Featured Customer: Urban Stems

Custom Boxes Now is thrilled to introduce you to our Customer of the Month, UrbanStems.com. Check them out— it might make you want to re-evaluate how you’re going to send flowers this year.

How It Started

The company’s co-founder, Ajay Kori, started UrbanStems because of his own frustrations over battered, broken, or just plain dead flowers being sent to his long-distance girlfriend (hat tip for sending flowers in the first place, Ajay).

So, after convincing his friend Jeff Sheely to be his partner, the two launched the company in the Valentine’s season of 2014. One of the things we value the most about UrbanStems is their unwavering commitment to delivering fresh, beautiful flowers — every time.

A Fresh Take on Flower Delivery

In order to do that, UrbanStems has cut out the middleman when it comes to sending flowers. Instead, the company sources its flowers from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, which provide the flowers for their shifting selection of about 4 or 5 bouquets per season.

Hand-Delivered Bouquets in Hours

Because UrbanStems uses bike couriers (whom they also provide with full benefits, which we really love and respect) the bouquets are hand-delivered within a few hours — not a few days. Oh, and just to make sure the sender is kept aware of every step of the process, a photograph of the bouquet is sent to them upon its arrival. And that delivery? It’s free!

UrbanStems’ commitment to quality customer service, attention to detail, transparency, and, most of all, seamless delivery of gorgeous bouquets has clearly paid off. In just a few short years, UrbanStems has expanded to New York City, Baltimore, and soon, Philadelphia (in addition to their home base of D.C.).

The Challenge: Curating Custom Flower Boxes

Needless to say, when UrbanStems approached us, we wanted to create flower shipping boxes that were in line with all their values as a company. When it comes to packaging for flowers, not only is the design itself important (as it can help to set a brand apart in an already-competitive market) but it can also be the thing that makes the difference between flowers that arrive in full bloom, and flowers that arrive in pieces.

Versatile, Sophisticated Flower Delivery Boxes

We worked with the customer to create a sleek blue box. We gave UrbanStems the creative freedom to design the print on the floral delivery boxes. They supplied us with graphics of what they wanted and we could use those ideas and designs to create a custom print and delivery box that resonates with them and with their customer base.

We used our industry expertise to print the designs onto the corrugated cardboard, creating customizable, scalable flower delivery boxes that delight their customers and are easy to handle. The boxes can further be tailored to fit product range and growth, allowing for new ideas to blossom at UrbanStems. Check out the details:

  • We were able to build the flower shipping boxes according to the customer’s requirements while consulting with them. This allowed us to meet their unique needs and tailor every area of the box design.
  • The box was customized with the UrbanStems logo and name stamped clearly across the front. UrbanStems had the choice between several different printing types to convey its brand message.
  • Using our specialized Flood printing tools, we could customize the box color. UrbanStems preferred a fresh, sophisticated navy look for their floral shipping box.
  • Pinwheel designs were added to the sides of the corrugated box for balance and to give a natural, romantic feel that looked genuine instead of cheesy (this also allows for their customers to send flowers for any occasion and to anyone).
  • We made sure that the delivery box was durable without being too heavy, is easy to open, and it would protect the flowers as they made their brief trips across the several cities UrbanStems works within.
  • The flower shipping boxes for UrbanStems were eco-friendly and recyclable, adding to their brand’s appeal and sustainable approach.
  • We ensured the floral shipping box was just the right size, not too small for most flowers and not too bulky that they took up too much space.
  • UrbanStems agreed that an easy-to-open box boosts the customer’s experience and loyalty, so we streamlined the boxes allowing clients to open the packaging with ease.

Shipping Boxes Tailored for Flowers and Brand Growth

Of working with us, the folks at UrbanStems noted that a big plus was the fact that we can design and manufacture custom flower boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes, making them a perfect fit to house the several different types of bouquets the company delivers. When it comes to floral boxes, one size definitely does not fit all, no matter what UrbanStems’ competitors will try to tell you.

They noted we even came up with a custom box for their ever-popular succulent plants! Their team also appreciated Custom Boxes Now’s dedication to consistently building their brand, as well as the fact that our corrugated flower boxes were high quality not only in their construction but also in how the printing was done. We had a blast working with everyone at UrbanStems, and we can’t wait to see what blooms next on their horizon.

Get Started With Corrugated Shipping Boxes That Match Your Brand

Want to be featured as our next Featured Customer? Get in touch with us today to start designing packaging that not only protects your products but also makes them shine even brighter at every point of the shopping experience. We’ll optimize your graphics and ensure your ideas are printed using our best in-house technology and construct a packaging box ideal for your business operations.

To start your own project, start building your own custom shipping boxes or folding cartons.