Reasons Why You Should Use Corrugated Boxes

Corrugated boxes have been around since the late 1800’s, almost everything we purchase today comes in a box, from a shoe, a fridge, to a cellphone. The list is endless, almost everything in today’s society is shipped or received in a corrugated box. In this blog we are going to break down some of the main reasons why a company should consider using a corrugated box for their packing needs. 

Product Protection

A corrugated box is made up of three layers of paper that includes an inside liner, an outside liner, and fluting with a ruffled shape which runs in between the two liners. This product is not only lightweight, it’s  also quiet firm and strong which offers protection for delicate products; however, it is vital to pick the correct box style and strength (see our Corrugated Box Basics blog). Our Colt Paper record storage box is a perfect example, not only are they durable and can hold up to 60lbs, with a crush test of 200lbs. It also provides sun protection for all your important documents and information.


Corrugated boxes are highly affordable to make. It is one of the main reasons why most companies choose to package their products in corrugated boxes because of the cost savings. Many corrugated boxes are made from recycled boxes and cardboard, their light-weight design also makes shipping affordable as transportation costs are based on weight. It is also noteworthy that establishments such as Colt Paper offer deep discounts on bulk purchases.  This is another cost saving that can be passed on to   customers and end users.


At Colt Paper we are able to design and customize any box for your product needs. Packing your products into boxes with a great fit is important for product safety. You want to have a perfect fit as items can knock around the walls of the box during transit causing damages. We can also tailor a box to feature your company logo, colors, and name. This branding can offer a boost to your marketing efforts and make your business more recognizable. (see our Brand Awareness and Packaging blog). Best of all, it doesn’t cost much money to add your business branding to corrugated boxes.