E-commerce boxes

We manufacture bespoke cardboard e-commerce boxes to suit your individual needs in various styles, materials and print finishes

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E-commerce boxes

E-commerce boxes

Whilst it’s true the first impression of your company and products is made online the first physical interaction is when your package arrives. This is why the packaging is so important and plays a crucial role on whether or not the customers expectations of your brand and product are met positively. After all, a good first impression goes a long way to help with customer retention and positive reviews.

What makes good Ecommerce packaging?

Functionality – Lets not forget the primary function of the box is to get your product from A to B whilst suitably protecting the contents and brand in transit.

Simplistic design – whilst the packaging must protect its goods it’s extremely important for the box to be ‘frustration free’ It needs to be easy and intuitive to open so simplicity and a minimalistic approach are key. Ensure the size is suitable (no-one likes to see a huge wasteful box with a small product rattling around in it!) and reduce any unnecessary packaging materials, this can not only help with the packaging cost but also helps the environment by using less material and carbon emissions. All positives to help with overall customer experience.

Unboxing experience – How sharable is your unboxing experience?

This is crucial with the advent of social media and goes hand in hand with the simplistic design approach. Encouragement of sharing the unboxing experience will get your brand and product noticed on socials, why not let the packaging serve a secondary role of advertising your goods and services?

Print – Create the ‘wow’ factor! Current UK trends point to a vibrant simple well executed artwork to the inside of the packaging, this follows on from the unboxing experience, an unassuming brown box on the outside with a dash of colour and branding on the inside goes a long way to creating that ‘wow’ factor whilst unboxing.

Sustainability – Ensure your packaging is fully recyclable and comes with environmental accreditations.

How can Prior Packaging help with your E-commerce packaging requirements?

Our knowledgable and approachable staff are on hand to guide you through the process, with inhouse design and sample making facilities we’re only a brief away from releasing your brand from the world wide web direct to consumers. We’re able to print both sides of the board using ecofriendly water based inks with multiple colours, apply self seal tape and easy opening perforations to create that frustration free packaging work perfectly to compliment your brand. We’re able to help with artwork to keep your packaging bang on trend and best of all we’re fully FSC certified so you can be assured your packaging comes from sustainable and responsibly managed forests. With the right investment and guidance your Ecommerce packaging can create a memorable unboxing experience, helping you stand out in a crowded marketplace and drive brand loyalty.

Case study


We were asked to design a bespoke cardboard transit box for a new subscription service where clients sign up to receive a weekly/monthly box of locally sourced goodies.

  • To design a box suitable for posting
  • Must be printed on both sides
  • The client wanted the ‘wow’ factor when the box was opened
  • Fully recyclable


The challenge was to design a bespoke cardboard transit box that would arrive at its destination with the goods intact and with minimal damage to the box itself. A lot of consideration and sample trials went into which structure and material would best suit this application.


The resulting packaging design was a fefco 0427, selected due to having 4 layers of material on the ends from the double turnovers giving maximum corner/end protection to help it travel safely through the postal system. Another benefit to this structure is the hinged top opening so the print on the inside of the lid could give the ‘wow’ factor when opened by the end user. A high grade E flute material with kraft liners inside and outside was selected for two reasons; firstly when printing both sides it gives a much better print surface for a top quality print and secondly it adds to the strength of the packaging with kraft virgin paper fibres as opposed to the normal recycled papers. The production run had to be watched very closely due to the registration of the print between the 2 sides and great care was taken to make sure the print to die-cut register was perfect. The cardboard transit box has been an overriding success with no reported damages and plenty of positive packaging comments from the end users.

E-commerce boxes Case Study

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