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Stock Cartons for Shipping

Standard, industry accepted bulk distribution cartons

Whilst commonly used by retailers, clothing manufacturers and catalogue businesses, industry standard sized BDCM boxes (Bulk Distribution Carton Metric) are ideal for any shipping requirements.

Besides the range of sizes available, GWP enables customisation of your BDCM cardboard boxes with print, material choice and even inserts. You can also benefit from tailored quotes for pricing based on your exact requirements, not the nearest stock option. Read More

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Detailed information on BDCM Boxes

If your business ships garments, clothing, fashion or even certain types of home wares, then you may already be aware that certain large retailers and sellers will only accept deliveries within specific sizes of transit packaging.

Typically requesting / stipulating BDCM or BDC boxes, these are a range of industry standard sizes designed to maximise the efficiency and space of delivery vehicles, warehouses and packaging stations.

Another feature of these BDCM cartons is that they include a printed “table” on the outside face, which allows for the manual writing of key delivery info such as catalogue number, season, sizes, colours, quantity and more.

Custom BDCM Cartons

But besides these standard features, by sourcing your BDCM cardboard boxes from GWP you can also specify a number of custom options. This can range from adding simple branding and logos through to the inclusion of layer pads or cardboard dividers (allowing greater use of the space within the cartons).

Produced to order from a lightweight yet durable single wall material, this allows for the boxes to remain light during transport and handling operations, as well as ensuring the boxes are as cost effective as possible.

Besides this, if your business does not specifically need to use the stock sizes provided by the BDCM bulk distribution cartons range, you can specify a custom size / style of postal packaging that will be tailored to your requirements. Doing so can reduce costs, material usage, and enhance space efficiency (both in storage and during transit).

Key features of BDCM cartons at a glance

  • Standard sizes include BCM 1, 2, 3, 4 and BDC 1, 2, 3
  • Produced using a strong yet light single wall cardboard
  • Standard table printed for manual addition of shipment details
  • Possibility of adding or company logo / branding
  • Fold flat to minimise storage requirements when in stock
  • Easily assembled and secured using tape


BDCM Boxes technical detail

Please use the tables below for the specific dimensions / weights etc. that apply to large postal boxes

BDCM Box Sizes (L x W x D)

595 x 289 x 390 mm
394 x 292 x 394 mm
597 x 292 x 191 mm
400 x 300 x 200 mm

BDC Carton Sizes (L x W x D)

610 x 280 x 356 mm
405 x 280 x 356 mm
405 x 280 x 178 mm


BDCM Packaging FAQs

Please see below for answers to common questions asked about BDCM cardboard boxes

What does BDCM actually mean?

BDCM is an abbreviation of “Bulk Distribution Carton Metric”. Similar to BDC boxes (Bulk Distribution Carton) – the terms are often interchangeable – these are a range of industry standard sizes of packaging box, that are commonly used for shipping items such as clothing and other garments.

How many sizes are available?

There are 4 sizes of standard BDCM boxes available. These are BDCM1 (595 x 295 x 388 mm), BDCM2 (400 x 300 x 400 mm), BDCM3 (597 x 292 x 190 mm) and BDCM4 (394 x 292 x 191 mm). All dimensions are the internal of the boxes, and relate to length x width x depth.

What are BDCM Boxes manufactured from?

As they are commonly used for shipping clothes and material items, the weight of the contents of the boxes tend to not be excessive. As a result, a lightweight yet durable single wall cardboard material is used to keep the price of the boxes as low as possible. However, if you need a heavier duty box, GWP can manufacture these cartons from a range of different materials (including double wall).

Can I choose my own print?

Whilst the information panel that allows you to add shipment details manually is pretty much standard (or may even be specified by particular retailers), you can add your own logos and branding etc.

Why aren’t BDCM prices listed on this page?

GWP only manufacture products to order, rather than keep a range of standard sizes in stock. Whilst this may seem unusual for what is essentially a range of stock sizes, this approach allows you to choose custom options as required, as well as getting the most cost effective prices.

Tailored Pricing / Sizes

Quotes (and advice) tailored to your business

Can’t see pricing on this page? Well, that’s because GWP Packaging will provide your business with a custom, tailored quote that is based on your exact requirements, rather than the nearest available option. Completely no obligation, these quotes can take into account your required volume, as well as any customisation options you wish to include.

All of the Packaging that GWP supplies is manufactured to your specific requirements, even for seemingly “standard” boxes such as the BDCM range. This means you get exactly what you need, at the best price too.

Whilst this does unfortunately mean we are not able to help with very low volume requirements, if you are in doubt please ask – a member of the GWP team will be happy to offer impartial advice on the best solution for your business.

Customisation / Options

Options for branding BDCM Boxes and improved transit protection

Fed up of having to use off the shelf BDCM cardboard boxes which aren’t exactly right for your specific requirements? Well, as GWP will manufacture your packaging to your chosen specification, it allows you to choose from a number of customisation options.

This includes adding printed logos, adding dividers or other cardboard inserts / fittings, or even adding water resistant coatings to enhance the boxes longevity.

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Adjustable Divider Sets

Enhance space and packing efficiency

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Protect your deliveries from rain and moisture

Printed BDCM boxes

1, 2 or Full Colour Printing

Add logos, graphics, instructions and more

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