While most products arrive safely at their destination when packed into standard corrugated boxes, some items have specialized needs that regular boxes can’t always accommodate. In fact, studies show there was a 19.1% increase in package damage between February and March of 2020. In these instances, FOLs may have been able to come to the rescue.
What is the FOL box style, and how can you put it to best use? Read on to learn about the benefits of these corrugated boxes.
FOL is an abbreviation that stands for “full overlap slotted container.” It refers to a type of box with flaps that differ from those on standard shipping and packaging boxes. As opposed to standard boxes with top and bottom flaps measuring about half the box’s width, FOL boxes have long flaps that almost totally overlap one another.
These flaps are about one inch shy of completely overlapping, and this small gap allows the flaps to lay flat against each other without any buckling. The result is a double-thick construction that gives the FOL box superior strength to protect its contents, even in the face of rough shipping conditions.
FOL boxes are strong and adaptable, making them ideal for a range of industries, applications and products. Here are a few ways you can take advantage of FOL boxes to protect your specialized products:
If you’re packaging or shipping something long, delicate or extra heavy, FOL box styles may be the optimal solution for getting your product in the hands of consumers intact, so they remain content, loyal and satisfied with their purchase experience.
Because the overlapping flaps are different from standard boxes, you may feel unsure how to fold them — but don’t worry. The process is very straightforward. To fold a FOL box, you must:
At Custom Boxes Now, we have the custom corrugated cardboard boxes you need for your business’s shipping and packaging. Choose from several box types, including FOL boxes. Use our online configuration tool to input your desired dimensions, quantity and box strength, and receive an estimate. We are also happy to provide additional services, such as custom box printing to promote your brand.
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