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Protect your business’ shipments from theft / damage
Tamper-proof packaging provides vital protection for high-value products during shipping. A range of integrated tamper proof mechanisms eliminates the need for tapes or labels (minimising costs, packing times and your packaging inventory), but also ensures products will arrive damage free and without being intercepted.
Your business can source custom sizes and designs of tamper proof packaging, with free advice and no obligation quotes. Read More
Detailed information regarding tamper proof packaging / boxes
The security of items is becoming increasingly important as more purchases are made online with postage being the supply method.
As soon as products leave your warehouse or fulfilment centre they are at risk from being intercepted and potentially stolen or damaged before they reach the intended recipient.
Tamper-proof packaging can be a useful tool for a wide range of industries – especially ones where product safety is paramount, or items of high value are involved.
While the traditional method, using tamper evident tapes or labels, would immediately highlight whether ecommerce packaging had been opened, the use of these methods had a number of problems.
This includes adding a step to all packing processes (with a detrimental effect on packing times / productivity), the added cost of secondary packaging and the increased admin of re-ordering, inventory management etc.
An option growing in popularity is the inclusion of printed tear strips which are impossible to replace once torn off, clearly identifying that the package has been opened.
These tear strips are integrated into the packaging so that they are secure and cannot be removed. There is no additional cost or tooling required for this.
The other frequently specified option to ensure security is to make use of interlocking tabs that when they are broken will drop in to the box making it clear that the box has been already been opened.
These are single use and extremely secure, making it extremely obvious that the ecommerce / postal packaging has been tampered with.
Both these options have no added tooling charge, keeping manufacturing costs at a minimum.
They also remove the need for additional tamper evident tape which further reduces costs to your business and streamlines the process of preparing products for dispatch.
Key Benefits of Tamper Proof packaging at a glance
Common questions on tamper proof boxes
Have questions regarding tamper proof ecommerce packaging? The most frequently asked queries (and answers) can be seen below.
How does tamper proof packaging work?
Tamper proof or tamper evident packaging can work in a number of ways. This includes including printed “tear strips” which are impossible to replace once torn off, or interlocking tabs which drop into the box once opened (meaning the boxes cannot be resealed correctly).
Will I be able to get tamper proof boxes at a specific size?
All tamper proof boxes that GWP Packaging supply are custom designed and manufactured to your specifications. This means you can not only choose the size, but also the strength, material grade, print options and many other features too.
Can my tamper proof boxes be printed?
Whilst it may not always be wise to print the external surfaces of tamper proof packaging (as it can draw attention to the contents), it is possible to add printing as per your specific requirements.
What is wrong with using tamper evident tape?
Tamper evident tape can be a good option for securing ecommerce packaging. The drawbacks with this method however are the additional cost of purchasing the tapes, the additional time taken to pack / seal the boxes before shipping, and increased difficulty for your customers to open them.
Can I purchase one tamper proof box for my personal use?
As a business supplier, GWP are unable to supply single boxes for use by individuals. Whilst we regret this, it allows us to focus on providing the most cost effective packaging for businesses and trade customers. For low volume requirements, we would recommend finding on online retailer of “off the shelf” boxes.
Customisation / Options
Options for your tamper proof packaging
Although you may wish for your tamper proof packaging to remain discrete, there are a number of options you can consider when specifying these boxes.
This includes branding, instructions and important information added via print, as well as specialist coatings that can protection from moisture, provide anti static properties or even help to prevent corrosion.