Customer Corner: Cardboard Box Questions We Are Regularly Asked

Customer Corner: Cardboard Box Questions We Are Regularly Asked

Corrugated cardboard boxes are great for many different things, and we’re often asked all sorts of box related questions from ‘best box to store [insert interesting item], right through to the best box to build a den (the answer is any box)! 

We’ve decided to share the answers to some of the questions we have recently been asked.

What box cannot be crushed in the post?

We’ve all been on the receiving end of a crushed box through the mail at one point, and it’s not nice! If you’re shipping something that is especially fragile or you’re worried that it may get damaged in the post, you may want to consider a more heavy-duty packaging solution. 

Double Wall Cardboard Boxes offer extra thickness and protection to ensure that the contents of the box remain intact and safe. The rigid cardboard fluting offers superior strength and protection against force and water, making them suitable for both shipping products and long-term storage. 

What is the best box to send jewellery and valuables in?  

Shipping jewellery and valuables can make you feel uneasy with the possibility of it being lost in the post. There are ways to combat this with recorded delivery options, but you may want to invest in some high-quality packaging. Of course, cost often comes to mind and the larger/ heavier the box, the more it will cost to ship the item. 

We’re often asked ‘what is the best box to send jewellery in?’ and the answer is a subscription postal box. We offer them in several sizes and have been manufactured to conform with Royal Mail parcel guidelines to ensure that postage is not costing more than it needs to and that quality isn’t sacrificed. 

What box is suitable for storing model trains? 

Collecting model trains is a great hobby, but it can take up a lot of space. We’re seeing increasing numbers of hobbyists looking for storage solutions for their prized possessions with the peace of mind that they’re not going to get damaged. 

A sturdy and stackable box is needed for safe storage of model trains, and we often recommend the following boxes: 

These corrugated boxes are perfect for stacking, and long-term storage providing great protection in a range of sizes. 

Also, do not use bubble wrap or newspaper. The bubble wrap leaves circular marks on the model and can pull off older decals if wrapped too tight, whilst newspaper may leave dark smudge marks. It’s recommended that you use tissue paper. 

Do you sell boxes with partition sections in for glassware? 

We do not currently sell boxes with partition sections for glassware. This is something we’re looking to stock in the near future. For now, our sister company, Belmont Packaging can provide these in larger quantities. 

Can you store glass in single wall boxes? 

We would strongly recommend against this. Fragile items should be stored in double wall boxes as they have higher shock absorbency and will protect the glass from breakage. 

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