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Shipping Boxes FAQs - Everything About Shipping Boxes

Explore and learn more about our strongest custom box. We dive deep into the packaging material, how to start ordering, use recommendations, and more.

Shipping Boxes FAQs

What are shipping boxes?

Shipping boxes are durable, heavy-duty boxes typically made of corrugated cardboard. These are sturdy and impact-resistant. They are usually used for storage and shipping.


How do I start ordering shipping boxes?

Our shipping boxes are completely customizable. To start, choose the dimensions, material, printed sides, and quantity of your order. Create your box design using our online design tool, or upload your own. Once you’re done with your box design, add to cart and complete your order at checkout. You’ll receive your custom shipping boxes in 10-15 business days.


How much do shipping boxes cost?

The cost to customize shipping boxes depends on the size, material, printing, and quantity. In general, ordering more boxes gives you bigger savings on a per-box basis.


What is the material you use for your shipping boxes?

Our shipping boxes use durable, sustainably sourced corrugated cardboard.


What are the standard sizes for shipping boxes?

All of our custom shipping boxes are custom-made. Our most popular sizes for box orders include 18" x 16" x 18", 18" x 18" x 24”, and 24" x 20" x 24" (L x W x D).


What are flat rate shipping boxes?

Flat rate shipping boxes are USPS’ own branded boxes and an economical way of shipping packages across the country. You can use them as tertiary packaging. Below are the interior dimensions of a USPS flat rate shipping box. When designing your custom shipping box, make sure it can fit inside these.

USPS Flat Rate Box – Small 8 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ x 1 5/8″
USPS Flat Rate Box – Medium 11″ x 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
USPS Flat Rate Box – Medium 12″ x 12″ x 5 1/2″

Can I use any box for shipping?

We recommend using a dedicated shipping box because it is designed to carry heavy items and withstand impact.


Are your shipping boxes recyclable?

Yes. Aside from being sustainably sourced, our shipping boxes are recyclable as well.


What kind of boxes can I use for shipping?

We recommend using boxes that are made of corrugated cardboard. Shipping boxes made of this material can protect the products inside from damage while the package is in storage or transit.


What are the best boxes for moving?

The best boxes to use for a big move are durable corrugated cardboard boxes. They can hold heavy items without compromising the structural integrity of the box. The fluted material absorbs impact and protects the contents inside.


Where can I buy shipping boxes?

Packola offers competitively-priced, custom-made shipping boxes. We offer no minimum quantity orders, and you can create your design in minutes using our free online 3D Design Studio.


Can I ship a shipping box without using any other external packaging?

Yes, you can. We recommend using packaging tape to seal and secure your boxes while in transit.


Can you print inside the box?

Yes, we can. When placing your order, choose if you want to print inside, outside, or on both sides of your box.


Can I get a sample box?

Yes, you can order a sample box. When placing an order, choose ‘1 Sample’ from the Quantity dropdown menu.


How will my boxes be shipped?

Your boxes will be shipped flat and unassembled.


Can you ship internationally?

We only offer domestic shipping as of this time.

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