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How much do Mailing Boxes cost?


Cardboard Mailing boxes come in a range of sizes, designs & colours. All of these factors affect the final price, however, as a range, they can cost anywhere from £1.00 per box, all the way to £3.82 per box, for a large, printed box.

Whether you’re running an e-commerce store, a small business, or just need to ship items frequently, mailing boxes are an essential component of your operations. They not only ensure the safe delivery of your products but also serve as the first physical touchpoint with your customers. Given their crucial role, understanding how much mailing boxes cost is vital for managing your business's logistics and maintaining your budget.

Today we're going to break down the costs associated with different sizes of mailing boxes that we offer. We'll explore factors that influence pricing, such as  customization, and volume discounts (price breaks), and provide you with insights on how to choose the right box for your needs to ensure you are getting the most value for your investment. Whether you need small, medium, or large mailing boxes, knowing these costs upfront will help you make informed decisions that align with your business goals and customer satisfaction strategies.

Mailing Box Costs

Mailing boxes come in a huge range of sizes, prints, colours and more; these factors can drastically affect the cost of the product, plain boxes are, and always will be the cheapest option, there's less labor, less time, and no ink cost; however, this doesn't mean that a printed box isn't right for your brand. Getting print on your packaging has been shown to increase your customer's image of the brand, increasing brand recognisability and in turn keeping your product in the customer's mind when they are back in the market for your product, it's all about that first impression.

Lets get into the good stuff... the pricing;

Small Mailer Boxes | From £1.00 per box

Whether you’re sending T-shirts, A4 diaries, delectable chocolate brownies, or other items of similar size, our small mailer boxes are designed for an ideal fit. These boxes ensure that each item is snugly secured, minimizing movement and reducing the risk of damage during transit. They provide excellent protection while maintaining an attractive presentation upon delivery. 

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Medium Mailer Boxes | From £1.08 per box

Our Medium Mailing Boxes offer versatile packaging solutions for a wide range of products. Whether it's a pair of shoes, a coat, or a delicate tea set, these boxes ensure that everything fits perfectly. Crafted to accommodate items of various sizes and shapes, they provide robust protection for your goods during transit, ensuring they arrive in the same condition they were sent. Ideal for businesses looking to combine functionality with a personalized touch, our medium boxes cater to all your shipping needs efficiently. (Also available in plain)

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Large Mailer Boxes | From £1.66 per box

Our large Printed Mailing Boxes are the ideal solution for all your larger items. Whether it's a pair of welly boots, a large picnic blanket, a small dog bed, or any other sizable item, these boxes ensure everything is packed securely. Designed for durability and space, they accommodate larger products effortlessly. Pair them with our eco-friendly protective paper void fill to guarantee that your products arrive in the same condition they were sent, enhancing customer satisfaction and reducing the risk of damage during transit.  

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Affecting Factors


Everything from the colour of the board, to whether or not you want printing affects the price, the biggest jump in price is moving from plain to printed, which in our experience is more often than not worth the extra investment, it increases brand image, ensuring that customers who use your product don't forget about you. It's all about building an experience for the customer, and nurturing that relationship, helping to create life long customers.

Shipping and Handling

Shipping flat packed boxes can often be costly as they are bulky and rather heavy, but fear not, our postal boxes have a flat rate delivery fee of £14.20 (one of the lowest on the market (unless you count the 'free shipping' that is just really hidden in the cost of the product)).

How to Choose the Right Mailing Box

Choosing the right mailing box for your products is crucial for both cost-efficiency and customer satisfaction. Here’s how to select the perfect box:

  • Understand Your Needs: Evaluate the size, weight, and fragility of the items you frequently ship. Smaller, durable items may not require as much protection, whereas fragile or large items might need sturdier, more spacious boxes.
  • Consider Box Material and Quality: Higher-quality materials might cost more upfront but can save you money in the long run by reducing the damage during transit and the need for returns.
  • Think About Presentation: If your packaging is part of your brand experience (especially for e-commerce), consider how the style, color, and design of your box affects customer perception.

Getting the Most Value for Your Money

To ensure you're getting the best value for your mailing box purchases, consider the following tips:

  • Custom vs. Standard Sizes: While custom sizes can be more expensive, they might reduce the need for additional packing materials and can decrease shipping costs by eliminating unnecessary box weight and size, if you need a bespoke sized box use our Instant Box Quote.
  • Long-Term Supplier Relationships: Build strong relationships with your box supplier. Loyal customers receive better prices & exclusive deals.
  • Sustainability Matters: Consider the long-term environmental and brand image benefits of using eco-friendly materials. These can appeal to a growing base of environmentally conscious consumers and potentially command higher prices for your products.
  • Regularly Review Your Choices: Packaging needs can evolve as your products and customer base change. Regularly review your usage and costs to ensure you're still choosing the best options.

I hope I've given you at least a little bit to think about in this blog, if you have any questions or just fancy discussing your options feel free to give us a call on 01472 868047 or fill in the form below to speak to us via email!

Quickbox Manufacturing Ltd, Ben Cole 29 April 2024

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