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How to Calculate Carton Costing in Garment Industry?

To deliver the finished goods to a buyer, merchandiser needs to procure good quality of carton box according to buyer’s standard. Carton box should be strong enough to protect the finished goods. If carton box quality not good enough to protect the goods, then goods may damage during transportation and buyer will claim for any damage. To ensure the carton box quality some buyer asks to do a busting test of carton box. Every carton boxes should have two ply boards to increase product security.

First fix the carton box dimension, quality and then fix MCQ (Master carton quantity of each style i.e. how many pieces would be packed in a carton box) for exportation.
Now, I will show you how to calculate a carton box and ply boards cost.
Carton box dimension = (L+W+5)” X (W+H+2)”  X    per  SQ F Price
Ply boards dimension = (L+5)” X (W+2)”  X     per  SQ F Price
Carton box MOQ could be negotiable depends on supplier’s wiliness but I worked those suppliers, they do not maintain any MOQ.
During carton box order, the following issues need to be clear to a supplier to erase hassle.
Carton Box Layout* Finishing length and width of the carton box.
* Type of raw material and quality
* Sealing mechanism
* Comprehensive strength of carton box
* Size of shipping mark and placement  need to be mentioned clearly
* Brand logo/Warning logo or any special info need to be printed.
* Number of colors or color specification etc.
Lead Time:
Normal carton box can be supplied by supplier within 4-5 days after order placement but if having special design or dimensions it will increase the lead time up to 08-10 days upon its features. Some industry are the pioneer in transforming carton industry by converting 7 ply carton into 3 ply, saving cost, space in addition to contributing to environment through less pulp consumption.


I am giving another excel format to know the details. Just input the carton box dimension and then fix carton box quality and ask the supplier to provide per SQF price, you will get carton box and ply boards cost at a glance.
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