Slimbox, set to launch in September of 2017, is a fully customizable small business solution that is poised to revolutionize the packaging industry. Slimbox allows you to create the perfect sized box to ship products and at the same time, reduce the amount of cardboard waste coming from your company. With an estimated 40% reduction in carbon emissions and use of more efficient materials, Slimbox is the most cost effective, eco-friendly solution to shipping.
“It will pay itself back in a short period of time, reduce costs as of that moment and make the customer more environmentally conscious,” according to CEO Filip Roose. “An overall win-win solution that will change how people look at the packaging industry as a whole.”
Whether you want to ship a small bicycle part or an entire dining room table, you can send anything in three easy steps. Slimbox uses an iOS/Android compatible app to customize your packaging and it works by:
1. Measuring the dimensions of your product and entering them into the Slimbox app. From there, you select the exact box that you need.
2. Inserting your cardboard of choice into the machine and hitting the start button. Slimbox will automatically start laser-cutting your customized box.
3. Finally, send your box. Fold and ship your products with Slimbox. This will save you money, time, and space.
As you can easily tell, Slimbox made the packaging process a seamless one. The intuitive app allows users to controls packaging products, whether or not they have a box on hand. If you have the dimensions of the item you’d like to ship and a smartphone, you are able to control the shipping process. Whether you’d like to experiment with packaging design by uploading spec drawings or create your own box by entering dimensions, the machine is able to laser cut the perfect sized cardboard for your product.
If you want to use your own packaging material, feel free to do so. The machine will accept any size cardboard and customize it accordingly. If you need a box, let Slimbox work its magic on your behalf. Slimbox, bound by Fefco-standards, laser cuts only corrugated cardboard. According to the company’s site, “The unique structure of corrugated cardboard makes for incredible strength and long durability.” Consisting of three or more recycled paper and cardboard materials, Slimbox uses only what is needed to ship your package – making the entire process eco-friendly.
“By reusing leftover material, we reduce your carbon emissions by at least 40%.”
If you’re shipping fragile goods, heavy items, or merchandise notorious for being damaged in transit, Slimbox has a solution. Just push one button in your app and the machine cuts a new box that fits around your last box. You can repeat this process to ensure safe shipping of your fragile, heavy or prone to damage product. This is great for home goods, like light fixtures, that may not make the arduous journey across the country or by next day air.
If you want to speak to Slimbox via your smartphone device, you can do so by either connecting via Wi-Fi or by plugging into the USB portal. The intuitive machine is controlled by an app and designed to seamlessly integrate into any space, whether it’s a warehouse location or within a modern office.
Slimbox reuses leftover pieces of cardboard and is ideal for any business interested in lowering packaging costs. By using leftover materials and cutting perfectly sized boxes for your outgoing packages, you can instantly transform your business into a socially responsible enterprise.