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Ecommerce Packaging

For safe and secure delivery with minimal returns.

Packaging is the first thing that a recipient of online-bought goods sees. It needs to make the right first impression. It has to be the right size. It must be strong: not only for the journey there, but just in case the customer decides to return the product. What's more, well-made eCommerce packaging is typically reusable for other things later, making it planet-friendly as well as wonderfully handy.

Macfarlane Packaging Online has been working in partnership with e-retailers for years. We can offer your business a whole host of eCommerce packaging options, whatever the nature of your online enterprise, and however large or small (or uniquely shaped) the products that you sell. Even better, our innovatively designed packaging is exceptionally strong and durable, meaning you can look forward to reduced returned goods, with less damage to products in transit occurring.

No one knows packaging quite like Macfarlane

We can offer you a wide range of packaging products, backed by over 60 years of experience.

  • We are uniquely placed to identify hidden costs, and to make objective recommendations to reduce those costs
  • We can add value to your online business
  • We will show you how to make efficiencies throughout your entire eCommerce packaging operation.

Increase your brand awareness

Packaging for Internet retailing and mail order isn't 'just' about packaging suitability and strength, is it? There's an excellent branding opportunity to capitalise upon here. From us, get bespoke packaging that's superbly fitting for your business — powerful, memorable and target market-appropriate package branding. Customised packaging for eCommerce sales is a low-cost way to advertise products and services to your customer-base, helping to reinforce your position as your buyers’ first choice supplier.

Let us help you to manage the supply and demand of your online retailing operation, by being your packaging partner: always there when you need us, and with the expertise to create a low-cost customised solution, if that's what your business requires!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Corrugated cardboard boxes are made of various layers of cardboard glued together. The corrugated or wavy pattern of inside the layer of cardboard is called fluting. There are different types of fluting, and it gives corrugated cardboard its different strength and performance properties.

The most basic corrugated cardboard box is a single wall box. This is when a single layer of corrugated material is sandwiched between two flat layers of cardboard. Single wall boxes.

A double wall cardboard box has two layers of corrugated material or fluting. You can also get triple wall boxes, which are extra heavy duty.

You might also be interested to learn that Macfarlane’s stock single wall boxes and double wall boxes are both made with FSC® sourced materials and contain high levels of recycled content.

To learn more about cardboard boxes, click here to read our cardboard boxes essential guide!

Yes! Macfarlane Packaging can help you with any sort of custom packaging you need, including printed cardboard boxes. We can print packing boxes with your branding, logo, or messaging. We can also help you with retail packaging like gift boxes and shelf-ready packaging, as well as ecommerce packaging and transit packaging. Click here to learn more about custom cardboard boxes.

In addition to custom printed cardboard boxes, we can also help you design boxes that are a specific size or shape, or even with specialist fittings if you need extra protection for your products.

We believe that packaging has an important role to play in product protection but must be designed and used properly to minimise the impact on the environment.

That’s why all our stock cardboard boxes contain recycled content and can be recycled. For example, our single wall cardboard boxes contain 90% recycled content, and our double wall cardboard boxes contain 100% recycled material.

In fact, all our catalogue products are assigned an Environmental Impact Rating so you can make an informed choice about your packaging. Click here to request a catalogue to see the ratings for yourself. We also have a new sustainable packaging specialogue, that shows our complete sustainable packaging range. Click here to download a copy today.

Yes, all cardboard boxes are recyclable. And since they are easy to recycle, cardboard boxes are a great eco-friendly packaging option.

Most local authorities will collect cardboard boxes at the kerbside. However, you should remember that you should remove plastic packing tape and staples before recycling cardboard boxes, as they can contaminate the waste stream. For a simple guide to recycling cardboard boxes and other popular packaging materials, click here to read more about how to recycle your packaging.

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Going the extra packaging mile Speed up your packaging (and reduce packaging storage)

Place an order today for exceptional and environmentally-friendly eCommerce packaging that:

  • Is purposely designed for the eCommerce market
  • Can be assembled quickly and opened without a struggle
  • Is courier and postal safe
  • Usually requires no packing tape for assembly, thanks to the included "crash lock"
  • Includes product dimensions displayed as Length x Width x Depth
  • Can easily have your company name or logo printed on it helping you to stand out from the crowd.

Let us help you find the right packaging to protect not only your products, but also your brand, your reputation... Get packaging that protects your goods at key stages of the supply chain, while simultaneously saving money and being kind to the environment.

Look forward to reduced costs and delivering an enhanced customer experience. What's more, for your convenience, we can also supply you with high quality marker pens, plain labels, and other packing room accessories, making Macfarlane Packaging Online your eCommerce packaging and postal necessities one-stop-shop, saving you time, money, inconvenience, taking the pressure off.

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