How Much Do We Care About Customers’ Sample Box

A sample box is an important step in the production process before bulk manufacturing. Unlike a digital mock-up or 2D drawing, a sample is a physical representation that allows you to feel the quality of the product in your hand. Sometimes samples are provided free of charge, while other times they may require a fee.

Why There Should Be A Sample Box Before Bulk Order?

Printing and packaging are industries that require a high level of customization, and sample boxes can provide proof of the customer’s ideas and the manufacturer’s understanding based on their conversation. Checking the size, printing, printing finish, or even how the manufacturer packs the sample can demonstrate how carefully they consider orders.

If you are doing business with us for the first time or not in a rush to place a bulk order, we strongly recommend that you request a sample box or a free sample box (this is only available upon order confirmation).

Box Samples Before Bulk ProductionBox Samples After Bulk Production

Common Issues On The Sample Box

A few years ago, we didn’t realize the importance of offering our customers more options to choose from when it came to developing their packaging. After a customer received a sample box, they asked if we could make a sample with a different surface paper, which made us realize we should have been asking customers about their preferences from the beginning. We felt regretful about wasting the customer’s time and decided to hold a meeting to discuss how to improve our sample box process.

We ultimately decided to ask all customers if they wanted to see multiple-choice samples before starting the sample production. We also suggested using specialty texture paper, different thicknesses of paper, and even different cardboard materials to ensure customer satisfaction. Since implementing these changes, our customers have been much happier with our sample boxes, and some have even asked for more options. At the end of the day, we want to ensure our customers are happy and satisfied with their packaging.

Does The Cost High For Multiple Opinion Sample Than A Single Sample?

It may seem like an additional cost, but please allow me to explain why it’s worth it. Let’s say you requested a custom printed rigid box with dimensions of 20x10x5cm, which costs around USD100 plus delivery fees. After our suggestion, you decide to pay USD150 in total to receive three different paper materials or printing samples.

Now, think about the benefits:

  1. You have more options for your product’s custom packaging boxes, which can better match and complement your products. You can also compare the samples to choose the best one for your brand.
  2. You can save on development costs, and we also offer a refund policy once you place your orders.
  3. You can save time as it only takes seven days to create multiple samples. Shortly, we plan to shorten this time to four days.

Although the initial cost may be higher, investing in multiple sample boxes is a valuable way to find the perfect packaging solution for your products.

Multiple Cardboard Material Made Sample Box Customer Case

Personalized Rigid Drawer Box And Paperboard Drawer Box

Personalized Rigid Drawer Box And Paperboard Drawer Box

Custom Rigid Drawer Box And Paperboard Drawer Box

Custom Rigid Drawer Box And Paperboard Drawer Box

Silgan is a manufacturer specializing in dispensers and dispensing systems.

As the largest provider of metal food packaging in the United States, Silgan Containers is trusted by America’s most respected brands. Our reputation is based on a foundation of quality, excellence and unsurpassed technical expertise, enabling us to be a dedicated solutions-based partner to our customers.

A first-time customer contacted us and requested packaging for a dispenser that would keep their product fixed in place. Within 24 hours, we provided a solution and offered two material options. As shown in the picture, the left side displays a rigid cardboard box with a foam insert similar to an iPhone case, and the right side shows a thin paperboard box with a paperboard insert. By providing this service before doing business, we helped the customer save at least USD150. Although this may seem like a small amount of money, we assist hundreds of customers every year and this demonstrates our commitment to being proactive and considerate towards our customers.

Custom Made Rigid Tooling Box With Black Foil Stamping

Custom Made Rigid Tooling Box With Black Foil Stamping

Custom Made Rigid Tooling Box

Custom-Made Rigid Tooling Box

THE OLFACTORY is our new customer, developing a box that can pack plastic tubes for cosmetic products.

Eleanor has designed individual natural aromatic products since 1999, and dollop is her company’s flagship product, launched in December 2008.

Eleanor has formally studied plant aromatics and their properties, and has a Diploma of Aromatherapy through the UK-based International Federation of Practitioners of Aromatherapy (IFPA). She has further researched, studied and worked with natural aromatics in New Zealand and Australia.

They required a material that looked professional but did not need to be shiny or extraordinary, and the logo had to be attractive. We responded within six hours and provided three sample box options for the customer. They ultimately chose to move forward with these three samples. As shown in the picture, one is made of black paperboard, one is a small textured paper, and the final one is a unique textured paper. Each box has its distinct character that appeals to the customer. The logo is black foil stamped to make it stand out from the typical gold or silver foil stamping.

Are You Interested in Creating Your Sample Box Now? Let’s Get In Touch!

Specialty Texture Paperboard Clamshell Rigid Box

Specialty Texture Paperboard Clamshell Rigid Box

Custom Clamshell Rigid Box

Custom Clamshell Rigid Box

We offer two key advantages in the market: free die-cut design and free box demonstration, as well as multiple sample box options. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to take advantage of these benefits. If you trust us, you’ll find working with experts straightforward, without any complicated professional jargon. So go ahead and let us do excellent work for you!