When it comes to shipping products there are three major types of boxes:
boxboard or paperboard cartons,
and paper bags and sacks.
Corrugated Boxes are used for heavier products:
appliances, electronic goods, wine, fruit and vegetables.
Box Board or paper cartons are thin, lighter weight carton often used to for single use items
as breakfast cereal, shoes, crackers, a toy.
Paper Bags and Sacks:
- paper bags are used to carry groceries and/or retail items,
- multi-wall sacks that contain flour
- and cement and are used for the collection of leaf and yard waste and organics (food scraps).
But maybe you are thinking to create a new experience. To develop a welcoming package for your audience, to change the experience they have working with you.
If its a packaging thats going out in the mailer, you'll be using the second example: boxboard or paperboard cartons.
Next week, I'll walk you through the components of designing for a welcome package. Until then, what questions do you have on packaging?