Type of Corrugated Boxes

Standard and Custom Corrugated Box Styles: What’s Right For Your Product?

There’s nothing like a packaging solution that fits your product juuuust right. Yet, many people don’t realize how many options they have, especially when it comes to corrugated packaging. Luckily, we’re experts in all things corrugated at Axis Corrugated Container! So, if you’re looking to find the right type of corrugated box for your business (or you’re just curious) you’re in the right place.

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The 5 Categories of Corrugated Box Styles

Corrugated box styles extend far beyond the standard cube-shape. In fact, there are a total of five common categories that corrugated box styles can fall into:

  • Slotted Containers
  • Telescoping Boxes
  • Folders + Trays
  • Die-Cut
  • Corrugated Bulk Shipping Containers

At Axis Corrugated, we supply standard and custom custom packaging within all five of these categories based on your business needs and your products. If you’re interested in taking full advantage of the corrugated box styles available, get in touch today—we’d be happy to provide you with a free packaging audit to help you optimize your solutions!

Corrugated Box Styles

Slotted Containers

Slotted containers include some of the most common corrugated box styles. You might recognize them as a standard box with flaps that can be secured by tape or glue. Boxes that fall within this category are versatile and are widely used for shipping, storing, and packaging products in a wide range of industries.

Boxes within this category include (but are not limited to):

Telescoping Boxes

Telescoping boxes consist of separate lid and base components that fit together to create a telescopic effect. They are most popular for retail, gift packaging, eCommerce, and other applications that call for an attractive presentation.

Telescoping boxes include:

  • Shoulder Boxes
  • Slip Cases/Sleeve Boxes
  • Full Telescope Half-Slotted Container
  • Octagonal Double Cover Container

Folders + Trays

Folders and trays are one of the more specialized kinds of corrugated box styles. They are both designed for optimized organization and display, and are mainly used by retail and agricultural businesses.

Folders and tray corrugated box styles include:

Die-Cut Corrugated Boxes

Die-cut corrugated boxes are custom designed and cut using specialized machinery. They can be crafted into various sizes and shapes to fit specific products, and are ideal for products that require specialized packaging or those that have unique shapes. For that reason, they are a good option for virtually any industry.

The possibilities with die-cut corrugated box styles are nearly endless, but two common types of solutions within this category include:

  • Display Boxes
  • Mailer Boxes

Corrugated Bulk Shipping Containers

Finally, corrugated bulk shipping containers include any boxes designed for shipping bulk quantities of goods. They are often large and heavy-duty containers that are specifically designed to fit on pallets for more efficient transportation. Most commonly, corrugated bulk shipping containers are used in manufacturing, warehousing, distribution centers, and any business with a robust logistics operation.

Corrugated box styles that fall within this category include:

  • Gaylord Boxes
  • Octabins

Axis Delivers Custom Packaging Solutions Designed to Fit Your Needs

Whether you’re looking for one of the options we listed above (or one we missed), or you need something completely custom, we have the capabilities to deliver. At Axis Corrugated Container, we’ve supplied packaging solutions for businesses in North Carolina and the surrounding states since the 1980s.

We keep a large inventory of corrugated boxes and materials on hand so we always have what we need to meet your packaging needs—even if you need short turnaround times. Plus, we also offer local delivery and inventory management with our JIT-shipping and VMI services, as well as graphics and printing services.