Corrugated packaging can be used in many applications. Most people think of custom corrugated boxes, but there is a lot more that can be done with corrugated than just shipping boxes. Here’s an overview of why corrugated packaging can be the ideal choice, and the many ways it can be used!


Benefits of Corrugated Packaging

Corrugated packaging is highly effective in the shipping process because it is structurally rigid and relatively lightweight with cushioning properties. It’s light weight lowers shipping costs and allows trucks to use less fuel and lower emissions to transport goods. It can be customized to suit your business image with logos, colors, and taglines. Corrugated packaging is a renewable resource and 96% is recovered and recycled.


Grocery/Food Stores

Shipping food from one side of the country to another is vitally important to keeping our communities running smoothly. Ensuring that the food arrives in good condition is of the highest concern. Corrugated packaging helps protect food from damage during the shipping process and improves handling efficiency greatly. It can also provide a convenient display right off the truck. Think of produce containers for tomatoes, or bulk bins for watermelon in the summertime, and even water resistant corrugated for items that ship in ice.


In-Store and POS Displays

Especially in grocery stores, you’ll see large displays in the center of main aisles with goods for sale such as chips or seasonal baking items. However, in non-food stores, you can also see corrugated packaging put to use to display discount DVDs, books, school supplies, health & beauty items, and much more. Dump bins are another common use for corrugated packaging. Whether it’s old electronics, recycling plastic bags, or donating used eye glasses, you can find these almost anywhere.


Restaurants & Bakeries

Restaurants also frequently use corrugated packaging when they have delivery or to-go orders, as well as when they order food from a supplier. Pizza boxes are an obvious use, but other types of to-go boxes can also be used. For bakeries, they almost always put the cake or other dessert on top of a bakery circle or pad inside of the plastic container. These are also made from corrugated packaging.


Custom Corrugated Boxes

And yes, there’s obviously also corrugated boxes. One of the best ways to use these is to get custom corrugated boxes. Then you can print your logo, tagline, and any other information you want right on the box. This makes it easily identifiable all throughout the shipping process and when sitting on your customer’s front step. It’s great word-of-mouth advertising for your brand.


Fastpak Systems Has It All

No matter what kind of corrugated packaging you need, Fastpak is here to help. We have a wide range of packaging and shipping supplies for both inside and outside the box: void fillers, tape, edgeboard, in-the-box packaging, and yes, stock size as well as custom corrugated boxes. If you’re not sure what you need, please don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know what you’re trying to package. Our friendly experts have broad knowledge and can help you make the right decision.  We look forward to being your #1 packaging supplies partner!

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