The Box Co-op began as a happy accident. My name is John Green, president of the company. I was trained as a software engineer and worked many years in the defense field working on such programs as the Tomahawk cruise missile and B2-bomber ( the “flying wing”). Engineering appealed to my love of building things and sense of perfection. Although the projects I worked on were important, and to this day are a major underpinning of our country’s defense, ultimately they were unfulfilling. Because, after working for years on these projects, the systems we built had a very limited time in the sun. Like the final scene in the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” where the Ark of the Covenant is crated up and put into a giant government warehouse never to be seen again, that’s where our projects ended up.
While the story of how I ended up manufacturing custom boxes isn’t as interesting, I find the process, and the end product, of creating customized retail packaging more satisfying. It is just a different form of engineering: the precision fits, functionality, ease of use, and artistic beauty blend together to create a custom package that both works well and is visually appealing. The team behind your boxes has the same passions as I do, we all share in the pride of knowing that the custom boxes we create will be seen and used by many people. We stand behind you. While the masterpiece may be yours, it’s ours also.
Our Vision: We support and participate in the entrepreneurial spirit which makes this country great. Our customers are largely start-ups and smaller companies, individuals with a dream. We collaborate with our customers to make the dream come true of marketing their products in custom packaging that expresses their individual and company vision. The secret to our success is that we realize that if you do well, we do well.
Creating high-quality packaging that distinguishes your brand from the competition is not difficult and need not be expensive. While there are many box manufacturers that can create a quality printed box, we’re specialists – we focus on custom finishes that make your packaging one-of-a-kind. It’s the custom finishes that place your product high above the competition and reinforce your brand.
Custom finishes that complement and enhance your product packaging is what sets you apart from other products on the shelf – this makes it easier to reach out and connect with your target audience. What’s more, adding these custom box finishes is extremely cost efficient, especially considering the return on investment. After all, custom box packaging is all about increasing the perceived value of your product, which results in increased sales.
Your product is unique – shouldn’t your packaging be as well? The retail market is a competitive arena and you need your retail packaging to stand out. That’s where we are on top of our game. We work with you to create the custom box finishes that will catch the eye of potential customers and entice them to have a closer look. Metallic foils, embossing, specialty UV coatings, spot coatings – all of these finishes are designed to attract and dazzle. Once consumers pick your product up, the packaging has done its job. The rest is up to you.