Individually boxed chocolate strawberries

A better way to do individually boxed chocolate strawberries
Occasionally people want to order individually boxed chocolate covered strawberries for weddings or parties. The problem is while they look pretty all sealed up: a lot of packaging has to be used to make sure the berry arrives in perfect condition, and all that packaging does not look as spectacular as it could and only one color box is offered.
Things working against the best possible individually boxed strawberry:
1)Internal packaging: we would have to make sure the berry can’t move in any direction, things can get rough in the UPS/FedEx planes and trucks,  that is a lot of extra packaging & would be most of what the recipient sees when they open the small box.
2)All that extra packaging costs more, foam suppliers actually charge partially by the piece so 12 sets of individual foam pieces cost more than one set of foam for a dozen berries.
3)Shipment size, when berries are individually boxed they actually take up more space than if they are in one common box, since FedEx and UPS charge extra for larger sized shipments: individual berries actually cost more to ship.
There is a very simple solution. Order the berries in bulk and drop them in the little boxes yourself.
This actually ends up being much less expensive, much prettier, and you get to choose a box color.
Another option is to put the berries in individual gift bags, they are a lot quicker to pack than the boxes and can look very pretty.
The box size that works best for a single berry is 3x3x3.. but more on that later.

A better way to do individually boxed chocolate strawberries

Occasionally people want to order individually boxed chocolate covered strawberries for weddings or parties. The problem is while they look pretty all sealed up: a lot of packaging has to be used to make sure the berry arrives in perfect condition, the berries need to be packed so they can not move in any direction, and all that packaging does not look as spectacular as it could and only one color box is offered.

Things working against the best possible individually boxed strawberry:

1)Internal packaging: we  have to make sure the berry can’t move in any direction, things can get rough in the UPS/FedEx planes and trucks,  that is a lot of extra packaging & would be most of what the recipient sees when they open the small box.

2)All that extra packaging costs more, foam suppliers actually charge partially by the piece so 12 sets of individual foam pieces cost a lot  more than one set of foam for a dozen berries. Box suppliers also charge by the piece so the foam and boxes cost a lot more.

3)Shipment size, when berries are individually boxed they actually take up more space than if they are in one common box, since FedEx and UPS charge extra for larger sized shipments: individual berries actually cost more to ship.

The prettiest box would have minimal internal packaging (foam) so the person opening the box can actually see the berry, (rather than foam),  you’d also be able to select the color of the box (even if it’s pink polka-dots) to match your event.

There is a very simple solution. Order the berries in bulk and drop them in the little boxes yourself.

This actually ends up being much less expensive, much prettier, and you get to choose a box color & style. Some styles of boxes can’t be used to ship berries but would look much better on a decorated table.

Another option is to put the berries in individual gift bags, they are a lot quicker to pack than the boxes and can look very pretty.

The box size that works best for a single berry is about 3x3x3.. but more on that next time.

Next time we’ll suggest some vendors and packing methods, as well as some hints for making the packing go faster.

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