Custom shipping boxes provide the best level of protection when shipping valuable, fragile, electronics, antiques and more. We’d like to talk a little bit about why custom shipping boxes matter. Many times people wish to ship their items in boxes that are far from ideal, in the hopes of saving some money. Reusing boxes for shipping may seem like a green option, but it can cause a lot of heartbreak!
Custom shipping boxes are strong. Every shipping box we create is made to rigorous standards. Because a custom shipping box is new and strong, it can stand up to having a lot of weight stacked on top of it. Reused boxes have often had their strength compromised through previous use: imagine what happens to your fragile items when the box they’re packed in collapses when a heavy box is stacked on top of it! The answer is nothing good.
Custom shipping boxes’ superior strength comes in handy when boxes are dropped, kicked, fall off of trucks, or suffer other indignities during the delivery process. There’s a test known as an edge crush test, which measures how much cross-directional pressure a box can withstand without collapsing. All Boston Pack and Ship custom ship boxes are built to meet rigorous industry edge crush test standards, which means your items arrive safely at their destination.
An important aspect of custom shipping boxes is that they’re sized to fit the items you’re shipping. Box size is critical. A shipping box that is too small fails to protect your items adequately and will often be rejected by freight carriers. A shipping box that is too large gives your item excessive amounts of space to shift around during transport, which can contribute to damage or breakage. Additionally, you’ll spend more in shipping costs than you need to – not helpful if you’re trying to save money!