The BoxMaker Receives 100,000th Web-to-Print Custom Packaging Order

Digitally printed corrugated packaging leader celebrates a significant web-to-print milestone since beginning their automation journey in 2014.

The BoxMaker, a leading United States manufacturer of digitally printed corrugated packaging and labels, has received the 100,000thonline order through its family of web-to-print offerings: Fantastapack, My Print Valet™, and custom API integrations.

Established in 1981 as a traditional corrugated sheet plant, The BoxMaker entered the digital print arena in 2011 with the purchase of the company’s first digital corrugated press and a single CAD cutting table. After a handful of years spent leveraging these machines for quick prototyping and sample order production, BoxMaker President and Co-Owner Richard Brown saw an opportunity to serve new markets across the country by investing in web-to-print automation and enhanced manufacturing capabilities.

Conceived of in 2014 and launched the following year, Fantastapack (www.fantastapack.com) was one of the earliest web-to-print e-commerce sites created to facilitate the online purchase of digitally printed corrugated boxes, countertop displays, and pressure-sensitive labels. As early adopters of digital print and finishing and one of the first to market with an e-commerce storefront for custom packaging, The BoxMaker largely trailblazed their own web-to-print workflow automation systems with a team of in-house developers. 

From a business strategy perspective, Fantastapack was created as a way for The BoxMaker to extend sales of their digitally printed products to a wider audience. By combining the efficiencies of a web-to-print workflow with those of an e-commerce storefront, The BoxMaker created a profitable business model that eliminates many of the manual steps that a conventional custom packaging order process requires.

The site quickly garnered the attention of others in the custom print e-commerce marketplace who had existing storefronts and wanted to add custom corrugated packaging to their offerings. This quickly led to the development of My Print Valet™ (MPV) and API integration capabilities, extending The BoxMaker’s products to up-and-coming custom packaging resellers as well as established members of the packaging trade.

“We’re very proud of the growth we have experienced and the return on investment that our web-to-print workflow automation solutions have delivered,” said Richard Brown. “As one of the earliest to market in this space, we’ve never rested on our laurels and continue to reinvest to remain at the forefront of web-to-print workflow solutions and digital production capabilities for custom packaging in North America.” 

Justin Stacey, Vice President of E-Commerce Solutions, adds, “Receiving our 100,000th web-to-print order is a huge accomplishment and confirmation that not only does workflow automation hold the key to a secure future in custom packaging, but that The BoxMaker will play a significant role in that future as we continue to expand our capabilities to serve new customers, whether they are brands buying directly through Fantastapack, a resller connected via API, or a Trade Partner using MPV. We’re proud of what we have accomplished and excited for everything that’s coming next for our company and our customers.”

Now in its 10th year of investing in web-to-print workflow automation and operating 4th generation corrugated presses that can produce digitally printed packaging on an industrial scale, The BoxMaker continues to innovate and strives to offer products and services that address a wide range of markets and clients throughout North America.

As established businesses modernize their operations and the next generation of new businesses open, The BoxMaker is confident that its web-to-print platforms will continue to experience high demand and rise to the occasion of serving brands, resellers, and fellow members of the trade with easily accessible, high-quality, and beautifully printed custom packaging products.

About The BoxMaker: The BoxMaker is a leading provider of custom packaging solutions, offering a comprehensive range of services including design, production, and distribution. With a focus on innovation, quality, and sustainability, The BoxMaker is dedicated to helping businesses protect their products, enhance their brand identity, and meet the evolving needs of their customers. For more information, visit www.boxmaker.com.

About Fantastapack: Fantastapack believes in convenient, professional, and fast custom packaging for all businesses. Their custom boxes, labels, and countertop displays serve brands and delight customers. For more information, visit www.fantastapack.com

About My Print Valet™: My Print Valet (MPV) empowers packaging providers to easily place and manage custom corrugated packaging orders online through an easy-to-use client portal. MPV gets digitally printed corrugated projects into the fast lane by minimizing the time it takes to quote, order, and deliver high quality digitally printed packaging at scale. To learn more, visit www.boxmaker.com/mpv