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Discover bottle boxes from Macfarlane Packaging to safely post your bottles without damage

As more and more consumers shop online for drinks, it's important for online retailers to use the right postal packaging materials. Especially if they’re shipping glass bottles. No one wants to receive a smashed bottle in the post!

At Macfarlane Packaging we have selected a wide range of bottle boxes and bottle packaging so retailers can post their beverage safely. Our extensive postal packaging range includes cardboard bottle boxes with dividers, eco-friendly bottle packaging like Flexi-Hex®, and solutions that offer high levels of protection like Airsac® inflatable packaging and polystyrene.

Macfarlane Packaging also has a range of UPS certified bottle packaging, which is great for shipping bottles domestically, as well as exporting.

You will discover that our bottle box range includes several varied sizes that are suited to bottles up to 70cl, as well as smaller options for beer and cider style bottles up to 500ml. Our wine bottle boxes and postal packs are available for 1, 2, 3, 6 or 12 bottles, so there’s a solution for single and multiple case shipments. You can rest assured your products will arrive in pristine condition if you choose Macfarlane for your postal packaging needs.


When posting products, which bottle boxes can Macfarlane Packaging offer?

  • Our variety of bottle boxes is used widely by couriers and retailers. Our bottle boxes and drinks packaging range include lots of options:
  • Airsac® wine and beer bottle boxes – Airsac is an inflatable packaging option that provides great shock absorption during transit. You can buy just the sleeves or the kits which include cardboard boxes for bottles, as well as the inflatable protective bags.
  • Flexi-Hex® - this unique bottle packaging features an expanding honeycomb sleeve that fits securely around bottles to protect them in transit. It’s 100% kerbside recyclable too and can be composted. Available with outer boxes for easy posting.
  • UPS Approved Bottle Packaging – designed by Macfarlane Packaging in conjunction with UPS and Sealed Air, these packs are perfect for spirit bottles that come in different sizes. If you have a UPS shipping account and use these bottle boxes, you can claim the cost of any damages from UPS.
  • Polystyrene Bottle Packaging – we offer a range of traditional polystyrene bottle packaging for 1, 2 or 3 bottles. A classic option that provides good protection.
  • Cardboard bottle boxes with dividers - a simple and effective way to ship bottles with ease.

Which bottle packaging is best for posting?


  • The answer to this question will depend on your business! We suggest you consider the below when deciding which postal packaging is best for your bottles:
  • The weight of your bottles
  • How many bottles you’ll be sending in each pack
  • The courier you choose to use (they may have specific bottle packaging requirements)
  • If you want your packaging to be recyclable or reusable

Comparing Different Bottle Boxes and Bottle Packaging  

Criteria / Product Airsac® Flexi-Hex® UPS Approved Bottle Packaging  Polystyrene Bottle Packs Cardboard Boxes with Dividers 
Protection High protection, absorbs shock   High protection around sides of bottle, does not cover the base of bottle Good protection when used properly. Damage guarantee available. Good protection, but doesn’t absorb shocks as well as other products  Some protection, stops bottles touching in transit, but does not have cushioning
Storage Minimal storage. Airsac is stored flat and inflated upon use   Low storage footprint. Flexi-Hex® expands into a sleeve when needed  Easy to store with reasonably low storage footprint High storage footprint, polystyrene can be bulky to store and take up space   Using boxes and dividers can mean more space is used vs. other solutions  
Recycing (always check locally) Airsac can be recycled at bag collection points. Boxes recyclable at kerbside. 100% recyclable at kerbside  . Outer box can be recycled at kerbside if the inner retention film is removed Polystyrene cannot be recycled. Outer box can be recycled at kerbside. 100% recyclable at kerbside 



Can Macfarlane Packaging help with custom bottle packaging?

Yes, if you can’t find what you're looking for in our postal packaging range, we can help you with custom bottle packaging, including branded bottle boxes.

If you need to speak to one of our advisors about our bottle boxes please get in touch with us today on 0800 2 88 88 22 or contact us via our web form.