EcoEnclose is proud to offer 100% recycled custom shipping boxes in all styles, sizes, and configurations you can imagine. Every cardboard box that goes out our doors is customized to your specific needs. So your unique products can fit perfectly in a custom shipping box made especially for you. Not only does this make for an incredible unboxing experience for customers, it also is an added eco-perk since it means you won’t ship excess air and won't need unnecessary void-fill!
We offer eight custom box styles, and you can order them in almost any dimensions you need. The dimensions specified will be the interior dimensions, not the exterior. All of our boxes have a +/- 1/8" variance. Find our current lead times here.
Depending on your box style, you can choose from 23ECTB, 32ECTE, 32ECTC, and 44ECTC corrugated - which all range in strength and thickness. So the possibilities are endless! If you aren't sure which box style, size, or corrugated strength is right for you, check out our Guide to Custom Shipping Boxes!
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Start building your perfectly sized, custom cut corrugated shipping boxes! Due to the capabilities of our machinery, there are some restrictions on the sizes of corrugated boxes we are able to cut and the sizes we can custom print. If you input box dimensions that we cannot cut or cannot print, you will see an error message. Learn more about our overall parameters at the bottom of this page. Additionally, please note that our boxes ship flat. As such, oversize boxes can often be cut, but are extremely expensive to ship.
Looking for a sample? Select your desired box style and dimensions and click on “Add Sample to Cart.” Please note that we only allow one sample box per to be ordered per size/style and no more than 15 samples total. If you need help finding the right size and style, contact us.
Looking for guidance on how to set up your artwork for your custom printed box? Check out our art specs and requirements here.
Even the most sustainable (water and soy-based) inks are made with carbon-based pigments. We are proud to offer Algae Ink for black box prints.Algae Ink, made by Living Ink Technologies, is the world's most sustainable ink. It is a water-based (i.e. water is the carrier) ink whose pigment is made with algae cells, rather than carbon. This exciting advancement in ink has actually been shown to be a carbon negative technology. Algae Ink captures more carbon than is used to produce it! If you're interested in using Algae Ink for your custom shipping boxes, please contact us for a rundown to learn more, or select ALGAE INK as your color option (the second black ink option).Still not sure why Algae Ink is so cool? Check out this infographic for a rundown.
If you’ve never folded a tab locking box and aren’t sure where to start – our tutorial videos are for you. As a bonus, they will work for our ecofriendly literature mailers as well.
If you are shipping something heavy or bulky, or if you typically ship a combination of different items at a time, shipping boxes are likely the best fit for your business.
We also recommend shipping boxes - especially custom printed shipping boxes - to companies that really want to deliver an exceptional, unique delivery experience (though we do believe branded mailers can wow your customers as well).
If you’re debating between a mailer and a shipping box for your business, it is helpful to remember that mailers are less expensive, use less material (making them more sustainable), and allow for a lower cost of shipping to your customers. Learn more.
EcoEnclose offers a handful of box styles. Big picture, they fall into three categories: presentation style boxes (which include tab locking and literature mailers), standard boxes (regular slotted containers, five-panel folds), and flat boxes (one-panel fold boxes). Read on for details of each and when we recommend using one over the other.
Tab locking box (TL): These are the boxes we recommend the most and sell the most. This is the classic presentation style box used by many brand-conscious e-commerce businesses. These boxes create a wonderful opening experience for the customer. The logo/branding looks great on the lid of the box. The locking tabs create a clean seal for the box and get the sealing tape on the bottom corner of the box (as compared to the top edge of an LM or the across the top of an RSC). These are ideal for most e-commerce products including apparel, accessories, cosmetics, small toys, outdoor wear. Avoid the TL when shipping large boxes (greater than 15” x 15”) or heavy goods (>15lbs).
Literature mailer (LM): Very similar in design to the TL box described above, this can be used for the same basic items. Because the material footprint is essentially the same, we offer the same price for the LMs and the TLs. Thus, for most customers, the choice between a TL and LM is based on aesthetic preference. The LM has the seam on the top edge of the box (vs the bottom edge of the TL). The LM’s lid rests on the sides of the box which hides the side seams and folds that see on a TL. However, it should be noted that the LM is quicker to assemble due to the lid folding into the box (vs the TL’s two tabs that are folded into slots).
Regular slotted container (RSC): Regular slotted containers are the traditional industrial box that you have seen throughout your life. Think moving boxes and Amazon boxes. Each side has a tab that folds over and the seam is taped shut on the top and bottom of the box. RSC boxes are great for heavy products (>15lbs) and deep boxes (>6”). Many customers use RSC when packing wrapping fragile items in packaging paper or packing heavy items such as books, liquids, ceramics.
Five-panel fold (FPF): Very similar in design to the RSC, except FPFs have an extra inside flap that reinforces the structural integrity of the box. This design is best for tall or long items such as a wooden sculpted Statue of Liberty, a model of a skyscraper, or a baseball bat.
One panel fold (OPF): In a class all by itself, the OPF is a great box for slim to flat items such as picture frames, prints, books, and jump ropes. The OPF flaps each fold around the product and meets on the backside of the box, creating a very clean front panel with no seams. The OPF can really look great when printed. There are several variations that can make these boxes very quick to pack. For example, we have developed a wrap-around OPF that allows you to literally “wrap” the product vs folding over each of the four sides. For the right product, the OPF is a great way to quickly package large volumes.
Fluting refers to the characteristics of the actual middle (wavy) layer of a corrugated sheet. Flutes vary in two main characteristics – their height (which creates the thickness of the cardboard sheet) and how tightly or loosely they are waved or “fluted.” EcoEnclose offers B flute and C flute, and a range of strengths (which refers to the amount of weight that can be placed on a corrugated sheet standing straight up and down).
In general, we recommend 32ECT E as the best fluting for presentation style boxes, particularly for small shipping boxes. B flute works better for large presentations style boxes (as B flute doesn’t bow the way E flute will on a large box). For RSC or FPF boxes, choose 32C if your shipment is fairly light and 44C if you are shipping very heavy items and/or needing very large boxes. Learn more
EcoEnlose is focused on providing custom shipping boxes, so your boxes are the exact size you need them to be! This helps you minimize extra, unnecessary air within a box – for more eco-friendly shipping that is less expensive and more visually appealing.
If your vision is to make the box fit perfectly around your items, then a simple guideline would be to add 0.125" to the length and 0.125” to the Width (and keep the height the same). If you are going to use void fill, then consider what type and how much fill you plan on using, and add this “cushion” to your dimensions.
Note that the dimensions you input on our site for boxes refer to the inside dimensions of the box you’ll receive. If you have any doubts, we recommend that you order a sample prior to stocking up.