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Custom packaging boxes: Everything you need to know

Sometimes off-the-shelf packaging solutions simply can’t meet the requirements of your product, but that doesn’t mean you need to compromise.


At Springpack we’re focused on providing the best service for you which is why we keep the cost-effectiveness of your packaging products at the forefront of our mind and make design decisions that will benefit you going forward.


Custom packaging boxes are an extremely popular option for many manufacturers and distributors as they are specifically made to fit the needs of a product or company. As part of our ‘specials’ service, we provide a variety of bespoke packaging around the UK that is manufactured to fit unique shapes and sizes – or to fit with company branding.


What is bespoke packaging?

Bespoke packaging refers to packaging products that are entirely unique to your product and even your brand.


As mentioned, custom packaging boxes are one of the most commonly requested bespoke products as they provide a secure and eco-friendly way to safely package goods that require special packaging.


However, bespoke boxes are also popular because they can be personalised with company branding, including the company logo and/or name. This can be a great way to showcase high-quality products and even heighten brand awareness.


Although bespoke boxes are sought-after, there are plenty of other bespoke packaging options that can be considered, a few examples are listed below:


  • Custom packaging tape
  • Custom postage bags
  • Bespoke boards/wraps
  • Printed Tape


If any of these custom packaging products would suit the needs of your company then simply get in touch to discuss your packaging requirements with our experienced team.


Where to buy custom packaging boxes?

As a leading supplier of packaging products in the UK, Springpack offer a ‘specials’ service which allows us to provide bespoke packaging to our customers. We’re fully on board with meeting your exact needs, which is why we’ll go over your requirements and measurements in detail to ensure we get things right the first time.


Whether you’re looking for more environmentally friendly packaging, need something to provide an extra layer of protection or simply have a uniquely shaped object to package effectively – we have experience with it all, simply contact us today.



What is the lead time on specials?

Lead times on bespoke packaging products very much vary depending on the product requested. For example, some bespoke cardboard boxes can be delivered to you within 1-2 weeks depending on the complexity of the item


In comparison, some specialist films can take up to 6 weeks. As a very general guide, we aim to get our products to you within 2 – 8 weeks to allow time for our full 5 step packaging specials process to be completed. These steps include:

1. Discussing requirements

It’s important for a supplier to understand the exact requirements of your custom made packaging product in order to take this forward and design a product that will meet your needs. During this stage, the sizing, branding and material requirements for your packaging boxes will be outlined.


2. Designing custom packaging

Once your requirements are understood the design of your custom packaging product can begin. This may require a completely new design of a product from scratch, or making alterations to existing packaging products to help them fit your needs. Regardless of which option is chosen, we will be considering the best ways to provide optimum protection, as well as other factors like cost-effectiveness.


3. Providing a packaging sample

We know that you may wish to see a sample to ensure that you’re happy with the design and overall product. In most cases, we can provide a sample where needed and requested in order to give you that extra peace of mind.


4. Design amends

At this stage, any amends can be noted and rectified before moving on the final step. However, if you do wish to see another sample of the amended product, we can provide that at an additional cost.


5. Bespoke packaging is delivered

Requirements have been discussed, the product has been designed and sampled, now all that is left is to get the custom packaging manufactured and delivered to you. With a 98% success rate of products arriving on time, you can rely on us.


How much is custom packaging?

Much like lead times, the cost of custom packaging boxes in the UK can vary depending on the product. For example, large bespoke boxes with printed logos may be more costly than personalised printed tape. That’s why it’s so important to discuss your requirements with your packaging supplier.


At Springpack we’re focused on providing the best service for you which is why we keep the cost-effectiveness of your packaging products at the forefront of our mind and make design decisions that will benefit you going forward.


If you would like to learn more about our specials service, simply get in touch.



Frequently asked questions about custom packaging

We’re proud to be able to supply a vast range of protective packaging products, as well as offering bespoke packaging options. We regularly receive plenty of questions surrounding this service, some of which we’ve answered below:


Do Springpack manufacture boxes?

Yes, we manufacture bespoke boxes with runs of up to 500 quantity. This means we can quickly and effectively meet your bulk requirements if needed.


Do Springpack stock specials?

Yes, we do. We can also hold stock of a specific bespoke item for a customer for up to 3 months and drip-feed this in next-day when needed in order to save storage space. Further to this, we can also manage stock levels to ensure that you never run out of any special items used on a regular basis.


Can I order specials online?

Yes, you can! Once you have set up and ordered a special item with your account manager, this item can be added to your online portal so that you can order this at your special customer price, along with any standard stock products that you require.


It doesn’t get much easier than that! However, if you would like to make an enquiry about a new bespoke packaging item, you can use our online contact form, or simply email or call us, and we will be happy to help.


Custom packaging, and in particular custom packaging boxes, can truly make a difference to your packaging process and overall brand perception. If you decide to go for printed packaging with your company logo/message on, this is essentially free advertising for your company!


If you have any questions or need more information about bespoke packaging boxes, our team are always happy to help! Just give us a call on 01905 457 000 or send an email to [email protected].

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