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As a wine producer, you’ll know that the best way to protect your products is often using a lay-flat wine storage box. But these packs can also offer several benefits when shipping your bottles too.

Lay flat wine packaging positions bottles horizontally rather than vertically to improve protection during shipping. The design also prevents oxidation of the wine if in long-term storage by keeping the cork in contact with the wine. Printed lay-flat packs also enhance the unboxing experience for online customers. Read more


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About lay-flat wine boxes

There are two main advantages to lay-flat wine packaging. These are the protection they provide, particularly in mid to long-term storage, and their enhanced presentation to your customers.

Starting with the latter, lay flat boxes provide an immediate view of the bottles upon opening. Internal print also enables the inclusion of branding and excitement.

Besides consideration for the unboxing experience, lay-flat wine packs also allow for easy disposal by the customer., Being entirely paper-based, end-users can place them in kerbside recycling collections. Your boxes can also be FSC certified and made from recycled materials – both of which printing allows you to highlight to your eco-conscious consumers.

Improved protection in storage and transit

Of course, damaged bottles or where the wine is “corked” upon delivery ruin any unboxing experience. Lay flat wine storage boxes help prevent both of these scenarios.

Durable materials and integral fittings protect your glass bottles through courier, postal or other transport networks. Printing instructions can also make a surprising difference in minimising breakages caused by mishandling.

Custom sizes also ensure that packs offer the optimum protection for your specific products. Using custom rather than oversized stock boxes reduces shipping costs and CO2 emissions.

Laying bottles flat also prevents spoilage if your wines use traditional corks and are likely to be kept in mid to long-term storage. The lay-flat design of these boxes keeps the cork wet, preventing it from drying and allowing excess air to enter the bottle.

These benefits mean lay-flat wine bottle storage and shipping boxes are ideal for vineyards and eCommerce businesses.

Advantages of lay-flat wine packaging

  • Improved presentation and unboxing experience for your customers upon opening.
  • Fully recyclable, biodegradable, and plastic free.
  • Accepted in kerbside recycling collections.
  • Inside and outside print allows the addition of branding and handling instructions.
  • Durable outer and fittings prevent bottles from breaking during shipping.
  • Enhanced protection compared with some alternative pack designs.
  • Space-saving design reduces shipping costs and CO2 emissions.
  • Custom sizes and configurations to suit your bottle dimensions and shipping requirements.
  • A great choice for eCommerce sellers and independent vineyards.
Packaging with recycled content

Recycled content

The corrugated cardboard uses in this packaging typically contains 50 – 70% recycled content.

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Lay flat wine storage boxes use corrugated cardboard, meaning they are biodegradable.

Recyclable packaging

Recyclable packaging

Lay flat wine boxes are accepted in all UK kerbside recycling bins.

Plastic free packaging

Plastic free packaging

Your lay flat wine boxes contain no plastic or other difficult to recycle materials.

Packaging printed with water-based inks

Water based inks

Any printing you require on your boxes uses water based inks.

Size optimised packaging

Custom sizes

Bespoke packaging can reduce CO2 emissions by optimising transit efficiency.

Packaging manufactured in the UK

UK manufactured

Sourcing your packaging from GWP, as a UK manufacturer, minimises the CO2 associated with your packaging.

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Paper/Corrugated cardboard

Your lay flat wine storage boxes and use paper-based materials (corrugated cardboard).

FSC® certified

All corrugated packaging supplied by GWP can be manufactured using FSC certified materials.

Why should wine be laid flat when in storage?

You should lie wine sealed with a traditional cork flat to avoid the cork drying out. If this happens, the cork can let air into the bottle and the wine oxidates. Using lay-flat wine boxes for long-term storage of wine can help prevent this issue.

Do cardboard boxes provide adequate protection in transit for bottles?

The design of cardboard boxes can allow for surprising strength and durability. The use of double wall boxes by businesses is widespread, but using integral fittings or other inserts can mean single wall material is also suitable.

Can lay-flat wine storage boxes be printed?

A key advantage of lay-flat wine bottle packaging is the enhanced customer experience upon opening. Whilst external branding can be helpful, as can adding handling and recycling instructions, internal print further enhances the experience for your customers.

Do lay-flat wine boxes have inserts to protect bottles during transit?

Some lay-flat wine boxes are for storage purposes only. However, you can choose bottle packs for storage, shipping, or both. GWP tailors all your packaging to your specific application and requirements.

Individual solutions for individual businesses

Rather than providing stock packaging to suit various applications, GWP provides custom bottle boxes tailored precisely to your requirements. This approach includes considering the material, sizes, inserts, print, and even your packing processes and the storage space you have available.

Free quotes and advice

This range of factors does, however, make it impossible to list prices.

Instead, your business can receive a quote that, like your packaging, is tailored to your exact requirements. No more paying for elements you don’t need, just a cost-effective, long-term solution.

All quotes are free and have no obligation. You can also ask for impartial advice from a team of designers experienced in creating successful bottle packaging for companies like yours.

Get in touch today to see how custom lay flat wine bottle packaging can benefit your business.

Please note: Minimum order quantities (MOQs) apply to these wine bottle boxes. 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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