Here's what's included and excluded in a structural sample:
❌ Finishes (e.g. matte, glossy)
❌ Add-ons (e.g. foil stamping, embossing)
Note: structural samples are made with sampling machines, so these samples might be harder to fold and you may see some small creases/tears in the paper.
For each structural sample, you will receive:
✅ 1 dieline* of the structural sample
✅ 1 structural sample delivered to your doorstep
*Note: dielines for inserts are only provided as part of our structural design service.
Process & Timeline
Generally, structural samples take 3-5 days to complete and 7-10 days to ship.
Choose the packaging type and define the specs (e.g. size, material).
Place your sample order and make payment in full.
Create sample (3-5 days)
The sample will be created based on the agreed upon specifications.
Ship sample (7-10 days)
We'll send photos and mail the physical sample to your specified address.
Structural samples are available for all packaging types.
|COST PER SAMPLE||PACKAGING TYPE|
|USD 40+||Paper cups & bowls, Paper box for food, Paper bag|
|Custom quote||Tissue paper, paper cup holders, cup paper sleeves, cold cup lids, wrapping paper|
If you place a production order where the specifications are identical to the structural sample you ordered, you are eligible for a reimbursement of the structural sample fee. Here are the reimbursement terms for each structural sample purchased:
|50% of the sample fee||Minimum order value of USD 800 (excluding shipping) per packaging type, or volume of 500 units per packaging type.|
|100% of the sample fee||Minimum order value of USD 1500 (excluding shipping) per packaging type, or volume of 2000 units per packaging type.|
For example, if you've purchased 2 identical structural samples, you will need to meet the reimbursement criteria twice in order to get a full reimbursement for both samples (e.g. packaging order value of USD 1500 x 2 or 2000 units x 2).
Revisions & Redesigns
Before placing an order for a structural sample, please double check the specifications and details of your sample. Changes in scope after the sample has been created will come with additional costs.
|TYPE OF CHANGE||EXAMPLES|
|Revision (no additional fees)||The box lid is too tight and it's hard to open the box|
The box doesn't close properly
For inserts, the product is too tight or too loose in the insert
|Redesign (additional sample fees)||Changing the packaging type|
Changing the size
Changing the material
Start by customizing your packaging on our platform to get an initial quote. If the quote is within your budget, you can then make a request for a sample.