Subscription Box Packaging

Subscription boxes, and subscription box packaging, have become increasingly popular in recent years. From the moment it lands on a doorstep, the box needs to look and feel impressive. Repeat business, and referrals, are what makes this service such a lucrative business opportunity.


The boxes for subscription boxes are almost as important as the products themselves! Keeping your customers’ buying journey in mind is key to how successful your subscription service will be. Both the products included and the branding of your subscription box are important.



Subscription Box Packaging

The box size you select should be suitable for the products you’re shipping. Too much space can lead to products getting broken, or expensive shipping rates. For more information about how to present your mail, and for the most up to date information on packaging sizes, please visit the Royal Mail website.


You should aim to keep the size of your box the same every month to help with consistency. It means that you can plan your shipping costs in advance as you’ll know what sizes you’re sending. You can also buy in bulk for the best prices.



Subscription Box Sizes

To pick what kind of packaging you need, it’s important to have a clear idea of the products you’ll be sending each month. Here are some of the options you can choose from:



Jiffy Bags

Padded envelopes or bags, lined with bubble padding to protect contents. Click here to view our range of Jiffy Bags.

Pro – Perfect for small items or products that require protection.

Con – Size constraints, as they are only really suitable for smaller products.



Postal Boxes

Sometimes referred to as postage boxes, or mailing boxes, they are made from high quality corrugated cardboard. Our range can be found here.

Pro – Provide a unique and perfectly designed system for sending fragile items through the mail. Flat packed for minimal storage. Plastic-free packaging too!

Con – Limited on the types of items that can be posted, as they do not cater for larger items.



Bottle Packaging

Wine subscription packages are becoming increasingly popular. Finding protective bottle bag packaging is essential to ensure your subscription arrives intact.

Pro – Purpose built packaging to protect bottles in transit.

Con – Pretty much limited to this option alone, so finding the right size and thickness is essential.



Double Wall Cardboard Boxes

Made with two layers of corrugated cardboard and available in a wide selection of sizes. Please click here to view the range.

Pro – Strong and durable, and sure to protect any item you plan on sending during the shipping process.

Con – Lacks the ‘wow factor’ often associated with subscription boxes. Why not look at our custom printing service to add the ‘wow factor’?


Here at Springpack, we are a well known subscription box supplier. If you can’t find anything suitable in the list above, we’ll be happy to help you further. Just send us an email at [email protected].



Custom Subscription Box Design

Creating an eye catching design will help your subscription packaging stand out from the competition. From the arrival of the box, your customer’s experience with your company has begun. It’s all in the little details!


It’s not only the design of the box, but the material it’s made from. Consumers are keener than ever that their packaging be recyclable. At Springpack, we can provide customised packaging solutions for your project, with the added reassurance of an eco-friendly option. To find out more about our customised packaging options, just click here.



Additional Packaging for Subscription Boxes 

It’s important to protect the products inside your box – for that you’ll need the finishing touches, such as tissue paper or packaging foam. For some products, Acid Free Tissue Paper is the best option to protect your products. To find out more on the benefits of this, check out our blog.



At Springpack, we have a wealth of knowledge on the products we stock and how you can make the most out of your packaging. Call the Packaging Pros for further help on advice, on 01905 457 000 or email us on [email protected].

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Simon Rees
I am Springpacks Head of Marketing covering all aspects of marketing. I specialise in digital marketing with almost 15 years experience.
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