As a small business owner, your brand is important to ensuring your customer knows who you are and why they need your product. You’ve been talking to your customers over email and chat, but when you finally ship out your product, the box your customer receives is the first tangible impression your business makes. This means you'll have to make sure your box fits your product and your brand—literally.
There is a wide range of standard box sizes available. Most vendors offer several small, medium and large standard box sizes.
Small boxes generally run within the range of 6 x 6 x 6 and 12 x 10 x 8 inches. Medium boxes run in the 12 x 12 x 12 and 14 x 10 x 6 range, and large boxes go from 15 x 12 x 10 and up.
When finding the right box size for your product, there are a few things to keep in mind.
You’ve worked hard to create and craft your product. Now it’s time to deliver it safely to your customer. Consider the properties of the product you plan to ship. It’s important to know the correct product dimensions so you can narrow down your box size options.
You'll want your product to fit snugly in your box without too much extra room to move around during the shipping process. For a complete guide to packing your product in your box, check out this post.
Next, consider if your item is fragile. If so, you may require additional room in the box for packaging material and padding.
Finally, consider the weight of the product you are shipping. Standard box sizes work well to ensure that products withstand the stresses of shipping. These boxes can accommodate heavier products like books, as well as the weight and pressure from other boxes in close proximity during shipping.
It's important to make sure your product weight matches as closely as possible to the size of your shipping box. We dive deep into detail on why that matters here.
Standard boxes are generally sturdier, which means they can easily accommodate fragile items such as glass and ceramics. We recently expanded our standard box size lineup here at Brandable Box.
Consider the factors above when choosing the right size shipping box. These tips will make sure you get the most out of your box and the shipping fees you'll have to pay. As long as your product fits snugly inside your box with enough space for packaging materials if needed, your shipping should be optimized.
You can also reach out to Brandable Box with questions, and one of our team members will contact you.
You’ve worked hard on your product. You'll want to make sure it reaches your customers safely and they have a good first physical impression. No matter your product, there is always a box size to fit.
This article was written by our content freelancer, Danna Pentes.