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    Fast and Reliable: The Benefits of Corrugated Boxes for Shipping

Fast and Reliable: The Benefits of Corrugated Boxes for Shipping

We as modern people love our instant gratification. We want everything given to us quickly. That’s why we borrow loans to buy cars and shell out the extra cash for expedited shipping. If you order something online, chances are you want the package to get to your doorstep within a matter of days.

And, of course, it’s possible with today’s infrastructure. You can thank fast drivers and optimized driving routes. But one aspect of shipping we usually don’t think of is the corrugated box, yet modern-day shipping would be extremely difficult without it. Here are the main reasons we think corrugated boxes will remain a staple tool for the shipping industry for years to come.
Corrugated Boxes Can Be Customized by the Manufacturer
Almost everyone recognizes Amazon’s iconic shipping boxes. Consistent branding has enabled companies like Amazon to stay firmly relevant. There’s an entire field of study in marketing for “mindshare,” or how public perception of a brand affects its sales.

One of the major benefits of customized corrugated boxes is the ability to print your organization’s branding on each unit you ship. Essentially a cheap form of advertising, many companies manage to raise revenues with every sale they make.
Well-Designed Corrugated Boxes Set a Positive First Impression
The shipping box is the first thing a buyer sees when the product arrives. If the design of the packaging is both aesthetically pleasing and professional, expect consumer satisfaction to rise. Custom logos with varied colors, in particular, indicate that the company puts effort into its shipping.
Corrugated Boxes Can Be Size-Adjusted
ECommerce sells anything nowadays. From small staplers to huge air conditioning units, what your customers want can vary greatly in size. So why should your shipping [...]

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    3 Reasons Why Corrugated Boxes Are Still Viable in the Paperless Office

3 Reasons Why Corrugated Boxes Are Still Viable in the Paperless Office

Businesses are increasingly inclined to pursue sustainable methods of operation in the modern age, particularly as customers turn their attention to brands that are socially and environmentally responsible.

With this in mind, the concept of the paperless office continues to be explored by businesses, many of which have already made great strides to eliminate the use of paper during their daily operations.

This remains a lofty ambition, however, and it remains far more preferable for entrepreneurs to minimize their reliance on paper while also considering how a wider range of sustainable materials can be used within their ventures. For example:
1. Reinvent Your Packaging with Corrugated Boxes
This is something of a no-brainer, particularly when you consider that packaging contributes to a significant proportion of a product-oriented brands carbon footprint.

To negate this, you need to reinvent your approach to packaging, as you focus on minimizing the amount of material that you use and utilize corrugated boxes wherever possible.

Corrugated cardboard is not only cheap and malleable to suit the needs of your business, but it’s also recyclable and extremely environmentally friendly.

In fact, you can get several uses out of a single corrugated box, reducing your costs and the overall impact that your business has on the natural environment.
2. Use Electronic Documents and Storage
While this may sound obvious, around 10% of businesses continue to rely heavily on direct mail and paper to operate their businesses.

This is despite the presence of electronic document and storage solutions, however, which introduce significant cost savings and negate the need to use paper throughout your venture.

Emails are far preferable to letters, for example, while storing data in the Cloud can also negate the need for corporeal storage facilities. By the same [...]

Packaging, Boxes and your Business – An Important Union

At first glance, it may seem strange to suggest that boxes play a significant role in the growth of your business.

This does a disservice to the small and seemingly insignificant details that determine commercial success or failure, however, with packaging offering a relevant case in point.

In this article, we’ll look at the ways in which boxes and packaging impact on your business, and ask how you can capitalize as an entrepreneur.
1. Operational Costs
When product-oriented businesses determine their profit margins, they start by creating cost bases for the individual items that they ship and sell.

This cumulative figure includes every conceivable cost, from the amount required to manufacture a product to the packaging used during shipment.

The boxes that you use are central to this, and as a business owner, there are two factors that need to be considered. Firstly, you should strive to choose the smallest boxes possible to ship individual goods, as this will reduce the amount of packaging used and the associated cost.

Secondly, you should pay careful attention to the type of materials used, with corrugated boxes and cardboard sustainable, reusable and available in a huge diversity of shapes and sizes.
2. Branding
Another key element of your packaging is branding, as the boxes that you use offer you the opportunity to organically promote your brand among an engaged audience.

The key here is to invest in a high quality of design and execution, in an attempt to create eye-catching packaging that is also cost-effective.

In terms of branding, it’s also important to focus on consistency and ensure that your packages serve as a recognizable extension of your visual brand identity.

This will help to build brand awareness and drive recognition, even in competitive markets [...]

How to Reduce Boxes and Packaging Waste in Your Business

In case you hadn’t noticed, packaging waste has become one of the most significant environmental issues of our time. This is at least partially down to the throwaway culture in which we live, while the sustained use of non-recyclable materials has created a problem that is now evident across the globe.

