Buying Guide - How to Choose the Right Kind of Bakery Boxes?

Buying Guide - How to Choose the Right Kind of Bakery Boxes?

Jun 26, 2023Rassik Fareed
A buying guide ensures that you make an informed decision when purchasing bakery boxes. It enables you to consider various factors, understand the available options, and choose the boxes that best meet your bakery's requirements, product needs, and customer preferences. 
Bakery boxes include boxes for cakes, cupcakes, macarons, chocolates, muffins and all things baked! Since all these products come with their own shelf life, it is imperative for you to decide on various factors before selecting a box to store them.  Read this buying guide to know more on what parameters should one decide on before making the right purchase for their delicate bakes.                      
Box Size and Capacity: Consider the size and capacity of the bakery boxes based on the types and quantities of baked goods you plan to package. Ensure that the boxes are spacious enough to accommodate your pastries, cakes, or bread without squishing or damaging them. At Schmancy Pack, we have a wide range of boxes from small, medium, large to extra large as well. Our smallest box measures only 3cm and is apt for storing a single cupcake or cakesicle even. 
Material: Bakery boxes are commonly made of cardboard, paperboard, or corrugated cardboard. Cardboard and paperboard boxes are suitable for lighter baked goods like cookies or cupcakes, while corrugated cardboard provides extra strength and durability for heavier but dry items which are otherwise wrapped in a butter paper or are placed on a cake base. For instance, we have cake boxes made from 300 GSM and we also have a corrugated box which are used for carrying tiered cakes. However, we suggest one should always go for food-safe material only and not compromise on quality. Consider the level of protection and durability required for your specific products.

Design and Appearance: Choose a bakery box with an appealing design and professional appearance that aligns with your bakery's branding. At Schmancy Pack, you can opt for plain white or kraft boxes for a simple and classic look, or select boxes with colourful patterns or custom printing to showcase your brand. We can also customise the box design as per your requirement/ branding needs.

Closure Mechanism: Evaluate the closure mechanism of the bakery boxes.
Depending on the requirement of the client, we at Schmancy Pack design the closing mechanism of the box. Popular options include tuck-top, lock-corner, or clamshell-style boxes. Tuck-top boxes have flaps that tuck into the box without additional closure, while lock-corner boxes have interlocking corners for added stability. Clamshell-style boxes feature a hinged lid for easy opening and closing.    
Ventilation and Window Options: If you sell freshly baked goods that need to breathe or showcase their appearance, consider bakery boxes with ventilation options such as perforations or vents. Additionally, windowed boxes allow customers to see the contents without opening the packaging, enhancing the presentation. We have multiple window options including round window, square window and even wide L-shaped window option available with us.
Eco-Friendly Options: Sustainability is an important consideration for many consumers. We manufacture boxes made from recycled or biodegradable materials. One should choose options that are compostable or recyclable to minimise environmental impact.
Bulk Ordering and Price: Consider the quantity of bakery boxes you require and the pricing options available. Buying in bulk can often save costs and we at Schmancy offer discounted pricing especially when a customer wants boxes for a larger quantity. 
Supplier Reputation and Reviews: It is always important to do some research on reputable manufacturers known for producing high-quality bakery boxes. We suggest you read customer reviews on Google, check the social media page, order a sample to check quality and so on. 
Customisation Options: Schmancy is known for its customisation services especially with the prints, designs and even custom sizes. If you want to add a personal touch to your bakery boxes, inquire about customisation options. We at Schmancy also opt for sustainable printing options which include vegetable ink and we allow you to add your logo, branding, or personalised messages.
Additional Features: Depending on your specific needs, you can also consider additional features like handles for easy carrying, inserts to secure individual baked goods, or compartments to separate different items.

By considering these factors, you can make an informed decision when purchasing bakery boxes that best meet your bakery's requirements and create an appealing presentation for your delicious treats.

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