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#1 posted 09-29-2020 09:19 AM

How many do you need?

IMHO – Much cheaper to buy pre-made product boxes. Wood box packaging is BIG business. Michael’s boxes are retail pricing, they sell at wholesale level down street for 40-50% of retail. Suggest your friend needs to find wholesale source?

There are packaging companies in US that sell large hinge top 10×12x3 Paulownia plywood boxes for less than $10 by case. Papermart is one online example. There are many more local wholesale packaging distributors scattered around USA.

Have toured several box factories in Philippines and Malaysia were these boxes are made, doing engineering inspections of factories to maintain the corporate ethics/responsibility ethos. The Asian box mfg sell them for couple bucks each by 100 qty. Hinged wine bottle presentation boxes sell for ~65 cents each by thousand.

Bottom line: I wouldn’t make/sell 100’s of product boxes, unless they had to be something really special using exotic woods and require laser/CNC customization. Would let the folks that are happy to get paid $1/hr do this work.

Best Luck on your business endeavor!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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