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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

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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

What Type or Style of Custom Printed Corrugated Shipping Container Is Best For You?

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This is one of the first questions we ask any new inquiry about custom printed packaging and potential customer because that answer helps us determine everything from print plate cost to of course, container price. Occasionally a caller will question the need for all of our questions but as I remind people, you are no longer buying “off the rack”, and ordering a box that is already made and sitting in someone’s inventory. Since we print corrugated board, BEFORE it is converted to boxes, we can essentially make your box to your exact specifications. That gives you complete control and flexibility. There are many variations, but here are a few … Read More

Domestic Packaging Suppliers Have Much to Offer

Trucks are always faster than ships

Those of us who have been around the packaging industry for any length of time watched as jobs and manufacturing went overseas, quickly followed by packaging. Our claims of better quality, faster deliveries, etc. fell on deaf ears as buyers were increasingly attracted to Asia, lured by the great deals that seemed to be available everywhere outside the USA. I recall one particularly excited buyer who said “Free tooling, delivered pricing, comparable quality at less than half the price, how can I possibly resist?” Many did not try to resist but many of those same companies and buyers are now bringing their manufacturing and/or their packaging home again.

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ALL Globe Guard® RSC STOCK boxes priced for clearance!

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Sad but true. We are discontinuing our program of stock RSC style shipping boxes.Here are a few of the questions we have already been asked:

Are all Globe Guard® 100% recycled content RSC boxes no longer available?

The only part of our program that is being eliminating is the stock boxes. We can still custom run plain or printed boxes as ordered in any size or board grade.

What is the minimum for a “custom run”

In most cases the minimum is 1,000 per size whether they are plain or printed. Let us price printed boxes for you and you will be surprised how relatively inexpensive they can be. In … Read More

Dr. Gabe’s Foods Selects Globe Guard™ boxes for healthy meals subscription program

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Every once in a while we help create a great looking shipping box for a customer and the program they are promoting just hits home as a great idea for us and almost anyone we know, Dr. Gabe’s Foods healthy meals on the run subscription program.

Dr. Gabe’s Foods

That is exactly what happened as we learned more about Dr. Gabe and his high protein, low carb Lunch Balancer program. It is designed for people who don’t always have time to sit down and eat a healthy meal. The key is to avoid (high carb) junk in favor of high protein, easy to eat foods that will prove healthy for … Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

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  • Let's Go Green
  • Zing Green Products
  • Green America
  • Squishy Press
  • Sustainable is Good
  • Teragren
  • Wabnitz Editions
  • Promotional Product Soltutions
  • All About the Future
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