These boxes are made out of a highly-condensed paperboard that ends up being four times thicker than your standard paperboard. Unlike many other types of boxes, hard boxes are completely rigid and are not collapsible. Although this makes them durable, this also makes them more expensive to store and ship since they will take up more space. Hard boxes are typically used for high-end products that need to give off a luxurious feel or that require extra protection. Designer shoes, jewelry, and high-end electronics all typically use rigid boxes for their products because their customers are paying a premium for their products—so the packaging needs to reflect as well! If you want your packaging to have a high-end feel to go along with your high-end product, hard boxes are a great option…it’s just important to remember that this high-end option will cost you extra along the way.