Fortunately, businesses are taking proactive steps to tackle this issue, as they look to reduce the packaging and waste within their ventures and change existing customer behaviours. The gradual withdrawal of the plastic carrier bag represents a key battle in this ongoing war, but it in truth it’s only a small part of a much larger and more comprehensive process.

In the post below, we’ll discuss the challenge facing businesses and the key steps that they can take to reduce the amount of packaging used throughout their venture.
1. Investing in the use of Recyclable Materials
In order to truly get to the heart of a problem, you’ll need to consider it in simplistic terms.

In the case of packaging, this means focusing on the materials that you use to ship individual packages and products. The challenge here is ensuring that you identify sustainable and recyclable materials that do not compromise on your ability to package and ship products securely.

So, while this would rule out single-use cardboard boxes, there are a number of efficient and cost-effective alternatives for you to consider. Take corrugated cardboard containers for example, which are among the cheapest cartons on the market and constructed using almost entirely recyclable and reusable materials.

Not only can these containers enable you to save money and reduce your firms’ carbon footprint, but they are also capable to safeguarding your products from breakage, fire and water damage.

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The Top Benefits of Using Corrugated Boxes in Your Business

There’s no doubt that we’ve seen a rise in the prevalence of corporate social responsibility in recent times. This has been largely inspired by a change in consumer behaviour, with around 35% of global customers willing to spend more on green and sustainable products.

This is reflected by the nature of modern packaging, with items such as corrugated boxes offering an effective solution that is made up primarily of recycled materials.

There are other benefits of using cardboard boxes, however, and here a few that can really support the growth of your business.
1. Corrugated Boxes Protect your Products
When shipping your products, it’s crucial that are kept safe during long-distance transportation and various handling procedures. So, aside from ensuring that your products are insured while in transit, you’ll also need to invest in effective packaging.

This is where corrugated boxes come into play, as they provide a secure and sturdy environment for your products. Corrugated cardboard is also available in various sizes and levels of thickness, so packaging can be adapted to suit different types of product.

Corrugated cardboard can also keep moisture away from the goods contained inside, which is particularly important for food items or products that need to be shipped overseas.
2. Corrugated Boxes are Cost-effective
With the recent Business Confidence Survey revealing some key concerns among companies in Ontario, it stands to reason that entrepreneurs would strive to prioritise cost-effectiveness in the current climate.

The question is how do you achieve this?

Reducing non-strategic costs such as packaging is actually an excellent way to create a more cost-effective business, particularly if you want to spend less without compromising on the quality of your product or service.

Interestingly, corrugated boxes are some of the least expensive cartons [...]

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    4 Ways You Can Turn Your Corrugated Boxes into Brand Building Tools

4 Ways You Can Turn Your Corrugated Boxes into Brand Building Tools

The goal of any business is to make more money than you spend. There are many ways you can increase revenues, but one area that many product-based companies forget about is the branding power that their corrugated boxes provide.
This idea may seem odd at first, but every corrugated box that you ship out has the potential to help you develop and build your brand.
1. Easy: Custom Corrugated Boxes
This is the simplest answer. No matter what products you are shipping, you should always use custom boxes to ship them. You want your products to be seen through every step of the shipping process. This is a form of free advertising and it can help you build brand awareness.
Think about it like this…
People often see your box in transit, at the post office, sitting on your doorstep, or it may even be seen after it has arrived through the recycling process, as storage, or for many other reasons. You want this free advertising to be effective and nothing captures someone’s attention like a custom box. Need proof, look no further than the classic Amazon A-Z logo. That is branding in action.
2. Packing Peanuts
For more environmentally-conscious companies, biodegradable packing peanuts provide you with a rare opportunity to show your customers that you care about the environment. While not every one of your customers will care about the environment, those that do, tend to REALLY care about it. Show them you care about their business by making a small, environmentally-friendly change in the way you pack and ship your products.
If you can manage to make your more vocal customers happy, there is a good chance they will recommend your products, [...]

