Saving on Wholesale Boxes: China vs Vancouver Canada
We recently wrote a case study featuring Munching and Crunching, a seafood distributor in Vancouver Canada. In this case, their seafood products were packed and shipped in corrugated cardboard boxes made by a local box manufacturer. In an effort to lower the cost of their wholesale box orders, they decided to try out a chinese box manufacturer. But did they end up saving money and was there a better option?
Importing Boxes: Risk vs Benefits
In this case, the Chinese box manufacturer required 30% in advance before they would build their boxes and then full payment before shipment of the completed boxes. After shipping, the total savings worked out to a little under 2% on their seafood packing boxes expenses.
The trouble for Munching and Crunching turned out two fold: (1) the logo was incorrectly printed: it read “Punching and Crunching.” And (2), the quality of the boxes was inferior: as soon as their stackable boxes were stacked 4 high, the bottom boxes would crumple and become unusable.
Better Way to Save on Vancouver Wholesale Boxes
In the end, Munching and Crunching discovered Racer Boxes — a local Vancouver Boxes and Packaging Manufacturer — and successfully reduced their costs without skimping on the box manufacturing and printing standards. Racer Boxes even created a print plate that can be repeatedly used on their future box orders.
Call Racer Boxes at (604) 270 – 8205 and ask for a quote.