It is very important to use a good-quality corrugated cardboard box for shipping or moving to ensure a smooth experience. Before packing your box for international shipping or moving, check our guidelines on the different types of shipping boxes and choose the best packing material for your needs. Find out how to choose the right box for shipping in Europe and overseas, as well as where to find cardboard boxes.
TYPES OF BOXES
Boxes for shipping or moving vary in terms of material and strength. It is important to choose the right transporting box when preparing boxed packaged goods. The right material will depend on what you are shipping nationally or internationally.
You can get corrugated cardboard boxes and other types of shipping boxes in various stores and also online. It is possible to reuse cardboard boxes for shipping in Europe or abroad as long as they are still in good condition. Below is a list of where you can buy boxes for shipping or moving internationally:
Check the list of stores where you can buy cardboard corrugated boxes for shipping in Europe.
HOW TO SHIP
Follow these instructions for packing your shipping boxes safely when preparing boxed packaged goods:
Choose the right box
Corrugated cardboard boxes are the best choice when shipping internationally. The box should be slightly bigger than the item.
Insert foam padding and packing peanuts to fill up empty spaces inside the transporting box. This will prevent the contents from moving.
Seal the box
Apply at least three strips of tape evenly and cover all flaps and seams on the top and bottom. Use straps for larger boxes.
Attach the label
Remove old labels. Stick the label on a flat surface on top of the transporting box, so that the courier can scan the barcode easily.
Measure your boxes after you have packed them and use our size checker tool to see which type of service fits best for your shipment.
The maximum weight and dimensions for boxed packaged goods will depend on the type of service and the courier selected. Check the the shipping box sizes below for each of our package services:
Weight: up to 30 kg (40 kg on some routes)
Maximum length: 175 cm
Length (in cm) + 2x width (in cm) + 2x height (in cm) less than 300 cm
Weight: up to 70 kg
Dimensions: Maximum length of one side up to 240 cm
Weight: up to 70 kg
Maximum size: 300 cm (a single dimension cannot exceed 120 cm)
Packaging guidelines for other types of shipments:
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