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    5 Steps to Help You Master Packing Your Boxes for the Shipping Process

5 Steps to Help You Master Packing Your Boxes for the Shipping Process

There is nothing more frustrating than receiving a damaged shipment. Damaged products will almost always lead to returns, damaging your profit margins in the process.
In this article, we are going to talk about the shipping process and how you can master packing your boxes in order to reduce damage returns, and anything else that takes place when you hand your product over to your shipping company.
1. Understand Your Products
If you want to be able to better ship your products, you need to understand what you are shipping and what flaws your products have.
Here’s a quick example.
Maybe your products have a specific weak point. When packing this product into your boxes, make sure that weak point is protected. Most shipping companies aren’t trying to break your products, but the fact of the matter is that the shipping process is unpredictable and sometimes boxes are moved around roughly.
Know your products and understand how they need to be shipped in order to arrive in the hands of your customers without any damage. DVDs are best shipped in thin padded envelopes, a pair of shoes will likely need edge protectors for the box, but not much else, and glassware will need to be secured very well in order to stop it from bouncing around and breaking.
2. Choose the Right Boxes for the Job
Some companies simplify the shipping process and assume that any box will do. The majority of shipping mishaps happen because a company chooses the wrong box for the job. There are many boxes available and each type is better suited to specific products or a certain type of shipping.
This is what we recommend.
Your products need to [...]

Ship Safely with Corrugated Boxes and Save Money Too!

Shipping corrugated boxes has never been easier than it is today. Priority, same day or overnight distribution of your products are efficient and sent in a timely manner. With the advancement of technology our society has the capabilities to track large shipments via satellite. There are many more shipping alternatives that are more costly. At McLeish Corr-A-Box, we don’t want you to pay more for something than necessary. Corrugated material is inexpensive compared to the alternatives as well as environmentally friendly. Eco-friendly is the way to go. There should be sacrifices made for quality or eco-friendliness for our valued clients. McLeish Corr-A-Box is a packaging and design firm that specializes in providing quality, durable corrugated boxes for your company’s shipping and storage needs in Toronto and across the GTA.
Advertise Your Products Using Customized Corrugated Boxes
Customizing boxes is our speciality. We have been excelling at servicing our clients for over 40 years. When we started McLeish the creative process was very different than it is today. We have kept our reputation on track and our loyal customers satisfied, because we take our customer relations seriously. There was a time when companies didn’t think much of advertising on their boxes. They felt it was unnecessary and originally this was a foreign concept that many didn’t embrace. Our clients didn’t realize the impact customization on boxes would have. Once we convinced our clients of the potential missed opportunity of brand awareness and inexpensive product promotion, there was no stopping this economical form of marketing. Now the vast majority of our clients see the value in customization of boxes in different shapes, sizes and designs. Promoting your product has never been easier than it is now, [...]

Stake Your Reputation on a Durable, Reliable Corrugated Box

At the end of the day the most valuable asset a company has is their reputation. Are they reliable? Will the product get to its destination in one piece? A company can offer a good price but if the product is damaged, it makes for bad business. It is very important that our corrugated boxes are made of top quality materials to ensure durability during the shipping process. We provide timely delivery and cost effective corrugated products using high performance technically superior linerboard. The reliable supply of raw materials ensures that we meet our customers’ needs in today’s competitive marketplace. McLeish Corr-A-Box is a full-service packaging and design company that provides sturdy, durable corrugated boxes for all your shipping and storage needs. We have been serving our valued customers for over 40 years, and look forward to many more years of high quality service and value.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: What Else are Boxes Good For?
We care about the environment and know that our clients rely on us to ensure sustainability and follow the 3 R’s. Other great uses for boxes once they have served their purpose for your needs are:

Storage – why pay for fancy containers when boxes are easily accessible and stackable in an efficient and orderly manner. We offer many sizes and shapes to choose from.
Kids love boxes – Toys are great, but the long-standing joke is that kids like the box as much as the toy! Boxes add adventure and a sense of fun! Most of us fondly remember playing with boxes as children.
Packing for future moves – boxes are easy to take apart and store. Once they are folded they can be placed in a small space [...]

Save on Shipping with Trusted Corrugated Boxes

Shipping products has become extremely important, especially in recent years when online shopping has overtaken the retail world. People rely on getting quality product intact when they order online. Whether it is for a birthday, holiday or other important even, it only makes good business sense to ensure your client receives products in perfect condition. The best way to do this is with corrugated boxes. The money you will save by not having to replace broken products or even losing the business of frustrated customers will make switching to corrugated boxes worthwhile. Our team at McLeish is well-versed in shipping and storage containers, specifically boxes that house all types of products. Whether you are shipping near or far, you must have a reliable, durable container to ensure your business success and growth. McLeish Corr-A-Box is a packaging and design firm that specializes in providing quality, durable corrugated boxes for your company’s shipping and storage needs in Toronto and across the GTA.
Customize Corrugated Boxes to Optimize Marketing
Optimizing your marketing strategy economically is win-win. There are very few ways to advertise effectively yet inexpensively, but the design on the outside of a box can do this for your company. Our team can fully customize boxes to match the size and shape of your products, and can add artwork to the outside of the packaging to ensure your product is not forgotten. In the meantime, you are building brand and product recognition since boxes are durable and last for many uses. Let us sit down with you and review your products to see which type of customization may work best for your needs. We have many decades of experience in this area, and a large [...]