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Royal Mail Small Parcel Boxes
Wholesale / trade supply of PIP cardboard boxes
If your business sends significant numbers of Royal Mail small parcel boxes – anything up to 450 x 350 x 160 mm – then sourcing these from GWP could improve quality, performance and costs.
Not only will your business benefit from having your small parcel boxes manufactured to a bespoke size and specification, but by working with a manufacturer instead of buying off the shelf boxes you get genuinely cost effective (and tailored) pricing on mid to high volumes. Read More
Detailed info on Small Parcel Boxes
If you are reading this, the likelihood is that your business needs packaging that complies with the PIP (pricing in proportion) guidelines as set out by the Royal Mail back in 2013. And more specifically, the small parcel box category, meaning your packaging cannot exceed a size of 450 x 350 x 160 mm (length x width x depth) or weight of 2Kg.
But have you stopped to consider that potentially having a smaller box (that still fits within these guidelines) could reduce your business’ costs? And improve transit protection?
Well, by having your small parcel boxes (and indeed any PIP packaging) manufactured bespoke by GWP Packaging, this is more than possible. Using a bespoke sized box for your products not only minimises material usage (and therefore costs), but also helps reduce any void fill you may require (again reducing your spend).
Custom sized postal packaging will also prevent / reduce movement of your goods inside the box, helping to improve protection too (and reduce the costs of returns / replacements too).
By manufacturing packaging to suit your product – rather than simply selecting the closest “stock” size, it also allows you control over the material used. This may be a lightweight, single flute material to maximise available space, or a heavier duty grade to add additional transit protection as required.
You can also choose from a range of different box styles – everything from an 0427 pizza style box to a simple 5 panel postal wrap – all of which will have specific benefits in terms of protection, presentation and ease of use. Whatever option you select, it will allow for easy assembly and storage (being supplied flat), helping aid the productivity of your packing team.
Add printing of logos, instructions or even full colour graphics to delight your customers, as well as choosing between white and kraft (brown) material, and you end up with postal packaging that not only protects your customers’ orders, but looks impressive too.
Key features of small parcel boxes at a glance
Small Parcel Box technical details
Please use the tables below for the important sizes / weights etc. for Royal Mail compatible Small Parcel boxes.
Max External Sizes
Weights / Charges
Kraft / White
Customisation / Options
Striking print, enhanced properties and more
Looking to make your small parcel boxes stand out from your competitors? Or concerned about parcels getting wet or being tampered with when out with your couriers?
If so, there are a range of options available to enhance your PIP boxes. This includes anything from a single colour logo up to full colour print – on the inside or outside of the box – as well as specialist surface coatings and even built in tamper evident features.