In spite of what our name says, offers one of the largest and most diverse selections of retail packaging boxes available. In having other options outside of bags, we allow you to be creative with new and stylish packaging options that will stand apart from the rest.

Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box implies that you are thinking differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective then the norm. This phrase often refers to novel or creative thinking and is thought to have been derived from management consultants in the 1970s and 1980s challenging their clients to solve the "nine dots" puzzle, whose solution requires some lateral thinking.

Here are a few Outside the Box considerations to make when thinking about your packaging:

• Packaging Is Practical: Packaging’s primary job is to physically protect the product packaged within it. As you’re figuring out your packaging, think about where it’s going to be. Product designer and entrepreneur Cindy Glass told, “Does your packaging require a special kind of rack or pegboard to improve the display possibilities and keep things neat? If you can, visit a handful of retailers first and ask for advice on the nuts and bolts of how they would display your product to make things as easy as possible for them.”

• Packaging Is Visual: Your packaging design greatly impacts a customer’s eye and is the first thing that attracts buyers to your product on the shelf. It’s also what they’ll remember when they walk away. Attractive, high-quality packaging translates to a high-quality product.

• Packaging Is Narrative: Customers don’t just value products— they value the stories that come along with them. Understand that packaging gives meaning to the product beyond just what it does. So if you’re selling something eco-friendly why not use packaging made by recycled or post-consumer-waste material and by calling attention to that fact?

In retail packaging, thinking outside the box could come though use of boxes as packaging options. Here are a few examples of how to use boxes as retail packaging:

Gable Boxes

Gable Boxes are perfectly designed for use in Food Service but are not limited to that. These small, collapsible boxes have also become popular with brides to wrap hotel welcome gifts for out-of-town guests. Other great ideas include: housewarming gifts for realtors or property management companies to give to clients, as well as for holidays, birthdays, baby and wedding showers, thank you and get well gifts.

Our Gable boxes are 1 piece construction made from 100 percent recycled board with a gloss or kraft finish. Available in either Mini or Medium sizes, all boxes fold flat for easy storage, quick assembly and are available hot stamped— a manual, hand fed process for short run programs with printing done on products that have already been produced and converted. You can refer to our Post Printing page for more information and upcharges.

Some of our popular patterns include Red Chevron, Cherry Dots, Kensington Plaid and Shimmer Frost Peacock Gables Boxes. Each box also has Related Products for coordinated packaging to complete the pattern ensemble.

Apparel Boxes

School encourages thinking outside of the box, and with summer winding down it’s just about time for back-to-school shopping. Clothes are always a hot seller around this time of year so be ready for the rush with these Apparel Box options. White Frost, Silver Tinted and Black Tinted Gloss Two-Piece Pop-up boxes are made with heavy 100% recycled white board with newsback interior and are available hot stamped. Natural Kraft Pinstripe Two-Piece Pop-up apparel boxes are made from recyclable kraft board with kraft interior and are available hot stamped or ink printed. Black Pinstripe Tinted kraft black pinstripe two-piece pop-up apparel boxes are made with heavy recycled kraft board with kraft interior and are available hot stamped. Lastly, White Alligator Pattern Embossed Two-Piece Pop-up Apparel Boxes are made with heavy 100% recycled white gloss board with newsback interior. All folding apparel boxes have matching bases and lids. Boxes fold flat for easy storage and assemble in seconds.

Jewelry Boxes

Similar to how Gable Boxes have multiple uses despite being most commonly associated with the food service industry, Jewelry Boxes can be used for more then just gems, rings and necklaces. Recently, Jewelry Boxes have been used for gifts and party favors at wedding showers and other events.

For colorful options, our Cocoa Embossed and Deep Purple Jewelry Boxes are made from 100% recycled rigid board with matte finish exterior and white interior. For classic elegance, our White Krome Jewelry Boxes shine with 100% recycled rigid board with gloss finish exterior and white interior. Lastly, sophisticated Black Pinstripe Kraft Jewelry Boxes are made from 100% recycled rigid board with kraft finish exterior and white interior. All Jewelry Boxes are two piece construction and filled with non-tarnishing jeweler's cotton. These boxes are also available hot stamped.

Remember that is your place for all customized retail packaging. Contact Us for a quote today.