Cardboard Boxes

Cardboard Boxes


Huge range of cardboard boxes for sale – buy now from Macfarlane Packaging

Cardboard boxes are a protective packaging essential. At Macfarlane Packaging, we stock a wide range of cardboard boxes in a variety of sizes from small cardboard boxes through to large cardboard boxes and even pallet boxes. Whether you need cardboard boxes for shipping, storage, or packing, we can help. Our cardboard boxes are priced competitively, (we won't be beaten on price!) and can be delivered the next day. 

If you’re using cardboard boxes for packing, you may also want to check out our range of packing tape and protective packaging like packing peanuts, bubble wrap and paper cushioning.

What kinds of boxes can Macfarlane Packaging supply?

Choosing the right cardboard box now can save you money down the line, our range of quality boxes includes:

  • Single wall cardboard boxes
  • Double wall cardboard boxes
  • Euro modular boxes
  • Ecommerce boxes
  • Pallet boxes and export boxes
  • Postal boxes
  • Bottle boxes
  • Archive and storage boxes

As the UK's largest distributor of protective packaging materials, we can help with boxes to suit the needs of any business. Just get in touch with us if you can’t find the cardboard box you need.

What size cardboard boxes do I need?

The size of the cardboard box you’ll need will depend on the size of the product or products you’re shipping. If you’re dispatching more than one product, it’s a good idea to buy a range of cardboard boxes that will accommodate your SKUs.

You should measure the length, width, and depth (or height) of your product. You can then tell what size cardboard box you need. Cardboard box sizes or dimensions are usually given in mm and will represent the internal size of the box you’re looking at, which is the usable space inside it. Using the internal dimensions will give you the optimum fit for your product.

If you need to understand the outer or shipping size of your cardboard boxes, you’ll need to check how thick the cardboard is. Usually, to get the outer size you add several mm to the internal dimensions depending on whether the corrugated cardboard is a single wall or double wall. 

Type of Cardboard Box

Stock Sizes Available  

Approx. Load Guide (kg)  

Recycled Content


Singe wall cardboard boxes

76 x 76 x 127 mm

up to

765 x 255 x 160 mm

2 to 15kg depending on size of the box


Use single wall cardboard boxes for lighter items. Great for ecommerce packaging or industrial uses.

Double wall cardboard boxes

229 x 152 x 152 mm

up to

914 x 610 x 254 mm

5 to 30kg depending on the size of the box


Double wall boxes provide robust protection and are suitable for heavier items, as moving boxes or for storage.

Euro modular boxes

286 x 252 x 305 mm

up to

586 x 386 x 305 mm

Up to 30kg


Euro modular boxes are designed to stack on uniformly on standard Euro pallets

Ecommerce boxes

182 x 111 x 60 mm

up to

460 x 370 x 85 mm

Up to 5kg

Up to 100% depending on the product. See our catalogue for more details.

Our ecommerce packaging range includes cardboard boxes for quick dispatch I internet retail environments. Perfect for posting and most don’t need packing tape.

Pallet boxes and export boxes

770 x 570 x 660 mm

up to

1070 x 870 x 900 mm

Up to 200kg if palletised


Pallet boxes, palletised containers and export boxes are great for shipping heavy goods around the world.

Postal boxes

125 x 115 x 115 mm

up to

525 x 385 x 80 mm

Up to 5kg

Up to 100% depending on the product. See our catalogue for more details.

Perfect for sending items trough the post, our postal boxes are designed for easy shipping and come in a wide range of Royal Mai compliant sizes

Bottle boxes

115 x 115 x 365 mm

up to

445 x 420 x 370 mm


Packs for one, two, three, six and 12 bottles available.

2 to 15kg depending on size of the box


Macfarlane Packaging’s bottle box range is perfect for shipping and safeguarding bottles of wine, beer, spirits, and other beverages.

Archive and storage boxes

405 x 323 x 254 mm

Up to 15kg


Archive boxes are sturdy and have a hinged lid for easy closure. Great for storage.


If you're still not sure about which cardboard boxes you need for your business, why not watch our short video guide? 


What is the difference between single wall and double wall cardboard boxes?

Corrugated cardboard boxes are made of various layers of cardboard glued together. The corrugated or wavy pattern of inside the layer of cardboard is called fluting. There are different types of fluting, and it gives corrugated cardboard its different strength and performance properties.

The most basic corrugated cardboard box is a single wall box. This is when a single layer of corrugated material is sandwiched between two flat layers of cardboard. Single wall boxes

A double wall cardboard box has two layers of corrugated material or fluting. You can also get triple wall boxes, which are extra heavy duty.

To learn more about cardboard boxes, click here to read our cardboard boxes essential guide!


Can I buy printed cardboard boxes or custom packaging from Macfarlane Packaging?

Yes! Macfarlane Packaging can help you with any sort of custom packaging you need, including printed cardboard boxes. We can print packing boxes with your branding, logo, or messaging. We can also help you with retail packagings like gift boxes and shelf-ready packaging, as well as ecommerce packaging and transit packaging. Click here to learn more about custom cardboard boxes.

In addition to custom printed cardboard boxes, we can also help you design boxes that are a specific size or shape, or even with specialist fittings if you need extra protection for your products.


How eco-friendly are Macfarlane Packaging’s cardboard boxes?

We believe that 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 all our stock cardboard boxes contain recycled content and can be recycled. For example, our single wall cardboard boxes contain 66% recycled content, and our double wall cardboard boxes contain 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. Click here to request a catalogue to see the ratings for yourself.  We also have a new sustainable packaging specialogue, that shows our complete sustainable packaging range. Click here to download a copy today


Are cardboard boxes recyclable?

Yes, all cardboard boxes are recyclable. And since they are easy to recycle, cardboard boxes are a great eco-friendly packaging option.  

Most local authorities will collect cardboard boxes at the kerbside. However, you should remember that you should remove plastic packing tape and staples before recycling cardboard boxes, as they can contaminate the waste stream. For a simple guide to recycling cardboard boxes and other popular packaging materials, click here to read more about how to recycle your packaging.