Shipping Boxes

Whether sending to the continent next door or shipping your box to the other corner of the world, you want cardboard shipping boxes that go above and beyond.

What are shipping boxes?

The world is your oyster when it comes to shipping boxes. Designed to withstand the tough conditions of long distance freight, shipping boxes are made to give your goods the protection they need to get from A to B.

What are the benefits of shipping boxes?

So why turn to shipping boxes instead of just using regular cardboard boxes for all your postage and packaging needs?

Shipping boxes share all the same benefits as regular cardboard boxes – they are lightweight, affordable, and super flexible as they come in a wide range of shapes and sizes.

The main difference is that shipping boxes will be specially made to withstand long distances and hardier conditions – meaning they are stronger and more durable. Here are a few more great benefits you can expect from cardboard shipping boxes:

  • Helps protect your goods during shipping, freight, and transit
  • A wide variety of sizes to accommodate your needs
  • Easy to store and stack, making them great for warehouse organisation
  • Sustainable and eco-friendly as they are made from cardboard

Who uses shipping boxes?

Whether you’re an ecommerce business, an international company, or a private seller, you will need boxes for shipping your products and goods.

Like all businesses, you’re probably looking to find a way to send your goods where they need to be in a quick, effective, safe, and affordable manner and this is where shipping boxes come in.

By using a double walled cardboard shipping box and ensuring you have the right packaging materials like void fill, bubble wrap, or eco packing peanuts, you can package your products to avoid any damage along the way.

It’s not only businesses that can benefit from shipping boxes, but individuals too. If you’re moving house or heading out to another country and need to ship your personal belongings, then shipping boxes can give you that peace of mind you need.

What to look for in shipping boxes


One of the main things you want from your shipping box is for them to be as sturdy as possible. You want a solid shipping box that won’t bend, crease or buckle under pressure, and for this you may need to look at double walled boxes made from corrugated cardboard for strength.

Size choice

You may also want to look for a variety of sizes and shapes – from large shipping boxes to small shipping boxes, it helps to have a choice of options so that you can select a size that works for what you need to send.


As businesses are often looking for ways to cut down on costs, you may also want to do some research and find a shipping box UK supplier (like Smith Packaging!) that can offer competitive costs. Cardboard boxes can be a hugely cost effective choice as they are lightweight which doesn’t stack up to high delivery costs and they can also be reused time and time again.

Shipping boxes from Smith Packaging

As a leading UK supplier of all things packaging, Smith Packaging is here to ensure you have everything you need to get your goods packed and delivered. Our wide range of shipping and moving boxes are sturdy, flexible, and with no minimum order and free delivery in many cases, you can stop worrying about those international moves and orders.

Shop shipping boxes today.