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Outer Box Packaging, Ideas?

Discussion in 'Logistics - Payment & Shipping' started by Adamwells, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Adamwells

    Adamwells

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    I am wanting to sell boxes to the public which have products inside however not wanting to just stick a label on the box itself. Is it best to have an outer box around the original box for protection? or just a postage bag will do?
  2. beacon hill

    beacon hill

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    I always use an outer box.

    Gives the product better protection, as you say with an extra box . Critical for my products
    But guess that depend on what you sell

    For lower value small items mailing bags are fine

    With all my larger items I use an outer box for the following reason.
    On a few times I have ruined my daughters Christmas (for example) as they could see
    what was inside the box before opening.
  3. Adamwells

    Adamwells

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    Well the items will be valued at around £30-£40, the total contents of the box. If you want to say, which packaging company do you use?
  4. beacon hill

    beacon hill

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    I never pay for cardboard boxes. That`s one advantage of having a retail outlet in the same
    building as a tourism information centre. They always have boxes to give away any time you ask.

    Other boxes are recycled from my deliveries. If the box shows the product contents on the outside,
    I turn it inside out and put it back together again
    sukkilee likes this.
  5. Gary

    Gary

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    It depends on what the package is, if it's delicate then an outer box definitely, but if not a mailing bag is fine.

    Depending on the quantity eBay can be cheaper for boxes, I've bought a fair few off there. I cannot remember the seller off hand but not bought any for a while (I'm pretty well stocked for boxes and now mainly use bags).
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