Corrugated Boxes are the Best Packaging for Your Wallet

As a small business owner, you need to boost your profits as much as possible. You can either increase your profits by increasing your revenues, or decreasing your expenses. One expense which you can increase, as countless business owners have done before you, is your product packaging.

Ironically, by increasing your expenses when it comes to corrugated boxes, you will actually decrease your packaging expenses. overall. Being cheaper, stronger, and lighter, than other forms of packaging, corrugated cardboard actually saves you money in the long run, from shipping and handling fees, to the cost of packaging your products, and their excellent recyclability.

Product packaging is often a major financial sink. Sometimes, there is no other choice but to invest heavily in packaging. For some companies, this may be due to image. For other companies, this may come down to practicality.

Hollister Co, for example, is known for providing customers with very large bags to accommodate very small articles of clothing. The bags, with printed images of models on them, are very well known and are a part of Hollister Co’s effective marketing efforts. While it may seem like a waste of resources, the use of printed large bags actually works in Hollister Co’s favor.

In such a case, the use of extra packaging actually increases a company’s revenue. However, if your business does not utilize the same marketing strategy, it may be more worthwhile to use a more cost-efficient form of packaging like corrugated containers. The key to successful packaging is to not copy others, but to figure out what works best for your business.

Corrugated boxes are cost-effective, as the raw material to make corrugated cardboard is cheap and plentiful. Being so abundant, corrugated cardboard is an excellent material to use. Your packaging will be cheaper to create, allowing you to save money once you switch to corrugated boxes.

An indirect cost, which will also lower your expenses, is the cost of shipping. The more expensive a form of packaging is to manufacture, the more money you pay to have it shipped to you. Costs are passed from the manufacturer onto you, and you, in turn, are forced to pass the costs onto the customer. By reducing the costs of packaging, you help your customers save money!

With a less expensive form of packaging like corrugated cardboard, you can purchase more packaging for less money, and you can pass the savings onto the customers instead.

Another indirect cost associated with packaging is shipping and handling. Packaging is shipped between you and the customer as well, not just between the manufacturer and your store. As a result, you need to consider the added costs that specific forms of packaging will have on your customers. If you price your products too high, customers may turn to online shopping, no matter how loyal to you they are.

The goal, then, is to use the most cost-efficient form of packaging that will not only lower your costs obtaining it from the manufacturer, but also lower the prices customers have to pay for their products.

This is a scenario where everyone wins. The manufacturer sells more packaging. You save more money and sell more products. Customers purchase your products cheaper.

For the most cost-effective form of packaging, choose corrugated boxes. Corrugated cardboard is cheaper to make, and cheaper to use, than other forms of packaging. To place an order, contact Brown Packaging. We have helped countless businesses in and around Burlington, The Golden Horseshoe, Ontario, and the surrounding GTA. Visit our website to learn more.