Boxes are one of the basics of business. Just about every business uses boxes to receive inventory, pack up equipment, ship products and store paperwork. But whether your business uses shipping cartons, mailer boxes or corrugated boxes, you'll also need additional supplies.
A moving box, a shipping carton and a storage box all need help properly seal and protect the items inside. But in this time-crunched world, finding and ordering all those materials can be an annoying task. With that in mind, this guide will help you quickly find and purchase:
1. Packing materials to cushion and protect contents;
2. Packing tape to seal boxes shut;
3. And labels to identify contents.
Purchase packing materials for your boxesIf you are preparing cardboard boxes for mailing or delivery, you will probably want to include packing materials to cushion and protect the product that is inside the box.
Purchase packing tape for your boxesJust about every cardboard box and mailing box will need to be sealed shut at some point, and the best way to do this is with packing tape. Boxes sealed with packing tape will hold together well, and the tape can seal off the edges of the box to protect the contents from the elements.
Purchase labels for your boxesOnce your boxes are packed up and sealed, you will need to label them. Common labels include a storage label, a "fragile" label and a blank label for mailing. Labels are usually sold in rolls or sheets in quantities ranging from a couple hundred to a couple thousand.
- When ordering supplies for boxes, be sure to ask about the company's return policy.
- If you are making a large purchase, call the supplier directly to see if you can get a reduced rate on shipping or a bulk discount.