How To Choose The Right Box For Your Product?

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We have prepared a short guide, which will help you choose the right packaging to fit the needs of your product.

The range of packaging solutions in the market is becoming more and more complex. It becomes hard to choose the right box in such a variety of sizes, types, materials and finish options.

We decided to simplify this choice. Here’s a process made of 3 easy steps, which will help you choose.

#1 What Do You Need Your Box For?

It might seem that packaging has an obvious use. How come there are so many details?

However, choosing the right solution, it is crucial to establish a more specific use.

Customer delivery

If you plan to send your product via courier delivery or the post, the best solution is a Mailer Box. They are made from a high-quality, recycled cardboard. Depending on the size, you can use these boxes to send various items.

Our biggest sizes – F93 and F112 – are a fitting match for subscription boxes. F62, F71, F79 are suitable for clothing, while our smallest sizes (f23, F33 and F44) can serve as a delivery solution for many items including jewelry, belts, cosmetics and other accessories.

If you plan to send a bigger number of products in one box, we suggest Shipping Boxes. They are more solid than Mailer Boxes. Shipping Boxes will secure the delivery of bottles, clothes and other heavy items.


Display at a shop

Boxes offered by Packhelp can help in enhancing the exposure of your product in a shop. Depending on the size of the product, you choose either Mailer or Product Boxes.

Small items can be displayed in Product Boxes. The Two-Piece version allows for presenting ties, bowties, socks, wallets etc. The Classic Product Boxes would look good as a colorful packaging for sweets, small clothing accessories or a card game.

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In case you need additional storage at your office or home, you can use cardboard boxes too. Small office equipment and documents can be kept in our boxes. Some of the sizes suitable for that use are F44 and F45.

#2 Keyword – Product

The second step is to think about your product. There are several things to consider – find our suggestions below.

What’s the size of your product?

Think about your product inside a box. It’s important to know the size of the product, because it helps to imagine the arrangement of it inside the box.

When using our online box editor, mind that the descriptions of each size present length, width and height.

In case you need your custom size and form, we have a special service called Packhelp Pro. How does it work? You describe your idea in detail and we come back with a quotation. Simple as that.

Verification of the size of your box can be also conducted in our mobile app. We used AR to create an app, where you can adjust the size of the box to your product.

Is it fragile?

There is a lot of products, which require special treatment in terms of delivery. In order to prevent them from damage, we encourage to add special protection in a form of the packaging fillers.

Fragile products can be sent in Packhelp’s Mailer Boxes. We use a thick corrugated cardboard, which provides amortization during the shipment.


How heavy is it?

Weight is extremely important when it comes to shipping.

Even though Product Boxes are made for achieving an exquisite look and exposure, they are not necessarily advised for delivery of heavy products. In the case, when the product is far from lightweight, it is best to choose a Mailer Box. And if – apart from its weight – your product needs space, consider choosing Shipping Boxes.

What is it made from?

Some products – especially those made from glass, ceramics and very fragile materials – will definitely require adding fillers. Learn more about them here.

#3 Features Of The Packaging

We have established what you need the box for and what product you wish to place inside. What’s next? Well, the coolest part – details!


The look of your box depends on the variant you choose.

Eco Mailer Boxes are our most natural, raw option. A unicolor black imprint is included, which makes a perfect choice for brands aiming for minimalism. Eco will attract attention to detail, like a logo or a short and catchy copy.

Eco Mailer Box

Eco White Mailer Boxes include whitened cardboard instead of the natural color. This special layer allows using a more complex, black imprint. Even though it is a composition of white and black, Eco White is a variant for a bit crazier design.

Eco White Mailer Box

In case you feel black imprint is not enough, choose Eco Color Mailer Boxes. This product comes in a full CMYK palette imprint. Just like Eco White, we also use the whitened layer of cardboard for adding print. Additionally, the print is a bit less saturated, with the natural cardboard as the base. If you do not need a glowing or matt surface, this is your choice.

Eco Color Mailer Box

Full Color Mailer Boxes is our premium variant. We use a different base for the print, which causes the design to be very lively and saturated. Additionally, we include various finish option – glossy foil, matt foil and a white inside.

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Full Color Mailer Box

Product Boxes – both Classic and Two-Piece – are ideal for brands, that care about the product exposure. The imprints on papers used in the production of Product Boxes (Arktika and Chromocard) are lively and high-quality.


A secure delivery?

If your biggest concern is the safety of your packaging, we recommend adding Poly mailers to your Mailer Boxes. A Poly mailer will ensure that even the harsh weather conditions will not damage your packaging.

Alternatively, we can suggest the Shipping Boxes, but they are dedicated to a more “aggregated” packages.


If you are at the beginning of your journey as a business owner, we suggest making a small order for starters. 30 up to 100 pieces is not a big order, but it should be enough to gain some insights. If you need to cut costs, choose Eco or Eco White Mailer Boxes – they make up for a great branding solution without a substantial investment.

However, if your product requires a more upscale look, our Full Color Mailer Boxes, as well as Product Boxes, should be your choice.

That’s it – plenty to grasp at once, right?

If you have some questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team will make sure that your packaging is what you need.



Think outside the box! Our online web-app makes it super easy for anyone to design and order custom-branded packaging.

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Need Boxes For Your Brand?

From cardboard mailer boxes to poly mailers and paper bags – Packhelp offers a wide range of packaging solutions. See our shop and let’s create a lovely box for your brand!

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Boxes Tailored To Your Needs

Can’t find the right solution? No worries, we got your back. Visit our Packhelp Pro section and describe the needs of your company’s packaging. We’ll be back with a quote!

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