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A huge range of cardboard boxes available to purchase

Cardboard boxes are one of the most essential protective packaging products. At Macfarlane Packaging, we stock a large variety of boxes various sizes and designs.

This includes single wall boxes and double wall boxes. Whether you need from small cardboard boxes, large cardboard boxes or even export and pallet boxes, we have a solution for you.

You can buy cardboard boxes in bulk from our stock range or even ask us to design a cardboard box that’s just for you through our custom packaging service, including branded boxes and technical specifications!

Free cardboard boxes guide available to download

Cardboard Boxes Guide by Macfarlane Packaging including Double Wall Cardboard Boxes and Single Wall Cardboard Boxes

Our FREE guide to cardboard boxes will:

  • Explain how to measure a box
  • Give you a guide to what cardboard boxes are made from
  • Help you understand fluting and board grades
  • Outline popular FEFCO box styles
  • Show you Macfarlane’s extensive range of boxes (including single wall boxes, double wall cartons, pallet boxes, postal boxes and more!)
  • Discuss custom cardboard boxes and packaging automation
  • Provide a guide to packaging and recycling
  • Tackle frequently asked questions (FAQS) about cardboard boxes

Custom Boxes

Custom boxes are available from Macfarlane Packaging. We can help with branded boxes or technical specifications and design. See more about custom packaging…

cardboard box automation

Box Automation

Packaging automation can be a game change for productivity. Ask us about box automation, including case erectors and sealing solutions for your operation.

FAQs about cardboard boxes

What kinds of cardboard boxes can Macfarlane Packaging offer?

At Macfarlane Packaging, we can supply a huge range of boxes. This includes corrugated transit boxes, as well as gift and retail boxes. Here’s just a few of the kinds of cardboard cartons we can offer:

  • Single wall cardboard boxes
  • Double wall cardboard boxes
  • Euro modular boxes
  • Ecommerce boxes
  • Pallet boxes and export boxes
  • Bottle boxes
  • Postal boxes
  • Gift and retail boxes
How do I know what size cardboard box I need?

The size of the box (or boxes) you need will depend on the product(s) you’re shipping. You need to take into account the size, shape, weight, and fragility of your product(s), as these will all influence what size and kind of box you need.

For example, if you ship a range of different size products or pack multiple products you may want to buy a range of different size cardboard boxes that will accommodate all your goods.

To find out what size boxes you need, you should start by measuring the length, width, and depth (or height) of your product(s). At Macfarlane Packaging, we recommend that you measure in millimetres (mm). This measurement will represent the internal dimensions you need for your box or boxes.

If you want to know the external size of a box you’re researching, you usually need to add several mm to the internal dimensions. The exact number of mm will depend on the thickness of the corrugated cardboard used to make your box. For example, if it is a single wall cardboard box or a double wall cardboard box. If you’re not sure, our experts are always on hand to help! Click here to contact us.

How environmentally-friendly are Macfarlane Packaging’s boxes?

Packaging has an important role to play in product protection but must be designed and used properly to minimise the impact on the environment. That’s why we ensure that many of our packaging products contain recycled content and are recyclable.

Macfarlane Packaging stock boxes contain recycled content and can be recycled. Our single wall cardboard boxes contain up to 66% recycled content, and our double wall cardboard boxes contain up to 75% recycled material.

In fact, all our catalogue products are assigned an Environmental Impact Rating so you can make an informed choice about your packaging. You can also visit our eco-friendly packaging page to find out how we help businesses make their packaging environmentally friendly.

Can cardboard boxes be recycled?

Yes, boxes can be recycled. Since they are easy to recycle, boxes are a great eco-friendly packaging option.

How and where you can recycle boxes will depend on your local authority, although the majority of authorities will collect boxes at kerbside in the UK. It’s important to remember to remove any plastic packing tape or document wallets from boxes before putting them in the waste stream. You can click here to read our recycling guide for more information OR visit RecycleNow for more information about how to recycle in the UK.

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You can have cardboard boxes delivered to you from one of our regional distribution centres. UK delivery is available to and around the following locations:

Aberdeen, Aylesbury, Banbury, Barnsley, Bath, Bedford, Bicester, Birmingham , Bolton, Bradford, Bridgewater, Bridport, Bristol, Burton-upon-Trent , Cambridge, Chelmsford , Cheltenham, Chester , Chichester, Colchester Cornwall, Coventry, Crewe, Derby, Devon, Dewsbury, Dudley, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Essex, Exeter, Fareham, Gateshead, Glasgow Glossop Gloucester, Grantham, Harlow, Heathrow, Hemel Hempstead, Hereford, High Wycombe, Horsham, Hull, Inverness, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kidderminster, Lancaster  Leamington Spa, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool , London , Luton , Manchester, Middlesborough, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norfolk, North Wales , Northampton, Nottingham , Oldham, Oxford , Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Slough, Somerset , Somerton, South Shields, South Wales, Stafford, Stockport , Stoke-on-Trent , Stratford-Upon-Avon, Sudbury, Sunderland, Surrey, Sussex , Teesside, Telford, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Warwick , Watford, Wigan, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Wrexham, Yeovil, York.

You can also have boxes from Macfarlane Packaging delivered across Ireland and Continental Europe. Click to find your closest UK location or nearest Continental European site.