Our top hack for improving lead times on your branded mailing boxes

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Recently, we talked about the impact that the global freight crisis is having on the movement of products and materials used in the manufacturing process. Get up to speed here.

As we mentioned in the piece, we have connections with a wide variety of suppliers from virtually all corners of the world, which means we can spread the risk of delays. That said, we’re not immune to problems – and we’ve noticed that it’s been taking an unusually long time to create our branded mailing boxes of late.

In fact, we’re now asking customers to order ahead for 2022, as we’ve had to extend our lead times due to international supply issues.

How can you get around this temporary challenge?

We’re confident that things should return to normal soon, once the manufacturing and shipping industries have been given the chance to get back on their feet. But in the meantime, how can you make sure you get your hands on quality branded merchandise, without the wait?

Well, we’ve been encouraging our customers to order plain boxes from us, then order branded items to go inside the packaging. It’s a great way to deliver a premium experience without relying on the outside of the packaging to grab all the attention.

Custom swing tickets, printed tissue paper, personalised thank you cards, garment hangers, and even bespoke packaging tape – all of these items can be used to give your shipments even more impact when they eventually land on your customers’ doorsteps. In fact, there are so many accessories to choose from, we think you’ll struggle to pick out the ones that best suit your brand!

If you need help narrowing down your selection, or you need assistance with creating unique merchandise that reflects everything your brand stands for, you can always call on our team for help and advice.

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