Category Archives: Boxes

Seven Reasons to Right Size Your Subscription Box

An oversized box is like pouring money down the drain

It is not at all unusual for us to get a call or email from someone ready to launch a subscription program and they describe the size box they need as “something a little bigger, just in case”.

That bigger is better, just in case decision can be a very expensive one, and make the difference in the success or failure of your subscription box program. Here are seven good reasons why right sizing makes sense and will help you reduce your costs.

  1. A bigger box than you really need is more expensive to buy, since ultimately the price is determined at least in part by the amount (square inches)
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Save Money and Reduce Damage with Branded Shipping Box Sizes

PIcky Bars bars

We understand print plates and when necessary, cutting dies, can be costly especially when you are in startup mode. Quite often we will suggest consolidating box sizes to minimize the number of different size boxes a new customer may have to buy, store and use. This is very good advice especially when the usage/volume history has not been determined yet. There is nothing worse than creating a custom size or custom print box and then realizing you have little need for it.

The Benefits of Using Multiple Size Branded Boxes

While it seems I discourage the use of multiple size boxes, I also have to add that there are situations … Read More

Recycling is Working: 100% PCW Recycled Packaging

Elevate Packaging logo

Beautiful Eco-friendly Packaging

 Elevate Packaging (a division of Distant Village, Inc) is proudly offering folding carton paper boxes made from 100% PCW (Post-Consumer Waste). The boxes are made from entirely recycled paper from waste collected from discarded papers from everyday use in offices and households. The most impressive aspect is the quality and beauty of the packaging it creates! This paper is strong, bright, and has impressive shelf appeal with outstanding full-color print quality and enhanced customizable features including embossing, debossing, and die cuts. Sustainable brand owners may now create amazingly beautiful packaging which is eco-friendly, 100% recycled and recyclable. (Also FSC certified!)

 Why 100% PCW?

100% Post-consumer waste has … Read More

Cratejoy Selects Salazar Packaging and Globe Guard Products for Promo Box

Cratejoy printed RSC box

If you own/manage a subscription box program, you probably already know Cratejoy as a company who can help you accomplish everything you need to do, from web design to inventory, and account management. Certainly there is more to running a successful subscription program than it may appear, and Cratejoy is uniquely qualified to walk you through the entire process.

Recently when they decided they needed a unique, custom printed box for their own promotion and were short of time, they asked us at Salazar Packaging to help them create and manufacture their box beautifully and quickly.

Custom Printed RSC boxes       

Even though most of our subscription box customers choose to … Read More

Globe Guard Reusable Box Sealer – perhaps the perfect sustainable packaging product

Globe Guard Reusable Box Sealer

We have had the opportunity to bring many green products to market but one of my favorites is our Globe Guard Reusable Box Sealer because it is so unique.

What makes the GGRBS such a green and sustainable product? Here are a few reasons:

  1. It is manufactured out of recycled plastic
  2. It is unlikely anyone will ever wear one out, but if it was no longer needed, (not likely) it can easily be recycled again
  3. When it is used, it can potentially save MILES of costly plastic or paper tape
  4. During its life cycle it can potentially eliminate the need for hundreds or maybe even thousands of corrugated RSC style
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So You Want to Launch a Subscription Box Program?

Several versions of stock 9x6x2 mailer

Subscription programs are an excellent way to develop and grow an E-commerce business. They vary greatly from snack foods to DIY programs for home based fashion designers as well as for kids. What they all have in common is that they are attempting to establish a long term, reoccurring relationship with a consumer that buys the products the subscription company offers. The business model is well proven and it can be profitable quickly, if you follow some fairly simple advice.

One of the first things potential shippers look at is the possibility of utilizing custom printed, branded packaging which is an area that we specialize in. After dozens and dozens … Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

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  • Wabnitz Editions
  • All About the Future
  • Dharma Merchant Services
  • Let's Go Green
  • Jonah Coyote Design
  • Squishy Press
  • Teragren
  • Zing Green Products
  • Green America
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