When you’re designing the packaging for your products, there are a lot of things to keep in mind. Color, style, graphics, protection, cost and much more come into play. Not to mention, a custom printed box can go a long way to further your brand image in terms of quality. So in a way, the pressure really is on. And we get it.
We also understand that all of this may sound a bit overwhelming – but we promise, Bolt Boxes takes the work out of package design. Our easy-to-use online ordering system is the perfect way to go from unhinged to boxed and ready to sell. So read on to learn more about how simple it is to design custom boxes online with Bolt Boxes today. In five simple steps, you’ll be on your way to using packaging that really sells.
STEP 1: Decide what type of box you need. We offer two convenient box types to ensure you’re getting the perfect box design for your product or products. Simply click on the box style that will best suit your product and move on to step 2.
The Standard Shipping Box: Regular slotted cartons (RSC) are your standard, common, popular shipping style box. Each side of the box has two outer flaps that meet together in the center when folded. They are closed with tape and are a great option for heavier, large products or when you need added protection.
The Mailer Box (C-Series) Box: C-series boxes are the golden box for subscription services and mail-order brands. The attached, folding lid that opens from the top is self-locking and as an added bonus, C-series boxes don’t require tape to close, making them easy to use and pack, and a winning choice for high-volume, branded, high-end companies across the globe.
STEP 2: Enter box dimensions. Using inches, enter the box length, width and depth. Our system easily accounts for mid-ranges in between whole inches, so you can be exact!
STEP 3: Choose the quantity you need. Bolt Boxes has NO MINIMUM ORDER REQUIREMENT. You heard that right…order the number you need, whether that’s 1 or 1000. Of course, the more you order, the better the per-box cost is. But we think it’s a nice feature (and somewhat unparalleled in the industry) to only need to order the number of boxes you actually need. And that’s something we pride ourselves on – giving our customers what they need, not what makes more sense on our end.
STEP 4: Decide on material. If you’re not familiar with the materials available for your box, our handy “Help Me Choose” feature will walk you through each type of material you can choose from, describing which is best for different product-specifications. Weight, size and durability should all be factors to consider when choosing the material for your box.
STEP 5: Determine if you’ll add printing to your box. Sometimes a simple, plain box will do the job, but most often, the printing is the whole point of ordering custom boxes. Branding your product by adding your logo, tagline, product info and more on the box is a key factor (and great way) to establish your brand as a noteworthy company.
NO, YOU DON’T NEED PRINTING? You’re done!
YES, YOU DO NEED PRINTING? There are a few things to consider:
- Will you print on the outside only? Inside only? Both inside and out?
- What type of printing do you need? Choose from:
- Digital printing – printing applied right to the box, no need for print plates or dies, great option for small orders
- Flexo printing – up to 3-color printing, color applied directly to the box
- Litho printing – highest-end print option, magazine quality, up to 6 colors, sheet is laminated on the box, best for larger orders of 300 boxes or more
- You will receive an electronic proof after you submit your order.
And that’s it! You’re done! Just add your order to your cart and we take care of the rest. Have any more questions? Reach out to Bolt Boxes today or chat with us online. We are here to help you create the best box on the market – and are ready to help you every step of the way.