Can I order ONE cardboard box?
A question that stirs up a whirlwind of emotions, mostly on our end of the phone line. Specifically, it's about:
"Can we order one, two, or three little boxes and pick them up on the spot?"
The answer is: Probably not, but it depends.
If we have these boxes in our warehouse, and someone desperately needs them while being in the vicinity of Białystok, it's highly likely that when they swing by Bagienna Street, our friendly Mr. Kamil will hand them one, two, or three boxes and issue a receipt. But if, by any chance, the boxes aren't basking in our warehouse, we'll have to order extensive sheets of cardboard, sometimes even involve a die-cutting machine, kick our entire factory production into gear. Can all of this be justified for just one cardboard box? Of course, it can, but it might not make economic sense for you. We understand that, and that's why we're here. We can cut any cardboard box for the right price, because more than profits, we treasure our commitment to our customers.
That's why we've prepared something special on our website, something we colloquially call a "calculator." All you have to do is choose the type of cardboard and input the dimensions of the cardboard packaging you need. It'll display a plethora of numbers, lines, and values, but what matters most are the optimal order and the minimum order. Optimal means the quantity at which the price of your chosen box will be the lowest. Minimal, well, that's straightforward – it's the smallest quantity you can order. Simple, right? And please note that the calculator is a newer addition to our team, so it doesn't have the final say. If it gets a little too carried away with the pricing, feel free to reach out to the helpful Mr. Jakub at 500 463 912. He'll surely find you an extra discount and put the intern back in line.
Folding cartons, the ones with flaps!
Mr. Jakub will be even happier than usual if we let him know as soon as possible which cardboard packaging we're interested in. Folding cartons, custom designs, base and lid boxes, pizza boxes – even that mysterious FEFCO 201? Let me explain, at least briefly.
Folding cartons are those that close with flaps at the top and bottom. You can see a visual reference below.
Types of folding cartons are standardized and cataloged in a special directory known as FEFCO. I've elaborated more extensively on this elsewhere, but the key takeaway is this: if you're looking for a box that closes with two "wings," just ask Mr. Jakub for a folding carton.
Custom packaging is even more luxurious – it's like having two connected rectangular prisms that perfectly overlay to create ideal packaging for gifts or even pizza boxes.
A "base and lid" packaging – that's what we call a two-part custom box
Safe as houses!
Cardboard boxes are so robust that you can confidently use them to ship heavy items like tractor engine components or even tires. We've had the opportunity to test whether our cardboard packaging could handle several hundred-kilogram photovoltaic components, but we decided not to take that risk. The economy wouldn't withstand it if our cardboard boxes pushed pallets out of the market. Or would it...?