In mid-March, we began surveying active Cratejoy merchants on who they use for custom packagaing, and how they’d rate them on packaging quality, customer service, average price, and average order volumes.
Since we began, we’ve collected feedback from 100 active business owners, providing contextual feedback for over 30+ custom packaging manufacturers. We also surveyed dozens of business owners who use plain boxes without use of custom printing, providing a comparative data set on sources for non-custom packaging. (Some add an element of customization, like stamps or stickers.)
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Below, you can navigate through this data using our interactive graphs. We’ve broken the data into three sections:
- Section 1: The Top 5 Manufacturers by Popularity
- Section 2: An Overall Look at 30+ Custom Subscription Box Manufacturers (UPDATED)
- Section 3: Feedback on Non-Custom Packaging Options
- Section 4: Common Sizes for Custom Packaging (NEW)
Section 1: The Top 5 Custom Packaging Manufacturers
We took the top 5 custom packaging manufacturers and compared them on a number of levels. These were chosen based on number of responses provided by active customers. They are as follows:
- Packlane, with 18 merchants providing feedback
- Salazar Packaging, with 8 merchants providing feedback
- Brand In Color, with 6 merchants providing feedback
- NW Paper Box, with 5 merchants providing feedback
- Pakible, with 4 merchants providing feedback
Top 5 Packaging Manufacturers: Average Packaging Quality Rating & Customer Service Rating
Top 5 Packaging Manufacturers: Average Price Per Box, Order Volume and Relation Between Price & Volume
Part 2: Overall Rating – A Look at 30+ Custom Subscription Box Packaging Manufacturers
Beyond the top 5 manufacturers, we also gathered data on an additional 29 custom packaging manufacturers and sources of packagaing. Below, you can find a complete breakdown of these manufacturers, their customer service rating, packaging quality rating, prices, and average order volume.
Note: 25 of these manufacturers only had one reporting merchant.
Overall Manufacturer Rating: Average Packaging Quality Rating & Customer Service Rating
Overall Manufacturer Rating: Average Price Per Box, Order Volume and Relation Between Price & Volume
Part 3: Non Custom Packaging Options
In addition to gathering data on custom packaging solutions, we also gathered data on 8 non-custom packaging options.
Note: In some cases, these non-custom standard mailers/boxes are used with a stamp or stickers, or some other customizable option.
Non Custom Manufacturer Rating: Average Packaging Quality Rating & Customer Service Rating
Non Custom Packaging Manufacturers: Average Price Per Box, Order Volume and Relation Between Price & Volume
Below, you can find the relation between price and order volume:
Part 4: Common Sizes for Custom Packaging
Below, you can see how size plays into this. First, here are the top 3 most common sizes used in subscription box packaging:
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