous uses and doing so saves money and reduces waste.  Corrugated boxes also offer the most protection for your products.  In all, environmental sustainability is very important to our team at McLeish Corr-A-Box, and we will continue to work hard to ensure our clients’ needs are met with our eco-friendly products.

Customize to Grab Consumer Attention

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POP Displays Create Sales Opportunities

Creating sales opportunities can be challenging, even for the experts.  The level of competition in today’s retail market is high, but at McLeish Corr-A-Box, we don’t shy away from a challenge.  Enter our famous point of purchase (POP) displays.  These amazing displays are perfect marketing tools for so many types of products, and will promote not only your products but your brand and company as well.  Our team works hard to make the industry’s leading packaging and design products, including the cost-efficient, effective POP display.  McLeish Corr-A-Box is an industry-leading package and design company that specializes in POP displays, as well as other types of packaging and design products all created to promote your product and increase your bottom line.  At McLeish Corr-A-Box, we serve our valued clients in Toronto, the GTA and across Ontario and have been successfully doing so for over 4 decades.

POP Displays Work for All Types of Products, including Product Launches

Are you looking to launch a new product?  Do you have a seasonal item that is amazing, but doesn’t seem to be moving off the shelf?  Is one of your prime products on sale this week and you want to get the word out?  Is there any product in your inventory that you want to feature and let your clients know about?  If you have answered yes to any of these, then a point of purchase display is your best course of action.  A point of purchase (POP) display will take these items and show them to consumers at the checkout counter or elsewhere in the store.  The display will be professional, creative and will urge consumers to not only pick up your item, but to purchase it!  This scenario [...]

Ship Via Corrugated Boxes to Ensure Safe Delivery

Corrugated boxes are a great way to ship and store products, whether you are shipping across the city, the country or the globe.  These boxes withstand almost anything, and are economical as well.  Shipping with other methods can be successful, but why gamble when it comes to your valued clients?  Knowing your product arrived on time, in one piece and in perfect condition is the peace of mind you need as a business owner.  Your clients will thank you for your professional service and attention to quality.  Our team works hard to get your products shipped in boxes that are second to none industry wide.  There are so many options when it comes to corrugated boxes that meeting with our team is a great way to create a shipping solution that works for your business. McLeish Corr-A-Box is a packaging and design company that has been serving our clients for over 40 years in Toronto, Ontario and across the GTA.

Ship and Store Products in Corrugated Boxes for Best Results

Businesses want results, in fact they want the best results possible.  Regardless of what we are referring to, it is safe to say that all successful business owners want good results.  In this case, we are talking about shipping and storage solutions, and corrugated boxes in particular.  By creating a shipping guideline for your company that features corrugated boxes, you are guaranteeing the best results.  By employing the economical yet sturdy corrugated box, you are essentially guaranteeing safe delivery and a satisfied customer.  There is nothing worse for business than consumer complaints – word travels and you cannot take that risk as a business owner.  At McLeish Corr-A-Box, we understand the need to ensure complete customer [...]

Corrugated Boxes Protect and Promote Your Products Simultaneously

Not many modes of shipping can claim to protect and promote your products simultaneously.  With a corrugated box, you are guaranteed not only safe delivery of your product, but also an economical way to market it!  Our boxes are made from layers of cardboard, separated by fluting that makes them strong, durable and reliable.  Custom printing on the boxes is a unique way to get customers to notice your company and make a brand for yourself.   By combining these two qualities, using a corrugated box makes the most business sense of all types of shipping containers.  McLeish Corr-A-Box is a packaging and design company that specializes in all types of shipping and storage solutions, including corrugated boxes.

Creating Planet-Friendly Products is Our Priority

At McLeish Corr-A-Box, we love the planet and care about its future.  There is no better way to protect the earth than using sustainable products in all business dealings whenever possible.  Our business is manufacturing all types of packaging and design products, and we do this in a state of the art facility that uses the latest technology.  We don’t believe in waste and want to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible.  We also believe in the 3R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle.  Corrugated boxes are reused all the time for new purposes, and are certainly made of 100% recyclable material.  With this commitment to our planet, we believe we are doing our part to protect the environment and make sure the future is bright for our children and their children.  Packaging and design is one small contribution to ensuring products are planet-friendly, but at McLeish Corr-A-Box, we believe even the smallest of contributions make a difference.  By choosing our corrugated boxes for [...]

POP Displays are an Economical Way to Advertise

Small to mid-size businesses are always looking for effective marketing tools that won’t break the budget.  Look no further than a point of purchase (POP) display, created and designed by McLeish Corr-A-Box.  Advertising prices are very high and available to only the largest, most financially flush businesses, while the smaller to mid-size companies are left out.  With a POP display, you can effectively market your product, as well as create brand and company awareness, all within your budget.  A POP display is a display case that houses your product neatly and professionally, and is placed near or at the checkout to further promote your products to consumers as they are checking out.  These displays are proven to persuade consumers to make a purchase, and by doing so, increase your bottom line.  It’s a win-win situation – the consumers get the best products and your business gets the sale.  Regardless of what type of product you are promoting, a POP display is the way to go for a company that finds today’s advertising prices unreachable.  McLeish Corr-A-Box is a package and design company that specializes in packaging and marketing solutions to meet all your business needs.

Show Off Your Sales, Seasonal and New Products with a POP Display

What better way to show off your sales, seasonal and even new product launches than with a point of purchase display?  Consumers are always looking for sales and great deals, and there is nothing more visible and eye-catching than a well-designed, well-placed display.  Selling products today is even more difficult given the large amount of competition, but with a point of purchase display, you have an edge over the competition.  Consumers prefer nicely organized, clearly displayed products.  Combined with [...]

POP Displays Create a Crowd Around Your Product

POP displays are a proven way to promote and sell your products effectively and affordably.  With a point of purchase display designed and manufactured by McLeish Corr-A-Box, you have an extra set of “hands” and a marketing tool that is proven to work.  The displays are placed in and around the checkout typically, urging consumers to take a look at your product as their final decisions are being made.  Placement is an important part of the process, and our team at McLeish knows what is best for each product, depending on the type.  We recommend POP displays for sales, seasonal and new products, among others.  McLeish Corr-A-Box is a packaging and design company that has served our valued clients in Toronto, Ontario and across the GTA for over 40 years, with excellent quality and service.  We specialize in displays but offer many other services to make your retail environment “pop!”

POP Displays Work for Your Team

A team environment is what makes up McLeish Corr-A-Box.  We rely on each team member to do their job and prioritize our customers.  Just like us, your team is integral to your business.  Why not make a POP display a valued team member?   For a reasonable price, you can get a display case that will act as a silent salesperson who quietly promotes your brand, products and company.  Our team can work within any budget – no job is too big or too small for us.  We work with your team to create the best “team member” to sell your products and eventually increase your bottom line.  There is no better way to market your products than with a point of purchase display.  This proven method is used throughout retail [...]