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Bottle carriers
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If you are responsible for sourcing packaging at your brewery, vineyard, distillery or other drinks producer, cardboard bottle carriers are a great option.

Cardboard bottle carriers are used for safely carrying wine, beer and other bottles. Ideal for gift and retail applications, they typically feature an integral handle. Bottle carriers often include printed branding, are available in various configurations, and are easily recycled. Read more


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  • No obligation and no pressure quotes for any packaging.
  • Free and impartial advice from UK based packaging experts.
  • Competitive pricing and full customisation options.
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Plastic free
Biodegradable packaging
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About cardboard bottle carriers

Custom cardboard bottle carriers are ideal for micro-breweries, craft producers, distilleries and even large brand-name beverage producers. They are particularly suited for use in retail environments (either your own or your stockists) and for gift and presentation packaging.

Bottle carriers usually include integral handles for easy carrying. Internal dividers also aid in packing and unpacking and stop bottles from clinking when being transported. You can also add cut-out windows to show the bottles inside, plus areas for labels and price tags.

Supplied flat, these cider, spirit, beer or wine bottle carriers are easy and quick to assemble without needing tape or glue. They are 100% recyclable and biodegradable too.

Stock vs custom bottle carriers

Whilst off-the-shelf bottle packaging can be a good, low-cost option if you only require a couple of boxes, they have several inherent problems.

Due to the range of bottle shapes, sizes and volumes available, off-the-shelf bottle carriers are rarely a perfect fit. Using stock sizes affects presentation and, more importantly, is likely to result in increased breakages.

There is also a limited range of configurations regarding how many bottles you can include. Unprinted carriers also mean you miss out on a potential branding opportunity.

Choosing custom beer or wine bottle carriers lets you decide how many bottles you want to include in the pack. The number can be anywhere from two to twelve, depending on the size and weight of the specific bottles you use. GWP designers expertly select materials, structural design, and overall dimensions based on these factors.

But there is a wealth of options beyond this too. You can select from various bottle carrier styles and handle options. And crucially, you can add print and logos to your packs to attract consumer attention and enhance brand awareness.

Key benefits of these bottle carrier boxes

  • Custom sizes for 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 bottles.
  • Tailored to match your bottle sizes and shapes.
  • Material chosen to provide suitable strength and durability for the weight of contents.
  • Range of styles and designs available.
  • Full range of printing options.
  • Integrated handle for easy carrying.
  • Include internal dividers for improved protection.
  • Supplied flat and easily assembled with no tape or glue required.
  • 100% recyclable.
  • Perfect for use in retail environments or as gift packs.
Plastic free packaging

Plastic free packaging

Your cardboard bottle carriers are completely free from plastic materials.

Biodegradable packaging


The corrugated cardboard material used in the manufacture of this packaging is biodegradable.

Recyclable packaging

Recyclable packaging

Cardboard bottle carriers are fully recyclable and accepted in kerbside collections.

Packaging with recycled content

Recycled content

Corrugated cardboard typically contains between 50 to 70% recycled material.

Packaging printed with water-based inks

Water based inks

GWP use water based inks when printing your bottle packaging in-house.

Size optimised packaging

Custom sizes

Using custom sized packaging can reduce CO2 emissions through improved transport efficiency.

Packaging manufactured in the UK

UK manufactured

GWP manufacture your bottle carriers in the UK, reducing emissions from transport.

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Paper/Corrugated cardboard

Your bottle carriers are manufactured using paper-based materials (corrugated cardboard).

FSC® certified

You can choose to have your bottle carriers made using FSC certified materials.

What material is used to manufacture bottle carriers?

Bottle carriers use a durable and robust corrugated cardboard material. The exact grade (single or double wall) depends upon the amount, size and weight of bottles you wish to include. You can also choose between white and kraft (brown) materials.

How many bottles can fit in these bottle packs?

Custom cardboard bottle carriers allow you to choose how many bottles you want to include. Typically, between two and eight bottles are most popular, although up to twelve can be possible depending on the sizes of the bottles.

Do these boxes include dividers?

By default, all cardboard beer and wine bottle carriers include internal dividers. Dividers help prevent the bottles from “clinking” against each other when transported, add additional protection, and make packing easier.

Do cardboard bottle carriers have to have windows?

Most bottle packs include a window to help show off the bottles/product inside. Usually, the window position displays the labels on the bottles. However, you can choose not to include windows if you do not need or want them.

Are there different style bottle carriers available?

A range of bottle carrier styles is available, from sleek and modern to traditional, classic designs. A sales adviser or design engineer from GWP can talk you through the various options.

Can cardboard bottle carriers be printed?

Any wine or beer bottle carrier you specify from GWP can include print. Options include simple one or two-colour logos, detailed illustrations, or even full-colour photographic quality print.

Are these suitable for wine and spirits?

Besides boxes for beer and cider, you can also source larger spirit and wine bottle carriers. You can work with a team of packaging designers at GWP to create a design that matches your specific application in terms of presentation, performance and cost.

Custom bottle carrier pricing

All of the packaging that GWP supplies is bespoke, tailored to the exact specifications and sizes your business needs. Custom packaging almost always results in improved usability, protection and presentation. It is also likely to reduce your mid- to long-term costs.

But this means the material choices, sizes, print options and overall quantity you require all influence the cost of your packaging. These factors make it impossible to list prices on this site.

Free quotes and advice

However, this approach allows your business to receive quotes that precisely reflect your needs. No more paying for something that isn’t 100% suitable or for features you don’t want or need.

All quotes are completely free and have no obligation. You can also get free, impartial advice and pre-production samples before ordering.

You can also source all your bottle packaging from GWP, including single-bottle mailers and shipping boxes with dividers.

Please note: Minimum order quantities (MOQs) apply to these bottle carriers. The exact number is dependent on the size and options you select. Please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements.

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