Designing a cardboard box may sound easy enough, but it entails much more than you’d imagine. The perfect box does not only look great, but is also extremely practical. To make sure you don’t overlook any crucial features, this article lists the most important boxes designers need to tick (pun intended, yes).
Keeping performance in mindOne thing’s for sure: you don’t want to come up with a great look and then find yourself redesigning the structure of your cardboard box in a later stage. That’s why you should consider structure from the beginning. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Should there be a window to give consumers a glimpse of the product inside?
- If the product consists of separate parts, does the box need straps or divisions?
- Is the product part of a line? Does your box need to adhere to a particular look?
- Should the box provide space for predetermined images or artwork?
- Will the boxes be filled by hand or automatically?
- Do the boxes need to fit on particular shelving units?