Royal Mail Medium Parcel Boxes
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Whilst Royal Mail Medium Parcel box definition is to not exceed 610 x 460 x 460 mm, specifying bespoke manufactured packaging that still satisfies this requirement can have numerous benefits.
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Detailed info on Medium Parcel Boxes
Medium parcel boxes, by their very definition, tend to be 610 x 460 x 460 mm in size (or very close), in order that the boxes can benefit from the lower postage costs associated with this.
However, at this size, this can start to cause issues. Whilst it is wise to maximise the available space in some circumstances, if you are consistently sending out products which are smaller than this, it can lead to you using excess void fill to fill the empty space. It can also mean increased costs through unnecessary material usage.
Another issue with using stock PIP packaging sizes (e.g. such as supplied by online ecommerce sites) means you have no choice with regards to the material. Most will simply use double wall cardboard to ensure it is sufficiently strong to hold the maximum 20 Kg weight. There may however be no need for this additional strength if your business is sending bulky but lightweight items.
By selecting bespoke sizes and materials however, you can significantly reduce your costs. This can be by eliminating the secondary void fill packaging, reducing material usage, improving protection (and minimising returns resulting from transit damage), or indeed all three.
Bespoke Medium Parcel Boxes
But there are other ways bespoke medium parcel boxes (and in fact all PIP packaging) can benefit your business.
For example, you can select cost effective 0201 style boxes, which are easily manufactured and supplied flat to save storage. Or alternatively, you can choose a crash lock base, which allows for quicker assembly and reduces the amount of tape required (another cost saving).
Your business can also match your branding, not only through a wide range of print options (from single colour logos to full colour, interior printing) but by using either premium white or eco-friendly kraft material.
Due to the available space, medium parcel boxes can also include a range of other customisation options, including integrated fittings for specific products, or fixed / adjustable dividers to enable the shipping of multiple items in a single carton.
This makes medium parcel boxes perfect for shipping items such as clothing, gifts, multiple DVDs / CDs, home wares and other smaller products.
Key features of medium parcel boxes at a glance
- Sizes up to 610 x 460 x 460 mm to benefit from medium parcel postage rates
- Custom sizes within these guidelines can reduce costs / improve performance
- Select from lightweight single wall material for lightweight applications
- Option for double wall cardboard for heavier items
- Provides exceptional protection during transit
- Typically utilises a cost effective, 0201 style
- Easy assemble “crash lock base” styles available
- White or kraft (brown) outer material to provide premium or eco-friendly appearance
- Full range of customisation options, including internal dividers and printing
Medium Parcel Box technical details
Please use the tables below for all important specifications / details for these Royal Mail Medium parcel boxes.
Max External Sizes
Weights / Charges
Single / Double
Kraft / White
Customisation / Options
Branding, enhanced productivity and more
Although they are frequently viewed as a stock item, Medium Parcel Boxes can be enhanced in a number of ways.
Overlooking this means your business may not be taking advantage of branding opportunities, productivity enhancements, improved protection for shipments and, ultimately, improved customer satisfaction.