Mailer Boxes

A mailer box is a perfect solution if you need to transport your products safely to your customers. These boxes come in different types and sizes to cater to your needs. Although the Roll-tuck-end-front box is the most commonly used, many other types exist.

Most mailer boxes are corrugated cardboard, a cost-effective, easy-to-manufactured material with excellent cushioning performance. You can customize these boxes by adding printing, branding, and product information. They can be combined with inserts or dividers to optimize their structure, making them ideal for shipping multiple fragile items or organizing various products. An extra tab lock can be attached to enhance their safety, and some mailer boxes are even self-sealing, eliminating the need for additional tape or sealing.

These sturdy cardboard boxes are durable and can withstand the rigors of shipping, ensuring your products arrive in perfect condition. You can customize their structure to fit specific products, giving you peace of mind that your products will arrive safely. Furthermore, mailer boxes allow you to showcase your branding and create a memorable unboxing experience for your customers. They are ideal for e-commerce businesses that want to maintain a professional and unique brand image while protecting their products.

Advantages of using mailer boxes for packaging

Using mailer boxes for product packaging is an excellent choice for businesses, offering a range of benefits that make them a popular option. These advantages include:

1. Safety: Mailer boxes are constructed using high-quality corrugated materials that provide a rigid structure, ensuring secure product shipping. They are designed to protect items from damage during transit, including rough handling, impacts, and moisture. The sturdy construction of mailer boxes makes them a reliable option for shipping delicate or fragile items.

2. Ease of use: Mailer boxes are user-friendly and feature a self-sealing mechanism that makes them quick and easy to assemble, saving time and effort when packing products. Additionally, they are lightweight and can be easily carried.

3. Versatility: Mailer boxes can be combined with inserts or dividers, adding an extra layer of protection and helping organize items, improving the unboxing experience. This feature allows businesses to customize the packaging to meet their specific needs, ensuring their products arrive safely and in good condition.

4. Lightweight: Mailer boxes are lightweight due to their material, which makes them an economical and convenient option for businesses. They are easy to handle and transport, reducing the risk of injury or damage during shipping while not increasing the weight to keep the shipping cost within budget.

5. Affordability: Custom mailer boxes are cost-effective when shipping small products. The cost decreases as the volume of orders increases, making them an excellent choice for businesses looking to save money on packaging.

6. Ready for mailing: The mailer box is designed to be ready to ship instantly, so businesses do not need an extra shipping carton to contain them for safe shipping. This feature saves time and effort, making them an excellent choice for businesses that need to ship products quickly and efficiently.

7. Wide variety: Mailer boxes come in many types to suit specific needs, such as shipping clothes, books, electronics, and more. Businesses can choose the type of mailer box that best suits their products to ensure safe shipping. With a wide range of mailer boxes, businesses can find the right packaging to meet their needs.

8. Customization: All mailer boxes can be fully customized, including their sizes, coating, finish, and printing. This feature allows businesses to design packaging to match their brand and stand out in a crowded market. Customized mailer boxes can help businesses to increase brand recognition and customer loyalty.

9. Branding: Mailer boxes offer ample space for branding and information, allowing businesses to promote their brand and provide essential details such as contact information and usage instructions. Branding on mailer boxes can help companies increase brand recognition and loyalty, making them an excellent investment for businesses looking to build their brand.

10. Eco-friendliness: Mailer boxes are eco-friendly, containing at least 95% recyclable materials, making them an excellent choice for sustainable packaging. They are an environmentally conscious option for businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint and make their operations more sustainable.

What is the difference between a mailing box and a shipping box?

Mailing and shipping boxes are often used interchangeably, but they differ.

Different sealing methods: Mailing boxes have a self-lock mechanism, while shipping boxes require an adhesive strip to be sealed shut.

Different in construction: Ear-lock mailers are the most commonly used type of mailing box, while the RSC type is the most widely used type of shipping box.

Different purpose: Mailing boxes are usually used for shipping smaller individual products, while shipping boxes are generally used for bulkier and larger volume products.

Different material: Mailing boxes typically take thinner single-wall corrugated material, while shipping boxes take thicker and heavier double-wall corrugated material.

Different roles: Mailer boxes have two roles for product packaging, requiring functionality and aesthetic appeal. Thus, they usually come with custom printing. The other role is for safe shipping. On the other hand, shipping boxes typically serve as shipping containers.

How to custom print a mailer box

Customized corrugated mailer boxes can be produced through three primary printing technologies: digital printing, offset printing, and flexography printing.

Digital printing mailer boxes can be printed through two methods. The first method entails using a large inkjet printer to print the design directly onto the pre-die-cut mailer box. The second method involves two steps: first, the design is printed on a thin paperboard, and then the paper is glued to a sheet of single-layer corrugated cardboard. These techniques are suitable for small quantities and test orders. However, the printing quality is not as high as that of offset-printing mailer boxes. As the quantity of an order increases, the printing cost will not be significantly reduced.

Offset printing mailer boxes involve printing the design on thin liner paper through an offset printer first. Then, the liner paper is glued to a single-wall corrugated cardboard. The linerboard mainly employs CCNB, but other paper types can also be used. This technique provides top-notch printing quality that is more vibrant, sharp, and consistent than digital printing. Although the set-up cost is high, the printing cost can be significantly reduced as the quantity of an order increases. This technique is suitable for large-quantity orders.

Flexographic printing mailer boxes involves printing information directly onto the box. The printing is done using flexible plates made of rubber or plastic, which are wrapped around rotating cylinders. The printing quality is not as high as offset printing, and registration printing cannot be done correctly. However, the technique is faster than offset printing, and it is suitable for high-volume second-package box production

16 styles are available and fully customizable

How do custom mailer boxes work?

Customizing a mailer box at CEF Box is a straightforward, four-step process.

Step 1: Dieline Drawing - First, create a precise dieline. Start by accurately measuring your products and recording their dimensions. Next, select the material and the style you wish to use for your box. Remember, the thickness can vary among materials, impacting your box's dimensions. Use our online dieline editor to enter these variables and produce an accurate dieline drawing. This process ensures your packaging fits your product perfectly, providing a polished, professional look.

Step 2: Graphic Design - Once you've finalized your dieline drawing, it's time to add some flair to graphic design. Our in-house designers are ready and waiting to help create a unique, attention-grabbing design that embodies your brand.

Step 3: Configuring the Box - Get hands-on with our user-friendly online configurator. This tool lets you customize your box by selecting the size, material, coatings, finishes, and various printing options, making your box unique.

Step 4: Place your Order - With the prior steps completed, it's time to place your order. Just sit back, relax, and let us do the rest. Our team will ensure your boxes are produced to the highest standards and arrive on time. With CEF Box, creating perfect, custom shipping boxes is a breeze.

Tips to make your mailer box aesthetically appealing

1. Fully customized printing. Mailer boxes can be tailored to your specific needs and branding with custom printing. This includes the box's size, shape, color, design, and any additional features you may need, such as handles or compartments.

2. To use a packaging sleeve. The packaging sleeve is a cover that slides over the mailer box. This option is cost-effective and easy to customize, as you can print your branding and information directly onto the sleeve.

3. Custom printing stickers. Stickers can also be a great way to add branding and information to your mailer boxes. These stickers can be designed and printed in any size, shape, and color and easily applied to your packaging.

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