Boxes and crates are both containers but transporting and storage, but how, and what they transport or store are slightly different, and even the materials used to make them are different. When getting a custom box or crate, talk with your custom box company’s representative, tell them what you need a container for, and they could tell you if it is a box or a crate you need. Or you could just read on and know their differences.
Boxes Are Different, How?
Boxes are mostly made of cardboard, paperboard, or corrugated fiberboard. Boxes are containers with lids or flaps for covering, made for transporting and storing literally anything that is solid. Well, almost anything. Even though there are wooden, and even plastic, and boxes, most people commonly go for the paperboard boxes. They are easy to handle and inexpensive compared to wooden and plastic boxes; however, they are not weather-proof and not so good with individual weights or loads.
… And Crates?
The word ‘crate’ brings to mind ‘wood,’ though there are hard plastic containers used for moving and storing bottled soft drinks and even metal crates as well. However, like the paperboard box, the wooden crate is most commonly known and used.
Wooden boxes are strong, durable, and are mainly used for shipping really heavy and oddly shaped cargo, like bicycles, and valuable items like paintings. Wooden crates are tested for strength after they have been assembled and can be open crates or closed crates. Wooden crates are more expensive than paperboard boxes but cheaper than plastic crates. Plus, it is fun disassembling and reassembling the wooden crates on your own.
Boxes vs. Crates
Boxes can carry TV sets, fridges, dishes, books, and other household items and goods. Crates are used to transporting items on ships, carrying oddly shaped items and really heavy loads.
The container used to transport bottles of wine, however, is a box, not a crate. But craters are used or transport wines and bottles of milk too.
Knowing these differences are the first step to getting your customized containers. Having the funds to get what you want is the second phase. Also, reusability is important, as reusing items reduce the need to throw out good stuff. Wooden crates can be reused as tables or shelves, or as pens for pets like guinea pigs. Boxes may be hard to repurpose, but they can be sent to recycling companies who make change them into new boxes or something else entirely. As a business owner, using the appropriate packaging container says a lot about your business and work ethic, thus bringing, even more, business your way. Get your custom boxes or custom crates, the ones most appropriate for your needs.