As a leader in the manufacturing of custom packing crates, we've heard quite a few wild tales and anecdotes about the packaging industry.
We've compiled our top 5 favorite myths into this article as well as a downloadable infographic below!
#1 The cheapest packing crates are always the best packaging method.
An inferior package can lead to costly damages and therefore upset customers. Commit to quality packing crates and they'll commit to you!
#2 Anyone is qualified to package my product
There is a much higher risk of damage when an inexperienced person packages your product, stick with the professionals to ensure product safety during transit. Read the Valley Box Post 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Wooden Crate Manufacturer.
#3 All packing crates are stock and available off-the-shelf
Many products require custom-designed packaging to accommodate highly technical, sensitive, or heavy products.
#4 More foam = Better protection
Loading up packing crates with the wrong foam density can actually lead to damage. Ask your packing crate expert to select the appropriate foam to protect your products.
#5 "I don’t need to allow any time for the package design process"
Start thinking about your packing crates during your product’s design phase, many times packaging can be integrated into the manufacturing process. Watch the 6 min webinar segment Valley Box put together regarding The Packaging Design Process.