Returnable postal boxes are becoming increasingly popular and are among the best ways to package goods. In this guide, we will explain the key features and benefits of switching to returnable postage boxes.
What is a Returnable Postal Box?
A returnable postal box is a cardboard mailing box that features a crash lock base, a tear strip, and two strips of adhesive.
They are designed to be quick to assemble, require no adhesive and most importantly, be easy to return.
How to open a Returnable Postal Box?
One of the key benefits of returnable postal boxes is how convenient they are to open.
To open the returnable postal box, simply pull the opening rip-strip along the side of the box, and lift the lid.
How to Close a Returnable Postal Box?
To seal a returnable postal box, simply remove the top peel and seal strip. Then fold the lid of the box down, and press ont he adhesive when in place.
How to Return a Returnable Postal Box?
To return the box, simply remove the peelable strip, fold the lid down and press the adhesive.
Accessibility benefits to a returnable postal box:
Accessibility in packaging is one of the most important, yet overlooked features.
Returnable postal boxes are highly regarded as an accessible packaging option; because they have a tearable strip along the outside. These tearable strips are incredibly practical for everyone and are more convenient for somebody who struggles with their dexterity. This is especially true when compared to a taped-up box.
From a customer returns point of view also, the peal-and-seal returns strip means the box is easily closed; with no need for package tape. This ensures your customer has an accessible way to return the products to you.
How does Returnable Postal Packaging keep my products safe?
Returnable Cardboard Boxes have several features to keep your products safe, such as using a crash lock base for structural rigidity.
Crash lock boxes have increased structural rigidity because of the way they are assembled. Initially they are supplied flatpacked, and then the sizes are pressed in to lock the base. The locking of the base forces the box into 90° angles.
Furthermore, the crashlock base provides cushioning to the base of the box, which absorbs impacts the box may encounter during transit.
They also keep your products safe, because they are tamper-evident. The integral adhesive of the box cannot be removed without tearing the rip-strip.
A further way this type of packaging keeps your products safe, is that should your products need to be returned, your customer already has appropriate packaging for this. This appropriate packaging will reduce the risk of the products being returned becoming damaged in transit.
What is a crashlock base?
Crashlock boxes have a folded cardboard base. These folds lock together when the sides of the boxes are pressed. This allows for quick construction of the box, without the need for any additional adhesive. This method of assembly also ensures uniformity in the packaging, and sturdy sides of the box.
The reduced requirement for additional adhesive is also better for the environment, and means that the packaging is fully curbside recyclable.
Where to buy Custom Postage Boxes?
Here at Springpack, we are a leading provider of a wide range of eco friendly postal packaging in the UK. We can add your branding or logo to any postal packaging you wish. If you are interested in printed postal boxes, please contact us today!
Is Returnable Postal Packaging environmentally friendly?
The clue is in the name – returnable postal boxes are designed to be used at least twice.
Making the choice to reuse before recycling something is one of the best ways to protect our planet and become more environmentally friendly.
At the end of their useful life, these mail boxes are 100% recyclable at home or at a recycling centre.
Where can I see returnable postal packaging in action?
Click here to see the blog, and here to view the case study.
We hope this guide has been useful to you in learning about the uses and benefits of Returnable Postal Packaging.
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