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Bespoke boxes are essential for commerce

Bespoke boxes are essential for commerce over the winter period

As the nights draw in and we begin to realise just how close Christmas is; it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for the most hectic time of the year.

Here at Boxtopia Christmas is our busiest time, as companies look for solutions to their packaging needs. If you are one of those companies, then we can offer you a range of ways to ship your goods both cost effectively and efficiently.

If it’s heavy goods such as surfboards or even computers then our double-walled bespoke boxes with your printed logo on, could be an excellent choice?

If it’s handmade candles or even Christmas puddings, then why not choose a single-walled royal blue box? The options are endless and what’s more you are in complete control of your order!

 

 

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British food week – bespoke boxes and you!

British food week – bespoke boxes and you!

Next week commencing the 14th not only marks Jewish New Year but the start of a week dedicated to the celebration of British cuisine. The UK has been much maligned over the years for its fayre, with France and Italy looking down upon British produce. The 21st Century however, has marked a drastic change in the way we perceive food, and people are now becoming aware of  how great British food actually is.

Boxtopia has a firm foundation in the British food trade, and prides itself in providing bespoke box solutions for local delicacies such as Grantham Gingerbread and the 8-Sail Brewery at Heckington (to name but a few...)

 

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We want to be part of the food revolution and that means working alongside food manufacturers and artisans to spread the word.

 

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What do you get for a new baby in Finland? A box!

Since 1938 the expectant mothers of Finland have been presented with a cardboard box. It’s a tradition which started in a time of high infant mortality and inequality. They were presented to represent that whoever you were, you were entitled to the same start in life, with a cardboard box as your first crib.

In short it represented equality and even today these cardboard boxes are available to all pregnant women as a gift from the Finnish government. They are not just used as baby’s first crib, but also contain other items such as duvets, blankets, socks, mittens, nail scissors, hairbrushes, a toothbrush, bath thermometer, nappy cream, and washcloth.

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The box itself contains a small mattress and blanket for the baby to sleep with, and although most women in 2015 now opt for a proper luxury crib, the box has become a symbol for baby’s rite of passage with many mothers still using it for baby’s first night, uniting generations of women.

 

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Saving the environment one bespoke box at a time

Saving the environment one bespoke box at a time

As MPs and newspapers continue to push for people to lead a more environmentally-friendly life, here at Boxtopia we always try to do our bit. Our carbon footprint is just as important to us as it is to you.

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This is why we ensure that our bespoke cardboard boxes are made from 100% recyclable materials. Even those made from virgin wood are cut from sustainable forests. If you are a business then choosing cardboard over substances such as plastic is a wise move. Not only are the boxes recyclable but they are bio-degradable too. Many companies package their products up in non-organic ways and often double up; but with Boxtopia this does not have to be you.

 

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Finding the right packaging

Finding the right packaging

When you are a small business owner one of your primary objectives is to deliver your products safely and securely to your customers.

E-commerce professionals have recently been documented in a survey by eBay that damaged packaging accounts for up to 60% of returns. This is a huge and costly affair if you are trying to keep your overheads down as a company.

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We recently interviewed a small business owner called Rebecca Alderton, who stated,

“As a small business owner, damaged items returned due to inappropriate packaging would be seriously detrimental to my reputation and customers’ happiness. I would hate for this to happen so always choose the best quality and most suitable packaging materials and have never had a complaint; even when delivering to Hong Kong”

 

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