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Published on May 3rd, 2016 | by Brook Chalmers

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How To Find The Perfect Mailing Box For Parcel Packaging.

Are you looking to send a parcel through the post? The Post Office Shop has a full range of packaging boxes suitable for all parcels sent in the UK. The parcel boxes come in three main sizes, Small, Medium and Large. Knowing which mailing box is right for your package is something you will need to take into consideration and choosing the right size beforehand could save you money on postage costs too.

Packaging Boxes Options

Before you send things out through the post, you will need to ensure the items are safely packaged for transport.  Using a specially designed mailing box can help to keep your items safe and secure in transit. To find the right mailing box for your parcel take a look at the size guides below.

Small Mailing Boxes

A small parcel is something that might contain things such as Ladies shoes, portable speakers, a winter coat or a desk lamp.

  • Maximum Weight: 2kg
  • Maximum Length: 45cm (450mm)
  • Maximum Width: 35cm (350mm)
  • Maximum Thickness: 16cm (160mm)

Post Office Shop has a number of options available if you’re looking for a small parcel box. Whether you’re looking for something cube shaped or rectangular, the PostPak range has a selection of small postage boxes to suit your needs.

If you’re a business or you’ve been sell a few items on eBay then a look at the small mailing boxes that have a professional look. These boxes include the PostPak Small Shoe Box which could be used to package up a pair of shoes you’ve sold. You might also want to look at the PostPak Small Red Cube Mailing Box, which could easily fit a larger sized perfume bottle.

Small Parcel Mailing BoxSmall Parcel Cube Mailing Box

On the other hand if you’re sending a gift or something to a friend, you might want the packaging to look a little more fun. From the PostPak range you could choose exciting patterns such as Spring Spots or Stripes . Alternatively, you might choose to support Children in Need and purchase a themed box with a distinctive Pudsey Bear design.

Stripes Gift Mailing BoxSpring Spots Gift Mailing BoxPudsey Bear Gift Mailing Box

Medium Mailing Boxes

Medium sized parcel boxes could be used for more heavier and bulky items such as a pair of boots.

  • Maximum Weight: 20kg
  • Maximum Length: 61cm (610mm)
  • Maximum Width: 46cm (460mm)
  • Maximum Thickness: 46cm (460mm)

The options for medium sized mailing boxes range from professional looking red airmail boxes to brown dispatch cartons that you could even add your own branded sticky labels to if you’re sending something to a customer.

The Brown Double Wall Dispatch Carton is a heavy duty cardboard box which provides safe and secure shipping over any distance.

Double Wall Medium Mailing Box

Large Mailing Boxes

A large parcel box is something that is larger than 61cm x 46cm x 46cm or heavier than 20kg. You will have to send a large packaging box using Parcelforce or another specialist parcel carrier. Whichever large item you’re sending you’ll need to be sure that you have a strong and sturdy box to fit it into.

In the Large Mailing Boxes section you will find large dispatch cartons and mailing boxes that are easy to assemble and can be bought in bulk. Whether you’re sending a car part or a large vase, there are a number of suitable large postage boxes available, that will protect your item in transit.

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