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The Best Alternative Packaging to Cardboard Boxes

No Comments    |    , ,     |    May 2, 2023    |    Reading time 4 minutes
Alternative to cardboard boxes - FlyPak

When packaging your products, you want to do it efficiently and ensure they arrive in good condition. However, traditional cardboard boxes may not always be the best fit if efficiency and speed are your main goal. That's why we've rounded up three alternatives to take your packaging to the next level.

Crash Lock Boxes: Great for Speed

Crash lock boxes with secure base and double peel and seal

If you're looking for a packaging solution that combines speed and security, crash lock cardboard boxes are the answer. Here's what sets it apart from the rest:

  1. Instant Adhesion: With Crash Lock's patented glue-to-glue sealing technology, you get an instant and reliable seal. It only takes a little pressure to bond and works in all climates, ensuring your products remain secure during the most rigorous shipping conditions.
  2. Extra Layer of Security: The interlocking base of the Crash Lock box provides an added layer of security over standard crash lock packaging. The patented x-lock design is the most secure crash lock cardboard box on the market.
  3. Easy Assembly: You won't need any additional tools or messy adhesives to assemble your boxes with Crash Lock. They can be assembled in under 4 seconds, saving you time and money.
  4. Versatile: Crash Lock boxes come in a variety of sizes, making them a versatile packaging solution that you can use for a wide range of products. They are also easy to store flat, saving you valuable storage space.

Peel and Seal packaging: The Quick and Reliable Choice

The peel and seal design offers a range of alternatives to your standard cardboard packaging, from book wraps to eco-friendly cardboard mailers. Here are some reasons to go with a peel and seal solution:

Square solid board cardboard envelopes with plastic free opening strip and peel and seal glue tape strip - reverse
  1. Quick Pack and Unwrap: As the name suggests, packing is as easy as peel and seal. The seal is ultra strong to keep your product safe during transit, but the fast-release perforation paper strip makes unboxing a breeze.
  2. Eco-Friendly: Bubble mailers may be convenient, but they're not always the most sustainable option. Peel and seal eco-friendly paper envelopes offer a range of alternatives that are made from paper and easy to recycle - whether you need solid board, corrugated cardboard, or padded paper.
  3. Kraft Paper Mailing Bags: For a truly responsible packaging solution, kraft paper mailing bags are the ultimate packaging solution. Certified sustainable and registered with the Carbon Neutral Company, these mailbags are water-resistant and biodegradable, making them a guilt-free alternative to plastic mailing bags.
  4. Vinyl Records Mailers: Music lovers and vinyl enthusiasts know how important it is to protect precious collections during shipping. The kraft paper option also comes in an extra-strength fluted material. These mailers are specifically designed to keep your records safe and secure during transit, and of course, they can be used for other products too.
  5. Book Wrap Mailers: Books packed in traditional cardboard boxes often arrive damaged or bent, which can be frustrating for you and your customers. With a wrap-around design made from corrugated cardboard and with variable height, your books are secured and arrive in perfect condition.

FlyPak: The Smart Alternative

FlyPak is the flagship product of The Packaging Club, designed specifically for internet retailers, and it's easy to see why. It is a cost-neutral upgrade over crash lock boxes, but comes with a whole host of additional benefits...

Plastic Free Ecommerce Packaging with built in retention system that removes the need for void fill material
  1. Built-in Retention Wings: The built-in retention wings fold to support and protect your products, preventing them from moving during shipping. These wings make packing your products a lot easier and require less void fill, saving you money and reducing your environmental impact.
  2. Variable Height Feature: With a variable height feature, you can make the box the right size to fit your product, reducing the need for excess void fill. Plus, the variable height gives you the flexibility to buy one size box for a variety of your products, saving you time and money – just grab a box, any box, when you need it.
  3. Efficient and Cost-Effective: Constructed from a single piece of cardboard, FlyPak boxes are efficient and cost-effective to produce, with the savings passed on to you. They can also be stored flat, taking up less storage space.
  4. Extra Security: FlyPak's interlocking side tabs and solid construction provide extra security for your valuable products during transit, reducing the risk of product loss or costly returns. One large mobile phones distributor has obtained a 90% reduction in losses due to theft since they switched to FlyPak. It has also been approved by DPD, passing all impact, tamper evidence and security tests with flying colours.
  5. Branding Options: For that extra special touch, you can even have your FlyPak boxes beautifully branded with cutouts or eco-friendly inks. Learn more about our custom packaging services.
  6. FSC Certified: These boxes are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified as being made from sustainable materials. The FlyPak is also free from single use plastics, and is 100% recyclable, making them an environmentally friendly choice that your customers will appreciate too.

Wrapping It Up:

In today's competitive market, packaging plays a crucial role in your brand's success. By exploring alternative packaging solutions like Crash Lock, FlyPak, and Peel and Seal, you can enhance the safety and security of your products while reducing costs and improving sustainability. Don't be afraid to think outside the standard cardboard box, check out the full range of packaging solutions we have to offer at The Packaging Club.

This article was written by...

EJ Sinclair

I’m a research advisor and writer. I write on a range of topics, and I’m always interested in expanding my fields. My background and Masters degree are in aviation technology, which I can apply to an array of industries.My goal is to provide readers with interesting perspectives that are both informative and engaging.When I'm not writing or working, I like spending time with my family, reading good books, going on interesting walks with my dog, or exploring new cycling paths. Always looking up at the sky.

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