There are numerous challenges to being a small business, from managing inventory to kickstarting your marketing. One such challenge is the cost of materials, especially when your desired quantity is lower than that of a large national corporation.
It’s typically a rule of business that the smaller your quantities, the more something costs per unit. When you add the manufacturer’s required minimum to that, costs can add up quickly. Luckily, wholesale custom boxes can be ordered in short runs of 100 units or less to meet your business’s precise needs.
Here are a few of the many reasons why your small businesses should invest in short-run custom shipper boxes for your products.
1. Greater design flexibility
Do you have a new product to promote or a holiday special you’d like to share? By ordering short-run custom shipping boxes, you can keep quantities small and change up your packaging design more often. Instead of being forced to invest in thousands of units that will take you months or years to use up, you can order exactly as many boxes as you need for the next month or two, then change up the design and order another short run for the holiday season.
This also allows you to test different packaging and see which one is better responded to by customers. You can also order multiple options at once for variability to excite customers and keep them guessing. Whether for market research or brand perception, the flexibility offered by short-run custom boxes with logo make them a great investment for any small business.
2. Faster turnaround
Have you ever had an important product launch, just to have to reschedule the launch date due to delayed deliveries or other logistics? It’s a common problem among small businesses, especially in the past few years with supply chain delays around the world.
When you choose short-run custom mailer boxes, you can enjoy a faster turnaround that won’t keep you waiting. Large print runs can take weeks, if not months, especially if printed overseas. With Build A Box, all boxes are made in the USA and can even be delivered locally in Southern California. Whether you need to fulfill last-minute orders or guarantee you’re prepared for the holiday rush, short-run packaging allows you to have peace of mind.
3. More affordable
Cash flow can be one of the biggest challenges for small businesses, so saving money wherever you can is imperative. With short-run packaging, you can save a significant amount of money compared to large print runs since you only print what you need.
While per-unit costs can sometimes be higher, the lack of minimum order quantity typically offsets this cost, making it cheaper overall. Additionally, the fewer unnecessary shipping boxes you order, the less you’ll need to spend on extra warehousing or storage space.
If you’re ready to invest in cost-effective custom printed shipping boxes for your small business, visit the Build A Box website to use our free online box configuration tool. We can give you a free estimate for a range of quantities, and there’s never any minimum quantity required. If you need design assistance to perfect your vision, give us a call at (888) 406-1610 or fill out our contact form, and one of our design experts will be happy to help you through the process.