We had 1000 boxes and part holding trays made up for the new OOMP part management system. These won’t be at Seeed yet, just for our internal use and giveaways, but I wanted to share the result. Each set (box+tray) is about 1.2RMB ($0.20), took about a week to make and deliver.
We asked for white cardboard (not shiny, cheap stuff), they offered coated board for five times the price. That was a no go, but at the last minute they had stock issues or something and offered us white anyways. The sheets were slightly too small for the original tray design so they made the front part a bit smaller, chopping the side artwork a bit. The fit of the tray into the internal box is a bit tight and we’d give it an extra mm on each side in the future.
They were delivered by a van in seven large boxes, so we hired one of the electric tricycle man to move them and carry them up seven flights of stairs.
All in all, not so bad for a first go at creating a box in China in less than a week over New Year.