Large Cardboard Boxes: A Comprehensive Buyer’s Guide

Buying large cardboard boxes guide 

If you’re looking to buy large cardboard boxes for commercial use, such as furniture, logistics, or produce then before you make your purchase, make sure you’re equipped with enough information and are well-informed about the factors to consider when buying this sturdy packaging format.

This comprehensive buyer's guide offers valuable tips to ensure you make a savvy and practical choice. From size considerations to material quality, we'll walk you through the essential factors to help you find the perfect large format cardboard boxes for your specific needs.

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Custom box size IS everything

Large and big box packaging is available in a wide range of single and double-wall corrugated board grades and typically range from 10 to 22.5 square metres offering quarter, half, and full pallet sizes.

When buying a large box for shipping, size plays a vital role. Before making a purchase, carefully consider the dimensions you need based on the items you intend to pack or transport. Oversized boxes may result in wasted space, making it a challenge to stack or organise them efficiently.

On the other hand, boxes that are not giving enough space may not provide adequate protection for the contents, leading to potential damage during transit.

Assess the size of the items you plan to pack and look for boxes that allow for proper cushioning and secure closure. Additionally, consider the dimensions of doorways, stairwells, and elevators in your warehouse, office, or storage facility to ensure the boxes can easily navigate through these spaces.

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Taking size into account will help you optimise space, protect your items, and facilitate hassle-free handling and transportation.

If you’re not sure what size is best, our team is on hand to assess your products and devise a packaging solution that is fit-for-purpose, ensuring your products are protected at all times

Also read: Packaging Transit Testing: A Guide to ISTA Test Standards UK

Strength is key for cardboard box

When purchasing large cardboard boxes, it's crucial to prioritise strength and durability. The strength of the box determines its ability to withstand the weight and pressure of the contents inside, as well as the rigours of transportation, stacking and storage. Fragile or heavy items, such as furniture, glassware, or electronics, require sturdy boxes that won't collapse or deform under their weight.

To offer superior strength and resilience, our XXL cardboard boxes are available in various flute profiles including double-wall and triple-wall which can be combined with Honeycomb inserts and fittings to enhance performance and give optimum strength and protection.

Honeycomb packaging provides the highest levels of protection due its ability to cushion and absorb shock allowing products to transport safely, minimising product damage and returns.

Honeycomb furniture packaging 

By choosing corrugated cardboard boxes that are purpose-built for your specific needs, you will have peace of mind knowing your products are well-protected during handling, stacking, and transit, reducing the risk of damage or breakage.

Also read: EPS alternative for protective packaging (Buffers)

Sustainability cardboard box

In today's environmentally conscious world, it’s necessary to consider the sustainability aspect of any purchases. Opting for sustainable packaging solutions not only benefits the planet but also aligns with your ethical values and shows your customers that you are taking actions to lessen your impact on the environment.

Look for boxes made from recycled or biodegradable materials. Recycling cardboard reduces the demand for new raw materials, conserves energy, and minimises landfill waste. Additionally, choosing boxes that are easily recyclable after use ensures a closed-loop system that promotes circular economy practices.

By consciously selecting sustainable options, you contribute to reducing carbon emissions, conserving natural resources, and promoting a greener future for generations to come.

One size rarely fits all

The larger the package, the more important it can be to choose custom rather than standard packaging. Tailored sizes will usually offer higher levels of transit protection, as even the smallest amount of empty space can cause movement and damage to products.

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With this in mind, buying standard-size cardboard boxes online can lead to disappointment, breakages, a poor customer experience and a damaged brand reputation. Instead, buying bespoke boxes based on a thorough assessment of size, strength and sustainability will see a notable impact on your business success.

Where to buy your large cardboard boxes

As specialists in large cardboard boxes, we offer a wide range of standard and bespoke sizes and designs that guarantee to protect your products until they reach their final destination.

From super-sized double wall cardboard boxes for storage, to extra-large cardboard boxes for shipping, we’ve got you covered. 


Enquire online for a fully bespoke assessment and find the perfect solution built especially for you.

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